PHL’s Local Offers Real Food

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The last several times I’ve been to Philadelphia International Airport I’ve considered making the trek down to Terminal F to try out Jose Garces’s menu at Local. But the timing just hasn’t worked out. So I was intrigued when I saw that Brian Freedman reviewed the iPad-based eatery in yesterday’s Philadelphia Weekly.

Everything you eat at Local, from sides to proper entrees, you order through a clever iPad system; you can customize your order, add items, pay through it and even browse the interwebs. And while some people may push back at the lack of much human contact during the meal, I actually found it to be perfectly suited to the context of the airport. Checking your bags, wending your way through security and dealing with the myriad other headaches of air travel are stressful enough. Being able to retreat into your own world in this well-appointed space is fantastic.

Local: It’s actually good food at Philadelphia Int’l Airport [Philadelphia Weekly]
Local [Foobooz]

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  • Jack Cotter

    Every time I’m in the airport I want to try it. But unless I’m flying out of terminal F, I don’t see any scenario where I actually get to it. Last time I checked you had to take a shuttle and go back through security to get there.