Food Network Kitchen Opens at Fort Lauderdale International Airport
|All photos by Laine Doss|
|Food Network Kitchen fast-grab counter.|
24-hour-a-day non-stop food porn, courtesy of Food Network. If you're like me, you live and breathe these guilty pleasures disguised as television.
Now you can eat it too, with the Fort Lauderdale opening of the first ever Food Network Kitchen, a restaurant featuring items created in the network's New York City test kitchen. There's only one catch -- you have to be flying somewhere to dine there. The restaurant, the first of its kind, is located inside the security date at Terminal Three of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
I was invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday, which meant showing my ID at the Jet Blue ticket counter, waiting on line at TSA Security, taking off my shoes, and passing through that naked X-ray machine (Sigh --what we do in the name of research).
All the while I prepared myself for a terminal restaurant that had memorabilia a la Hard Rock Cafe (Look honey, we're eating a burger under Guy Fieri's bowling shirt!).
Granquist, who says his title is fancy-speak for chef, will travel back and forth to the Fort Lauderdale location to check on operations. "Not a bad place to escape to."
|Salmon burger ($14), features spicy pineapple salsa on a Gran Forno brioche.|
|Coconut shrimp, topped with dill pickle slices.|
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