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Michael Solomonov Is Heading to the Philly Airport

Amex cardholders, your layover options just improved

Michael Solomonov

The food lineup at the Philadelphia International Airport just got more interesting, at least for American Express cardholders. The credit card company is opening one of its swank Centurion Lounges at the airport and Mike Solomonov of Zahav fame is the chef-partner providing the menu.

The food will be “Israeli-inspired,” with breakfast-y options like challah French toast with tehina and blackberries and savory fare like Israeli salad with feta, kale tabbouleh with apples and pomegranate, and Bulgarian kebabs with red pepper and white bean salad. For sweets, malabi (pudding) with coconut and passionfruit.

There’s also a full bar with free drinks designed by Jim Meehan and wines selected by Anthony Giglio.

Centurion Lounges are for Platinum and Centurion cardholders and they get to bring up to two guests for free — so start making friends with someone with a shiny Amex. Philly’s 6,300-square-foot lounge is in Terminal A West. Along with the food and drink, there are showers, high-speed WiFi, and workspaces. Expect it to open in October.

A rendering of the Centurion Lounge in Philadelphia International Airport

The company also has airport lounges in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston, and Miami.

If you’re not an Amex cardholder, check out these other airport eating options, including Neapolitan pies from Stalin Bedon of Nomad at Mezzogiorno and Germantown Biergarten from the Tria team.