The food at major airports nationwide is certainly on the rise. High-profile terminal reconstructions headed up by major hospitality companies and big-name chefs have become commonplace over the past couple of years, highlighted by last year's completion of the long-awaited Delta terminal at JFK (spearheaded by the likes of Danny Meyer and Marcus Samuelsson). Then there was the monster announcement that Newark Airport's United Airlines terminal has partnered with chefs including Alain Ducasse, Dan Kluger, Paul Liebrandt, Einat Admony, Mario Carbone, Amanda Cohen, Alex Stupak, Jose Garces and Amanda Freitag to open no fewer than 55 new dining options. Suddenly, that two-hour delay on your flight home for the holidays doesn't look so bad.
Now LAX is getting in on the fun. As of this morning, Roy Choi — the man whose empire of Kogi BBQ Korean taco trucks innovated the use of social media in the food industry — has opened up shop at Terminal 4 of Los Angeles's airport. There's a faux truck and everything to dish out the tacos, burritos, sliders and dogs that the city has learned to love over the past six years. Kogi will also serve breakfast for the first time ever, ideal for those sluggish red-eyers. You spoil us, Roy Choi. You really do spoil us.
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