Food

Airport Garden Helps Feed its Community

Here’s a super story that splendidly illustrates and reminds us that airports aren’t simply places to fly inside and outside from.

Each airport additionally plays many roles in the local network.

Some airports gather free change from tourists and ship it along to local charities. Others arrange packages that accumulate perfectly suitable unsold packaged food gadgets from airport vendors and skip them along to nearby meals banks.

And due to the fact that 1997 Canada’s Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG) has been hosting a Harvest Garden that grows heaps of kilos of greens each 12 months for local meals banks.

And the airport simply shared that final week extra than 5,000 pounds of potatoes, beets, carrots, and onions have been pulled from the airport’s Harvest Garden and donated to Harvest Manitoba. The non-profit sends the vegetables out to 325 food banks and corporations within the province.

Pretty remarkable, proper?

More impressive, since the Harvest Garden started out in 1997, the airport has donated 72,270 pounds of veggies. That’s sufficient food to assist offer a meal to 100,000 families in need.

According to the Winnipeg Airports Authority, which operates YWG, over the past 25 years, the airport lawn has grown from a few rows in length to four,000 rectangular feet. And employees from almost every department across the organisation pitch in every summer time to help seed, weed, and harvest the garden.

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We all scream for ice-cream

July is National Ice-Cream Month

July is National Ice-Cream Month and Sunday was National Ice Cream Day.

And while no one certainly needs a special purpose to revel in ice cream while visiting, here’s how some airports and airways marked National Ice Cream Day. Plus some bonus ice cream photographs from the National Archives.

Boys eating ice cream. Courtesy National Archives

“People have been eating and making ice cream innovations on the grounds that bloodless garage became greater commercially inexpensive,” the National Archives reminds us. “Early founders George Washington and Thomas Jefferson frequently enjoyed ice cream, and it changed into a featured dessert at James Madison’s inauguration ball in 1813.”

Ice cream-related inventions have proliferated over the years, “as ice cream producers and different dairy agencies continuously tinkered with new innovations to assist mix, freeze, shop, and transport ice cream while keeping its flavor and temperature best for the market.”

Virtual wait-lists for airport eating

You’ve no question heard or examine testimonies approximately how crowded airports are proper now and the long traces at security checkpoints, and at airport coffee stores and eating places.

Some airports have created virtual reservation structures for checkpoint instances.

Now HMSHost, which operates food and beverage stores at more than one hundred twenty airports, is the usage of technology to ease the problem of sitting down for an airport meal.

The company is partnering with restaurant platform OpenTable to energy virtual waitlists at over a dozen HMSHost airport eating place locations in 7 airports nationwide. 

At collaborating eating places, guests can be part of the waitlist on line thru QR Codes or in man or woman with the host. Diners can be notified through SMS textual content message whilst their table is ready.

Up next, the partnership will enable reservations in advance, with the intention or making airport eating part of the journey booking manner. 

HMSHost restaurants proposing OpenTable reservations include:

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Summer House Santa Monica

1897 Market

Denver International Airport

Denver Chophouse

Great Divide Brewing

John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Hangar 815

Las Vegas: Harry Reid International Airport

California Pizza Kitchen

Chili’s

Jose Cuervo Tequileria

Las Vegas Chophouse & Brewery 

PGA Tour Grill

Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Los Angeles: LAX International Airport

Point the Way Café

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport

Chili’s

St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Mike Shannon’s Grill

Restaurant Week at ORD & Midway Airports

Chicago Restaurant Week is underway now through April 4, with unique occasions and a wide type of prix fixe menus presented all through the metropolis.

The meals festival extends to Chicago’s airports.

Restaurants at both O’Hare and Midway Airports are providing special meal and drink pairings and there are chef demos and unique occasions as nicely.

The airports are also sharing recipes and celebrating iconic dishes with short videos all week.

Here’s a sampling.

PHL Celebrates National Cheesesteak Day

The meals pageant team at Stuck at The Airport perks up whilst airports prepare events around food.

So we’re searching forward to Philadelphia International Airport‘s (PHL) week-long celebration of National Cheesesteak Day (March 24) from March 21 to March 25.

The cheesesteak celebration menu includes unique occasions and freebies. There may also be cheesesteaks and cheesesteak-stimulated gadgets at greater than a dozen airport eateries.

Here’s the rundown:

Cheesesteak Tasting Panel

March 22, noon-1 p.m., Chickie’s & Pete’s, D/E Connector

Four panelists, including Philadelphia Eagles’ fan favourite and Pro Football Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins, will pattern gadgets from Chickie’s & Pete’s cheesesteak menu. While they devour, they’ll chat all things Philly: cheesesteaks, football, and extra. The occasion highlights will be shared on PHL Food & Shops’ social media and website at PHLfoodandshops.com.

Cheesesteak Tour

March 21-25

Interactive excursion maps, with QR codes, are displayed throughout the airport highlighting 13 PHL Food & Shops eating places imparting cheesesteaks or cheesesteak-associated gadgets.

Delivery of Free Pretzel Factory Mini Cheesesteaks

March 21-25

Want unfastened cheesesteak pretzel rivets?

Place a transport order with the Grab app or via orderatphl.com throughout delivery hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m).

Use the key-word “Cheesesteak” within the order notes and you’ll get a unfastened order of cheesesteak pretzel rivets from Philly Pretzel Factory.

If you’re fortunate, PHL Food & Shops’ transport robotic, Jawnbot, will deliver the order.