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New Restaurants Open at CVG Airport

Two new restaurants are now open at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

Hop & Cask, in Concourse B, and Blaze Pizza, in Concourse A, are operated by HMSHost.

Hop & Cask celebrates the region’s distilling heritage with a selection of bourbons and whiskeys, as well as local, regional, and national brewery offerings on tap and in bottles. Craft cocktails pay homage to the classics; some of the signature drink offerings include:

  • Old Fashioned with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Angostura bitters, cane sugar simple syrup, cherry, and orange
  • Angel’s & Demons with Angel’s Envy, Combier, Aperol, Hellfire Shrub, and orange
  • Peaches & Beam with Jim Beam, peaches, basil, and apple juice

Hop & Cask’s food menu spotlights elevated pub favorites, like Bavarian pretzel sticks with warm spiced beer cheese and smoked paprika, a Hophaus board with salami, capocollo, prosciutto, boursin, smoked gouda, and cider slaw, served with a garlic crostini, and also a beer cheese soup with goat cheese crumbles and an herb pita wedge.

Hop & Cask offers a view of the tarmac, and its walls are decorated with artifacts from the Bourbon Trail.

“With summer travel upon us, HMSHost is honored to continue our partnership with CVG to bring a variety of new and exciting food and beverage options to satisfy any traveler,” said HMSHost vice president of business development Bryan Loden. “With Hop & Cask, we’re adding an authentic sense of place for both local travelers and visitors with a great selection of the region’s world-class spirits. With Blaze Pizza, we’re giving travelers a fresh, quick-service dining option.”

“With our record-breaking passenger growth, and our mission to provide an unforgettably positive travel experience, CVG is thrilled to be working with our concessionaires to add additional food and beverage options for travelers in both Concourses,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer at CVG.

Blaze Pizza is a modern day "pizza joint” serving travelers custom-built artisanal pizzas with a fresh ingredients. Pizzas are made fast in a blazing hot open-flame oven - the centerpiece of the restaurant - and is ready to eat in just 180 seconds. For pizza fans with specific dietary needs, Blaze Pizza offers gluten-free dough and vegan cheese, as well as selection of non-pizza items such as a variety of salads.

In addition to the opening of Hop & Cask and Blaze Pizza, later this year HMSHost will open Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom. HMSHost will continue to operate existing restaurants at CVG including Outback Steakhouse, Chick-fil-A, and multiple Starbucks store locations.

-Staff report

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