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Chocolate: The Cure For Airport Stress

Chocolate: The Cure For Airport Stress

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

A Taste of Spain and Cuba

Columbia CafeColumbia restaurant is a cornerstone of Tampa food culture and its airport location is no different, with a menu tailored to the airport location.  Inside the Tampa International Airport location, travelers can experience the mahogany bar, reminiscent of the one at Columbia Ybor City in Tampa. A full bar is available, including private label wines from Spain, California & Argentina and Columbia’s private label spirits like Don Casimiro Classic Silver Rum, Screaming Richard Tequila and Chacho Bourbon.

Don’t miss Tampa’s “Signature Sandwich”, the Original Tampa Cuban Sandwich – a century old tradition that will transport your tastebuds to old Havanna. Notorious for its authentic Cuban coffee and sandwiches, this place will give you your Cuban fix in comfort. Want a little of everything? Check out the tapas, which will satisfy even the the most diverse family of travelers.

The original establishment was found by a Cuban Immigrant in 1905 and it is currently the oldest restaurant in Florida. Looking for the perfect last minute souvenir? You are in luck; choose Columbia signature food items to take home, including “1905” dressing, Sangria mix, Columbia all purpose seasoning, hot sauce, and Columbia Cuban and American coffee. You can enjoy your trip even after you return home!

Pro Tip: For Breakfast- Eggs Malaguena. For Lunch – Any one of its steaming Spanish soup dishes or nationally critically acclaimed Original “1905” Salad. For Dinner- You called it: the Cuban Sandwich.

Columbia Restaurant Café is located in Airside E, serving Delta and Air Canada flights.

Image courtesy of columbiarestaurant.com

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