Who knew LAX would turn out to be Los Angeles' next foodie hotspot?
After months of restaurant rumors, the airport has announced that 15 new eateries will open at the Tom Bradley International Terminal during the 2013-2014 renovation.
The restaurants, 13 of local provenance, are an impressive representation of some of the best places to eat and drink in LA right now -- 800 Degrees, Umami Burger, LAMill Coffee, Petrossian and Short Cake. There are also some chef-driven spots, like Michael Voltaggio's ink.sack, Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's Border Grill and Suzanne Goin's Larder at Tavern.
We salute LAX for giving local businesses a leg up on the Tom Bradley expansion. More importantly, the three-hour wait for an international flight is going to be a lot more bearable if travelers can chow down on one last taste of home before their trip. The terminal's current crop of food counters leaves a lot to be desired.
Check out photos of the future terminal revamp, courtesy of Facebook: The Los Angeles Mayor's Office.