Spirit Restaurant Ã¢€" Miami, Florida (now closed)
It wasn't everyday you spot a restaurant with a cockpit bolted to it. In this case, this former DC-9 simulator is a sure sign you landed at the Spirit Restaurant in Miami, Florida. The Spirit was founded by former Eastern Airlines flight attendant Denise Noe in 1992 to honor Eastern and it's people. At the airline's demise in 1991, Denise purchased a vast collection of memorabilia including models, posters, seats, china, glasses, seemingly everything that wasn't an actual plane itself. This vast collection, not just limited to the restaurant, was possibly the largest collection of Eastern memorabilia anywhere. The upstairs bar was dedicated to the memory of National and Pan Am. Ex-Eastern and Pan Am employees met weekly at the Spirit, adding to the wonderment of the place. Oh, and the excellent cuisine was anything but Ã¢€Å“airplane foodÃ¢€Â.