Address: Terminal D, North Village Gate 27, Dallas Fort Worth Airport, TX
The Kick Ass Thing: Sliced Beef Brisket Sandwich
Thoughts: Ever since Eater assembled a national Airport Dining Guide I choose my layovers based on one thing only: the culinary offerings. Nothing good to eat in the landing terminal and not enough time to head to the opposite side of the airport? No thanks, I'll fly elsewhere, or book a later connecting flight. A few months back the Guide directed me toward the delicious Salami and Roasted Peppers sandwich at the Minneapolis Airports' Surdyk's Flights, so I'm not surprised that their suggestion for the Dallas Fort Worth airport, Cousins Bar-B-Q, also impressed. Close your eyes and there's no way you think you're in an airport when enjoying the Sliced Beef Brisket Sandwich: long, thick, smoky cuts of Texas barbecued beef brisket topped with housemade BBQ sauce, in between a lightly toasted white bread bun. Definitely the best airport BBQ I've ever had, if not some of the better BBQ overall. And unlike most airport food, this filling, hot sandwich set me back less than six dollars.
Awesome: There's also a Terminal B location.
Annoying: The Dallas Fort Worth Airport is enormous. If you don't land in Terminals D or B, be prepared to take a somewhat lengthy tram ride to enjoy Cousins. But it's worth it.