Hey, if you’re stuck at Orlando International Airport in all the travel snafus from weather related delays and Southwest Airlines taking a timeout, at least you can try some new restaurants, especially if you’re in the newly opened Terminal C.
Sunshine Diner by Chef Art Smith, Cask & Larder and Wine Bar George have recently opened.
Wine Bar George, of course, is the popular Disney Springs restaurant and, um, wine bar owned and operated by George Miliotes, a master sommelier.
Miliotes has said that the airport version will feature food and wine pairings just like those found at the Springs’ location, and he’ll make sure the servers are well versed in the wines, just as they are at the original WBG. One thing likely to be missing at MCO, however, is Miliotes. Omnipresent at the Disney Springs restaurant and always circulating as the gracious host he is, Miliotes said that he won’t be able to be on site at the airport, too.
Though technically not a second location of Homecomin’ restaurant at Disney Springs, Sunshine Diner will have some similar menu items from the celebrity chef, including a crispy chicken sandwich, Cuban and burger. Plus, this being a diner, breakfast items will be available all day.
The new Cask & Larder features an expanded grab-and-go “Provisions” section as well as a pub area. Southwest Airlines passengers take note: The original MCO Cask & Larder is located close to the gates you’re currently stranded at.
Other local touches in the new terminal include Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. Orlando Brewing Bar & Bites, Orange County Brewers and Olde Hearth Bread Co.
It’s nice to see the airport concessionaire featuring local businesses so tourists leave with a good taste in their mouths, literally and figuratively.