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Oct 1, 2019

Airport Restaurant Month Treats Travelers to a Dining Getaway Experience

HMSHost offers travelers the chance to dine their way to an exclusive James Beard New York City trip

BETHESDA, Md. (October 1, 2019) – Attention travelers: Hungry for an exclusive James Beard dining getaway experience? Well, head to the airport to savor HMSHost’s October Airport Restaurant Month, where travelers can eat their way to a one-of-a-kind New York City trip and dinner at a James Beard award-winning restaurant.

At more than 60 restaurants across North American airports, travelers can enjoy this elevated dining experience at a great value. Airport Restaurant Month features a tasting menu reflective of the popular street-side restaurant week concept, yet tailored exclusively for travelers’ needs.

With the HMSHost Airport Restaurant Month Passport, travelers collect stamps for \"\"each Airport Restaurant Month dish purchased for a chance to win. To enter the passport contest, travelers can request an Airport Restaurant Month Passport at participating HMSHost restaurants. Travelers then collect four stamps, snap a photo of the completed passport, and post the image to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #airportrestaurantmonth and tag @HMSHost. Official contest rules are available at:

“This Airport Restaurant Month celebrates HMSHost’s passion for culinary innovation and our James Beard sponsorship to offer travelers a unique experience,” said HMSHost Vice President of Marketing and Communications Atousa Ghoreichi. “Not only did our chef’s create menus around autumn’s trending, bold flavors, but we’re thrilled to increase traveler engagement with an opportunity to win an exclusive culinary getaway to a James Beard restaurant.”

HMSHost’s culinary team created seasonal fall inspired menus designed specifically with a traveler’s need for speed of service and overall value in mind. As with city restaurant week’s, airport travelers can select from three appetizers and a variety of entrees. There is something for every traveler appetite – from hearty dishes to lighter options.

While menus vary by restaurant, a sample of some of the core Airport Restaurant Month dishes include:
Orecchiette Pasta featuring sautéed super-food greens, parmesan, and buttered herb breadcrumbs
Shrimp Scampi Flatbread with garlic shrimp, grape tomatoes, mozzarella, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes
Harissa Burger topped with arugula, pickled red onions, harissa aioli, provolone cheese, and crispy smoked bacon
Crispy Chicken Sandwich with crunchy Asian slaw, gochujang BBQ sauce, and pickle chips

Each of the above main courses are served with a choice of an appetizer including: an Autumn Salad of mixed greens, bleu cheese, toasted walnuts, shredded carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette; Sweet Potato Fries with a sweet & spicy honey mustard dipping sauce; and Apple Tartine with toasted sourdough, hummus, shaved apples, olive oil, and sage. As a sweet treat, travelers will receive a complimentary Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Bar to enjoy after their meal or to-go for their flight. \"\"

Perfect for the crisp fall season, travelers can also enjoy the Airport Restaurant Month cocktail – Funky Monkey featuring Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky, fresh lemon juice, cinnamon, and pumpkin puree.

Ready to eat your way to a travel getaway? Visit for a complete list of the more than 60 participating restaurants at nearly 40 North American airports from coast to coast.


About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit for more information.