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      Dinosaur BBQ, Gianelli Sausage: New restaurants open at Syracuse airport

      Starting today, travelers flying in and out of Hancock Airport in Syracuse will have new options to satisfy their cravings.

      The newly renovated Gateway Cafe restaurants open at the airport today.

      Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services and the Syracuse Department of Aviation are celebrating the grand opening this morning.

      Here's a taste of what you can expect to find at the restaurants: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Hofmann Sausage, Gianelli Sausage, New York Bakery, Saranac Beer and Saranac 1888 Soft Drinks, Bully Hill Vineyards, Paul deLima Coffee and Terrell's Potato Chips.

      The restaurants replace the two Sbarro's that were stationed in the airport. It cost an estimated $400,000 to complete the renovation.

      "The Syracuse area has so many wonderful, nationally-recognized brands," said Mayor Stephanie Miner. "To be able to enjoy Dinosaur BBQ, Hofmann's and Gianelli's products at the airport will give our residents a taste of home as they embark on their travels and give visitors a taste of some of the local flavor our region has to offer. I commend Delaware North for making an investment in our airport."

      "We are committed to providing regional favorites in all of our airports," said Paul Egan, regional director for Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. "At Syracuse Hancock International Airport, the Gateway Caf concepts will give all of our guests a taste of upstate New York."

      During the construction, temporary food kiosks were set up in both terminals.