Sluggishly slow ticketing lines, airport security... and a great meal? F&W's ultimate airport dining survival guide features the best places to eat and drink in airports around the country, from Carolina-style barbecue in Charlotte and fresh sushi in San Francisco, to the culinary juggernaut that is Terminal 5 in NYC's JFK airport (a brasserie, a tapas joint and yakitori). Here, Food & Wine highlights America's best airport dining spots.
Terminal 5 · When it opened in 2008, JetBlue's Terminal 5 became the undisputed leader of this new era of preflight pampering. There's the loungey sushi bar (Deep.Blue), the high-end steak house (5IVESTEAK), the Spanish tapas joint (Piquillo), the modern-Italian trattoria (Aero Nuova) and the petite Parisian brasserie (La Vie), each with a menu designed in consultation with a talented local chef. At Aero Nuova, New York City star chef Mark Ladner created dishes like grilled Berkshire pork chops and warm radicchio bruschetta.