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There's a bonus for the hungry who have to while away a few hours at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport over the busy holiday travel season.

WCCO reports the airport's innovative designs and skilled chefs have caught the attention of the Airports Council International, which named MSP as having the best food and beverage program of any airport in North America.

The industry group was especially impressed by 11 new restaurants on Concourse G. FOX 9 reported that local chef Sara Johannes, a Top Chef contestant, helped develop menus for four of the restaurants in the concourse.

The addition of high tech toys also appealed to the panel. More than 1,700 iPads are available, including one at each seat at every restaurant. The iPads can be used to check flight status, surf the net or order a meal.

In a post earlier this year, Minneapolis Eater put together a list of its top ten recommendations for dining on the dash at MSP. Surdyk's Flights, for their grab-and-go case and small plates and wine flights was ranked first. Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern's Minnibar was second and Mimosa, a raw bar and brasserie, came in third.

And don't forget, if all else fails, McDonald's recently reopened on Concourse D.

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