SFO's $383M Terminal 2 (T2) revamp will open next Thursday. As these images at 7x7 illustrate, it will have mood-lighting, Fritz Hansen-designed chairs, free wireless, preferential parking for Priuses (Prii?) and an accredited museum. With the design, Gensler and Turner Construction sought to reflect the San Francisco value system of food, art and shopping. And if a cocktail and small bites lounge from former Iron Chef judge Cat Cora and a Tyler Florence rotisserie are any indication of what San Francisco food is about; they're right on the money. In all seriousness though, 7x7 makes a point that the architecture "sets the standard for 21st-century airport design." We're not sure it will be a "destination in itself" as the architects are hoping, but the food program will certainly make for one of the better (maybe the best) airport terminals for dining in the U.S. Check out the full list of "very San Francisco" concessions with brief descriptions of each concept, after the hop.
Andale: "fresh, made-to-order" Mexican food
Burger Joint: Retro-style burger spot with Niman Ranch burgers
Cat Cora: 10,000-square-foot bar and lounge style restaurant
Lark Creek Grill: "American classics and fresh seafood"
Napa Farms & Vino Volo: wine bar and gourmet market including a scaled down version of Napa's Rotisserie & Wine from Tyler Florence. As Inside Scoop adds, there will be foods from Acme, Cowgirl, Three Twins, "picnic baskets" for take away and an outpost of Equator Coffee on the way.
Peet's Coffe & Tea: Another outpost of the Berkeley original
The Plant Cafe and Pinkberry: wholesome organic eatery meets the closest Pinkberry yogurt store to SF
Wakaba: Sister to Sankaku in Terminal 3, serving Japanese sushi and noodles