Travelers benefit from expanded dining options at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

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Travelers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, will discover a variety of new places to dine before take-off after the airport welcomed back hometown favorites such as Panini’s Bar & Grill and introduced new concepts, including Wow Bao and Shake Shack.

Tina LaForte, vice president of Fraport Cleveland, developer of the retail program at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, said, “We are pleased to welcome our operators and offer travelers more exciting food and drink options at the airport. These new arrivals offer a little something for every taste.”

The first new concept to land in Concourse C, Wow Bao specializes in hot Asian steamed buns, potstickers, soups, and rice and noodle bowls.

Located in the main terminal, the new Embers Fire & Ice martini and tapas bar offers a variety of comfort food including buffalo and beer chili, coconut shrimp and pretzel-coated cheese curds. Early starters can fuel their day at Embers with French toast or hangover fries – a combination of fried eggs, bacon, cheddar, beer cheese, pickles, green onion, pepperoncini and creole seasoning.

An old local favorite, Panini’s Bar & Grill returns to the airport with a new 2,540ft² restaurant in Concourse A. Panini’s is famous for overstuffed sandwiches served on fresh Italian bread with hand-cut fries or signature slaw, tomato and melted provolone. This American bar food restaurant offers fun starters like crispy pickle chips and the ultimate nachos, as well as fan favorites including turkey stacks, Polish boy, fish tacos, salads, wraps, pizza and wings.

Quaker Steak & Lube also reopened in Concourse B with a shiny new look and new menu items. The 1,811ft² restaurant is known for starters like O-rings, chicken chipotle quesadilla and fried mozzarella, plus wings with a choice of 18 sauces, salads, steak burgers, and steak sandwiches. New breakfast offerings include a wrap, loaded home fries and market cut bacon served until 11am.

Cleveland’s visitors will have more tasty dining options to choose from with the openings of Inca Tea Café, 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen and Cantina Taqueria and Tequila Bar.

Robert Kennedy, airport director, Cleveland Hopkins Airport, said, “The dining scene at the airport continues to evolve with new concepts as well as hometown favorites. Our goal is to give travelers a taste of Cleveland and our food culture with a variety of dishes that hit the spot.”

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