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Exploring Newark Airport Terminal C

By The Hub team, June 19, 2017

Updated on December 14, 2017

When we reimagined Terminal C at Newark Liberty International Airport, we wanted to create a place for travelers that offered food and experiences that were both inspiring and delicious. Here's a look at what's happening around Terminal C.

Wanderlust

Phil grabs a bite with Catalina and John at Josh Capon's Wanderlust Burger Bar where the burger and beer options are endless. The fried pickles are a delicious and the bar stretches past several gates, making it a convenient stop. While you're there try the Truffle Burger, and if ordering the Bison Burger, we recommend getting the Tater Tot Poutine on the side — it's a crowd favorite. Complete your meal with a featured stout, ale, Belgium lager and more from an impressive beer list. You'll be raising a glass to your adventure in no time.

Check out the video below brought to you by Buzzfeed's Tasty to see how the Tater Tot Poutine is made. And if you're tempted to try it home, read on for the recipe.

TATER TOT POUTINE RECIPE  Servings:  6  INGREDIENTS \u2014 \u00bd pound frozen tater tots, 1 tablespoon olive oil, \u00bc cup finely diced yellow onion, 1 cup beef stock, divided,  1 tablespoon cornstarch,  Salt and pepper, to taste,  2 teaspoons truffle oil (optional), \u00bd cup white cheddar cheese curds, 2 tablespoons finely sliced chives (garnish),  \u00bd ounce shaved black truffle (optional garnish)  PREPARATION: 1) Preheat oven to 425\u2109.   2) Spread the tater tots in even layer on cookie sheet. Bake 15\u201320 minutes or until crispy and brown. Season with salt and pepper. Turn oven down to 350\u2109. 3) Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil and onion. Saute until translucent, about 2\u20133 minutes. 4) While onions cook, combine 2 tablespoons of beef stock with cornstarch to make slurry. Set aside.  5) Add the remaining beef stock to onions in pan. Bring to simmer. 6) Whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Gravy will thicken quickly. Season with salt and pepper, then fold in truffle oil. Keep warm. 7) Add crisp tater tots to large skillet. Sprinkle cheese curds evenly over top. Bake 6\u20138 minutes or until cheese gets melty.   8) Ladle gravy over top of tots. 9) Garnish with chives. Tater Tot Poutine Recipe from Terminal C's Wanderlust

Chef Alain Ducasse's Saison in Terminal C at EWR Airport Saison by Chef Alain Ducasse

Saison

If it looks like we put a French Bistro in the middle of an airport, it's because we did. Relax before your flight with a meal at Saison. It's French food at it's finest, offering seafood, steaks, cheese plates and more. The steak tartare is prepared tableside with mustard, watercress, egg yolk and shallots; the crostini's are baked fresh daily from Balthazar in the heart of SoHo and don't forget about the croque monsieur, served with a creamy béchamel sauce, ham and a thick layer of melted gruyere cheese. If you're looking for a quick bite, try the onion soup gratinee or the seafood tower.

A chef shucks fresh oysters at Saison in Terminal C at EWR AirportA chef shucks oysters at Saison

At Saison, seafood arrives daily and is never frozen. Ask your server where the Oysters are from that day to complete your meal with the perfect libation — a Sauvignon Blanc pairs perfectly with east coast oysters.

Enjoy live music every Thursday at CBGB, the birthplace of NYC's Rock, Folk and Punk music CGBG, an open-air beer garden at Newark's Terminal C

CGBG Lab

The birthplace of NYC's Rock, Folk and Punk music has found a new home in Terminal C. This open-air beer garden is a restaurant, bar and record shop, offering a classic American menu with burgers, hot dogs, prime rib, salads and wings. Love a good cocktail? Order yourself a "She's So Modern," made with Jim Beam, Amaretto and Orgeat. Don't be fooled by the name, the "Dirty Ashtray" is our favorite, a can of Tecate "dressed up" with a little salt, a little pepper and a lime wedge. If you're traveling on a Thursday, swing by for a bite and a little live music before your flight.

CIBO Gourmet Express where you can pick up a snack before your next flight Grab a snack at CIBO Gourmet Express

CIBO Gourmet Express

Do a little shopping or pick up a snack before your flight at CIBO Gourmet Express, offering a uniquely curated assortment of readymade foods for the on-the-go traveler. CIBO Signature items change seasonally and are made with only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients. From freshly prepared sushi to health-conscious dining options that include organic, gluten-free, vegan and kosher selections.

Mr. Chocolate himself, Chef Jacques Torres, shows Phil how to pipe an \u00e9clair at Melange Bakery & Caf\u00e9Mr. Chocolate himself, Chef Jacques Torres, shows Phil how to pipe an éclair

Mélange Bakery and Chocolaterie

James Beard award winner and Master Pastry Chef Jacques Torres, aka "Mr. Chocolate", is the mastermind behind Mélange Bakery and Chocolaterie. This unique bakery & café features a variety of breads, rolls and sweets, in addition to sandwiches and light entrees throughout the day. Everything here is made fresh daily, including the delicious macaroons.

Choose from over 200 types of tequila at Tacquila at Newark's Terminal CChoose from over 200 types of tequila at Tacquila

Tacquila

Tacos? Yes. Over 200 kinds of tequila? Yes, please. Featuring street tacos and a fully-stocked bar with 2,000+ bottles, chef Alex Stupak's newest restaurant is a foodie traveler's dream. The chicken, pork and duck tacos are a must-order but make sure you start your meal off with the the Veracruz shrimp cocktail. In the neighborhood for breakfast? There's a tequila sunrise and a breakfast burrito with your name on it. Tacquila is one of only two bars in the state that carries the highly coveted Clase Azul Ultra Anejo Tequila.

Enjoy grab-and-go food options at the Global Bazar at Newark's Terminal C Enjoy grab-and-go food options at the Global Bazar

Global Bazar

The Global Bazar features grab-and-go food options and food stations — from Philly cheesesteaks, made with Pat LaFrieda meat, and Italian specialty foods to Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches and freshly-made ramen noodles, the Global Bazar has everything your taste buds could want and more.

The next time you fly out of Newark Liberty International Airport, get there early to explore the many food options in Terminal C.

Entertainment for all

By The Hub team, August 04, 2020

Our Marketing Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity team and Bridge, our Business Resource Group (BRG) for people with all abilities, partnered together to test and provide feedback on our award-winning seatback inflight entertainment (IFE) system.

Aptly named "Entertainment for all," our new seatback IFE system offers the an extensive suite of accessibility features, allowing for unassisted use by people of all visual, hearing, mobility and language abilities.

"It's nice to know that I can get on a plane and pick my favorite entertainment to enjoy, just like every customer," said Accessibility Senior Analyst and Developer and Bridge Chief of Staff Ray C., who is blind.

"As a deaf employee, the closed captioning availability on board our aircraft is something I value greatly," added Information Technology Analyst Greg O. "The new IFE further cements United's visibility within the deaf community and elsewhere. It makes me proud to be an employee."

Accessibility features of the new IFE include a text-to-speech option, explore by touch, customizable text size, screen magnification, color correction and inversion modes, and alternative navigation options for those unable to swipe or use a handset. For hearing-impaired and non-English-speaking passengers, customization options provide the ability for customers to be served content and receive inflight notifications based on their preferences and settings —with closed captions, with subtitles or in the language of their choice from the 15 languages supported. Our "Entertainment for all" system won the Crystal Cabin Award in 2019, and recently, the Dr. Margaret Pfanstiehl Research and Development Award for Audio Description by the American Council of the Blind.

"This really showed the benefits of partnering with BRGs in helping us improve products and services for our customers and employees," said Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity Senior Manager Corinne S. "Even though we have been recognized with awards for our IFE accessibility features, we are not resting on our laurels but continuing to work towards improving the inflight entertainment experience for all of our customers to ensure entertainment is available for all."

Shaping an inclusive future with Special Olympics

By The Hub team, July 24, 2020

If your travels have taken you through Chicago O'Hare International Airport anytime since October 2019, you may have had a friendly, caring and jovial exchange with Daniel Smrokowski. Daniel is one of four Service Ambassadors thanks to our ongoing partnership with Special Olympics. This inaugural ambassador program aims to provide Special Olympic athletes employment opportunities within our operation, affording them a unique and meaningful career.

Since 2018, our partnership with Special Olympics has become one of United's most cherished relationships, going beyond the events we take part in and volunteer with. While the plane pull competitions, polar plunges, duck derbies and Special Olympics World Games and other events around the world are a big part of our involvement, the heart of this partnership lies with the athletes and individuals supported by Special Olympics. To advocate for their inclusion in every setting is one of our biggest honors, and we take great pride in the role we play in the organization's inclusion revolution.

Aiding in the success of Special Olympics' mission to create continuing opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, throughout the two-year partnership, United has volunteered over 10,500 hours and donated over $1.2 million in travel to the organization. The impact of this partnership is felt at every level, both at Special Olympics and within our own ranks.

"The Inclusion Revolution campaign, led by our athletes, aims to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. United Airlines has joined in our fight for inclusion, empowering our athletes with the skills needed to succeed and opportunities to contribute their abilities as leaders," said Special Olympics International Chairman Tim Shriver. "United Airlines believes that people with intellectual disabilities should be perceived as they really are: independent, world-class athletes, students, employees, neighbors, travelers, and leaders who contribute to make this world a better place."

Our Service Ambassador program is just one of the many ways Special Olympics has impacted not only our employees, but also our customers. "I see every day how our Service Ambassadors connect with our customers the moment they walk into the airport lobby," said Senior Customer Service Supervisor Steve Suchorabski. "They provide a warm, welcoming smile ad assist in any way they can. To see these young adults hold positions that a society once told them they couldn't is truly the most heartwarming part of my job," Steve continued.

"The opportunity to be a part of the United family means everything to me," Daniel said. "I feel so much pride showing up to work in a Special Olympics/United co-branded uniform, working among such a loving and supportive community. The relationship between these two organizations is truly helping to shape my future while letting me use my gifts of communicating and helping others. Hopefully, I can spend my entire career at United," Daniel added.

In honor of Special Olympics' Global Week of Inclusion in July, we're asking our employees, customers and partners to sign a pledge to #ChooseToInclude at jointherevolution.org/pledge.

And be sure to check out Daniel's podcast The Special Chronicles.

United works with partners to send food to USDA food bank

By The Hub team, July 23, 2020

In collaboration with food-logistics company Commodity Forwarders Inc. (CFI), United moved nearly 190,000 pounds of fresh produce to Guam for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program. This new program was created to provide critical support to consumers impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

A variety of fresh fruits were transported from Los Angeles (LAX) to Guam (GUM) on United's newly introduced, non-stop cargo-only flight – a route added to meet cargo demand during the COVID-19 crisis. The fresh food was repacked in 10-pound cases in Los Angeles, prepared for departure at CFI's LAX location, and flown to GUM by the United team. Through this beneficial partnership between United and CFI, the perishable goods were kept cool during every step of the process and distributed as part of the food bank program in Guam.

"Everyone on our team has worked relentlessly during the pandemic to get critical goods to where they are needed most. Establishing a comprehensive network of cargo-only flights have allowed us to keep the supply chain moving even while passenger flight capacity has been reduced," said Regional Senior Manager of Cargo Sales, Marco Vezjak. "Knowing that we are able to help during these difficult times – in this case the Guam community – is our biggest reward and greatest motivation to keep moving forward."

United is proud to play a role in maintaining the global food supply chain and helping people access the supplies they need. Since March 19, United has operated over 4,000 cargo-only flights, moving over 130 million pounds of cargo.

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