Hungry For Points Mega-Giveaway: Enter To Win $200 In Airline Gift Cards

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I’m going out with a bang to wrap-up my time as the featured BoardingArea blogger by giving out $200 in American Airlines gift cards. To make things even more interesting, I’m giving you multiple ways to win. Who knows, if you’re really lucky, you may even win more than once.

Here’s how the giveaway works – you can enter one-time through each of the 3 methods below:

#1. $100 AA Gift Card: Enter by leaving a comment with your response in this post.

#2. $50 AA Gift Card: Enter by following me on Twitter AND by tweeting @hungryforpoints with your response.

#3. $50 AA Gift Card: Enter by liking my Facebook page AND leaving your response on the page.

Your responses? In case you haven’t noticed, I really, really like to eat. So I want your food recommendations, everything from fine dining to street food – what’s the most memorable, delicious thing you’ve eaten during your travels, and where can I find it?

The giveaway will close at 5PM PST on Thursday, January 8th, at which point each of the winners will be selected at random and the gift certificates will be e-mailed shortly after.

AA gift cards can be used for flights on www.aa.com, and you can combine up to 8 of them into a single transaction, and the funds do not expire. For reference here are the general AA gift card terms and conditions.

Best of luck to everyone!


  1. I had a ground lamb baked mac and cheese at Bar Symon right in the center of the Pittsburgh Airport (PIT)…was SO good and SO unexpected for airport food!

  2. What I crave when I am away are the spicy Thai chicken wings from PokPok in Portland. Good thing I can now get them at the PDX airport foodtruck just after I land.

  3. Pancakes with pineapple syrup (cooked down from fresh pineapple juice) at Imun Restaurant, Kosrae Village Resort, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, November 1998.

  4. Peanut Butter and Bacon Cheeseburger at Yo’ Mama’s in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

    Best with a side of Mac ‘n’ Cheese.

  5. Hot pastrami sandwich from gottleibs restaurant in Williamsburg. It’s a heart attack, but you’ll be smiling all the way to the hospital.

  6. Someone already mentioned satay but there’s awesome street food pretty much all over Kuala Lumpur.

    I had an amazing chicken butter pizza in a fantastic Pakistani restaurant in Orlando about a year ago. Who knew north Indian and Italian food could work so well.

  7. I’ve been a couple of times to Paris, France. Each time, I always head to Saint Michel. It’s a pedestrian area filled with restaurants, bars/coffee shops and souvenirs boutiques. This area if full of “greek” fast food restaurants in addition to the traditional ones. They mainly serve “gyros”. It’s basically a big chunk of meat rotating on a vertical grill. The meat is sliced as you order your sandwich. Add fries or some veggies and voila, a delicious meal better and maybe healthier than McDonald’s. Take your sandwich, head to the Seine river and enjoy your gyros while watching the bateaux-mouches going back and forth.

  8. I just tasted octopus while visiting the Gulf side of Florida and while I can’t claim it was the best thing I’ve ever eaten, I did enjoy both the taste and the whole experience. Give it a try!

  9. Cut Las Vegas, The Palazzo, for steak (high-end)
    Ellis Island Casino Café, for new York steak (cheap, late night)

  10. A must in Chicago is Smoque BBQ on the northwest side. My fav is the the chopped brisket sandwich and peach cobbler. Can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.

  11. What a tough question! I recommend the incredible pastrami at NYC’s 2nd Avenue Deli. Some honorable mentions (at least in my book): the chicken and beef skewer’s I got from a cart near Wall Street; authentic aebleskiver in Copenhagen; sweet and savory waffles at The Waffle Window in Portland.

  12. Lobster in on the wharf in rugged, historic, breathtakingly scenic coastal Maine in July. It was in a town near Bristol and the views over the deck onto the water were stunning. I sat there and watched a northern right whale breach in the distance, taking in the salty sea air, listening to the waves gently caressing the shoreline. Afterwords I enjoyed the best blueberry ice cream I’ve ever eaten at a picnic table next to a field of purple and pink lupines.

  13. if you’re even in Chicago O’Hare airport, try going to Tortas Fronteras — great fresh Mexican sandwiches!

  14. My first meal at a Vietnamese restaurant; check out the Shoreditch neighborhood of London for tons of good options

  15. 4 Rivers Smokehouse on the north side of Orlando. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but the cheese grits are worth the trip on their own!

  16. Most delicious? Probably the meal we had at Rosemary’s in Las Vegas more than a decade ago (since closed). The truffle fries at Envy in Las Vegas and the steaks at Flipside in Santa Rosa, CA stick out in my memory though; if only we could get them together!

  17. The hot chicken from Hattie B’s in Nashville was something so unique and different than I’ve ever had before…

  18. A large slice of eggplant and zucchini pizza at the train station in Verona, Italy. It was unbelievably good, and I have never had any food that memorable since.

  19. love me some fresh hot krispy kreame donuts in all of the Us of A
    Look for the red “fresh” light

  20. The Stone Crabs and Key Lime Pie at Joe’s Stone Crabs on Miami Beach are to die for if you just happen to be down there, which I wish I were right now.

  21. Skyline Chili in all its forms (coneys, chili spaghetti, 3 ways, 4ways, 5 ways, etc.) from Cincinnati, Ohio is the best!

  22. Try the tacos & cold Dos Equis beer at Mariachi’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant in Lihue Kauai (3501 Rice Street, #205 in the Harbor Mall). The outdoor 2nd floor deck overlooks the ocean and some nice Hawaii greenery to the right.

    The vibe, view & food combination are one of my wifeis & my favorites when we visit Kauai Hawaii. We plan to go again in April 2105.

  23. You want local food? Come to Billings, MT and try Sarah’s Mexican Restaurant. In my travels? Any of the food that I had in Peru was delicious. I wish I could remember the name of the restaurant, but there is one above Cusco that had delicious stuffed peppers.

  24. The Mai Tai’s at Duke’s in Oahu really are all they are hyped up to be. Had some great fish at a food truck on the North Shore too.

  25. If your ever in Disneyland in California, the Raspberry Rose Micky Macaroon available at the Bakery Cafe at the end of Main Street is a fabulous treat!

  26. Go to the happy hour at La Cabrera in Buneos Aires. Eat before 7:30pm and save 40% off your same meal! Ridiculous deal and they will let up you pay in U.S. $ for a very good exchange rate.

  27. I’m a sucker for the cioppino at Joes Stone Crab in Miami.

    Sushi Omekase from Tsukiji at Sushi Daiwa was amazing for the price.

    Octopus Carpacio from Portugalia in Lisbon was quite good as well…

    See a trend here>

  28. Best meal was at Bar La Grassa in Minneapolis, pulled pork crustinis, pasta made in-house, mouth watering goodness. Lots of ties for second.

  29. I love Pink’s hotdogs in Los Angels, but I think the Pink’s in Vegas are the best, even more than the original in L.A.

  30. On a law school visit in Boston, I had a peppermint ice cream cake with chocolate frosting at the Atlantic Fish Market (I think that’s what it was called). It was amazing and big.

  31. Great question!!! I think one of the best things we’ve ever eaten is all the food they had at the Bellagio buffet in Las Vegas! That place is to die for. OMG, everything was SO good.

  32. definitely the gelato from the place across the street from the left side of the Trevi fountain (if your back is to the fountain) – can’t recall the name

  33. French fries at a McDonald’s in Egypt.

    It was Ramadan and I had food poisoning. Hence, they were the best thing I’d ever eaten.

  34. Ian’s Pizza in Madison/Milwaukee, WI or now Denver (possibly in Chicago now as well). Get the Mac n Cheese Pizza.

  35. a giant porterhouse steak at the Bright Angel lodge at the base of the grand canyon. After a long day riding a mule to the bottom this dinner was just the thing i needed!

  36. Ramen at Kyushu Jangara Ramen just across the intersection from Harajuku Station in Tokyo. Huge chunks of fatty pork, awesome broth, and large hard boiled eggs. The best ramen I had in my 3-1/2 years living and working in Tokyo.

  37. The best food I’ve had was in Hong Kong at the Peninsula. I had an amazing italian dinner in the lobby restaurant and after having asian food for 3 weeks it was a welcome taste bud change.

  38. I must say, momo dumplings in any small restaurant in Bhutan. They’re yummy!

    Thanks for setting up this giveaway!

  39. Gibsons in Chicago is an awesome spot. Delicious steaks, strong drinks, and great service. Impossible not to have a great meal/time there.

  40. Hong Kong is an epicurean’s paradise, especially seafood. on my last trip there I had a fried yellow croaker dish that blew me away. It’s a little common fish dish but the best I have had, King’s Lodge in Tsim Sha Tsui.

  41. I recommend sundae (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH AN ICE CREAM SUNDAE), Korean for blood sausage (pig’s intestine’s, glass noodles & pig’s blood) at the Gwangjang Market in Seoul, Korea. It doesn’t sound appetizing but it is surprisingly delicious!

  42. Lazy Bear in San Francisco. Novel, new and delicious (if you can get tickets and don’t mind spending a bit).

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