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Dale From Top Chef Will Make Dumplings At Newark Airport

It’s all part of the $120 million facelift United Airlines is giving its terminal at Newark, which Bloomberg has proclaimed will be a “foodie theme park.” Showing up two hours early never sounded so good.

Chef Dale Talde, and his famous dumplings.

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The year is 2016. Worn down by the soul-draining experience that is modern air travel, you begin hallucinating, imagining a Top Chef alumni slinging pork and chive dumplings in Newark Airport as you wait to board your flight to Portland.

But this is no fever dream. United Airlines' $120 million redesign of its terminal at Newark International Airport is, in fact, very real, and will include more than just Dale Talde's world famous dumplings, sold from his new Little Purse restaurant in the terminal.

Set to open next year, some 55 new dining establishments will grace the remodeled Terminal C at Newark, and will include everything from Dale's dumplings, to gourmet pizza and Swedish meatballs. Designed by the Rockwell Group, Parts and Labor Design, David Mexico Group, and Crème, the new United terminal will also feature thousands of iPads for weary travelers who just don't want to deal with people when they sidle up to the planned ramen bar.

Here's a look at how the new terminal's designers say it will shape up.

There's Little Purse, a dumpling joint by Top Chef star Dale Talde.

Courtesy of Parts and Labor Design NYC & OTG Management

The chef made his name on the TV show, and gathers big crowds at his Brooklyn restaurant, which earned praise for its signature pretzel pork and chive dumplings.


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