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The best food at Bush Intercontinental Airport is in an unlikely place, says CNN

The best food at Bush Intercontinental is in unlikely place

It's no secret that airport food is getting better. With new restaurants from Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd of Reef and San Antonio chef Johnny Hernandez headed for Bush Intercontinental's Terminal B, as previously reported on CultureMap and confirmed in a United Airlines press released on Monday, more improvements are on the way.

But a CNN reporter swears she's already found the best food at IAH — the nation's sixth busiest airport — and her choice is surprising.

In "Best Eats at the 20 Busiest U.S. Airports," writer Beth Kaufman picks a little-known outpost called Urban Crave in Terminal C. She writes:

Urban Crave has the look and feel — and trendy menu — of a real restaurant, it's just smaller, and in an airport.

At Gate C33, one of the restaurant's most popular orders is the 10-inch all-beef "haute dog." We like the Sonoran Dog, which comes wrapped in bacon and topped with mayo, mustard, ketchup, tomatoes, onions, jalapeños and salsa verde. The 10-ounce inside-out burger has bacon and cheddar on the inside of the patty."

I'll admit I've never even heard of Urban Crave (my favorite is a Pappasito's outpost in Terminal E), but you can bet I'll check it out on my next flight out of Houston.

Do you have a favorite in-terminal restaurant at IAH? If so, let us know if the comments section below.

Urban Crave Bar and Grill, airport restaurant, IAH
Urban Crave at Gate C33 at IAH Photo by Liliana C./Foursquare
Urban Crave Bar and Grill, hot dog, french fries, airport restaurant, IAH
One of the restaurant's most popular orders is the 10-inch, all-beef "haute dog." Photo by Mary P./Foursquare