11 Photos - Sep 14, 2012
Photo: Bobbi Parisi  of  Portland, Oregon, orders off the menu during lunch at the Oyster Bar at Mimosa, a new restaurant located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport photographed on September 5, 2012. Parisi who grew up in West St. Paul was on the way to Amsterdam and was intrigued with the use of the Ipads in the restaurant.   (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)Photo: Bernardo Rouira, left, pays bartender Dayna Delaney, right, for drinks that he and he and his wife, Alejandra Ruiz, had at a new bar, Minnibar, located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport  on September 5, 2012. The couple, who are  from Buenos Aires, Argentina, were headed back home after a trip to Canada. "We arrived at the gate and the first thing we said when we saw this place, is "It's really nice"," said Ruiz.  (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)Photo: Bottles of Sake line the walls as decorative backdrops at the Japanese restaurant, Shoyu located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport on September 5, 2012. The airport has three spots designed to make waiting for your plane, enjoyable including,  Mimosa, Shoyu and Minnebar. (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)Photo: Executive chef, Sara Johannes, right makes raman noodles as prep cook Damenech Butaker, left,  assists at the new Japanese Restaurant, Shoyu located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport on September 5, 2012. The chefs can be seen working behind glass as travelers pass by on the way to catch their flight. (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson) Photo: Minnbar, a new bar located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport photographed on September 5, 2012 is one of several new spots a the airport for travelers. The bar which has no walls is definded by the tiles that surround the floor and ceililng. (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson) Photo: Newly weds, Kelly Tribell, left, and his wife Sarah Lewis, of Fayetteville, Arkanas, get assistance ordering lunch using an Ipad from waiter Antonio Collodoro, right, at Mimosa, a new restaurant on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport  on September 5, 2012. The couple were on their honeymoon en route to Marseille, France. "I'm intrigued by the setting here. You can order online," said Tribell.Photo: Prep cook, Damenech Butaker, left and Sarah Johannes, executive chef at Shouyu, prepare ramen noodles at the new Japanese Restaurant located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport on September 5, 2012. The  new tanpopp style noodle shop and sushi bar for travelers, is one of several new spots on concourse G that is not your ordinary airport restaurants. Travelers can order from ipads, check  e-mails, log on to facebook and check your flight arrival time. Once you order, you pay with a credit card at your table, your food arrives, and it's good.  (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)Photo: Spicy Pad Thai with added shrimp made with tamarind peanut sauce, local bean sprouts, tofu, Thai basil, and shrimp sells for $17.00 (without the shrimp, it's $12.00) at Shoyu, a new Japanese restaurant located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport on September 5, 2012. Travelers can order off the menu on Ipads stationed at tables and bar area. (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson_Photo: Sushi chef, Tomoyo Rudin,  prepares sushi at Shoyu a new tanpopo and sushi bar restaurant on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport photographed on September 5, 2012.  Travelers can order food from Ipads,  check their e-mails, log on to facebook and check your flight arrival time. Once you order, you pay with a credit card at your table, your food arrives, and it's good. (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson) (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)Photo: The Minnebar on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport offers travelers a wide array of cocktails and drinks. The space is not enclosed but is designed with tiles in shades of blue that create it's own space. It is situated just across from a new restaurant, Mimosa.  (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)Photo: William Harden, of Boca Raton, Florida, enjoys a beer and a ramen noodle dish made with wild mushrooms, eggplant and  fish stock at Shoyu Restaurant located on Concourse G at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport on September 5, 2012. "It's very good, and I grew up in the restaurant business," said Harden. Harden, who was raised in Mankato and worked for The Dayton Hudson Corporation as Vice President of Law, was in the airport on his way back to Florida.   (Pioneer Press: Ginger Pinson)