Fort Worth Cousins Gets Nod on Best Airport Dining List

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Thrillist recently published a list of the best US airports for food and beverage ranked from from 72nd to 1st.

Dallas-Fort Worth took top honors, a feat that I doubt would have been possible five years ago and one that slightly surprises me still.

What doesn’t surprise me, however, is that a restaurant from Fort Worth, Cousins, gets a special nod in the article.

I have a soft spot in my heart for Cousins.  I grew up a couple of minutes away from their original outpost on the corner of McCart and Westcreek in the southwest Fort Worth suburbs.  Cousins was a fixture in my teenaged life.  We held our Thespians banquet there each year.  I had friends who worked there after school.  And I was a fan of their BBQ baked potato, often ducking in for lunch with my girlfriends when we earned off-campus privileges.  Even in college, I’d go back to visit and sneak in a meal at Cousins for nostalgia’s sake.

Having Cousin’s at DFW Airport has been an enhancement for me.  When I was living in Dallas, I’d sometimes get Cousin’s to go from DFW after landing but before picking up my car.  And even though I now live in Fort Worth and have proximity to the original again, I still sometimes get a sausage plate or brisket backed potato before catching a flight.

The rest of the list suddenly has more credibility to me personally due to this significant nod.  But it’s a good list on it’s own.  And damned funny too.  The writer clearly gets food – and more important, clearly gets “airport food” which is a cuisine of it’s own.  That’s Austin gets ranked #13 behind DFW’s #1 is just an after effect (take that, Salt Lick).

I’m also kicking myself for not reading this list thoroughly before flying out of Wichita last week.  Because despite being #69, I feel like the waffle bar and I could have made sweet love before I flew.  I’m just saying.

What do you think of this list?  Any objections?  Or notable admissions?  Sound off in the comments!

About Jennifer Moody

Jennifer is a management consultant and avid volunteer. Her career and volunteer duty travels have helped her log top-tier airline and hotel status annually for the last nineteen years. In addition, she embraces the opportunity to maximize her vacation time by planning extracurricular trips that have taken her to over 60 countries and 48.5 US states. Once an "every week" road warrior, she now only travels around 100 days a year. She resides in her native Fort Worth, Texas where she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, wine, and playing with her Border Collie/Great Pyreness mix puppy Harley Quinn.

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  1. As always, superb writing about things i like reading. Care to expose a little more of yourself with that waffle bar topic? Great blog, congrats.

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