Airport Food

Carolina Brewing CompanyYou'll likely get hungry traveling (especially since you know you won't nab a bag of peanuts on flights anymore). Check out these six culinary hot spots

Carolina BBQ
Pick up a Classic Carolina Pork BBQ sandwich ($6.99) in the food court. The meat is cooked with a real wood-burning smoker, flavored with vinegar-based sauce, and served with a fried pickle. Don't forget the sides: mac 'n' cheese, hush puppies, green beans, and more.

Yadkin Valley Wine Bar
In the Concourse D connector, sample wine from N.C. vineyards (and ship bottles home for free). Vino tip: the Tar Heel climate is better suited to white wines, made with younger grapes. Stick with Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.

Carolina Brewing Company
Like local beer? Make a pit stop in Concourse D for Carolina Blonde and Cottonwood ales, both brewed in Mooresville. The Cottonwood Carolina Oatmeal Stout (about $5 a pint) is a fall favorite.

New to CLT since June of this year, people actually schedule flight layovers at CLT to grab a bite at this Southern staple (seriously). If you're craving a Cajun biscuit, prepare to stand in a line that often snakes through Concourse B during peak dining times.  

Phillips Famous Seafood
This Concourse C diner, decked out in rustic maritime décor, serves a mean breakfast. Entrées are around $10. Crabmeat omelet, anyone?

Pino Gelato
Besides the slew of choices (tiramisu, anyone?), this spot's gelato boasts half the cals of ice cream. The secret? It's skim-milk based. Indulge!
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