“Help! I’m Trapped In…” is a semi-regular feature where we tell you how to make the most of being stuck in areas that are (fairly or not) regarded as culinary wastelands. You’re welcome.
We are absolutely nuts for punctuality. We believe that “on time” means “five minutes early” and that a profuse apology is necessary atonement for arriving ten minutes late. We also have somehow never quite gotten the knack of knowing how long it takes to get from one place to the other. These character traits combined mean that we regularly show up at the airport hours before our flight is scheduled to depart. The good news is that Logan is much nicer than it used to be back in the day when Au Bon Pain was the best dining option. The bad news is that it’s still an airport. If you’re stuck at Logan, however, don’t worry! You won’t starve. Logan may not be a dining destination, but things are not nearly as glum as they seem.
•If you’re in Terminal A, you’ve won the food sweepstakes….at least, as long as you like fish. There’s a LTK outpost, but we prefer the quaint and tasty Summer Shack branch (there’s also a Summer Shack Express if you’re a little more pressed for time). A lobster and a pint sounds good enough that you won’t even be annoyed when your plane sits on the runway for an hour. Okay. You’ll be less annoyed.
•Your best bet in Terminal B is also seafood-centric. Avoid the Fox Sports Sky Box and head for the relative calm of Legal Sea Foods. As you’re enjoying a bowl of lobster bisque and a glass of wine, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that you’re in an airport at all.
•We’re usually all about eating a full meal before flying, but dude. DUDE. There’s a Dale & Thomas Popcorn in Terminal C. They only serve their popcorns in giant-sized portions, so get the white chocolate and peanut butter popcorn and settle down at your gate with a copy of Us Weekly. Trust us, you’ll be happy as a clam.
•Why is there no Terminal D?
•Logan is really coming up in the airport world, but there are certain immutable facts about this universe and one is that the food options in Terminal E will always be appalling. Unless you feel like taking this opportunity to indulge your fast food cravings, your best option is to try to make a run for it. Santarpio’s Pizza, our vote for best in Boston, is less than a ten minute walk away. Settle in for a plain pie and a plate of their unbelievable sausage. You might even have leftovers to take on the plane. Mmm. Leftovers.
[Photo: The Airchive]