Fill up before your flight: MKE participates in international ‘Airport Restaurant Month’

Fill up before your flight: MKE participates in international ‘Airport Restaurant Month’

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General Mitchell International Airport takes part in international culinary event
People want to experience the city of the airport that they're in, and they usually experience that through food.

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Visiting General Mitchell Airport this month? Well, I’ve got good news for any of you travelers, pilots, TSA employees, or siblings-in-charge-of-picking-up-your-sister-when-she-flies-in-from-Phoenix.

Running until the end of May, our very own General Mitchell International Airport is taking part in the international ‘Airport Restaurant Month.’ And with more than 50 airports involved across North America and Europe, well, we should be quite flattered.

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But, back up, why have a culinary event in an airport? I sat down with Shayna Iglesias, founder of the event and Marketing Director at HMSHost to learn more,

“Airport Restaurant Month is what we define as ‘culinary innovation on the move’. It’s taking the restaurant week concept and bringing it to the airport. People want to experience the city of the airport that they’re in and they usually experience that through food.”

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And using local ingredients, these awesome chef-designed tasting menus really do just that.

Want to check out Milwaukee’s take on ‘Airport Restaurant Month’? MKE’s host, Miller Brewhouse, has got an awesome Berkshire Pork Tenderloin, Baked Portobello Mushroom and more…. plus, no need to go through security first!

The full menu and more can be found at www.airportrestaurantmonth.com— and check out my interview with Shayna and MKE’s Chef JC Pavlovich by clicking the podcast player above.