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A Business Traveler’s Airport Experience: Salt Lake International Restaurants

A few weeks ago, one of our bloggers, John Thomson, wrote about some of the ways airports have changed over the years and pointed out many of the new options available to business travelers during layovers.Restaurants in Salt Lake City International Airport

I took note of this, and realized as I’ve dashed through my own home base airport (Salt Lake International) that the retail and eatery scene really is changing and that I ought to give myself a little more time to enjoy it. The options are endless and delicious!

Salt Lake International Airport will soon have everything from Market Street Grill with fresh fish options to Cafe Rio Mexican Grill. There are French bakery items, great ale, Greek gyros, Chinese food, the hamburger of your choice, plus coffee, lattes, and espresso at Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks, or Millcreek Coffee Roasters. And let’s not forget dessert! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will satisfy every sweet tooth. For a full list of restaurants visit

A business traveler’s airport experience really has changed significantly over the last several years so … after waiting in those long security lines, removing all the items from your carry-on luggage and then re-stowing them, refastening your belt and putting your shoes back on, maybe take some time to sit down and indulge yourself with your favorite meal. It really is quite a treat.

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Chef Rick Bayless opens airport restaurant at Chicago O’Hare

I’ll admit it.  I’m a reality TV junkie.  One of my very favorite shows is the Top Chef series on Bravo.  Regular Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Top Chef: Just Desserts…  I adore them all.  Anyway, I’ve gotten to know chef Rick Bayless (well, as much as you can get to know someone by watching them on TV) from his many appearances on the series, and been lucky enough to eat his food a time or two. 
How does this relate to business travel, you ask?  Well, if your business travel takes you through Chicago’s O’Hare airport at all, consider yourself lucky!  I just learned via Gadling that Rick Bayless opened a new eatery, Tortas Frontera, in the Chicago airport, found past security in Terminal 1.  Make sure to check it out next time you’re killing time there, and in the mood for excellent Mexican cuisine.