Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development
Picture for Clear Winner: Clean Slate
Ember Kitchen | Austin, Texas
Picture for 2023 Best of Flavor
This special “Best of Flavor” issue features 100 entries—arranged in no particular order—highlighting the flavor-forward innovation taking place in menu development today.
Picture for Top of the Class: Seared Ribeye Burger
UMass Amherst | Amherst, Mass.
Picture for Smoke Signals: Pollo Ahumado
Bombo | Los Angeles
Picture for Lavender Fields Forever: Honey Lavender
Salt & Straw | Based in Portland, Ore.
Picture for Hon Bon: Zimmer Honey Challah
River And Wood | Boulder, Colo.
Picture for Carolina Claw: Low Country Crab Rice
The Jones Oyster Co. | Greenville, S.C.
Picture for Big ‘Dila: Four Cheese Steak Quesadilla
Taco John’s | Based in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Picture for All Choked Up: Roasted Artichoke Chutney
Aurum | Los Altos, Calif.
Picture for Starring Roll: Housemade Milk Bread
Taru | New York
Picture for Summer Lovin’: Strawberry Lemonade Pie
Polly’s Pies | Based in Placentia, Calif.
Picture for Havana Good Time: Cubano
Johnston’s | San Diego
Picture for Pretty in Pink: Pink Burger
Pink Love Donuts & More | Miami Beach and Oakland Park, Fla.
Picture for Sandwich Überhaul: The Marisol
Hannah’s Bretzel | Three locations in Chicago
Picture for Next-Level Tacos: Lobster Taco Platter
Border Grill | Las Vegas
Picture for Squash the Competition: Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Pomella | Oakland, Calif.
Picture for Sweet on Brunch: Crème Brûlée French Toast
The Bungalow Kitchen | Tiburon, Calif.
Picture for Sip, Sip, Hooray!: Red Velvet Cream Cold Brew
TIM HORTONS | Based in Toronto, Ontario
Picture for Smash Hits: Pebble Rebel Smashed Donut
Yonutz! | Based in Sunrise, Fla.
Picture for Flaming Success: Double Duck Wings
International Smoke | Locations in San Francisco and Las Vegas
Picture for Double the Fun: Double Rainbow Sushi Bowl
Pacific Catch | Based in Corte Madera, Calif.
Picture for Potatoes Do Pastry: Miso-Honey Butter Donut
Downstate Donuts | Chicago
Picture for Vegan for the Win: Mushroom Carnitas Tacos
Love Life Café | Miami
Picture for Ok, I'll Bite: Masala Papad 
Mortar & Pestle Sports Lounge | Based in San Francisco
Picture for Bowls of Summer: Summer Seared Ahi Salad
Modern Market Eatery | Based in Denver
Picture for Thali Order: Tulsi Thali Combo
Tulsi Indian Eatery | Based in Los Angeles
Picture for Stunning Sipper: Aji Alegre
Ruka | Boston
Picture for Butter Half: Honey Butter Toast
Interstellar | Santa Monica, Calif.
Picture for Sticking Power: Sumac-marinated Chicken Shashlik
Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen | Miami Beach, Fla.
Picture for Morning Shift: Breakfast Carbonara Pasta
North Italia | Based in Calabasas Hills, Calif.
Picture for You Had Me at Hollandaise: Barbacoa Quesadilla Benedict
First Watch | Based in Bradenton, Fla.
Picture for Up in Smoke: Chipotle-Honey Wings
Jailbird | Based in Pasadena, Calif.
Picture for Top-Shelf Tots: Potato Pavé Tots
The Vault Steakhouse | San Francisco, Calif.
Picture for Super Bowl: Seared Ahi Tuna Bowl
Urbane Café | Based in Ventura, Calif.
Picture for Pasta Rustica: Lamb Ragu With Spinach Pappardelle
Tre Vele | Based in Sandy Springs, Ga.
Picture for One Fell Scoop: The Fiegster
Kith Treats | Based in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Picture for Clove-Struck: Toasted Garlic White Pizza
Lantern Pizza Co. | Downers Grove, Ill.
Picture for Just Stew It: Lahm-bi Ajine
Mamnoon | Seattle
Picture for Nacho Average Pizza: Double Bacon-Cheddar Pizza
Papa Murphy’s | Based in Vancouver, Wash.
Picture for Shanks for the Memories: Chamorro De Cordero
Colibrí Mexican Bistro | San Francisco
Picture for Street-Food Fave: Bombay Sliders
Saffron | Locations in San Carlos and Burlingame, Calif.
Picture for Dumpling to Talk About: Fufú Gnocchi
Mariel | Boston
Picture for She Sells Seashells: Concha French Toast
Calaca Mamas Cantina | Anaheim, Calif.
Picture for Play Ball: Spicy Meatball Skillet
Twin Peaks Restaurants | Based in Dallas
Picture for Meat Me in Paris: Raclette Burger
Left Bank Brasserie | Four locations in Northern California
Picture for Dynamic Duo: Churrasco-Style Steak “Frittes”
Shula’s Steak House | Based in Richmond, Va.
Picture for Deep Purple: The Beautiful Ones
High 5ive | Oakland, Calif.
Picture for Tropical Tipple: Weekend in Palm Springs
Soulmate | West Hollywood, Calif.
Picture for Timeless A-Peel: Graceland
Blue Jay Bistro | Littleton, N.C.
Picture for Southern Charmer: Ruby Trout
Henley Modern American Brasserie | Nashville, Tenn.
Picture for Morning Squash Game: Truffle Squash Benedict
Oeb Breakfast Co. | Based in Calgary, Alberta
Picture for Gold Star Barbeque: Carolina Goldmine Sandwich
City Barbeque | Based in Dublin, Ohio
Picture for Fish Upon a Star: Whole Fish Cha Ca
Bodega SF | San Francisco
Picture for Crab Collab: Crab Rangoon Pizza
Happy Joe’s Pizza Ice Cream | Based in Davenport, Iowa
Picture for Thigh High: The Firebird Sandwich
The Crack Shack | Based in San Diego
Picture for Spuds With Seoul: Loaded Bulgogi Fries
Bonchon | Based in Addison, Texas
Picture for Pure Gold: Saffrodesiac
Soif | Chicago
Picture for Everything All at Once: Everything Avocado Toast
Robeks | Based in Los Angeles
Picture for Command Performance: Tamarind
Sajj Mediterranean | Based in Menlo Park, Calif.
Picture for Char-Baa-Cued: Lamb-spiced Ribs
Andros Taverna | Chicago
Picture for Bet on Birria: Brisket Birria
Qdoba Mexican Eats | Based in San Diego
Picture for All About That Base: Super Shroom Pizza
Mod Pizza | Based in Bellevue, Wash.
Picture for Winning Formula: Halibut Marsala
Rosalie Italian Soul | Houston
Picture for Walk This Way: Walking Taco Topper Pizza
Toppers Pizza | Based in Whitewater, Wis.
Picture for Shrimp-ly Delicious: Thai Shrimp Bowl
Tender Greens | Based in Los Angeles
Picture for New Vieux: Banshee Queen
The Whistler | Chicago
Picture for Gimme the Blues: Blueberry BBQ Sauce
4 Rivers Smokehouse | Based in Winter Park, Fla.
Picture for Flying High: Cedar Waxwing
The Meadowlark | Chicago
Picture for Animal Attraction: Bison Ribeye
Urban Hill | Salt Lake City
Picture for Afghani Inspo: Chicken “Afghani”
Lore | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Picture for Winner Winner: Southern Bird Sandwich
Kowbird | Oakland, Calif.
Picture for Second Chances: Spanish Fried Chicken
Lírica | Chicago
Picture for Milk Bread Marvel: Lobster Sando
Adrestia | Sunnyvale, Calif
Picture for Maafe Your Way: Maafe Peanut Stew
Yum Village | Based in Detroit
Picture for Flex Your Mussels: Moules Frites
Venteux | Chicago
Picture for Fine and Dandy: Bacon-wrapped Pork Tenderloin
One Market Restaurant | San Francisco
Picture for A Spud-tacular Moment: Ultimate Loaded Barbecue Baker
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit | Based in Dallas
Picture for A Brunch With Punch: Banana Split Brioche French Toast
Hash Kitchen | Based in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Picture for Bacon Your Way: BLT Quinoa Bowl
Morrison Healthcare | Based in Atlanta
Picture for Bowl’d Choices: Fajita Del Rey
Tocaya Modern Mexican | Based in Los Angeles
Picture for Fritter Away: Famous Indonesian Corn Fritter Bites
E&O Kitchen and Bar | San Francisco
Picture for Pickled Blue: Seared Scottish Salmon
Mad Honey Culinary Studio in partnership with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council | Grand Rapids, Mich.
Picture for Shake-a-delic: Caramelized Pineapple Shake
Gott’s Roadside | Based in St. Helena, Calif.
Picture for Sole Satisfying: Petrale Sole Meunière
Absinthe Brasserie & Bar | San Francisco
Picture for A Jammin’ Burger: Tremendo Burger
Pincho | Based in Miami
Picture for Sweet Stack: Campechana
The Mexican | Dallas
Picture for Shaking Things Up: Palo Mandarina
Cavaña | San Francisco
Picture for Seas the Opportunity: Kimchi Fried Rice Bowl
True Food Kitchen | Based in Phoenix
Picture for Salad MVP: Newk’s Favorite Salad
Newk’s Eatery | Based in Jackson, Miss.
Picture for Raw Fusion: Citrus-Yuzu Hamachi Sashimi
Rōzu | Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Picture for One for the Ages: Boulevardier
Sol Restaurant at Sonesta Redondo Beach & Marina | Redondo Beach, Calif.
Picture for Mediterranean Melting Pot: Ahi Tuna Crudo
Estiatorio Ornos | San Francisco
Picture for Macha Made in Heaven: Tostada De Atún
El Fish Marisqueria | New York
Picture for Belly up to Brunch: French Toast Sandwich
Boots & Bones | Jersey City, N.J.
Picture for A Star is Born: The Cadillac
Via 313 | Based in Austin, Texas
Picture for Whey To Go: The Milwaukee
Chez Francois Poutinerie | Naperville, Ill.
Picture for Waffles FTW: Holy Chicken
Bruxie | Based in Orange, Calif.
Picture for Tender Moments: Bo’s Chicken Tenders
Bojangles | Based in Charlotte, N.C.
Picture for Something to Taco 'Bout: Brisket Tacos
R&R BBQ | Based in Midvale, Utah
Picture for Powered by Pastrami: Lardon Reuben
Lardon | Chicago
Picture for Matchmaker: Crispy & Spicy Cucumber Salad
Chi and Spy C | New York
Picture for Fajitas 2.0: Jerk Chicken Fajitas
Dos Coyotes Border Café | Based in Davis, Calif.
Picture for Fiery Fusion: Korean Quesadilla
bd’s Mongolian Grill | Based in Irving, Texas
Picture for Well Rounded: Salsiccia Broccoli Pizza
Casa Don Alfonso | St. Louis, Mo.
Picture for Crossover King: Street Style Ribs
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant | Based in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Picture for Rich Tradition: Bergen Fish Chowder
Seafood from Norway + Lysverket
Picture for Happy Hour: Okonomiyaki Waffle
Sunda New Asian | Chicago
Picture for Cold-Fashioned Seafood
Norway’s harsh environment offers the perfect conditions for premium seafood
Picture for One in a Melon: Crispy Rice
Planta | Based in Miami
Picture for By Land and Sea: Surf & Turf Burrito
Chronic Tacos | Based in Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Picture for Hitting the Sauce: Korean BBQ Tacos
California Tortilla | Based in Rockville, Md.
Picture for Hot Chick: Cheesy Chicken Sandwich
Bad Mutha Clucka | Based in Pasadena, Calif.
Picture for Sauce Crisscross: Flip the Bird Bowl
Roti | Based in Chicago
Picture for Turning a New Leaf: Fried Brussels Sprouts
Amalia | Miami Beach, Fla.
Picture for Flavor Explosion: Jalapeño-Cheese Bomb Burger
Epic Burger | Based in Chicago
Picture for Hometown Hero: Nashville-Style BBQ Hot Pork Sandwich
Edley’s Bar-B-Que | Based in Nashville, Tenn.
Picture for Crowning Touch: Tagliatelle
Indaco | Based in Charleston, S.C.
Picture for Sandwiches Showcase the Best of Bel Brands
Four chefs share their winning burger and sandwich builds starring Bel Brands cheese products
Picture for The Sauce Is Boss: Mutts Original Chicken Sandwich
Mutts Canine Cantina | Based in Dallas
Picture for Eye-Popping: Duroc Pork Belly Lollipops
Rye | Dallas
Picture for Wild Idea: Salmon Teriyaki Sandwich
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar | Based in Denver
Picture for Elegant Equation: Charred Cabbage
Zitz Sum | Coral Gables, Fla.
Picture for 2022 Best of Flavor May-June 2022
This special “Best of Flavor” issue features 100 entries—arranged in no particular order—highlighting the flavor-forward innovation taking place in menu development today.
Picture for From Bowl to Box: Salmon & Tuna Poke
Sweetfin | Based in Los Angeles
Picture for Dumplings To Talk About: Pork & Shrimp Potstickers
Lure Fishbar | Based in New York
Picture for Pulpo Perfection: Octopus Carpaccio
Leku | Miami
Picture for Seeding Success: Gluten-Free Super Seed Bread
Le Pain Quotidien | Based in New York
Picture for Street Sensation: Pomegranate Bhel Puri
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen | Fullerton, Calif.
Picture for Game On: “Bone-In” Duck Meatloaf
Jack & Charlie’s No. 118 | New York
Picture for Whole In One: Charred Cabbage
Intero Restaurant | Austin, Texas
Picture for Umami Boost: Fingerling Potatoes
Indo | St. Louis, Mo.
Picture for Layering for the Season: Chilled Summer Idaho Potato Lasagna
Idaho Potato Commission + Oakleys Bistro
Picture for Dutch Crunch Delight: Smoked Pastrami Sandwich
Hot Johnnie’s | San Francisco
Picture for Bar None: Hildee Bar
Hildee’s Dine-Inn | Wimberley, Texas
Picture for Pastrami Flip: Mushroom Rueben
Hearth and Hill | Park City, Utah
Picture for Game Play: Roasted American Bison Filet
Haywire + The Ranch at Las Colinas | Multiple locations in Texas
Picture for Inside Scoop: Twice-Baked Bone Marrow Potato
Harper’s | Dallas
Picture for Spanako-Pizza: Greek Spinach & Feta Pizza
Greens Restaurant | San Francisco
Picture for Winning Chicken: Ranch-Seasoned Fried Chicken
Golden Corral | Based in Raleigh, N.C.
Picture for Reuben Reimagined: Swordfish Pastrami
Funkenhausen | Chicago
Picture for Sweet Mem'ries: Southwest S’mores
Frida Southwest | Oklahoma City
Picture for Cali-Med: California Shakshuka
Fredericks at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel | San Francisco
Picture for Snack Wave: Fried Mozzarella Skewers
Fazoli’s | Based in Lexington, Ky.
Picture for It’s Good to Be King: Pho ‘King’ Delicious Dip Sandwich
Enclave Café | Based in San Diego
Picture for Colorful Classic: Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge | Dallas
Picture for Farm To Glass: Un Dia Cocktail
Duende | Oakland, Calif.
Picture for Leveling Up: Mercado Margarita
dLeña | Washington, D.C.
Picture for Spicy Sweet: Outrageous Chamoy Cup
Yogurt Mill | Based in Modesto, Calif.
Picture for Gateway Dish: Sushi Pizza
Yamashiro | Hollywood, Calif.
Picture for Rolling in Dough: Dire Wolf Chicken Wrap
Wolfnights | New York
Picture for Loaded with Possibility: BBQ Brisket Fries
Wienerschnitzel | Based in Newport Beach, Calif.
Picture for Work of Art: Porchetta Roast
Whino | Arlington, Va.
Picture for How Sweet It Is: Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich
Wendy’s | Based in Dublin, Ohio
Picture for Tail of Whimsy: Vestry Cheesecake
Vestry | New York
Picture for Seafood Special: Spaghetti with Blue Crab
Vestal | Lafayette, La.
Picture for Getting Saucy: Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council + University of Connecticut
Picture for Seasonal Spice: 5-Alarm Fall Vegetable-Grain Bowl
True Aussie Beef & Lamb + Nordstrom Restaurants
Picture for Atwitter for Fritters: Asparagus Fritters
Culaccino | Franklin, Tenn.
Picture for Spanish Comfort: Rossejat De Fideos
Comedor | Laguna Beach, Calif.
Picture for Soup for the Soul: French Onion Agnolotti
Church & Union | Nashville, Tenn.
Picture for Umami Bombs: Yuzu-Xilli Dumplings
Camp | Greenville, S.C.
Picture for Sizing Up: California Avocado Burrito
California Avocado Commission + Libelula
Picture for Saucy Mocktail: BBQ Pineapple Shrub
Buxton Hall Barbecue | Asheville, N.C.
Picture for Morning Fix: The Hangover Cure Fried Chicken Sandwich
Brookville Biscuit & Brunch | Charlottesville, Va.
Picture for Confection Perfection: French Raspberry Cheesecake
Boulangerie Christophe | Washington, D.C.
Picture for Flower Power: Lavender Lemonade Rosé
Anzie Blue | Nashville, Tenn.
Picture for Balancing Act: Horseradish-Cheddar Burger
American Social | Five locations in Florida
Picture for Jam Session: That's My Jam! Burger
Bar Louie | Based in Dallas
Picture for Balkans' Best: Sarma Pork Belly Stuffed Cabbage
Ambar | Two locations in the Washington, D.C., area
Picture for Signature Stamp: Espresso Martinique
Apothecary | Dallas
Picture for Hook, Line and Sinker: Kanpachi Crudo
The Salt Line | Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va.
Picture for Knuckle Down: Lobster Knuckles “Escargot Style”
The Mermaid Inn | Three locations in New York
Picture for Use Your Noodle: Chicken Curry Ramen
The Holding Company | San Diego
Picture for Mussel Magic: Mussels with Lobster-Butter Broth
The Graceful Ordinary | St. Charles, Ill.
Picture for Treasure Chest: Scallop en Croûte
The Driskill Hotel | Austin, Texas
Picture for Roman Expansion: Mezze Maniche al Sugo di Manzo
Testaccio | Chicago
Picture for Griller Thriller: Spicy Steak & Potato Griller
Taco John’s | Based in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Picture for Life Gives You Lemons: Smoked Half Chicken
Sweetbriar | New York
Picture for On a Roll: Latin Ninja Sushi Burrito
Sushirrito | Based in San Francisco
Picture for Well Traveled: Little Tokyo Sandwich
Spring St. 2Go | Oyster Bay, N.Y.
Picture for Aïoli Upgrade: Pink Fries
Spark | Oklahoma City
Picture for Child's Play: PB&J Slider
Son of a Butcher | Based in Plano, Texas
Picture for 'Tis the Season: Citrus-Olive Oil Cake
Solstice | Locations in Newtown, Pa., and Irvine, Calif.
Picture for Schnitzel Delight: Chicken Schnitzel
Seed Kitchen & Bar | Marietta, Ga.
Picture for Taco Transformations: Chicharrón Tacos
Sally Can Wait | New York
Picture for Fill 'er Up: Empanadas
Rustika Café and Bakery | Based in Houston
Picture for Original Icon: Khao Mun Gai
Rooster & Rice | Based in San Francisco
Picture for High Steaks: Steak Gorgonzola
Romano’s Macaroni Grill | Based in Denver
Picture for Camera Ready: Roasted Tika Cauliflower
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery | Based in Houston
Picture for 'Rita Rave: Tamarind Margarita
Rasa | Based in Washington, D.C.
Picture for Free-Range Flavors: Country Chicken Sandwich
PB&J: Pizza, Beer and Jukebox | Chicago
Picture for Seafood Stacks: Monterey Squid Okonomiyaki
Pabu Izakaya | San Francisco
Picture for Dramatic Drink: West Side Crusta Cocktail
Ophelia | New York
Picture for Going Green: Wagyu Beef Tartare
Oak at Fourteenth | Boulder, Colo.
Picture for Carnival of Flavor: Mussel + Beer + Cotton Candy
NR | New York
Picture for Hybrid Hit: Braised Beef Chilaquiles
Norms | Based in Bellflower, Calif.
Picture for Clean & Classic: Yellowtail Jalapeño
Nobu | Based in New York
Picture for Sunrise, Sunset: Dusk til Dawn Cocktail
Nina’s | New York
Picture for Monkey Around: Mango Monkey Bread
National Mango Board + Tesse Restaurant
Picture for For the Love of Bees: Queen Bee Cocktail
National Honey Board + Garden Bar PHX
Picture for Kashmiri Hot: Kashmiri Fried Chicken
Mister Mao | New Orleans
Picture for Dragon Takes Flight: The Little Dragon Cocktail
Ma Der Lao Kitchen | Oklahoma City
Picture for That's A Wrap: Bronco Burrito
Bad-Ass Breakfast Burritos | Based in Pasadena, Calif.
Picture for Turning a New Leaf: Fried Brussels Sprouts
Amalia | Miami Beach, Fla.
Picture for Rock'n Rice Bowl: Pineapple Adobo Alaska Rockfish & Brown Rice Bowl
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute + Nordstrom Restaurants
Picture for Chicken Liver and Spring Pea Ravioli Doppio
Chicken Liver And Spring Pea Ravioli Doppio with Marsala, Vidalia onions, mint, ricotta, egg, Parmigiano-Reggiano and a butter-basil-pine nut sauce
Picture for Smoked Oyster & Artichoke Dip
Smoked Oyster & Artichoke Dip with Boursin and Georgia Gouda, served with French baguette slices
Picture for Be Well Salad
MIXT greens, avocado, chickpeas, quinoa, lentils, carrots, edamame, cucumbers, scallions, fresh herbs and cilantro-jalapeño vinaigrette
Picture for Brisket
Brisket with optional sides: mac & cheese, pit beans, collards, potato salad, slaw
Picture for Crab Tostada Benedict
Crispy-fried white corn tortillas topped with refried beans, smashed avocado, crab salad and a soft-poached egg, finished with chipotle hollandaise, served with papas rancheras
Picture for Pollo Chilango
Pollo Chilango with pickled vegetables, crushed tomato salsa and roasted corn esquites
Picture for House Lacto-Fermented Giardiniera
Pickled vegetables, poached garlic and onions, and olive oil
Picture for Garlic and Cheddar Biscuits
Garlic and Cheddar Biscuits with paprika, garlic powder and nutmeg
Picture for Texas Brisket-Egg Sandwich
Cage-free fresh-cracked griddled eggs, smoked beef brisket and cheddar with smoky chipotle aïoli on a gourmet jalapeño-bacon bagel
Picture for Curry Nikutama Udon
Curry Nikutama Udon with Japanese curries, beef, caramelized onions, a soft- poached egg, tempura flakes and green onions
Picture for Housemade Ricotta
Housemade Ricotta with olive oil and rosemary honey, served with lavosh
Picture for We Have The Blues Salad
Romaine hearts, mixed greens, red onions, feta, honey-toasted almonds, blueberries and a lemon-blueberry vinaigrette
Picture for Crispy Curly Pepperoni Pizza
Signature pepperoni on housemade dough with tomato sauce and whole-milk mozzarella
Picture for Newk's Q Sandwich
Grilled chicken breast, Ammerländer Swiss, bacon and signature white barbecue sauce, on French Parisian bread
Picture for Pork Belly Grilled Cheese
Thick-cut pork belly, pimento cheese, jalapeño-bacon jam and pickled red onions on toasted sourdough bread
Picture for Pabil Chicken Taquitos
Pibil Chicken Taquitos with housemade garlic ranch, salsa verde and Cotija cheese
Picture for Turkey Dipper
Turkey Dipper: Roasted turkey, Provel cheese, flatbread and marinara sauce
Picture for Meat and Cheese Farm Board
Rotating selection of cured meats and cheeses served with fresh honeycomb, blood orange mostarda, crabapple and micro vegetables
Picture for Taco Kit
Build-your-own al pastor and achiote-lime chicken tacos, served with heirloom corn tortillas, Cotija cheese, cilantro, onion, lime and salsas
Picture for Banana Cream Napoleon
Banana Cream Napoleon with warm caramel, phyllo, banana filling and vanilla whipped cream
Picture for Pulled Pork Thepla Tacos
Pulled Pork Thepla Tacos with sour cream, micro greens and pickled red onions
Picture for Mustang Burger
Half-pound grilled black Angus, pimento cheese spread, arugula and Fresno chile jam on brioche
Picture for Vege Fi Burger
Fried patty of fresh vegetables, quinoa, lentils, caramelized onions, fontina, herbs and red wine reduction topped with white cheddar, on a multigrain bun with lettuce, tomato and BurgerFi sauce
Picture for La Bomba
Strawberry ice cream and cream cheese mousse with fresh berries and almond cookie crumbles in an edible chocolate bowl, with tableside sauces
Picture for Bacon Smashed Hatch Chile Burger
Hand-smashed patties seared with bacon, American cheese, Hatch chile peppers, caramelized onions, pickled Fresno chiles, Hatch chile aïoli, on a challah bun
Picture for Chimichurri Bowl
Grilled asparagus, roasted cauliflower, avocado, pickled red cabbage, tomato-basil bruschetta and grilled Gypsy peppers atop chimichurri jasmine rice
Picture for Korean JJ Noodles
Korean JJ Noodles with crispy pork belly, onions, potatoes, zucchini and fermented black bean paste
Picture for Our Famous Tomato-Basil Soup
Our Famous Tomato-basil Soup with vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh cream and basil
Picture for Truffled Pepperoni Pizza Fries
Truffled pepperoni pizza fries with marinara and Mornay sauces
Picture for Watermelon Sushi
Watermelon sushi with fried shallots and lime dressing
Picture for Esteban cocktail
Mezcal Verde Momento, Cocchi Rosa, umeshu, salt and grapefruit twist
Picture for Dry Aged Tomahawk Steak
A 34-oz bone-in ribeye, dry-aged for intense flavor
Picture for Roasted Chicken
Roasted chicken with sweet corn soubise, Ozark Forest mushrooms, Boursin agnolotti and dark poultry jus
Picture for Braised Lentil and Vegetable Shepherd's Pie
Braised Lentil & Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie with bourbon-braised lentils, portobello mushrooms, mashed potatoes and white cheddar
Picture for Miyazaki A5 Wasabi Steak Burger
Waygu beef patty and steak slices, wasabi leaf, béchamel, Gorgonzola, provolone, housemade sansho pepper sauce, beefsteak tomato, Boston lettuce and steak-truffle salt on an onion bun
Picture for Chicken Poblano
Suprema de pollo, papas rajas, poblano béchamel
Picture for BBQ Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Pizza
BBQ Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Pizza with barbecue sauce and mozzarella cheese, topped with chicken, bacon, cilantro, red onions and a swirl of housemade ranch dressing
Picture for Chia-Lime Pudding
Chia-Lime Pudding with black sesame-coriander granola, passionfruit curd and macerated raspberries
Picture for Crispy Rice Salad
Crispy Rice Salad with sour sausage, baby kale, roasted peanuts and a fried egg
Picture for Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Wasabi Mashed Potatoes with wasabi oil, fried allium and chive tips
Picture for Landwer Family Meal
Hummus bowl with falafel, pita, chicken shawarma, schnitzel, vegan stir-fry, Nutella rozalach and choice of three sides
Picture for Short Rib Ropa Vieja
Short Rib Ropa Vieja with roasted red pepper sauce
Picture for AVOrita
Reposado tequila, housemade avocado cordial, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, agave syrup and a salt rim
Picture for Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower with romesco sauce, toasted almonds, pine nuts, garlic, capers, chives and parsley
Picture for Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll with a dollop of cream cheese icing
Picture for Jalisco Summer
Silver tequila with a sour mix of hibiscus, prickly pear and red jalapeño purées and lime juice
Picture for Hot Chicken Buns
Hot Chicken Buns with Kewpie mayo slaw and a dill pickle on steamed bao buns
Picture for Bento Box
Bento Box with nigiri, makimono and sashimi
Picture for Deli Benedict
Sliced pastrami or corned beef, poached eggs, hollandaise, Swiss, tomato and scallions on rye
Picture for Kulcha Chalupa Taco
Kulcha Chalupa Tacos with butter chicken and vinegared onions
Picture for Mumbai Mariachi Bowl
Spice-rubbed steak with spinach, roasted potatoes and peppers, corn, feta, mango chutney, spiralized carrots, coleslaw and green onions, served with a mango-chipotle sauce
Picture for Hot Chicken Sandwich
Fried chicken thigh, spicy “mud” sauce, housemade coleslaw, pickles and comeback sauce on brioche bun
Picture for Wahoo in Corn
Wahoo In Corn with corn-squash-zucchini succotash and a corn-jalapeño purée
Picture for Green Chorizo Quesadilla
Green Chorizo Quesadilla with smoked pecans, roasted mushrooms, avocado and black bean salsas
Picture for Thai Fighter
Spicy Thai currywurst topped with wild arugula, pickled jalapeños and spicy basil aïoli, served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls
Picture for Chicken N’ Biscuits
Jalapeño-cheddar biscuits topped with Santa Fe hot chicken, poached eggs and pork chili, served with breakfast potatoes
Picture for Roasted Kabocha Squash
Roasted Kabocha Squash with coconut milk glaze, fried shallots and garlic, fresh cilantro and slices of Fresno chile
Picture for Key Lime Pie Bars
Graham cracker crust filled with Key lime custard and topped with sweet whipped cream and lime zest
Picture for Family Taco Kit
Featuring cochinita pibil, birria, marinated grilled chicken, wood-fired portobellos, vegan “meat” or chorizo, two sides, tortillas, toppings, housemade chips and salsas
Picture for Jerusalem Bagel
Jerusalem Bagel with smoked salmon spread, tomatoes, capers and labneh
Picture for Seared Diver Scallops
Seared Diver Scallops with pepita risotto, pomegranate beurre rouge and crispy Brussels sprouts leaves
Picture for Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes
Buttermilk pancakes with caramelized pineapple chunks, housemade vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter
Picture for White Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake
White Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake on an almond-graham crust
Picture for Crawfish Pot Pie
Flaky crust filled with crawfish, seasonal vegetables, creamy dill sauce and Cajun seasonings, served with cornbread
Picture for Avocado Toast with Beet-Cured Alaska Salmon
Avocado toast with beet-cured Alaska salmon and kale salsa verde
Picture for Wishful Thinking cocktail
Walter Collective vodka, Amaro di Angostura, charred grapefruit and passionfruit cordial, Thai basil, lemon and ponzu
Picture for Duck
Tea-smoked, with farro fried rice, housemade aïoli, wild Maine blueberry hoisin, blistered spring onions and micro cilantro
Picture for Ray's BBQ Meatloaf
Beef and pork meatloaf glazed with barbecue sauce
Picture for Enzo Ferrari White Whiskey Sazerac
Stone-ground white whiskey, absinthe, lemon verbena-hibiscus simple, Peychaud’s bitters
Picture for Mediterranean Bowl
Grass-fed flank steak, cauliflower rice, chimichurri, red onion, cucumber, Kalamata olives, romaine and feta with a tahini and herb-yogurt sauce
Picture for Gobhi Bezule
Crispy cauliflower, coconut milk, mustard seeds and curry leaf
Picture for Thai Dyed Pie
Passionfruit-lemongrass curd and pandan crumble with dehydrated Thai basil meringue and coconut-mascarpone mousse, served with passionfruit-lemongrass sorbet, coconut jellies, pandan tapioca pearls and passionfruit leather
Picture for Chicken Karaage
Chicken Karaage with shishito peppers, wasabi aïoli, furikake and charred lemon
Picture for Whiskey Cake
Toffee torte, bourbon anglaise, spiced pecans and housemade vanilla whipped cream
Picture for Omelette Evangeline
Three-egg omelette, mushrooms, cheddar, fried shrimp and Cajun hollandaise, served with Brabant potatoes
Picture for Avery Island Salad
Spring mix topped with shrimp, apple, blue cheese, candied pecans, bacon crumbles and Tabasco-pepper jelly vinaigrette
Picture for Spiced Pineapple Mezcal Margarita
Montelobos Espadin mezcal tequila, Hanson Habanero vodka, pineapple syrup, fresh pineapple juice, cold-pressed lime juice and jalapeño-hellfire popsicle with Ancho Reyes Verde
Picture for Goat Curry
Goat Curry with fideos, topped with cilantro, green onions, mango yogurt and “crunchy snacks”
Picture for Slow Cooked Lamb Shank
Slow Cooked Lamb Shank with Persian spices, caramelized onions, saffron, fava beans and dill basmati rice
Picture for Grilled Salmon with Turmeric Quinoa Pilaf
Grilled Salmon With Turmeric Quinoa Pilaf and steamed asparagus
Picture for Cedar Plank Chocolate Brownie S'mores
Cedar plank-smoked brownie, milk chocolate bar, marshmallows, graham cracker, Grand Marnier-infused chocolate ganache and vanilla bean ice cream
Picture for Khao Tod Nam Sod
Smashed deep-fried rice cakes with chiles, fish sauce and lime, served with pork sausage, ginger, cilantro and chiles
Picture for Lambstrami Sandwich
Shaved lamb pastrami, coleslaw, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and sautéed peppers and onions on a hoagie roll
Picture for Pizza Burger
Pizza Burger with marinara sauce, fried mozzarella and shaved Parmesan
Picture for Beer Battered Cod Sandwich
Natural-cut cod fillet in Yuengling beer-infused batter, with American cheese and tartar sauce on a corn-dusted kaiser roll
Picture for The South Beach
Crème brûlée ice cream with chocolate wafer clusters and Havana Club rum
Picture for Newman's Jewban
Pulled pork, corned beef, Swiss cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, yellow mustard and Russian dressing, served on grilled rye
Picture for Jalapeño Ranch Fried Chicken Taco
Fried chicken, lettuce, cheddar and jalapeño-ranch, wrapped in a flour tortilla
Picture for Lebanese Labneh Dip
Lebanese Labneh Dip with za’atar-spiced honey drizzle, served with honey-grilled pita
Picture for Impossible Taco Salad
Plant-based ground meat, black beans, romaine, roasted corn, salsa fresca, tortilla strips, avocado and pickled jalapeño-ranch dressing
Picture for Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub
Italian meatballs, marinara, provolone, crispy pepperoni and Italian seasoning on a toasted garlic bread roll
Picture for Grilled Red Snapper Fillet
Grilled Red Snapper Fillet with mango-Sriracha butter over mango-rice madras, raisins and almonds
Picture for Queso Frito
Fried queso blanco, offered throughout the menu, including in the Fritanga Burger with cabbage slaw and crema, or as a side dish, served with guava ketchup
Picture for Spice-Rubbed Korean Short Ribs
Spice-Rubbed Korean Short Ribs with smoked Gouda grits, roasted carrot, mushrooms and micro greens
Picture for Big Red Torta
Spiced crispy chicken, pickled chiles, Chihuahua cheese, “Rooster Sauce,” lettuce, tomato, pickles and avocado
Picture for Coconut Taco
Battered coconut meat, Mexican kimchi, carrot aïoli, micro greens
Picture for Pan-Roasted Halibut Cheeks
Pan Roasted Halibut Cheeks with artichoke hearts and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Picture for Xocolatl Maize Cocktail
Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond 100-proof bourbon, Nixta Licor de Elote, Aztec chocolate bitters and a roasted cinnamon stick
Picture for Pretzel Bites
Pretzel Bites with Wisconsin cheddar cheese sauce
Picture for 2021 Best of Flavor May-June 2021
This special “Best of Flavor” issue features 100 entries—arranged in no particular order—highlighting the flavor-forward innovation taking place in menu development today.
Picture for Pork Toasts
Pork toasts with whipped herb goat cheese and microgreens.
Picture for Shin Ramyun Chicken Wings 
Shin Ramyun Chicken Wings with gochujang glaze, buttermilk dressing, scallions and sesame seeds.
Picture for Publisher's Page May-June 2020
Welcome to the May-June 2020 Best of Flavor issue from Cathy Holley
Picture for Baked & Fried Russet Potato
Baked and Fried Russet Potato with American cheese sauce, bacon, scallion, pickled sweet peppers and garlic streusel.
Picture for Warm Asiago Bread
Warm asiago bread with whipped ’nduja pork butter and local honeycomb
Picture for Ginny’s 1888 Cocktail
Ginny’s 1888 cocktail - with Ginny’s Gin, burnt sage turbinado syrup, citrus-basil bitters, egg whites, cream and orange blossom water
Picture for Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pie with peanut butter cookies, chocolate ganache and banana meringue.
Picture for Sweet & Spicy Braised Short Rib Noodles
Sweet & Spicy Braised Short Rib Noodles with seasonal vegetables and pickled peppers.
Picture for Cornmeal Crusted Yardbird
Cornmeal Crusted Yardbird with coconut rice and pickled cucumber salad.
Picture for Hanger Steak Frites
Hanger Steak Frites with Hoover sauce, blue cheese and green onion.
Picture for Crispy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich
Crispy Sriracha Chicken Sandwich with spicy honey Sriracha, aïoli sauce, lettuce, tomato and housemade pickles.
Picture for Marionberry Pie Shake
Marionberry Pie Shake: Vanilla ice cream, marionberry blackberries and pie crust.
Picture for Crispy Salmon
Crispy Salmon with spicy sour corn, green pea-potato purée, red chile-infused roe.
Picture for Lamb Mac n Cheese
Lamb Mac with shallot cream sauce, ancho barbecue sauce, goat cheese, fontina and roasted poblanos.
Picture for BLTE Sandwich
BLTE Classic BLT with an over-hard cage-free egg, Monterey Jack, spring mix and mayo on artisan whole-grain bread
Picture for Coccoli
Coccoli with prosciutto, whipped Taleggio and truffle honey
Picture for Creamy Mac & Cheese
Creamy Mac & Cheese: Cavatappi, cheddar, fontina, Gruyère and ricotta salata.
Picture for Duck Spring Rolls
Duck Spring Rolls: Duck confit, cellophane noodles, cilantro, Thai basil and red cabbage, with sweet chile-soy dipping sauce.
Picture for Build-Your-Own Dessert Waffle
Build-your-own Dessert Waffle with vanilla ice cream, peanut butter sauce, mini peanut butter cups, Kinder bar pieces and whipped cream.
Picture for Snapper Cheeks
Snapper Cheeks with chile-spiked apple purée and a fresh apple and pickled fennel salad.
Picture for Pasta With Truffles
Pasta with Truffles: Pappardelle, butter and Italian black truffles.
Picture for Japanese Sweet Potato Agnlolotti
Japanese Sweet Potato Agnolotti with Parmesan sauce, tonka beans, matsutake, Brussels sprouts and pickled red kuri squash.
Picture for Chesapeake Blue Crab Fried Rice
Chesapeake Blue Crab Fried Rice with Old Bay seasoning, lime, cilantro and radish.
Picture for Welcome to the Junglebird Cocktail
Welcome to the Junglebird cocktail: Ron del Barrilito, mango-infused Campari, Rum-Bar overproof rum, pineapple and lime.
Picture for Jackie O Burger
Jackie O Burger: lamb, feta, baby spinach, oven-roasted tomato and tzatziki, served on a brioche bun.
Picture for Crazy Baba
Crazy Baba: Charred eggplant, feta and basil.
Picture for Shabu-Shabu for Two
Shabu-Shabu for Two.
Picture for Ube Milk Toast
Ube Milk Toast: ube and housemade ube ice cream with “crunchy milk” on baked brioche.
Picture for Spanish Coffee
Spanish Coffee: orange liqueur, Demerara, coffee, cinnamon, malted cream float and “magic”.
Picture for Specialty Pizza Bowls
Specialty Pizza Bowls: three crustless varieties: Deluxe, All Meat and Garden.
Picture for Seared Scallops
Seared Scallops: scallops, beluga lentils, parsnip “rice,” bacon, blood orange gastrique.
Picture for Cast Iron Cornbread
Cast Iron Cornbread with honey butter.
Picture for Oregon Hazelnut “Cacio e Pepe”
Oregon Hazelnut: “Cacio e Pepe” with crispy sage.
Picture for Spicy Steak and Hummus Feta Bowl
Spicy Steak and Hummus Feta Bowl features grass-fed beef marinated in a blend of 13 spices.
Picture for Greens & Beans Goodness
Greens & Beans Goodness: cannellini beans, kale, roasted tomatoes, chicken sausage, avocado, fried egg and peri peri sauce.
Picture for Bacon on a Stick
Bacon on a Stick, with crispy fried onions and original barbecue sauce.
Picture for Walnut Chocolate Mole Tostada
Walnut Chocolate Mole Tostada with roasted pork, corn, tomato, cilantro and Cotija cheese.
Picture for Slow Cooker Cassoulet
Slow Cooker Cassoulet with confit duck, Toulouse pork sausage and Tarbais beans.
Picture for Seasonal Gnocchi
Seasonal Gnocchi with morels, ramps, fava beans and fresh mint
Picture for Aromatic Marcona Almonds and California Grapes
Aromatic Marcona Almonds and California Grapes with olive oil, salami and feta
Picture for Cauliflower Gratin
Cauliflower Gratin: Gruyère, Espelette, mojo de ajo, breadcrumbs and dill.
Picture for Chocolate-coffee Cannoli
Chocolate-Coffee Cannoli with white chocolate ganache, coconut crunch, yuzu curd and chocolate ice cream.
Picture for White Mushroom Salad
White Mushroom Salad with parsley, pecorino, red onion, radish and pomegranate seeds.
Picture for Hanamaki Fizz
Hanamaki Fizz: Mezcal, lychee purée, clarified yuzu cordial and ginger beer.
Picture for Rutabaga Tater Tots
Rutabaga Tater Tots with deviled egg dip and scallions.
Picture for Southern Honey Hot Chicken Hoagie
Southern Honey Hot Chicken Hoagie with cheesy grits, garlic dill pickle slices and honey hot sauce.
Picture for Saff-Ron Swanson
Saff-Ron Swanson: Saffron and rose-infused vodka, clover honey, sesame oil, white balsamic and lemon.
Picture for Banana Hotcakes Foster 
Banana Hotcakes Foster: Japanese-style pancakes with caramelized bananas, salted miso-caramel ice cream, caramel sauce and black sesame seeds.
Picture for Idaho Potato Flauta
Idaho Potato Flauta with hollandaise, pickled shallot and sorrel.
Picture for Kelp Po' Boy
Kelp Po’ Boy: Cornmeal-fried kelp, lettuce, tomato, spicy ketchup and dressing.
Picture for Spicy White Shrimp Ajillo
Spicy White Shrimp Ajillo with garlic and sherry, served with torn bread.
Picture for Smoked Beef Rib
Smoked Beef Rib with deviled egg gremolata, yellow barbecue sauce, crispy shallots and chile threads.
Picture for Crispy Salmon Skin
Crispy Salmon Skin with cured salmon, citrus crème fraîche and smoked steelhead roe.
Picture for Pan Roasted Chicken
Pan-Roasted Chicken with toasted spices, pomegranate glaze, pearl onions and a warm bulgur wheat salad.
Picture for Huckleberry cocktail
I’m Your Huckleberry cocktail: White rum, ruby port wine, crème de cassis and blueberry skewer.
Picture for Whole Roasted Wild Alaska Pollock
Whole Roasted Wild Alaska Pollock with charred lemon and greens.
Picture for Korean Fried Chicken
Korean Fried Chicken: deep-fried Cornish hen coated in a gochujang hot sauce
Picture for Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese: duck confit, housemade pasta, Gruyère, Grana Padano and breadcrumbs.
Picture for Beets + Avocado Bowl
Beets + Avocado Bowl with pickled red onion, walnuts, quinoa, hemp seeds and miso-lemongrass dressing.
Picture for Elote
Elote: charred Mexican street corn, huitlacoche crema, Cotija, scallions and chorizo vinaigrette.
Picture for Slow Cooked Duck Egg
Slow-Cooked Duck Egg with California crème fraîche, pea purée, shiso and morels from the California Milk Advisory Board.
Picture for Tostones Con Ceviche
Tostones con Ceviche featuring hamachi infused with ginger, garlic, soy, red onion, jalapeño and schichimi togarashi.
Picture for Deep Dish Cauliflower Lasagna
Deep Dish Cauliflower Lasagna with housemade tomato-garlic sauce and mozzarella.
Picture for Original Duck Wrap
Original Duck Wrap with Creole cream cheese, smoked cheddar, pickled jalapeño, bacon and honey glaze.
Picture for Smoky Djinn Cocktail
Smoky Djinn cocktail: Bluecoat gin, Bols Genever, Velvet Falernum, toasted black sesame syrup and grapefruit juice.
Picture for 65 Dosa Wrap
65 Dosa Wrap containing crispy dosa, spicy soy protein, microgreens and cabbage.
Picture for Ground Chuck Norris Burger
Ground Chuck Norris Burger containing two “smashed” patties, American cheese, Louie dressing, onion strings and bacon jam.
Picture for 50/50 Bowl
50/50 Bowl: kale, farro, roasted chicken, sweet potato, dried cranberries, almonds, carrots and honey-lime dressing.
Picture for Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles
Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles: cheddar cheese waffle, fried chicken, spiced watermelon, bourbon-maple syrup and honey-hot sauce.
Picture for Coca Sobrasada Menorquina
Coca Sobrasada Menorquína: pan de cristal, spicy pork sausage, honey and fried quail eggs.
Picture for Chili Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries: hot, crispy fries topped with rich, hearty ingredients make for a reliably winning combination.
Picture for Biloxi Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich
Biloxi Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich with cabbage slaw, pickles and mustard sauce.
Picture for Deconstructed Greek Salad
Deconstructed Greek Salad: heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, pickled red onion, Kalamata olives, feta mousse, oregano and olive oil.
Picture for Steak & Arugula Sandwich
Steak & Arugula Sandwich: shaved prime rib, Swiss, tomato, pickled onion, arugula and horseradish mustard, served on harvest toast.
Picture for Park Patty Melt
Park Patty Melt with American cheese, onions tossed in hot sauce, and Russian dressing on rye.
Picture for Duck Confit Peirogi
Duck Confit Pierogi with parsnip purée, pickled blueberries and Chioggia beet chips.
Picture for Seared Diver Scallops
Seared Diver Scallops with beluga lentil tabbouleh, orange, fennel and capers.
Picture for Smoked Salmon Kebab
Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen serves Smoked Salmon Kebab with fresh dill and mustard.
Picture for Sunchoke With Oyster Mushrooms
Sunchoke with Oyster Mushrooms with horseradish oil, black truffle mayonnaise and orange.
Picture for Honeymoon Oyster
Honeymoon Oyster with urchin lobe, salmon roe, tobiko, quail egg yolk and green onion.
Picture for Yoga Deck cocktail
Yoga Deck: Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom, lemon juice and turmeric-ginger syrup.
Picture for Fiery Chicken Vindaloo
Fiery Chicken Vindaloo with jalapeño, habanero and bird’s eye chiles.
Picture for Billionaire's Bacon Banh Mi
Billionaire’s Bacon Banh Mi: Thick-cut glazed bacon, spicy pickled vegetables and mayo on a French baguette.
Picture for Australian Lamb Ragù over Ricotta Gnocchi
Australian Lamb Ragù over Ricotta Gnocchi with pickled cherry tomato-celery leaf salad.
Picture for Dungeness Crab Cake
Dungeness Crab Cake with a nixtamalized green papaya and compressed jicama salad.
Picture for The Chicken Parm Provolone Sandwich
The Chicken Parm Provolone Sandwich: Buttermilk fried chicken, fried provolone, spicy marinara, Parmesan and an herb cheese schmear.
Picture for Steamed Clams in Arrabbiata
Steamed Clams in Arrabbiata: Manila clams, arrabbiata, red wine, charred fennel and fried lardo.
Picture for Emotional Intelligence cocktail
Emotional Intelligence cocktail: Fidencio Clásico mezcal, crème de cacao, allspice dram, lime juice, orange bitters and nutmeg.
Picture for Spitjack Sandwich
Spitjack Sandwich: Pulled rotisserie chicken, carrot, cucumber, cilantro, pâté and Pluck sauce.
Picture for Fried Brussels Sprouts
Fried Brussels Sprouts with bagna càuda, pickled raisins and smoked almonds.
Picture for Spicy Carrot Buddha Bowl
Spicy Carrot Buddha Bowl: Avocado, quinoa, lentils, baby greens, carrot tops, spicy carrot hummus and cilantro-lime yogurt sauce.
Picture for Gambas y Arroz
Gambas y Arroz: Gulf shrimp and saffron bomba rice with peppers, tomatoes and poached eggs.
Picture for Bistro Burger
Bistro Burger with chipotle avocado crema, applewood-smoked bacon, caramelized onion, arugula and smoked Gouda.
Picture for Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich
Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with arugula-herb salad, cucumber, pickled turnips, harissa mayo and turmeric mayo.
Picture for Brunch Chilaquiles con Huevos
Brunch Chilaquiles con Huevos: Crispy tortilla chips, guajillo chile salsa, Mexican cheeses, fried eggs and avocado.
Picture for Ensalada de Col
Ensalada de Col: Savoy cabbage with Mahón cheese, anchovy-stuffed green olives and pistachios.
Picture for Baked Goat Cheese
Baked Goat Cheese: goat cheese and blueberry-lavender jam in a phyllo shell, served with candied walnuts and citrus gel.
Picture for Mushroom Shawarma Bowl
Mushroom Shawarma Bowl with pickled cabbage, cucumber and onion salad, arugula and tahini over rice and lentils.
Picture for Avocado Huarache
Avocado Huarache with jalapeño ricotta.
Picture for Kushari
Kushari with fried onions and spiced tomato sauce.
Picture for 2020 Best of Flavor May-June 2020
Picture for Signature Flavor: A Twist on Tagine
Unexpected ingredients help move the tagine into a modern American profile
Picture for Creative Flavor Moves
Uncommon flavors and techniques that deliver surprise and delight
Picture for Rise and Shine
Trend-forward uses of pork ensure that breakfast is good to go
Picture for Take to the Sea
Chefs showcase creative ways to highlight seafood
Picture for Betting on Chocolate
The sweet spot in desserts usually hones in on chocolate
Picture for All Cued Up
Signature pork offerings help attract BBQ lovers
Picture for Well in Hand
Protein-rich handhelds carry crave factor
Picture for Sandwich Success
Carving out differentiation in a crowded category
Picture for Targeting Tacos
Chefs hone in on what makes tacos successful for their brands
Picture for Meaty Appetizers
The snacking category offers a great place for meat-centric innovation
Picture for Entrée Innovation
Chefs are upping their main game
Picture for Seafood at the Start
Chefs are showing off the shareable side of seafood
Picture for All About the Bowl
Next-level approaches keep this category exciting
Picture for Build Your Best Menu
10 dynamic, menu-ready builds and how to leverage them, brought to you by Minor's
Picture for Burger Bonanza
Chefs continue to push the crave factor in burger builds
Picture for Fried Chicken Sandwiches Fly High
These three restaurant brands showcase winning moves in this fan-favorite category
Picture for Welcome to Best of Flavor 2019
A Flavor Playbook of 2019 and beyond, showcasing brilliant snapshots of menu successes
Picture for Publisher's page May-June 2019
Welcome to the latest issue from Cathy Holley
Picture for Flavor of the Year
Monin is calling out Vanilla Spice as the “Flavor of the Year.”
Picture for Snapping up Flavor
Rickie Perez, Executive Chef/Founder of Logan Oyster Socials, a traveling oyster bar in Chicago, serves up a seafood pasta that is a perfect 10
Picture for Adobo for the Win
You know you’ve got a runaway hit when your dish wins the grand prize in a national recipe contest
Picture for Innovating With Pork
We partner with Smithfield to look at today’s biggest menu opportunities that rely on pork for its popularity, familiarity, versatility and flavor
Picture for 2019 Best of Flavor May-June 2019
Picture for Brix Burger
Brix Burger with bacon jam, brisket, barbecue sauce, pickled beets, blue cheese, fried onions
Picture for Tuna Tartare
Tuna Tartare with avocado salsa, mushrooms, fresh citrus, phyllo, cheese crisp, yuzu, olive-almond pesto
Picture for Build-a-Bhel
Crunchy puffed rice with customizable vegetables, fruits and chutneys
Picture for Uni Shot
Uni Shot with sake, ponzu, yuzu kosho, kaiso seaweed blend, scallion and quail’s egg yolk
Picture for Housemade Jumbo Tots
Housemade Jumbo Tots with smoked paprika ketchup and “fancified” ranch
Picture for Sorrento Lemon Chicken
Half chicken, oregano, lemon juice, Parmesan, with roasted russet potatoes
Picture for Jinya Tonkotsu Black
Thin ramen noodles, pork-based broth, pork chashu, kikurage, seasoned egg, spicy sauce
Picture for The Cubano Bowl
Mesquite chicken, rice, beans, tostones, mango salsa, avocado, sour cream, Havana sauce
Picture for The Cowboy Sandwich
Spicy-crispy chicken sandwich topped with bacon, cheddar, jalapeño, pickles and Hoss sauce
Picture for Skate Fish
Skate fish with caper/brown-butter sauce, green cabbage, smoked bacon
Picture for Charred Spring Peas
Charred Spring Peas with sauce verte and burrata
Picture for The Counter Burger
The Counter Burger with provolone, lettuce, tomato, sautéed mushrooms, crispy onion strings, roasted garlic aïoli
Picture for Paleo Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Spaghetti squash “noodles,” marinara sauce with chipotle pepper, roasted vegetables, ground beef
Picture for Fermented Jalapeño Farfalle
Fermented Jalapeño Farfalle with chickpea-miso compound butter, country ham, fresh corn
Picture for Tewa Tacos
Butternut squash, black-bean/corn salsa, blue-corn tortillas, red chile sauce, pomegranate-kale slaw, maple cream, pumpkin seeds, Cotija
Picture for Szechuan Dan Dan Taco
Szechuan Dan Dan Taco with ground beef, Sichuan pepper aïoli, bok choy salad, crispy wonton strips and Sriracha crickets
Picture for Crispy Red Snapper for Two
Crispy Red Snapper for Two with jasmine rice, bok choy, shiitake, bean sprouts and coconut broth
Picture for Bar Snack Tasting Menu
Bar Snacks featuring seven to eight mini courses that change seasonally
Picture for Chili Lime Mango Smoothie
Mango, citrus, chile-lime salt, fresh ginger
Picture for Pan Seared Chicken Paillard
Pan-Seared Chicken Paillard with Lacinato kale, Brussels sprouts, pickled grapes, almonds, orange, Parmesan, honey gastrique
Picture for Miso Glazed Barramundi
Miso Glazed Barramundi with white miso and honey, plancha-grilled jumbo asparagus, chipotle oil
Picture for Thai Sausage
Thai Sausage with fried rice, sunny-side quail’s egg, pickled green papaya
Picture for Ten Vegetable Soup
Ten Vegetable Soup with brown rice, Red Fife, wheat berries, black chia seed, tamari, lime juice, lemon zest, Aleppo pepper, market vegetables
Picture for Bacon-Bacon Cheeseburger
Bacon-Bacon Cheeseburger with melted cheddar, American cheese, crispy bacon, slow-roasted smoked bacon, secret sauce
Picture for The Yodel
Devil’s food cake log stuffed with dark chocolate, hazelnut brittle and white chocolate
Picture for Fried Green Tomato Taco
Fried Green Tomato Taco with bacon, Cajun ranch, lettuce, pico de gallo, roasted corn
Picture for Avocado Hummus
Hummus, avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, scallion, with pita and crudités
Picture for Fried Chicken & Waffle
Fried Chicken with a Serrano-pecorino waffle, miso butter, Brussels sprouts, bagna càuda and Sriracha honey
Picture for Crispy-Fried Essex Clams
Crispy-Fried Essex Clams with preserved lemon, pickled peppers, dried black olive, squid ink anchoïade
Picture for The Wolf Sandwich
Griddled bologna, Texas toast, lettuce, American cheese, Dijonnaise, sea salt and housemade kettle chips
Picture for Scorpion Chili Hushpuppies
Scorpion Chile Hushpuppies with sourwood honey and chicken liver mousse
Picture for Brisket Benedict
Jalapeño-cheddar cornbread waffle, brisket, poached egg, hollandaise, gochujang, green onions
Picture for Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower Bites with bonito flakes, aïoli, lemon zest
Picture for Grilled Barbecue Chicken
Grilled Barbecue Chicken with red grape-tamarind sauce and roasted red grapes
Picture for Redneck Lo Mein
Lo mein, smoked chicken, collard greens, corn, black-eyed peas, caramelized onion, andouille-soy glaze
Picture for Guns & Rosé cocktail
Grape brandy, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, rosé, dehydrated lemon slice, mint-skewered raspberry
Picture for Sonoma Grilled Chicken Flatbread
Sonoma Grilled Chicken Flatbread with double-cream Brie, caramelized onions, grilled chicken, hearth-roasted grapes, Parmesan, baby arugula
Picture for Breadstick Sliders
Breadstick buns with meatball, pepperoni, capicola and other fillings
Picture for PST Club Sandwich
Smoked turkey, bacon, ranch dressing, Muenster, avocado, iceberg lettuce, giardiniera on sourdough
Picture for Lobster & Waffles
Fried lobster tail over Cheddar Bay Biscuit waffles and maple syrup
Picture for Lucky Cat Cocktail
Bourbon, Cotton & Reed Allspice Dram, egg white, citrus, tea powder
Picture for Portobello Mushroom Fries
Portobello Mushroom Fries with basil-garlic aïoli
Picture for Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with fresh herbs, lime juice, fish sauce, sesame-Sriracha aïoli, mint, cashews
Picture for Bulgogi Steak Burrito
Bulgogi Steak Burrito with kimchi fried rice, cheese, kimchi slaw, carrots, green onion, sour cream, wasabi and Seoul Sauce
Picture for Potato
Crispy smashed baby potatoes with blue crab salad, carnitas and guacamole
Picture for El Tipo Beltran
Brixton Mash Destroyer, Bruto Americano, sweet vermouth
Picture for Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers
Filet mignon, chimichurri, crispy shallots
Picture for Big Fun Super Sundae
Gelato, chocolate sauce, brownies, chocolate chip cookies, Oreo crumbs, cinnamon-sugar doughnut holes, Airheads candy stick
Picture for Lamb Neck Gravy
Lamb Neck Gravy with whipped ricotta and garlic crostini
Picture for El Greco Street Bowl
Beef and lamb gyros, french fries, feta, tomato, Serrano pepper, green onion, spicy cucumber yogurt sauce
Picture for Plátano Maduro Pancakes
Plátano Maduro Pancakes with banana-passionfruit jam, whipped cream and vanilla-bean maple syrup
Picture for Mellow Yellow Jell-o Shots
Mellow Yellow Jell-o Shots with tequila, limoncello, lemon-lime cordial, gelatin
Picture for Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Leg of deep-fried chicken, toasted sesame bun, spicy daikon slaw
Picture for Spicy Tuna Chilindrinas
Duros, raw tuna, chile-soy vinaigrette, scallion, cilantro, crema, hot sauce, avocado, mango, sesame seeds, chile flakes
Picture for Peanut Sikil P’ak
Roasted peanuts, tomato, habanero chiles, green onion, cilantro
Picture for Gnudi al Tartufo Nero
Gnudi with spinach, brown butter, toasted sage, Parmigiano-Reggiano, black truffle, chanterelles
Picture for Seafood Broil
Shrimp, mussels, swai, oysters, andouille sausage, corn on the cob, potatoes
Picture for Pastrami Burger
Sirloin, pastrami, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun
Picture for Buffalo Cauliflower
Breaded cauliflower florets, housemade Buffalo sauce, crumbled blue cheese, scallions
Picture for Seafood Paella
Jumbo shrimp, Maine lobster tail, littleneck clams, mussels, mahi-mahi, squid, baby octopus, saffron rice, piquillo pepper salad
Picture for The Grammar Rugby Cocktail
Vodka, lime juice, simple syurp, Portell Cava, Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
Picture for Pimento Mac & Cheese Sandwich
Pimento mac and cheese, tomato, bacon bits, buttermilk cheddar, sourdough
Picture for Caviar Frites
Crisp Yukon fries, Petrossian caviar, salmon roe, citrus crème fraîche, and nine-spice ranch
Picture for Rock Shrimp fritters
Raw jalapeño, rock shrimp, habanero aïoli, pickled shallot, fresh chives
Picture for Green Tomato Pie
Green Tomato Pie with buttermilk ice cream and sumac-dusted toffee
Picture for Ed's Brisket Burger
Brisket, fried onions, pickles, tartar sauce, pork-bun bun
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Short Rib & Taleggio Lasagna with béchamel, Savoy cabbage and caramelized onions
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Best Cake You’ve Ever Had with Medjool dates, brown-sugar caramel and crispy bacon
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Charred octopus with cold-smoked mussels, salsa macha, pickled papaya, charred avocado
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Puffed black rice, raw tuna, avocado, green apple, sev, potato, green mango, tamarind chutney, green chile, radish, cilantro cress
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Curly fries with beef chili, cheddar, cheese sauce or three-cheese blend, bacon and ranch
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Shank JB Melt with spiced beef shank, cheese curds, spicy mayo, cucumber, flaky pancake
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Cherry Popper with a fried egg, pepper Jack cheese and pepper marmalade on a Hawaiian roll
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Smoke Break with Nikka Coffey grain whisky, cream sherry, Carpano Antica, black cherry and coffee bitters
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Gyro Fries with Fire Feta Sauce, pickled onions and harissa
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Beet juice, espresso, milk chocolate, steamed local grass-fed whole milk
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Smoked Walnut & Blue Cheese Butter with smoked paprika, fresh parsley, sea salt
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Schmaltz fries, pollo asado, jalapeño “Cheez Whiz”
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Country Ham Tamal with pork carnitas, queso Oaxaca, mole coloradito, roasted squash, Swiss chard, pickled green tomatoes
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Ribeye cap, angel hair pasta, hot sauce, hard-boiled egg, mint garnish
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Nashville hot chicken, classic slaw, dill pickles, Greek yogurt ranch, mayo
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Pratsch rosé, Dolin Blanc, lime juice, mint simple syrup, Social Pink Grapefruit Ginger sparkling wine
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Country Pâté with cornichons, frisée, sharp Dijon, rustic bread
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Cauliflower “rice,” chicken, carrots, bell peppers, snap peas, scallion, ginger, tamarind and chile-soy glaze, Asian slaw
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Maine Lobster Pot Pie with brandied lobster cream and market baby vegetables
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Empress Indigo Gin, lime juice, rosemary syrup, egg white, wildflowers
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Oreo cookie crumbs, chocolate chunks, caramel blondie, cake icing, vanilla whipped cream, toasted coconut
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Cajun grilled chicken breast, cherry peppers, pepper Jack cheese, Cajun mayonnaise, mustard, toasted roll
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Brown sugar and chile-glazed pork, crispy potato cake, two eggs
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Two beef patties, smoked Gouda, Serrano pepper aïoli, lettuce, fried chicken skins, brioche bun
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Braised oxtails, collard greens, beet greens, Trappey’s Peppers and potlikker jus
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Crispy Skin Salmon with mushroom dust, roasted mushroom, beetroot ketchup
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Warm date cake, candied pecans, caramel sauce, bourbon cream custard, vanilla-bean ice cream
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Thick-cut hickory-smoked bacon, brown sugar, red chile flakes, black pepper, smoked paprika, cayenne
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Baby lettuce, kale, beets, hemp hearts, avocado, orange, hazelnuts, goat cheese, crusty fig toast
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Avocado Lettuce cups with radish, pistachio dukkah, tamari-almond dressing
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Southern fried, all-natural chicken, guest’s choice of side
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Clarified milk punch, lemon, Blue Majik pineapple juice, blue algae, Bacardi 4-Year, cinnamon bark cordial
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Sansho Spice Sorbet with sansho pepper, lemon, blood orange
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Brooklyn Cold Brew, locally sourced milk, raw cane sugar, whipped cream, sprinkles, cookie straw
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Warm heirloom rice, sesame-glazed tofu, spicy roasted broccoli, carrot, citrus cabbage slaw, toasted peanut, cilantro, peanut-mango sauce
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Slow-cooked prime short ribs, sweet potato mash, green beans
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Lobster chunks, roasted potato, chipotle coleslaw, baon rouille, garlic, lemongrass, roll
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Olive Oil Semifreddo with chestnut cream, Asian pear, almond praline
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Russet potatoes, sausage, carnitas, pork belly, harissa aïoli, Cotija cheese, cilantro
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Filet mignon, bacon-onion jam, arugula, Gorgonzola, Gruyère, whole-grain mustard, Kaiser roll
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Fried green plantain, octopus ceviche, avocado salsa
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Braised baby-back pork ribs, roasted creamy tomatillo salsa, potatoes, zucchini, white rice
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Cebiche Clásico with striped bass, leche de tigre, aji limo chile peppers, Japanese sweet potato, yuyo and micro cilantro
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Oysters Rockefeller with creamed poblano
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Ham, bacon, egg, Swiss cheese, papitas, onions, Cuban roll
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Tomato water-yuzu gelée, tomatoes, house-cultured cream, pistachio oil, allium flowers
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Rotisserie-roasted heritage-breed chicken with potatoes
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Mushroom and Steak Tartare with smoky chile vinaigrette
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Through the Woods with Koval Cranberry Gin, Matchless Coffee Soda, ginger, evergreen
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Chicken tikka masala, brioche, curried coleslaw
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Short Rib Empanada with salsa criolla and aji amarillo
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Fresh cod, beer batter, french fries, coleslaw, tartar sauce
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Chicken Lettuce wraps with sesame-soy chicken, carrot, green onion, cashews, five-spice wonton strips, iceberg lettuce
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Roasted Artichoke and Mushroom Toast with black truffle goat cheese, caramelized onion, sherry gastrique
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A5 Negroni made with Japanese whisky, Wagyu fat, Campari, sweet vermouth, blood orange juice
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Tobacco-laced gianduja chocolate cigars, café-caramel flan, guava pastelitos, café con leche dipping sauce, Cuban coffee
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Blackened Tuna Burger with wasabi-ginger aïoli, marinated cucumber, onion, radish and carrots on a milk bun
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Kimchi Carbonara: udon, kimchi cream, Spam crumbs, green onions, sunny-side-up egg, pea tendrils
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Santo Cielo in Naperville, Ill. offers roasted and pickled cauliflower, chickpeas, crispy quinoa, labneh.
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The game is afoot. The fire is lit. The hunt is on. The stakes are raised. Quite simply—the veg-centric movement is rolling along like thunder, and with each creative, craveable dish starring vegetables added to menus, consumer expectations go up.
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Savvy menu developers know that making subtle but surprising recipe tweaks can result in stand-out signatures, gently guiding patrons along for a new and memorable flavor experience
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In the breakfast and brunch category, today’s dining consumer seems to be particularly receptive to global flavors, along with an openness to an almost-cheeky approach to both flavors and forms.
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Chicken moves into stardom when chefs show it some love, developing recipes that are delicious and trend-forward. Here are three dishes that stand out—each bringing a different approach to a very familiar protein.
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Three desserts that offer a unique experience while delivering comforting familiarity that seals the deal.
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Chefs are featuring pasta in unexpected, flavor-forward ways—and their guests are loving it.
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Popular flavor systems can be re-tooled in ways that capture interest and deliver the promise of their original builds. Here are three great examples of creative play around road-tested flavor systems.
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Chefs are discovering mole's potential, leveraging its earthy, rich blend of nuts, warm spices, chiles and more
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Innovation in the cocktail space continues to thrill the thirsty and the adventurous, wowing with intriguing flavor combinations and head-turning presentations
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Ousia offers its Donut Pikilia: Housemade sampler of Halva Mousse with hazelnut chocolate, Mastiha Yogurt Mousse with pistachio glaze, and Spiced Apple
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Chefs continue to showcase creative burger development, leveraging the huge opportunity in one of America’s favorite dishes. We bring you three burger builds that demonstrate innovation.
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Innovating with wings showcases the constant need to update, tweak and improve—even on proven classics
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The egg has ratcheted up its culinary pedigree in recent years. No longer just a morning food, it's now an entrée, a showstopper, a pizza topper, and a starring global ingredient.
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We profile four desserts all of which convey the constant tinkering with desserts that results in a “best” flavor build
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Egg Shop offers its Pepper Boy: Egg scramble, maple-cured pepper bacon, Gruyère, caramelized onion aïoli, bell peppers, panini roll
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Altabira City Tavern offers a Ribeye with poblano potato purée, melted leeks, wilted arugula, sautéed oyster mushrooms, roasted cipollini demi-glace
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Roofers Union offers a Chicken BBQ Pizza: Shredded chicken and barbecue sauce topped with pickled ramp bulbs and ramp purée
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The General Public offers Shakshuka with crushed tomato, cayenne, toasted cumin, smoked paprika, soft poached eggs and buttered baguette
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The Regency Bar & Grill offers a Diavolo Pizza with activated-charcoal crust, spicy pepperoni and ’nduja
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Taste Bar offers its Matcha Picchu: Matcha-infused pisco, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, allspice dram, coconut simple syrup, lemon
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Better Half offers its Silk Handkerchief Pasta: Hand-rolled pasta, garlic-porcini cream, wild mushrooms, tomato marmalade, Cotija, snow pea shoots
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Burlock Coast offers a Challah Brioche French Toast Sandwich: Challah with rum milk, rum cream, rum butter, fruit jam and pecans
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Reserve Wine & Food offers its Chocolate Mondae: Dark-chocolate ganache, milk-chocolate malt foam, Averna amaro semifreddo, cherry, cocoa nibs
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Idaho Potato Commission offers Idaho Potato and French Onion Soup: Baked russet potato, fontina, Asiago croutons, caramelized onions, bison stock, scallion, sour cream
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Coolinary Café offers Rabbit Sausage & Noodles with Spanish onion, olives, shiitake, oyster and trumpet mushrooms, jalapeño, broccolini and kale
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Buffalo Theory offers Sinigang Fried Chicken with vinegar, fish sauce and tamarind
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Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen offers Thai Sticky Wings topped with peanuts, green onion and crispy spring-roll wrappers
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Dianoia’s Eatery offers its Hot Buttered Amaro Cocktail: Amaro, vanilla ice cream, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, shaved nutmeg; served warm
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Nico Osteria offers a Lobster Spaghetti Pasta infused with lobster roe, blanched lobster meat, lobster miso sauce, guanciale and spring onion
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Farm Spirit offers Tetsukabuto Squash with wild stinging-nettle purée, hazelnut “yogurt,” wild cress
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Quiznos offers a Lobster & Seafood Scampi Bake: Garlic-baked lobster and seafood, mozzarella, mushrooms and onions, tomatoes, aïoli, served on artisan bread
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Viewhouse offers a Wasabi & Sweet Garlic Chicken Salad: Mixed greens, scallion, celery, carrots, Granny Smith apples, wasabi-aïoli dressing, chicken in chile-soy sauce
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Compass Group North America offers a BBQ Carrot Tostada: Crispy corn tostada topped with avocado, barbecue carrots, pineapple-zucchini salsa, garnished with scallions, carrot greens and cilantro
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Okeechobee Steakhouse offers a Cowboy Ribeye: slow roasted and served with housemade au jus
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Bessou offers Chicken Karaage: Japanese-style fried chicken with Moroccan spices, potato salad, shiso tzatziki
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Publican Anker offers Fried Shrimp with pepper jelly, pickled shallot, chive cream cheese, chow-chow, fresh mint, cilantro
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True Aussie Beef & Lamb offers Madras Curry Lamb Sliders with yogurt-mint-lime sauce, cucumbers and arugula
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Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile offers Braised Short Rib with candied pork belly and Mission fig reduction
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Southfork offers a Mushroom Dashi: Oyster and shiitake mushrooms, smoked tofu, shoyu and miso butter
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Michael Jordan’s Steak House offers Charred Sea Scallops glazed with white miso paste, yuzu juice, gochujang
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Farmer Boys offers a Southwest Chicken Salad with grilled chicken breast, roasted corn, black beans, avocado, tortilla strips, iceberg and green leaf lettuce, chile-ranch dressing
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Curry Up Now offers a Tikka Masala Burrito: Chicken or paneer tikka masala, rice, chana and onions wrapped in a tortilla
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Potatoes USA offers Campfire Potatoes: Fingerling potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, duck fat, dark soy sauce, applewood smoked sea salt, cane sugar
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Riviera 31 offers a Fighter Weapon School aka top gun: Bulleit bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, lemon juice, passionfruit juice
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Naiyara offers Steak and Eggs Sushi: Seared Wagyu Beef Over Rice and Kimchi, Topped With Quail Egg and Ponzu
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Culver’s offers a Pretzel Haus Burger: Beef, Bacon, Wisconsin Cheddar, Cheddar-Cheese Sauce, Pickled Onions, Mustard Bistro Sauce, Served On A Pretzel Bun
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Bruegger’s Bagels offers its Sweet Heat Turkey Sandwich: Marbled rye with Sriracha-honey cream cheese, roasted turkey, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, Sriracha
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Público offers Baked Oysters with corn custard and smoked trout roe
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100 Sails Restaurant & Bar offers Korean Fried Cauliflower: Tempura-fried cauliflower with spicy soy glaze, topped with Kewpie mayonnaise, chile threads, sesame seeds, microgreens
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National Peanut Board offers a Bittersweet Chocolate Bread Pudding served with whipped cream, peanut-butter mousse and Scotch bonnet peanut brittle
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Brunos Italian Kitchen offers a Grilled Mediterranean Sea Bream with roasted seasonal vegetables and fingerling potatoes, green olive-lemon salsa
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Redbrick Pizza Kitchen Cafe offers its Pizza-Zzalada: Baked multigrain crust with chia, flax seeds, açai berry and sprouted red-grain flour, topped with salad
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Dusek’s Board & Beer offers Chicken-Fried Rabbit with Hoppin’ John risotto, charred okra, chicory greens, pancetta and brown-butter Tabasco
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Pinstripes offers Gnocchi & Ahi Tuna: Seared ricotta gnocchi in garlic butter and Parmesan, with fresh tuna and Calabrese vinaigrette
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Temple Bar offers Heritage Pork with Lacinato kale, roasted sweet potatoes with miso and black barbecue sauce
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Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar offers Cajundillas: Chipotle tortillas with chicken, boudin sausage, andouille sausage, spicy chipotle ranch, Monterey Jack cheese
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The Immigrant Restaurant offers Duck Wings with celery leaves in vinaigrette and blue-cheese potato chips
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Ted’s Montana Grill offers its Avalon Burger with Gruyère, blue cheese, bacon-caramelized onions, roasted-garlic aïoli, baby arugula on a toasted brioche
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K Restaurant offers Crispy Brussels Sprouts with bacon lardons, hot-sauce honey, fresh chives
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101 Beer Kitchen offers Green Chili: Roasted pork, puréed tomatillo, roasted poblanos, served over yellow rice with sour cream, charred lime, queso fresco and cilantro
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Midici Neapolitan Pizza offers Burrata With Melon and Prosciutto with toasted Neapolitan bread
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Tacology offers a Soft-Shell Crab Taco with creamy jalapeño sauce
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Little Bird Bistro offers a Tarragon Goat Cheese Gnocchi made with pâte à choux, served with tarragon, Banyuls cream, golden beets, garlic-lemon pistachios, egg-yolk shavings
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Pj’s Coffee Of New Orleans offers The King Cake Protein Velvet Ice: Cold-brew coffee concentrate, fat-free milk, whey-protein concentrate, vanilla, cinnamon
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Pei Wei offers Spicy General Tso’s Chicken: spiced with Sriracha, chile pods, chile paste and red chile flakes, served with carrots, red peppers and scallion
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The Sorghum Checkoff offers Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with a sorghum and grilled-corn salsa and chipotle-lime dressing
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Old Vine Café offers a Rabbit Mole: Braised rabbit in a cashew and pasilla chile-based mole sauce, served with queso fresco and cornbread
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Jason’s Deli offers an Eggstreme Pastrami Melt: Pimento cheese, jalapeño Jack, cheddar, Muenster, roasted piquillo peppers, pastrami, fried egg, telera roll
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Princeton University offers a Kale, Carrot, Sriracha Salad: Shaved tri-color carrots, kale, and Brussels sprouts with Sriracha vinaigrette
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The Whistler offers its Golden Fleece: Kikusui Funaguchi sake, preserved Meyer lemon, honey, soda
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The Venetian and The Palazzo offers an Asparagus and Avocado Soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and lemon whipped cream
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Benny’s Chop House offers a Banana Cream Pie: Banana compound, pastry cream, graham-cracker pie crust, whipped cream, caramel-glazed bananas
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The Lakehouse offers Moroccan Spice Roasted Carrots with rich yogurt, chiles, almonds and mint
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Blaze Pizza offers its Veg Out with roasted seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, Gorgonzola, red sauce
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The Rez Grill offers King Crab: Grilled Alaskan king crab legs, grainy mustard butter, chimichurri
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Square Meal At Hotel Revival offers a Local Mustard Greens Agnolotti with pot liquor and spicy bread crumbs
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D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches offers its Southwestern Chicken, Rice & Grain Bowl: Grilled chicken and onions, charred corn-black bean-pepper salad, bell peppers, pickled jalapeños and cilantro with chipotle sauce and ranch dressing
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National Pork Board With Pig Bleecker offers a Smoked & Grilled Pork Chop with peach-habanero jam, firecracker onions, greens, beans and pickled turnip
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Planta offers its Young Thai Coconut: with coconut, basil and chia-seed pudding, passionfruit sorbet, coconut chips
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Cotton Patch Cafe offers its Chicken Fried Bacon: Breaded bacon with carnitas spices, served with ranch dressing and pepper gravy
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Slapfish offers its Clobster Grilled Cheese: Maine lobster, Dungeness crab, aged white cheddar, mozzarella, sourdough bread, with Jersey sauce
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Manzo At Eataly Flatiron offers Arrosto D’Agnello: Roasted lamb shank with rosemary, thyme, potatoes, red onion and artichokes
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Ida Claire offers Nashville Hot Chicken: Fried chicken, grilled brioche, pimento cheese, pickles, onions and sesame seeds
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Salon By Sucré offers a Beet Salad with goat cheese mousse, walnut granola, champagne vinaigrette, bittersweet chocolate
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Artichoke Basille’s Pizza offers a Crab Pie: Crab sauce with herbs, mozzarella and surimi crabmeat stuffing atop signature pizza dough, topped with fresh parsley
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Chicken Kimbachi offers a Chicken Kimbachi: Kimchi fried rice, gochujang, hibachi chicken, yum yum sauce, sunny-side-up egg, shredded nori
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Db Bistro Moderne offers its Beef Rossini: Filet mignon served over pommes lyonnaise, topped with foie gras, truffles and beef jus
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Snap Kitchen offers its Naked Salmon: Grilled salmon, grass-fed ghee, baby spinach, kale, broccolini, red peppers, shallots
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Nicky’s Coal Fired offers a Roasted Mushroom Sofrito, Egg Yolk & Ricotta Pizza
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Gianni’s Steakhouse & Seafood offers a Bavette House-cut Limousin beef with roasted garlic and Béarnaise sauce
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Haywire offers a Grilled Bacon-Laced Meatloaf with a smoked tomato and poblano salsa, served with mashed potatoes and green beans
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Vivere offers an Agnolottini Di Fagiano: Pillow-shaped pheasant-filled pasta, butter, sage, Parmigiano-Reggiano
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Rice & Gold offers a Golden Chicken: Roasted Cornish hen, Persian spices, stuffed shishito peppers, feta-stuffed Medjool dates, white sauce and harissa sauce
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Burtons Grill & Bar offers a Salmon Romesco: Bronzed Gulf of Maine salmon, romesco sauce, herbed jasmine rice, julienne vegetables, citrus-fennel slaw
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Mŏkbar offers a Mŏkbar Classic: Ramen, braised pork, gochujang pork broth, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, bean sprouts, scallion, nori
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Schlotzsky’s offers 'The Original': Smoked ham with Genoa and cotto salami, cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, on Schlotzsky’s sourdough bun
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Wendy’s offers a Southwest Chicken Avocado Salad: Greens, avocados, grilled chicken, tomatoes, bacon, pepper Jack, Southwest ranch dressing
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Red Cow offers a Barcelona Burger with manchego, jamón serrano, piquillo pepper and smoked pepper aïoli
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South offers Chow-Chow with braised beef short ribs, rosemary-roasted potatoes and creamed collard greens
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Patent Pending offers 'The Twain': Tequila, Alpine liqueur, gin, pear, Woodruff syrup, almond, Fuji apple and lemon
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Smack Shack offers a Smack Shack Original: Chilled lobster salad with cucumber and tarragon on griddled milk bread
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USA Rice offers a Super Bowl: Brown rice, red quinoa, miso-tahini dressing, sweet potato, avocado, spiced chickpeas, baby kale, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes
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Beelman’s offers Tachos Tater tots topped with meat alternative, salsa, gochujang crema, cashew cheese, pickled jalapeño, chile-spiked pinto beans and cilantro
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Maison 208 offers Australian Lamb Chops with Okinawa potatoes, Pinot Noir, hazelnut-spice crust
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Red Rabbit offers a San Jorge: Tequila, grapefruit, lemon, Tattersall Grapefruit Crema, St. George Pear Brandy
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Komodo offers a Arroz Con Pato: Peking duck, rice, enoki mushroom, green onion, bell pepper, poached egg, shaved black truffle, served in a hot stone pot
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California Milk Advisory Board with Alta Calidad offers a Pumpkin Blossom Quesadilla: Espuma over tortilla filled with pumpkin blossom, onion, Chihuahua cheese; garnished with ancho- chile activated-charcoal ash
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Portsmith offers a Fried Fish & Waffle with housemade tartar sauce and Dark Matter malt maple syrup
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Alto Bajo offers a Hangar Steak with mole rojo—pasilla and ancho chile, ground nuts and sesame seeds, chocolate
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Coast Guard House offers a Pan-Roasted Rhode Island Striped Bass with local summer succotash, smoked romesco broth and sweet-corn custard
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Gategroup/Delta Air Lines offers a Short Rib and Pickled Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Tánsuŏ offers a Char Siu Black Cod Black cod marinated with char siu sauce, broiled, then topped with XO sauce
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Urban Plates offers a Chimichurri Grass-Fed Steak Plate served with hot or chilled sides and char-grilled bread
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Urbain 40 offers a Ginger-Teriyaki Char-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna Filet with young carrots, snap peas, lotus root and mushrooms, curry butter emulsion
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Birch’s On The Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub offers a Blood Orange Berliner Weiss
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Geist offers Burrata With Roasted Spaghetti Squash: Housemade burrata, roasted and charred spaghetti squash, grilled rye sourdough
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Avocados From Mexico offers an Avo Reuben with corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, pumpernickel bread and avocado sauerkraut
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Steadfast offers Halibut with brown-butter solids, artichoke purée, artichoke chips, roasted sunchokes, pickled sunchokes, shaved lemon, preserved lemon, cress
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701 Restaurant offers a Beet Tartare: Roasted, diced and smoked red beets with yellow beet “yolk” and beet chips
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Square Roots Kitchen offers a Comfort Food Bowl: Pulled pork, housemade spicy corn, black beans, cheddar and barbecue sauce over warm quinoa
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The Ruin Daily offers a Buffalo Chicken Melt: Parmesan-crusted sourdough, cheddar-Swiss-fontina blend, Buffalo chicken, celery barigoule, ranch sauce
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Woods Hill Table offers Calendar Mussels with anadama bread and crunchy ham vinaigrette
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Brennan’s Pub offers a Butter Cake with seasonal fruit and vegan honeycomb ice cream
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Minigrow offers a The Chicken Jawn: Fresh three-wheat noodles, whole roasted chicken, sweet-and-sour onions, black truffle, miso corn, chives, Parmesan
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Rare Steak and Seafood offers a Pork Tasting: Pâté, slow-cooked belly, chicharrón and lardo
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Blue Oak BBQ offers The Doobin Lubin: Brisket or pulled pork, spicy green-onion sausage, ginger-sesame coleslaw, pickles, onions, sesame seed bun
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Doghaus offers a Sooo Cali Beef hot dog with wild arugula, avocado, tomato, fried onions, spicy basil aïoli on King’s Hawaiian rolls
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Flying Biscuit Café offers a Chorizo Hash: Roasted potatoes, red and green peppers, onions, cheddar, chicken chorizo, over-medium eggs, tomatillo sauce, fresh cilantro
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Ambar Clarendon and Baba offer a Cinema Manhattan: Cocktail Bourbon infused with caramel popcorn, port-Coca-Cola reduction, cherry bitters, with a side of sweet-and-spicy popcorn
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C&S Chowder House offers a Chargrilled Oysters with garlic butter, Parmesan, lemon, Cajun spices
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Coastal Kitchen offers a S’Mores Pie: Chocolate custard, marshmallow meringue, graham-cracker crust
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Bella Gioia offers a Tumminia made from burnt durum wheat flour, with pesto alla trapanese, featuring cherry tomatoes and almonds
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Sunday In Brooklyn offers a Green Goddess: Tequila blanco, Salers Aperitif, tonic, vanilla bean simple syrup, juice blend of celery, lime and pineapple
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Jsix offers a Korean Rice Balls: Deep-fried balls of rice, gochujang, bulgogi, kimchi, spinach, carrots, sesame seeds
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Pistache French Bistro offers a Grilled Venison Tenderloin coated in toasted juniper berries, orange zest and clove, served over butternut squash, mushrooms, snow peas and pear, topped with red currant jus
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Sixth Street Tavern offers a Vegan Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich: Seitan, Nashville hot spice, vegan brioche, Sixth Street sauce, cider-vinegar slaw
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Matadora offers a Kale Salad with melted provolone, chickpeas, olives, red onion, burnt raisins, crispy pumpkin, pepitas
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Rooh offers a Tuna Bhel: Fresh ahi tuna, avocado, tamarind gel, puffed black rice, green mango, green apple, togarashi
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Gilmore Catering offers B.O.B.’s Brewery Deviled Eggs with maple bacon “fries”
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Cottage Inn Pizza offers The Cuban - pulled pork and ham, Carolina gold barbecue sauce and pickles
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Bourbon House offers a Fried Oyster BLT with smoked pork belly, tomato jam and micro arugula
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Sardella's Pineapple Rum Cake, made with coconut sherbet and pineapple caramel
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Andina offers a Cebiche de Mango Verde y Langostinos
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Pacific Hideaway offers Captain Barbosa and Whole Fried Tai Snapper
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Midnight Rambler's Cuffs & Buttons, made with spiced bourbon, orange blossom honey, Peychaud bitters, peach liqueur
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Swine Southern Table & Bar offers a Crispy Pig Head with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka sauce, served with buttered buns and pickled vegetables
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Sonic Drive-In's Cherry Slush with Rainbow Candy
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Creamline's Honey Milkshake with all-natural honey from Catskills Provisions, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy soft-serve vanilla ice cream
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Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen offers a Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Florida orange chimichurri, sunny-side-up local quail egg and microgreens
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Lawry’s The Prime Rib offers a Meat & Potato Martini Potato vodka, olives stuffed with horseradish and prime rib
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Virtue Feed & Grain offers Grilled Atlantic Salmon over creamy quinoa, with harissa sauce and mâche lettuce
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The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group's The Weston - wheated bourbon, coffee syrup, pipe tobacco
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Shula’s Steak House offers Double-Cut Lamb Chops with blistered heirloom tomatoes and roasted artichoke
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The Soda Shop's Bomb.com is made with Red Bull, strawberry, watermelon, fresh orange
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The Forge offers a Two-Pound Lobster Pot Pie with root vegetables and mustard sauce
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The Oval Room offers Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with blood orange, hearts of palm, lipstick radish, smoked trout roe, yuzu emulsion
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The Guild House offers Scallops with English peas, glazed baby carrots, parsnip purée, carrot-orange vinaigrette
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Bar Louie offers a Spiked Bulleit Bourbon Burger with spiked housemade sauce with Bulleit bourbon, topped with cheddar cheese, cream cheese, applewood-smoked bacon and crispy onion strings
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Copeland’s of New Orleans offers Oysters, Bacon & Brie - fried oysters, Brie, creamed spinach, bacon, yellow pepper coulis, citrus- honey gastrique, microgreens
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Vital Dining's Festival! Fried dough with tamarind glaze, coconut ice cream and coconut flakes
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Storm King Lounge offers Japanese Sticky Wing with sambal teriyaki and dynamite, pickled beet salad, fried ramen garnish
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Mr. Gatti’s Pizza - Pepperoni Rolls with pepperoni and provolone, fresh-made dough, with pizza or ranch sauce
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The St. Paul Grill offers a St. Paul Grill Crab Cake - colossal blue crab served with citrus-tarragon aïoli
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The Gyro Shack offers a Spicy Bacon Avocado Gyro
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Claudia Restaurant's Pho - Wagyu beef, basil, jalapeño, noodles, bean sprouts, micro cilantro and basil
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Coastal Grill & Bar offers a Coastal Crab Burger topped with spinach salad, crab dip, tortilla strips
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Cava offers a Grapefruit + Mint Raspberry Shrub
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Fogo de Chão's Braised Beef Rib Sliders - Xingu beer-braised beef topped with caramelized onions and melted smoked provolone on toasted brioche buns
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Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute offers Banh Mi Alaska Black Cod Sliders with pickled vegetables, jalapeño, cilantro, cucumber, Sriracha and lime juice, on a baguette
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Harvard University offers Chicken Tinga with cilantro rice and zucchini crema
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Red Star Tavern's Manila Clam Velouté with early green garlic and smoked bacon
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Publik Draft House's Falafel Balls - Deep-fried chickpea balls, quinoa salad, red pepper hummus, tzatziki
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Captain D’s offers Cajun Fish Tenders with D’s Dippin’ Sauce
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Kachina Southwestern Grill offers Chocolate Cola Cake with pepita crunch, caramel sauce and honey-lavender caviar
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Webster’s Prime offer scallops with clamshell mushrooms, spring peas, dashi and pork belly
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At Bodega Negra in NYC the Disco Nap contains tequila, espresso, Amaro Averna, Ancho Reyes and coconut milk.
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Pint Brothers Alehouse offers Pint Bros. Burger with beer cheese, tomato, chives, crispy onions, toasted pretzel bun
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Applebee’s Firecracker Shrimp Cavatappi - Crispy Sriracha shrimp, grilled zucchini, red bell pepper, red onion, cavatappi, Parmesan-Sriracha cream sauce
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The Dutch makes its Gripper’s Grail with homemade chocolate and caramel ice cream, passionfruit sorbet, homemade marshmallow fluff, caramelized banana, chocolate mousse, crunchy meringue
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Luke’s Kitchen & Bar offers Red Snapper Ceviche with cashew butter, pickled mango and jalapeño sorbet
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The Bellwether's Fava e Cicoria - Dried fava bean purée, Mission figs, Parmigiano, Arnaud AOC olive oil, frisée
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Newk’s Eatery offers an Ahi Tuna Salad with radishes, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, greens and ginger-wasabi dressing
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Loews Chicago Hotel's Catcher in the Rye, made with Rittenhouse rye, beet syrup, lemon, Angostura bitters, ginger ale
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The Feast.LA's Surf & Turf Pancake - Garlic-poached crab, wine-braised oxtails, micro wasabi and baby cherry tomatoes over a jalapeño hot-water cornbread
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Cotton Restaurant offers an Almond-Encrusted Turkey Schnitzel with cheddar cheese gratinée, bourbon applesauce, mashed potatoes and buttered green beans
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Subway's Italian Hero with mortadella, capicola, Genoa salami and provolone
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Nel Centro offers Housemade Baked Ricotta with local greens, shaved Oregon black truffles and black truffle vinaigrette
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Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours offer Coastal South Seafood Pasta - Pappardelle, Georgia white shrimp, Gulf crawfish tails, calamari, Alfredo sauce
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The Wallace's Cauliflower Steak with confit garlic mash, opal basil salsa verde, A-2 sauce
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California Milk Advisory Board with Nico - Makeover Cheese-Rind Mousse with Mission figs and red mustard greens
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Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop offers The Bobbie - Homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo
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Waypoint Seafood & Grill offers Oysters the Waypoint Way with Virginia smokehouse ham, cheddar, spinach, Chesapeake Bay crab and Béarnaise
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Virginia Tech's African Jollof Chicken with masala chai sauce and burnt grape tomatoes
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Barcelona Wine Bar's Burnt Basque Cheesecake with Luxardo cherries
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Burger 21's Bayou Burger - Andouille sausage and turkey burger topped with blackened grilled shrimp, Sriracha, rémoulade, Ragin’ Cajun slaw, on a toasted brioche bun
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Idaho Potato Commission with The Farm House - Hot Chicken with biscuit purée, warm potato salad, kohlrabi, candied skin
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Ripple offers Hen Egg with hay-smoked potatoes, grilled maitake, pickled shimeji, veal sweetbreads and cured yolk
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Canoe offers Slow Roasted Carolina Rabbit with candied garlic sauce
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Red’s Table offers a Caramel Corn Sundae Vanilla funnel cake, buttered popcorn ice cream, salted caramel corn
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Richlandtown Inn's Filet Special - Center-cut filet, blue cheese-white wine-shallot cream sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon
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The Cookery offers a Creamy Chocolate Polenta with graham cracker and toasted marshmallow
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Laurel Hardware's Lila Downs - Green chartreuse, lime, La Niña del Mezcal Espadin, Casamigos Blanco Tequila and Giffard Banane du Brésil liqueur
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R&R Barbeque offers The Caveman Burger with smoked sausage, pulled pork, jalapeño, pepper Jack and R&R sweet sauce
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Fatz Cafe's Southern Sampler includes calabash chicken, pimento cheese dip, garlic bread, fried pickle skewers, potato straws
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University of Montana offers The Beet Reuben - Sliced beets, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, marble rye bread
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Rasa offers Bombay Sliders with tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney and a market salad
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True Aussie Beef & Lamb offers Braised Grass-fed Aussie Short Rib Salad with pretzel croutons and honey-bourbon vinaigrette
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Bird & Bone offers Chef Hales’ Hot Chicken with Florida honey, house mustard, cucumber pickles
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Wood Ranch offers a Certified Angus Beef Giant Short Rib
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Norms Restaurants offers a Habanero Jalapeño Bacon Cheeseburger with habanero-jalapeño cheddar cheese, bacon, batter-fried jalapeño, habanero mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, red onions, heat-blistered jalapeño
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Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House - Seared Scallops with beet vinaigrette, cauliflower purée and microgreens
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Olga’s Kitchen offers Carolina BBQ Olga - Barbecue smoked pork, cheddar, pickle, onion straws
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Texas de Brazil's Matambre Recheado contains braised rolled beef stuffed with ground beef, onion, carrot, sausage, eggs, bacon and scallion
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Compère Lapin - Curried Goat with sweet potato gnocchi and cashews
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Livingston Restaurant + Bar offers LowCountry Seafood Boil - Cracked crab, shrimp, andouille sausage, chicken, new potatoes, Georgia sweet corn
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Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board offers the mouthwatering Fried Chicken & Pimento Cheese Sandwich - Chicken cutlet, cheddar biscuit, pimento cheese, heirloom tomatoes, pickles, lettuce
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At Beehive Kitchen East Meets West with Whole-grain brown rice, sweet potato glass noodles, Szechuan green beans, ahi tuna poke, citrus-marinated avocado, Thai coconut curry
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JP Atlanta's Wild Mushroom Flatbread with goat cheese, arugula, and egg fried in olive oil
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Del Taco Restaurants offers Huevos Rancheros - Epic Burrito with Mexican chorizo, freshly scrambled eggs, sliced avocado, slow-cooked beans, cheddar, roasted chile salsa and sour cream
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Chumley’s 86'D Burger has bone marrow, Chumley's sauce, crispy shallot, cheese
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Mioposto Pizza's Melanzane - eggplant, mozzarella, arugula, mint-basil salsa verde, served with bread
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Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen offers a Beef Filet with mushroom and Cognac XO sauce
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National Honey Board offers a Hot Honey Pan-Asian Poutine
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Dos Urban 's Cantina Raw Scallop AguaChile with sweet potato purée, pickled red onion, spicy lime aguachile, cilantro, chia seed.
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RAM Restaurant & Brewery features a Buttface Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich.
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Chauhan Ale & Masala House's Hot Chicken Pakoras features house blend spice mix, crispy chicken, ghost pepper sauce
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PDQ's Buffy Bleu Fried Chicken Sandwich with Buffalo sauce, lettuce, toasted brioche bun
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Vinoteca's Gnocchi with braised lamb sugo and porcini mushrooms
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Gan Shan Station' offers Lamb Belly with Sichuan peppercorns, cucumber, pickled peach
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Which Wich's Superfood Wich Vegan black bean patty and quinoa wrapped in a spinach tortilla
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Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters offers a Golden Rice Porridge Bowl with pork belly, boiled peanuts, Calabrese chile and six-minute egg
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OB Surf Lodge offers a Sunchoke Soup with duck confit, mushrooms, dried cherries and sunchoke chips
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Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates & Gardens offers a Sunchoke Soup with duck confit, mushrooms, dried cherries and sunchoke chips
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Ojai Valley Inn and Spa's Rotisserie Roasted Free-Range Chicken with lemon and rosemary, seasonal vegetables, and whipped potatoes.
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Avocados from Mexico offers Mac 'N' Ado with avocado Mornay sauce, asparagus and cherry tomatoes
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Cheddar's Sweet Heat Chicken & Shrimp, with ginger-garlic rice and side salad of mixed greens, carrot, cucumber and tomato vinaigrette
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FoodE offers a Smoked Trout Salad with romaine, wheat berries, fresh vegetables, avocado and bacon
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CarneVino Italian Steakhouse offers a Chocolate & Peanut Butter Torte with peanut brittle and salted peanut butter caramel
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Ani Ramen House's Chicken Katsu Curry Ramen - Japanese curry and panko-breaded chicken over ramen noodles
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National Peanut Board offers Korean Barbecue - Chicken Wings with five-spiced peanuts
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Lago's Gnocchi Carbonara offers housemade gnocchi, pancetta, peas, cream, egg yolk, black pepper
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Rossopomodoro offers Polpetta di Melanzane - Eggplant, tomato purée, bread crumbs, mozzarella, pecorino, egg, garlic, basil
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Crushed Red's This Pear is on Fire - Spiced pears, dried cranberries, bacon, goat cheese, avocado, spinach, house mix, habanero-honey dressing, candied walnuts
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Liquid Riot offer Venison Meatloaf Sliders with melted Gruyère, Maine blueberry ketchup, whiskey onions
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Nazca Mochica's Mochica Cebiche comprises lime-marinated seasonal whitefish, cilantro, red onions, caramelized sweet potato, choclo
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Cinnaholic's Cookie Monster - Cinnamon roll, cream cheese frosting, homemade cookie dough, chocolate sauce
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Watermark Restaurant offers Grit Soufflé - local goat cheese, grits, bacon beurre blanc, shiitake and crispy leek
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Eventide Oyster Co offers the Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll with Lobster meat, brown butter vinaigrette, bao-style steamed bun, sea salt, chives
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Bennigan’s offers Lina’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich - fried chicken breast, pepper Jack, Sriracha aïoli, coleslaw, brioche roll
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Sixth Engine - Seared Rockfish with green wax beans, peewee potatoes, toasted almonds, lemon confit
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Great Wolf Lodge - Chile-Coffee Rubbed Lamb with roasted carrots, puréed potatoes and mint gastrique
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Ron's Steakhouse's Filet Mignon au Poivre - beef medallions, cracked green peppercorns, sauce of heavy cream, shallots, Dijon mustard and cognac.
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Hen Quarter's Watermelon Salad - compressed watermelon, mozzarella, baby heirloom tomatoes, fennel, cucumbers, basil, lemon-curd vinaigrette.
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Le Petit Paris's flambeéd black truffle pasta - black truffle pasta flambéd in cognac in a parmesan cheese wheel, topped with fresh truffles.
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Slipsteam's hearty, comforting Yukatan Stew - pork, sweet potatoes, and rutabaga with roasted onions, garlic and tomatoes.
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Annunciation's offers a Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Creole fried black rice, sweet potato-habanero sauce and signature “Steel sauce”. “The dish is warm, cool, salty, sweet, spicy, meaty, light, crunchy and tender.”
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Primehouse steakhouse's Venison Chop uses Miyazaki beef fat to make the real flavor difference. It's served with red wine venison sausage made in house, and a lavender broth with diced vegetables and baby root vegetables.
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Quaintrelle's latest beet salad juxtaposes earthy and buttery flavors (roasted sunchokes, beets and toasted cashews), with contrasting sharper elements (ancho cress, radish, tahini purée and lemon oil to finish).
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Champagne French Bakery's decadent sandwich is made with sliced Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese and creamy béchamel sauce, served between two buttered slices of pain de mie. It’s topped with a mild grated Swiss cheese, then oven-baked to create a flavorful crust.
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Laurel Point's Poke Burrito - sushi rice, black beans, avocado, chuka wakame, marinated tuna, cabbage and spicy mayonnaise.
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Income Tax's Pan Con Tomate - house saffron bread, gelled tomato water and garlic.
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Vitality Bowls' Dragon Bowl - pitaya, mango, pineapple, coconut, raspberries, banana, almonds, goji berries, kiwi, strawberries, honey and bee pollen
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Spitz Restaurants' loaded fries, with cool cucumber-y tzatziki, a spicy, garlicky tomato sauce, red and green cabbage slaw, diced onions and pepperoncinis.
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Pastrami Dumpling with violet mustard and pickled green tomatoes.
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Ataula’s Pepito sandwich is built of luxurious layers of braised veal breast, roasted red pepper confit, veal jus, horseradish cream and Havarti cheese on brioche.
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Piatti’s chef Dylan Giordan was inspired while travelling in Spain by a simple dish of chocolate, sea salt, grilled bread and olive oil.
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Buffalo Mac and Cheese with aged cheddar sauce, breadcrumb crust and Buffalo chicken.
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Made from scratch since 1956, the craveable tartar sauce at Bob’s Clam Hut combines heritage and nostalgia with a mixture of mayonnaise, relish, finely chopped carrots and onions, it’s served with every order at this iconic Maine seafood shack
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Snapper & Shrimp Curry: with seasonal vegetables and basmati rice.
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Pickled Blueberry Balls coated in shrimp paste, blueberry paste, ginger purée, freeze-dried blueberries and panko; with pumpkin-sesame seed butter, blue gastrique and blue agar
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Tomato, Peach and Fontina Skillet Dip with grilled baguette slices.
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Burnt Carrots with chimichurri and yogurt sauce.
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