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INSPIRATION | STREET-LEVEL TRENDS

Trend Tracking at the Source: Part 2

BY GERRY LUDWIG | SEPT 1, 2016

Visits to the country’s newest restaurants provide a street-level perspective on emerging menu opportunities.

INSPIRATION | DOZEN WAYS

Expanding Flavor Systems

BY KATIE AYOUB | SEPT 1, 2016

Extend the flavor stories behind some of the most craveable and successful profiles today.

INSPIRATION | 10 FLAVOR UPGRADES

10 Sandwich Heroes

BY JOAN LANG | JULY 1, 2016

Sandwiches invite creativity, from riffs on such classics as club sandwiches and BLTs to new ingredient stars like lamb and braised short rib.

CHEF’S NOTES

DOZEN WAYS

STREET-LEVEL TRENDS

1.2018 Trends Tour - Part 2

Gerry Ludwig and his team visited 113 restaurants and tasted 1,107 dishes on their annual street-level trends tour, finding actionable insights that can translate onto today's menus. Here's part two in our series, delivering even more on-trend takeaways.

10 FLAVOR UPGRADES

INFOGRAPHICS

RECIPES

Bacon, Maine Lobster and Tomato Sliders
These Maine Lobster sliders combine mayonnaise with more unexpected spices and garnishes like bacon, fennel and Sriracha.
A hearty hash made with cubed Idaho® Potatoes, braised short ribs and eggs. A delicious dish that will really stick to your customers’ ribs.
Pig out on these golden fried Idaho® Potatoes topped with mouthwatering carnitas, chorizo and bacon. Makes for a delicious starter dish or sharable plate.

GALLERY

FROM OUR FRIENDS

Bowl builds are a powerhouse on menus today, and play well in a number of dayparts. Here are three ways to bean up your bowls, using plant-based ingredients to carry big flavors, satisfy hunger and provide nutrient-rich foods.
Rob Corliss, culinary consultant, translates five sustaining trends that will continue to influence dining behavior, and that require thoughtful attention when it comes to modern menu strategy.
Vibrant color dinnerware options from Libbey® help your one-of-a-kind plating ideas take flight, creating new looks to complement your venue’s unique character. Serve up an experience that is funky, eclectic or adventurous – and always memorable.
For Spokane, Washington–based chef Adam Hegsted, beef means profits across his restaurant group, from the pure craveability of a Teres major steak, cooked sous vide then grilled, to Spaghetti-Stuffed Meatballs that turn a beloved classic literally inside out.

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