Posted by: pizzainmotion | January 25, 2013

Starbucks Evenings Opens at Dulles Airport

A couple months ago a “coming soon” sign popped up at my home airport, Washington Dulles.  In the B concourse, they would be adding a new Starbucks Evenings location.  In true Starbucks fashion, they placed this location directly across from the only Starbucks in the long A/B terminal.

At the outset, it looks like a normal Starbucks.

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There are a few more pre-made sandwich choices in this location as compared to a normal Starbucks.  There’s also a daily special board.  When I breezed by last week they were offering an artichoke goat cheese flatbread, a St. Angel cheese plate and cheese fondue.  You can also see wine bottles lining the back walls.

The public spaces look essentially the same as a normal Starbucks.  It’s a bit “folksier” than the standard.

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They also offer an everyday menu.  Some interesting options you wouldn’t find at a normal Starbucks included Mediterranean Spiced Chicken Skewers, Truffle Mac & Cheese, and chicken & pesto flatbread.  I though the wine list was safe if not overly imaginative.  Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is a reliable staple along with the Terrazas Malbec and Lucente.  My picture didn’t come out too great, but it should give you a general idea of what they intend to offer.

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I didn’t get a chance to dine but may give it a swing in the future.  I generally depart Dulles in the morning so it’s less common I’d find myself eating lunch or dinner in the terminal.  But, the many international passengers taking red-eyes to Europe and beyond will benefit from another option with something beyond the standard fare.

Overall, I think the menu is reasonably priced, probably cheaper than what I would expect given the “airport premium” effect.


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