Shake Shack, Hi-Lo Diner, Tattersall among new food/drink options at MSP airport


In the past, we've said Hi-Lo Diner has one of the best burgers in the Twin Cities. Now, we hope they'll be making one of the best burgers at MSP airport. City Pages file

Earlier this summer, we gave a rundown of the best bets for eating at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

One of the things we noticed was a preponderance of options in Terminal 1's Airport Mall, Concourse E, and Concourse G, and the vast culinary wasteland that comprises Concourses A, B, and C.

That's all about to change.

At a Metropolitan Airports Commission meeting on Monday, the commissioners granted highly coveted restaurant space to a host of local and national food outlets. Some duds will be hitting the bricks to make room: Quiznos, Godfather's Pizza, A&W, Hometown Sports, Itasca, and O'Gara's Bar and Grill will all be vacating their spots in favor of more popular purveyors. 

The new restaurants will occupy spaces in the Airport Mall, as well as in Concourses A, B, C, and F. Like we said, culinary wasteland no more.

The list includes:

PinKU Japanese Street Food 
Blue Door Pub 
Hi-Lo Diner 
Bottle Rocket (a Blue Plate Restaurant Group concept)
People’s Organic
The Cook and the Ox (a new one from Jack Riebel of The Lexington and Butcher & the Boar)
Tattersall Distillery
Bruegger's Bagels
Shake Shack
Joe & The Juice
Panda Express
Zona Cocina
Buffalo Wild Wings
Caribou Coffee (not its first outlet in the airport, but replacing a Starbucks)
Leeann Chin 

The push for better and more plentiful airport food options included the addition of a number of local eateries last year, including Angel Food Bakery, Smack Shack, Black Sheep Pizza, Salty Tart, Red Cow, and Holy Land. The newly awarded restaurants should be settled into the airport by the end of 2019.

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