Thursday, August 23, 2012

Market Street Grill and High West Distillery Opening at Airport

Market Street Fresh Fish Special - Caprese Salad with Snow Crab.

The Market Street restaurants got their claim to fame by flying in fresh salmon on Western Airlines (before it became Delta).
So it's fitting that in September, a Market Street Grill will open at the Salt Lake International Airport. A few days ago I had lunch at Market Street Grill with the public relations team at Gastronomy, Inc., and they shared the news with me. The restaurant will be located in the space that  Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill occupied, and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The airport concessionaire, HMS Host, will staff and run the restaurant, but the menu, recipes and cooking technique are uniquely Market Street. HMS Host staffers have been training at the downtown Market Street Grill, said Judy Cullen, Gastronomy's Communications Director.

Market Street Fresh Fish Special of Cedar Planked Salmon.
They will be serving the fresh seafood and Certified Angus Beef that locals have enjoyed for more than 30 years. 
High West Distillery and Saloon of Park City also opened a restaurant and saloon in Terminal E of the airport last week.  
Many airports around the country are including local flavors in their terminals. A few years ago, when I was stranded in the Atlanta airport when my flight was cancelled, I consoled myself with dinner at Paschal's. I found out it's a well-known Atlanta restaurant with an outlet at the airport. 
At the Salt Lake airport, Squatter's and Cafe Rio, Vino Volo Ale House, and Millcreek Coffee Roasters are some of the other local dining spots.  Judy Cullen said it's good exposure for restaurants, because it gives people a chance to have the local experience, and perhaps when they come back to Salt Lake City they will seek out one of the Market Street restaurants. 
High West will also be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, features a wide selection of High West's favorite spirits and cocktails. The food menu ties closely to High West's Park City location, with a variety of small plates, sandwiches, All Darn Day Saloon Bites and, for the morning fliers, healthy and delicious Crack O' Dawn Victuals.

Air travel has changed a lot over the years. The trays of piping hot meals served on board the plane were replaced with peanuts and pretzels, unless you are traveling first class. And with security checks, delayed flights, more connecting flights, etc. people are spending more time at the airport. But having some interesting dining options makes a wait much more palatable. 

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