Celebrity Chef Michael Symon Celebrates Grand Opening of Bar Symon at the AIRMALL® at Pittsburgh International Airport with Event on August 20

Aug 13, 2012, 14:56 ET from AIRMALL USA

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --


Grand Opening of Bar Symon at the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)


Bar Symon (located in the Center Core at PIT) 


Monday, August 20, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to noon


-Michael Symon, celebrity chef, co-host of ABC's "The Chew," winner of Food Network's "The Next Iron Chef," and author of the popular cookbook "Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen."

-Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County executive

-Rep. Matthew H. Smith, Allegheny County Airport Authority board member

-Mark Knight, president, AIRMALL USA

-Jay Kruisselbrink, vice president of development, AIRMALL USA

-Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, The Paradies Shops                                            


AIRMALL® USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), has marked the beginning of a new era in high-quality airport dining with the opening of Bar Symon, the first airport restaurant to feature the inventive cuisine of celebrity chef Michael Symon.  On August 20, Chef Symon will join officials from Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Airport Authority, AIRMALL, and The Paradies Shops for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony at the restaurant.  During the event, travelers and attendees will also enjoy samples of the restaurant's inventive cuisine.  In addition, a select number of people that are the first to visit the restaurant during the grand opening will receive a complimentary autographed cookbook from Chef Symon.


Photo opportunities include:

- Chef Michael Symon

- Interior and exterior shots of Bar Symon

- Shots of the food from Bar Symon

- Ribbon cutting with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald 


AIRMALL® USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Pittsburgh International Airport, Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.  The leading airport concessions model in North America, AIRMALL USA continues to boast among the highest per-passenger spends on the continent and consistently receives accolades for innovation and customer service.  AIRMALL USA is owned by Prospect Capital Corporation, a leading New York investment company founded in 1988.  For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmallusa.com

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Jennifer O'Rourke