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CBD, Chicken Sandwiches and Plant-based Everything: A Look Back at the Biggest Restaurant Food and Beverage Trends of 2019

Or is it KFCs fried-chicken- scented 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog? Either way, it signals the time of year when you and I compare notes on the menu hits and misses, triumphs and...  more »

8 Food and Drink Trends for Restaurants to Watch for in 2020

Real meat burgers will be pitched as better for the planet Plant-based concepts may have a growing body of research that supports the idea that eating vegetables in place of meat...  more »

Put Pumpkin Behind You - Holiday Cocktails Offer Variety of Flavors

The holidays are a favorite time to indulge in some specialty cocktails. There are sure to be a variety of choices at family gatherings, holiday parties, offices parties or just...  more »

What's on the Menu for the 2019 Holiday Season

With the holidays on the horizon, restaurants are serving seasonal dishes and drinks in festive flavors. While typical holiday flavors such as mint, gingerbread and eggnog...  more »

Sweet Sensations

Dessert has long been a menu category that adopts trends more slowly than the rest of the menu, offering guests an end-of-meal safe zone with familiar flavors and formats. Today,...  more »

The New South: A National Cuisine

The American South is a cultural melting pot, resulting in a unique food and beverage with local and global influences. We partnered up with Food Business News to share a deep dive...  more »

Flavor Exploration Cocktail Menus

Omni Hotels & Resorts is now introducing Flavor Origins as its new cocktail menu, which invites guests to experience a rich sensory experience through flavors that are fruity,...  more »

Three Global Cuisines to Watch

Seasonings, sauces and spreads from the Middle East, Japan and India are growing on mainstream menus, said Melanie Zanoza Bartelme, global food and drink analyst at Mintel. Some of...  more »

Culinary Chronicles: Southern Soul Food in The North

As a chef and fellow transplant to the South, from Pittsburg, PA to Arkansas, I’ve grown to appreciate the draw of Southern comfort food. I’m often on the hunt for a proper bowl of...  more »

Flavor of the Week: Hatch Chile Gains 97% in Menu Mentions

The Hatch chile hails from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico, where it is roasted in the late summer and fall. The ingredient is a darling of the American Southwest that is having a...  more »

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