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Dining Choices at LAX Could Soon Reach New Heights

"Breakfast Burrito at Chilis in LAX. It tastes kinda ok... kinda." (Photo by avlxyz via Flickr)
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Lamill coffee, Nick & Stef's steaks, tacos from the Too Hot Tamales, soul food, 25 Degrees burgers, Buttercake Bakery treats, Mexican comfort classics from La Serenata di Garibaldi, macrobiotic food, Korean BBQ and more may soon be some of the options travelers using Los Angeles International Airport will have for layover or pre-flight eats, if the five City Council members who comprise the Board of Referred Power give the go ahead to a major food-service overhaul.A proposal assembled by SSP America includes a broad spectrum of respected chefs and restaurants, many of which are symbolic of cuisine in Los Angeles, and ideal to greet the thousands of passengers in the terminal who fly in or out of LAX daily from Terminals 4, 5, 7 and 8.

Chefs like Joachim Splichal of the Patina Group, Nancy Silverton of the La Brea Bakery and Mozza, and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Ciudad and Border Grill are among the culinary luminaries who could put their stamp on LAX's food. The news is encouraging for many who have begrudgingly dropped money on the homogeneous fare from Chili's or Burger King that do little to represent Los Angeles' diverse culture and role in the international food scene. "LAX is the third-busiest commercial airport in the country, but many travelers list it among the less appealing, especially regarding the mediocre food," notes an LA Times opinion piece.

A full list of proposed food options after the jump.