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DFW Airport looks for touchdown with Dallas Cowboys-themed restaurant

DFW Airport looks for touchdown with Dallas Cowboys-themed restaurant

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Burgers are on the menu at the Dallas Cowboys Club in DFW Airport. iStock

If you dream of asking Tony Romo to pass you some wings, then you're the right diner for the Dallas Cowboys Club, a new restaurant opening at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport by global restaurateur HMS Host in partnership with the Dallas Cowboys.

Located at Terminal A, gate 22, the Dallas Cowboys Club is one in a series of similar team-themed restaurants from HMS, says spokesman Sean Matthews. Others include the Minnesota Wild, a hockey-themed restaurant in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the San Jose Sharks Bar.

But these are not just places to buy a T-shirt and have a beer. "With HMS, our focus these days has been on culinary and customer service," he says. "It's definitely food forward."

The "Texas-inspired" menu includes game-favorite appetizers such as chicken tenders, wings, shrimp skewers, and a chicken quesadilla. Half-pound, grass-fed burgers come in four options, from plain to BBQ to bacon and cheddar.

Sandwiches are priced from $11.99 to $12.99 and include beef and pork tortas and a brisket sandwich with pickles on brioche.

Among the five entrées are chicken with rice, salmon, and a flat-iron steak with chimichurri sauce. Side dishes include baked beans, sweet potato fries, and a slaw made of corn and beans. There's little designated for vegetarians other than a mac and cheese skillet entrée for $12.99. Two of the three salads come with chicken.

Breakfast is served until 10:30 am and includes eggs, French toast, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy with choice of bacon, ham, or pork or turkey sausage.

A full bar includes at least five beers on tap, plus wines, both by the bottle and in two glass options, 6- and 9-ounce.

"This takes the iconic Dallas Cowboys and marries it with iconic food and service that HMS is known for," Matthews says. "We're giving travelers something new and exciting."

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