About this time every year I’m wrapping up my annual restaurant binge, and this year a few menu items leapt out as freshly trendy. Call to see if they’re in current menu rotations, but they were absolutely in evidence across the last twelve months…
Tater tots Nacho Borracho, Radiator Whiskey
Bone marrow burger Cochon, Eureka!
Food served in a jar (pie at) Trove, (salad at) Café Barjot
Zucchini pappardelle Damn the Weather, Cochon
Frito pie Jacks’s BBQ, Babirusa
Fried pickles Babirusa, Hollywood Tavern
Peanut ice cream sundaes Quality Athletics, Trove
Novelty hot dogs Duck Hot Dog at Damn the Weather, Corn Bellies at Cochon, Lefse Hotdog at Andra Loft
Scissors as essential dining tool Pizzeria Gabbiano (used for cutting pizza), Trove (at table, so customers can cut grilled meat).