Air travel these days can feel designed to make a harried flier feel like nothing more than a piece of cargo. From the interminable security lines to boarding cattle calls, anonymity is the order of the day, and that often extends to the food court. In a sea of endless soft pretzel vendors, undistinguished subs and sad, wan salads, it's always a treat for a hungry traveler to come upon an airport that's serving food specific to its city. While the fare might not always be quite on par with what's served at these restaurants' in-town flagships--hey, it's hard to cook in an airport!--these 10 offer up the next best thing to a long layover, a rental car and a trip back through security. More here. Since a New Orleans airport restaurant made the list, of course I have to weigh in. I have eaten at the restaurant at the airport. The food is not the best you can get in the city, but it was pretty good. For those that have never been before, it's a great place to start. It's outside security street-side and not cheap, but the wait isn't long and the wait staff is nice. The Balt/Wash mention would normally make me drool, but I made crab cakes for dinner last night (and I prefer mine over most restaurants).