Dozens of area foodie bloggers and social media personalities sampled offerings from 11 BWI Marshall Airport restaurants on Thursday evening. The #BitesAtBWI event showcased the wide variety of restaurants at BWI Marshall Airport.


Executive Chef Ype Von Hengst of Silver Diner served as guest host of the event. Chef Ype and BWI Marshall Airport Executive Director Ricky Smith delivered introductory remarks and mingled with attendees throughout the evening. In the coming days, attendees will share their experiences in a series of blog and social media posts using the hashtag #BitesAtBWI.

Event attendees were also asked to nominate 3 favorites in 3 distinct categories (Best Bites at BWI, Best Presentation, Best Maryland Dish). Awards were handed out to the winners of each category.

  • Best Maryland Dish: Flying Dog Tap House Crab Cake
  • Best Presentation: Gachi House of Sushi Southwest Roll
  • Best Bites at BWI (overall excellence): Sky Azure


A special thanks to Fraport Maryland, concessions developer at BWI Marshall Airport, and all of the participating restaurants for making this event a huge success. Participating airport restaurants included:

Berries By Quicha * The Firkin & Flyer * Flying Dog Tap House * Gachi House of Sushi * The Greene Turtle * La Carnita * Ledo Pizza * Miss Shirley’s Café * Nalley Fresh * Silver Diner * Sky Azure

See more of our first round of photos here on our Facebook page. Check out this Flickr album for more photos of this event.