Airplane food, in general, sucks. That's not news. But airport food can actually be pretty good. And to prove its culinary worth, Airport Restaurant Month is kicking off this October in 20 airports across the country.
Like Restaurant Week, but longer (hence the whole "month" thing), the HMSHost event invites jet-setting diners to sample gourmet fare on the cheap; a set menu costs anywhere between $17 and $25 -- plus drinks, tax, and service charge, of course.
Still, rather than eating greasy slices from the airport Sbarro, you can head straight to top-notch restaurants, from New York JFK Airport's SOHO Bistro, spearheaded by chef Todd English, to San Diego International Airport's PGA TOUR Grill.