For several years running, I've flown about 50 legs a year. I feel far far better if I eat AFTER the flight, rather than before or during. That leaves apples/nuts and such and plenty of water and no alcohol (just dehydrates you more, in concert with the dry cabin air) during the flight.
ATL--My home airport. Yes Pascal's in the Atrium and out at Delta's Concourse A has attractive b'fast and ok fried chicken (both no salt), BUT--several years ago they broke me of the pre-flight b'fast/fried chicken habit when after three of the last five visits I found the food not setting well. Perhaps too many flights has embrittled my heretofore cast iron stomach.
MDW--There's a mexican place with edible made to order b'fast burritos. The soup and sandwich place is awful.
LGA-awful, awful. Well, there's a chain pizza place, and down in the food court a chain Olives with a nice bar and decent salad, I suppose.
BOS--no contest, Legal Seafood. Not really good, but the best of the lot.
EWR-AirTran/United Terminal. Before security, there's a food court--barely edible pizza, but not by much. TGIF out on the concourse. Need more be said? In one of Continental's Terminals there's a Nathan's out on the concourse, which about 5 years ago is where I had my last airport dog and chunky fries. It was good, too.
LAS--eat on an emergency basis, only.
BUF--awful, awful across the board.
Kansas City--Arthur Bryants. mediocre to bad. Pity, I still have yet to get to the original, but what they serve at the aiport is sorry.
DAY--inedible pizza, just after security.
New Orleans. Why eat at the airport when super terrific Harbor Seafood is literally 4 minutes away? Have the cab wait outside while you pick up something for both of you, they'll even draw you an Abita Ale draft to go (hey, this is N'Orluns).
Bottom line: I try, try NOT to eat in airports. I've done it twice in 3 years (say 150 flights), just last week in Buffalo, and once last year at MDW changing morning flights on the way back from a 6:00 AM LAS departure.
Best airport meal in my life was 1980 in IND. At the fancy restaurant the Fri lunch buffet used to include oysters on the half shell. Mmmm. But its lost now, in time and space. Probably been renovated into ten or more fast food joints like at other airports.
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on October 28th, 2004, 4:33 am, edited 1 time in total.
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