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Checking out the restaurants on Concourse F

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Ecco in Concourse F (photos by Becky Stein)

The next stop is Concourse E, Concourse E as in ECHO.

Keep riding, because the stop after that is Concourse F, Concourse F as in ECCO.

The reproduction of Ecco, Midtown’s Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar, in the Maynard Jackson International Terminal gives travelers another higher-end option when they find themselves with time to kill. Cheeses, cured meats and goat cheese fritters with a glass of great wine to knock back: ain’t nothing wrong with that. If you want a full-meal entree, I can attest to this grilled pork chop with green farro, fava beans and orange.

051713 kesslerGenerally, though, I’m of two minds about eating in the airport — those two minds being the ones that belong to my id and superego. The id goes for a Popeye’s chicken biscuit or a clamshell filled to bursting with totally ratchet Chinese food. The superego favors salads with strips of wan chicken breast and pouches of fat-free dressing. I’m not sure I do myself any favors with either meal.

Anyhow, here is the link to my story on airport dining over yonder on

- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog

12 comments Add your comment


May 16th, 2013
9:47 am

Nice try, awkward white guy. Unfortunately that is not proper usage of ‘ratchet’. Food cannot be ratchet. I will leave it at that.

John Kessler

May 16th, 2013
10:07 am

I like to anthropomorphize :)


May 16th, 2013
12:21 pm

Sorry, awkward white guy. I believe you are confusing anthropomorphism with personification.


May 16th, 2013
3:11 pm

Such misplaced anger over the rollout of Me? I’m just sad. :-(


May 17th, 2013
10:52 am

Most Atlantans arrive at the airport with the intention of passing through security and getting to the gate with just enough time to board. When they return to Atlanta they want to get home! With that said, I suspect Atlantans are more interested hearing about dining at other airports where they may have to sit waiting for a connecting flight. Part of enjoying good food is….taking the time to enjoy it.

Jill Mattos

May 17th, 2013
11:26 am

While I appreciate the fact that new dining options are being offered….in CONCOURSE F, why the heck can’t the Atlanta airport wise up and try offering some healthier and more nutritious options in concourses A AND B. Seriously, my husband is a 2 million miler, so needless to say, our family travels alot, and yes..out of concourses A and B. And between needing to arrive early to beat Atlanta traffic and flight delays, there is a need to eat at the airport. I find the options repulsive. It wasn’t so apparent how awful our airport choices were until I got stuck in the Philly airport for three hours. Of all places, even the Philly airport has a make your own salad place and healthy kiosks!

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May 21st, 2013
5:54 pm

What I find puzzling is why Ecco and not South City Kitchen? The international concourse restaurant will most likely get a majority of international travelers. So why not introduce them to outstanding southern food instead of European interpretations by Ecco. I enjoy both restaurants equally, but am sad for the missed opportunity to bring southern cuisine to an international audience.


May 22nd, 2013
12:34 pm

@Jill Mattos I know that they just opened a Fresh @ Order Salad place on Concourse B.


May 22nd, 2013
6:17 pm

Since those who park or take MARTA must take a painfully slow shuttle bus from the main terminal to reach Terminal F, there is little time left to eat before the flight. Ditto on the way home.

John Kessler

May 22nd, 2013
9:06 pm

Lorenzo: just take the train.

May 23rd, 2013
10:13 am

anthropomorphize rocks