LAX is fast becoming an actual dining destination, though you have to have a ticket to ride in order to dine. The swankest dining is at the newly renovated Tom Bradley International terminal, which offers everything from a Petrossian caviar and Champagne bar to Panda Express. There's a lot in between, too, but the spot that offers the best taste for the money is ink.sack. While many of the other outlets fall into the “this still tastes like airport food” trap, ink.sack delivers sandwiches that taste very much like the ones served at the first ink.sack in West Hollywood under the watchful eye of chef Michael Voltaggio; that is to say, creative, high-quality and delicious. Favorites include gravlax with pickled onion, capers and “everything bagel spread,” and an amazing ham, egg and cheese that features prosciutto, Camembert and arugula. —Besha Rodell
380 World Way, LAX, 90045. (310) 258-9587, mvink.com.