Localizing Love Field's Food Options

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Love Field is trying to soften the blow of travel delays, Southwest cattle calls and rubbery, sometimes inedible food by classing up the joint.

In the middle of its facelift , Love Field will add four new dining options known -- three that are native to Dallas. Campisi's Restaurant, serving pizza in Dallas since 1946, debuted at Love Field early last month. Jose L. Torres, spokesman for the Dallas Airport System, shared with City of Ate that Paciugo Gelato & Caffè, which has been offering Dallasites gelato since 2000, will open its Love Field location next week. And by the end of October, Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, which has been serving barbecue in Dallas since 1910, will open at the formerly called "Gate 9 food court," along with an updated and re-branded Pizza Hut and a bar.

A non-local newcomer, Starbucks Coffee, will also arrive at Love Field. According to Torres, a Starbucks kiosk opens this week, and a "complete Starbucks in-line unit should be open the first week in November."

Love Field's existing food and beverage concessionaire selected and proposed the four new brands. But Campisi's, Paciugo, Sonny Bryan's and Starbucks aren't guaranteed space in the airport's new terminal. They'll operate until the initial 12 gates in the new terminal open, which is planned for April 2013. After that each company "will have to propose like everyone else" for a more permanent spot in Love Field's new terminal.


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ChrisU
ChrisU

'serving barbecue in Dallas since 1910' makes it sound like the guys at Sonny Bryan's old Inwood location are operating the deal. I suppose Campisi's is still owned by family but Sonny's is way removed from the original.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

OK, Campisi's is a good idea, but this will just turn out like concessions always do out at that port.  Anyone remember Chili's Too (or Two?).  This is a racket-vile corruption, like anything else in Dallas City; it's always fill the pockets of an individual-not make the product or city better.  Trust me, I eat before I get to Love Field.  And what kind of giant #ss person needs to eat for 1 or 2 hour flight?  It's not like your flying to Cairo!  

Want to do something for that airport?  Get rid of that stupid Wright Amendment!  Now let's show them we are not a bunch of hillbilly freaks around here, and be proactive.  Have open bidding on all city contracts!  So, you say, well Kergie what do you know?  Kergie was in "the mix" once. 

Kergie out.  Go Campisi's!  Don't forget to get some Joe's Toast.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Hey Toots,   We have this brand new thing called spellcheck....it works great for headlines!

BBQ Master
BBQ Master

Oh, how true!  Sonny Bryan's is owned by a Park Cities family-nuff said.  Do you think they make the potato salad on site? Camipisi's is owned by the family. 

BorntoRhone
BorntoRhone

Kergo - you say what kind of giant***s person needs to eat for a 1 or 2 hour flight in the same posting that you rightfully diss the hated Wright Amendment. Thanks to that Wright Amendment it usually takes me 5 to 6 hours to get to Chicago or East Coast AND the connection is often super close; that is the kind of person who needs to eat at the airport and no, I don't have a giant***s

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Chili's is indeed local though, if you want to get technical.

The push for "local" at an airport is all well and good, but I hope nobody will be surprised when the longest lines are at Starbucks and McDonald's.

Nick R.
Nick R.

Corrected, though I imagine Love Fied also needs good food options

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Who takes connecting flights to far away cities-lame!  Just have some foresight, and fly American.  Saving a nickle is not worth waiting in Chicago for 5 hours to get to Manchester (trust me, I tried it once!).  AND, I was referring to that lady behind me last time I flew to Austin that complained she couldn't get a sandwich on a 45 minute flight?!  So I look over my shoulder, and there beholdeth the biggest beast ever encountered on a plane. She was a huffin' and a puffin', and blowing into the bag, whilst asking for a "sammitch' and a "soder".  I gazed upon the Looney Tunes t shirt with rips on the stomach, and cried.  As she bull rushed me off the plane, her bum rubbed against me and slathered my arm in pure salty butt sweat.  Then she approaches the nearest concession stand, and crows about pricing-and leaves with nothing.  Get the point?  Hmmmm?

If ya'll are lucky I'll whip out my "best of" collection from the Sporto........have you folks ever laid eyes upon "Colton the MMA D.bag", "fake scott", "Evil Kerg's" or "Sporty the Monkey that Smashes Bread"?

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