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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Posted on April 1, 2012 by under Food and Drink.    

I’m addicted to a new show. Ever seen The Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network? That show is awesome. I’ve not gotten to the point of DVR-ing it as I do with HGTV’s House Hunters but, every time I catch it on TV, I can never change the channel. So, in honor of one of my favorite TV shows, I’m going to start posting about the best thing I ever ate. The theme for this inaugural post is “Airport Food.”

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Brian and I had the good fortune of dining at Ku-Va inside the Miami airport on the way home from Jamaica. I’m so glad that we didn’t check our bags, otherwise we would have gotten held up at baggage claim and would not have had time to eat. As it was, it took us a while to go through passport control because we ended up in the US Citizens and US Residents line and some people were having to get fingerprinted, etc. When going through passport control, always remember to go to one of the US Citizens only lines. Those lines always move faster.

Anyway, we got through customs pretty quickly because we didn’t have to declare anything. Although, we did have to go through security again. It was a miracle that we got to our gate with 45 minutes to spare. As luck would have it, Ku-Va is located directly in front of our gate. The airport restaurant had great reviews on FourSquare, which I shared with Brian, but I think it was mostly the proximity to our gate that convinced him to eat there. It was convenient that we could hang out at the restaurant until it was time to board the plane.

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They had all these yummy-looking foods on display at the restaurant entrance. The restaurant itself had a delicious aroma about it also. If Brian was unsure, by then he was convinced.

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He had a chicken salad. Why he ordered a salad at a Cuban restaurant is beyond me. He said it was very good, though.

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I ordered a chicken entreé at first, but then changed my mind when I saw the word lechon on the menu. I didn’t even bother to read any further. I ordered it. I knew I made the right choice when our server told me it was his favorite. The first bite solidified it. The fried plantains were perfect and the pork, which had fantastic flavor, melted in your mouth. Delicious! I’d have to say that this meal was the best meal of the trip. I can’t believe I ate it at an airport.

This meal at Ku-Va was not only the best meal I’d ever eaten at an airport, it’s one of the best meals I’d ever eaten period. They serve food that is better than what you’d get at most restaurants. I would totally fly through Miami again just to get another taste of Ku-Va. Yum!

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