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Foodie on the Fly at DTW? How About a Vegan Peanut Butter Sandwiches at PB&J?

Aug 7, 2015

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is one of the nicest airports to fly through so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of fantastic restaurant choices to boot.  Depending on who you need to feed and how much time you have, the choices can be overwhelming fast.  Satisfy your kids and the kid-in-you with gourmet peanut butter sandwiches at PB&J. With peanut or almond butter options, a variety of jelly choices, and fruit, honey, and chocolate additions available, what’s not to like? Even the pickiest little eater in your travel crew will warm up to this familiar meal.  These tasty sandwiches are vegan and come with a banana on the side for a healthy boost of Vitamin K.  Just one bite will transport you back to the school lunchroom and the bliss of childhood…plus they are easy to eat and transport in your carryon bag for an in-flight snack later on.

Pro Tip: Add a slice of bacon to your PB&J. Go on, do it.

Image credit: By Renee Comet (photographer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Chocolate: The Cure For Airport Stress

Jul 14, 2015

Travel delays got you feeling down at the airport? Indulge in some tasty chocolate! The delicious snack will not only satisfy your sweet tooth cravings but also releases feel-good endorphins. Stress be gone!

Pro Tip: If there’s a Duty Free store in your airport, check for travel retail confectionary exclusives. You can score some great deals on delicious chocolates! We love Godiva.

Image credit: By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons


Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Valentine Sweet

Feb 12, 2015

How sweet it is to be loved by you! This is your pilot speaking.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and for those of us on the tarmac, time might be limited to find that special someone a little treat. I’ve compiled a list of places in major airports around the U.S. where you can find something special if time is tight. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and have first hand experience at most of these places. If I missed a favorite spot of yours I apologies. The list below is meant to also showcase something only found at that airport. There are two exceptions in The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Dylan’s Candy Bar which have franchises around the country. Rocky Mountain is your classic confectionery with treats for ever taste. Dylan’s offers a large selection of favorite brand name candies that you can 4314-Truffles36_79881_01v1Wmix and match as well as pre made gift boxes. A special note on Dylan’s: If you ever find yourself just east of Central Park in New York City you will find the flagship store that offers 4 stories of candy heaven. And if you happen to be flying internationally, don’t forget you can always find delicious limited edition Godiva Belgian chocolates at Duty Free Stores everywhere. Enjoy and safe travels as always!

The Aviator


savannahs applesAtlanta (ATL)

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen located in the middle of Concourse B.

Savannah’s offers a variety of hand made chocolates with a highlight in their pralines and candied apples. For Valentine’s Day the chocolate covered strawberries are a sure hit.

Chicago (MDW)

HappyTaste1- nutsonclarkNuts on Clark located in Terminal C near TSA

Nuts on Clark does many things well, offering a variety of seasoned and candied nuts. For me, their popcorn should come with a warning label for how addictive it can be. Any time I pass through Chicago my flight bag ends up with some of their caramel popcorn in it. The cheese and butter flavors are great as well. Get a tin as a Valentine’s Day gift and a bag for yourself.

Chicago (ORD)

Nuts on Clark. Terminal 1 near C19, Terminal 2 near E2, and Terminal 3 near H8.

Read above post from MDW. It’s a Chicago staple.

Image

Exotic Heart Collection

Vosges Chocolate near gate B6

Vosges is a designer brand chocolate with many exotic and creative flavors you won’t find many other places-a sure hit for an adventurous foodie. Some favorites of mine? Thanks for asking: Chili Powder & Dark Chocolate and Maple Bacon come to mind. For Valentine’s Day check out the truffles which are always a perfect romantic sweet.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B14

Dallas (DFW)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate D33

Natalies Candy Jar ChocolateNatalie’s Candy Jar near gate D15

A similar concept to Dylan’s, with pre-made boxes as well as the mix and match of brand name treats to give you sweet her favorite sweets.

Denver (DEN)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B52

Detroit (DTW)

Dylan’s Candy Bar across from A66; Cafe next to B18

This coffee bar also offers a chocolate case. The highlight for me are the truffles-a perfect Valentine.

Houston (IAH)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Terminal C near gate 42

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

 Los Angeles (LAX)

See’s Candy. Terminals 1,4,5, and north.

See’s Candy is distributed nation wide with headquarters in San Francisco. These old fashioned California treats are hard to resist. An assortment box will make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

Miami (MIA)

Icebox Cafe near gate D8

MIA excels in the retail of most things, but sweets seem to be lacking. In a pinch Icebox Cafe can put together a nice assortment of pastries and cookies for your Valentine.

Minneapolis (MSP)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The center of the Minneapolis airport has an area referred to as ‘The Mall’, a large area of shopping outlets to fill a variety of needs. You will this store located in this area, and maybe something else to boot!

New York (JFK)

Dylan’s Candy Bar in Terminal 5

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located in Terminal 1 on the second level and Terminal 2 near gate D5.

San Francisco (SFO)

Embarcadero Treats near gate G93

This stoplush_cocoa_bear_12sqsre has the feel of an international market place. Chocolates and other treats from around the world are available so you are sure to find something distinct for your well-traveled love.

See’s Candy and Ghirardelli have multiple independent locations as well as supplies in most basic stores in the airport. Both these companies were founded in the Bay Area. Find just the right gift box from either or make your own collection for your significant other.


Duty Free Americas (DTW Concourse A & Central Link)

Oct 1, 2014

This place has you covered. With all the top name brand perfumes, colognes, cosmetics, chocolate, liquor and tobacco you could think of, Duty Free Americas offers endless options to bring home or surprise a loved one with a thoughtful gift.

Pro tip: Duty Free Americas often features special items at each store for an extra special deal of buy 2, get a 3rd item free. Ask the associate for details and you may just walk away with something for you the in-laws and yourself. Well done. `

Duty Free Americas is located in Concourse A (Gate A35) and in the Central Link Area (between Gates A35-A43)


Foodie on the Fly at DTW? How About a Vegan Peanut Butter Sandwiches at PB&J?

Aug 7, 2015

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is one of the nicest airports to fly through so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of fantastic restaurant choices to boot.  Depending on who you need to feed and how much time you have, the choices can be overwhelming fast.  Satisfy your kids and the kid-in-you with gourmet peanut butter sandwiches at PB&J. With peanut or almond butter options, a variety of jelly choices, and fruit, honey, and chocolate additions available, what’s not to like? Even the pickiest little eater in your travel crew will warm up to this familiar meal.  These tasty sandwiches are vegan and come with a banana on the side for a healthy boost of Vitamin K.  Just one bite will transport you back to the school lunchroom and the bliss of childhood…plus they are easy to eat and transport in your carryon bag for an in-flight snack later on.

Pro Tip: Add a slice of bacon to your PB&J. Go on, do it.

Image credit: By Renee Comet (photographer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Foodie on the Fly at DTW? How About a Vegan Peanut Butter Sandwiches at PB&J?

Aug 7, 2015

Detroit Metropolitan Airport is one of the nicest airports to fly through so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of fantastic restaurant choices to boot.  Depending on who you need to feed and how much time you have, the choices can be overwhelming fast.  Satisfy your kids and the kid-in-you with gourmet peanut butter sandwiches at PB&J. With peanut or almond butter options, a variety of jelly choices, and fruit, honey, and chocolate additions available, what’s not to like? Even the pickiest little eater in your travel crew will warm up to this familiar meal.  These tasty sandwiches are vegan and come with a banana on the side for a healthy boost of Vitamin K.  Just one bite will transport you back to the school lunchroom and the bliss of childhood…plus they are easy to eat and transport in your carryon bag for an in-flight snack later on.

Pro Tip: Add a slice of bacon to your PB&J. Go on, do it.

Image credit: By Renee Comet (photographer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Valentine Sweet

Feb 12, 2015

How sweet it is to be loved by you! This is your pilot speaking.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and for those of us on the tarmac, time might be limited to find that special someone a little treat. I’ve compiled a list of places in major airports around the U.S. where you can find something special if time is tight. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and have first hand experience at most of these places. If I missed a favorite spot of yours I apologies. The list below is meant to also showcase something only found at that airport. There are two exceptions in The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Dylan’s Candy Bar which have franchises around the country. Rocky Mountain is your classic confectionery with treats for ever taste. Dylan’s offers a large selection of favorite brand name candies that you can 4314-Truffles36_79881_01v1Wmix and match as well as pre made gift boxes. A special note on Dylan’s: If you ever find yourself just east of Central Park in New York City you will find the flagship store that offers 4 stories of candy heaven. And if you happen to be flying internationally, don’t forget you can always find delicious limited edition Godiva Belgian chocolates at Duty Free Stores everywhere. Enjoy and safe travels as always!

The Aviator


savannahs applesAtlanta (ATL)

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen located in the middle of Concourse B.

Savannah’s offers a variety of hand made chocolates with a highlight in their pralines and candied apples. For Valentine’s Day the chocolate covered strawberries are a sure hit.

Chicago (MDW)

HappyTaste1- nutsonclarkNuts on Clark located in Terminal C near TSA

Nuts on Clark does many things well, offering a variety of seasoned and candied nuts. For me, their popcorn should come with a warning label for how addictive it can be. Any time I pass through Chicago my flight bag ends up with some of their caramel popcorn in it. The cheese and butter flavors are great as well. Get a tin as a Valentine’s Day gift and a bag for yourself.

Chicago (ORD)

Nuts on Clark. Terminal 1 near C19, Terminal 2 near E2, and Terminal 3 near H8.

Read above post from MDW. It’s a Chicago staple.

Image

Exotic Heart Collection

Vosges Chocolate near gate B6

Vosges is a designer brand chocolate with many exotic and creative flavors you won’t find many other places-a sure hit for an adventurous foodie. Some favorites of mine? Thanks for asking: Chili Powder & Dark Chocolate and Maple Bacon come to mind. For Valentine’s Day check out the truffles which are always a perfect romantic sweet.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B14

Dallas (DFW)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate D33

Natalies Candy Jar ChocolateNatalie’s Candy Jar near gate D15

A similar concept to Dylan’s, with pre-made boxes as well as the mix and match of brand name treats to give you sweet her favorite sweets.

Denver (DEN)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B52

Detroit (DTW)

Dylan’s Candy Bar across from A66; Cafe next to B18

This coffee bar also offers a chocolate case. The highlight for me are the truffles-a perfect Valentine.

Houston (IAH)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Terminal C near gate 42

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

 Los Angeles (LAX)

See’s Candy. Terminals 1,4,5, and north.

See’s Candy is distributed nation wide with headquarters in San Francisco. These old fashioned California treats are hard to resist. An assortment box will make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

Miami (MIA)

Icebox Cafe near gate D8

MIA excels in the retail of most things, but sweets seem to be lacking. In a pinch Icebox Cafe can put together a nice assortment of pastries and cookies for your Valentine.

Minneapolis (MSP)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The center of the Minneapolis airport has an area referred to as ‘The Mall’, a large area of shopping outlets to fill a variety of needs. You will this store located in this area, and maybe something else to boot!

New York (JFK)

Dylan’s Candy Bar in Terminal 5

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located in Terminal 1 on the second level and Terminal 2 near gate D5.

San Francisco (SFO)

Embarcadero Treats near gate G93

This stoplush_cocoa_bear_12sqsre has the feel of an international market place. Chocolates and other treats from around the world are available so you are sure to find something distinct for your well-traveled love.

See’s Candy and Ghirardelli have multiple independent locations as well as supplies in most basic stores in the airport. Both these companies were founded in the Bay Area. Find just the right gift box from either or make your own collection for your significant other.


Hot Dog and Chili: A National Treasure (DTW Concourse D)

Sep 30, 2014

National Coney Island is a local diner chain in the Detroit area that makes hot dogs and chili so good the Food Network has taken notice. Not bad for a humble hot dog joint. The Coney Island dog made this place famous — and its 11-spice chili that tops it off is a big reason why. The airport location serves food every bit as tasty as the city location.

Pro tip: This place makes a great Gyro too. Go figure.

National Coney Island is located Concourse D near gate D15

Photo courtesy of Luna Pier Cook via Creative Commons. 


Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Valentine Sweet

Feb 12, 2015

How sweet it is to be loved by you! This is your pilot speaking.

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and for those of us on the tarmac, time might be limited to find that special someone a little treat. I’ve compiled a list of places in major airports around the U.S. where you can find something special if time is tight. I have a bit of a sweet tooth and have first hand experience at most of these places. If I missed a favorite spot of yours I apologies. The list below is meant to also showcase something only found at that airport. There are two exceptions in The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Dylan’s Candy Bar which have franchises around the country. Rocky Mountain is your classic confectionery with treats for ever taste. Dylan’s offers a large selection of favorite brand name candies that you can 4314-Truffles36_79881_01v1Wmix and match as well as pre made gift boxes. A special note on Dylan’s: If you ever find yourself just east of Central Park in New York City you will find the flagship store that offers 4 stories of candy heaven. And if you happen to be flying internationally, don’t forget you can always find delicious limited edition Godiva Belgian chocolates at Duty Free Stores everywhere. Enjoy and safe travels as always!

The Aviator


savannahs applesAtlanta (ATL)

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen located in the middle of Concourse B.

Savannah’s offers a variety of hand made chocolates with a highlight in their pralines and candied apples. For Valentine’s Day the chocolate covered strawberries are a sure hit.

Chicago (MDW)

HappyTaste1- nutsonclarkNuts on Clark located in Terminal C near TSA

Nuts on Clark does many things well, offering a variety of seasoned and candied nuts. For me, their popcorn should come with a warning label for how addictive it can be. Any time I pass through Chicago my flight bag ends up with some of their caramel popcorn in it. The cheese and butter flavors are great as well. Get a tin as a Valentine’s Day gift and a bag for yourself.

Chicago (ORD)

Nuts on Clark. Terminal 1 near C19, Terminal 2 near E2, and Terminal 3 near H8.

Read above post from MDW. It’s a Chicago staple.

Image

Exotic Heart Collection

Vosges Chocolate near gate B6

Vosges is a designer brand chocolate with many exotic and creative flavors you won’t find many other places-a sure hit for an adventurous foodie. Some favorites of mine? Thanks for asking: Chili Powder & Dark Chocolate and Maple Bacon come to mind. For Valentine’s Day check out the truffles which are always a perfect romantic sweet.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B14

Dallas (DFW)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate D33

Natalies Candy Jar ChocolateNatalie’s Candy Jar near gate D15

A similar concept to Dylan’s, with pre-made boxes as well as the mix and match of brand name treats to give you sweet her favorite sweets.

Denver (DEN)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory near gate B52

Detroit (DTW)

Dylan’s Candy Bar across from A66; Cafe next to B18

This coffee bar also offers a chocolate case. The highlight for me are the truffles-a perfect Valentine.

Houston (IAH)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Terminal C near gate 42

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

Classic Red Heart With Assorted Chocolates

 Los Angeles (LAX)

See’s Candy. Terminals 1,4,5, and north.

See’s Candy is distributed nation wide with headquarters in San Francisco. These old fashioned California treats are hard to resist. An assortment box will make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

Miami (MIA)

Icebox Cafe near gate D8

MIA excels in the retail of most things, but sweets seem to be lacking. In a pinch Icebox Cafe can put together a nice assortment of pastries and cookies for your Valentine.

Minneapolis (MSP)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

The center of the Minneapolis airport has an area referred to as ‘The Mall’, a large area of shopping outlets to fill a variety of needs. You will this store located in this area, and maybe something else to boot!

New York (JFK)

Dylan’s Candy Bar in Terminal 5

Salt Lake City (SLC)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Located in Terminal 1 on the second level and Terminal 2 near gate D5.

San Francisco (SFO)

Embarcadero Treats near gate G93

This stoplush_cocoa_bear_12sqsre has the feel of an international market place. Chocolates and other treats from around the world are available so you are sure to find something distinct for your well-traveled love.

See’s Candy and Ghirardelli have multiple independent locations as well as supplies in most basic stores in the airport. Both these companies were founded in the Bay Area. Find just the right gift box from either or make your own collection for your significant other.


Duty Free Americas (DTW Concourse A & Central Link)

Oct 1, 2014

This place has you covered. With all the top name brand perfumes, colognes, cosmetics, chocolate, liquor and tobacco you could think of, Duty Free Americas offers endless options to bring home or surprise a loved one with a thoughtful gift.

Pro tip: Duty Free Americas often features special items at each store for an extra special deal of buy 2, get a 3rd item free. Ask the associate for details and you may just walk away with something for you the in-laws and yourself. Well done. `

Duty Free Americas is located in Concourse A (Gate A35) and in the Central Link Area (between Gates A35-A43)


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