Restaurants leverage the popularity of organic foods, photo jess watters

Restaurants leverage the popularity of organic foods

The organic food industry has grown rapidly in recent years and the growth trajectory continues to rise, as organic ingredients begin to find a place in the broader feel-good food trend. The industry has recently reached $50 billion dollars in annual total organic product sales and is predicted to continue growing rapidly, with average growth in the double digits for the past five years...The D.C. metro area is a hub for innovative restaurant operators who have already capitalized on this surge of interest in organic ingredients, with local favorite restaurants Sweetgreen and Founding Farmers emphasizing the role of organic

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National Restaurant Association launches Benefit Trust Health Plan

“Restaurant employees are our greatest asset and we want to ensure that they receive the best health care available. This is why the Restaurant & Hospitality Association Benefit Trust, has been specifically designed to assist our smaller members with employee retention. This innovative approach...CEO of the National Restaurant Association

P.F. Chang's Thai Harvest Curry Lunch Bowl

P.F. Chang’s introduces new bowl-centric lunch menu and cocktail lineup

P.F. Chang's new “wok-fired” lunch bowl menu will comprise selections that include the Bibimbap, Chiang Mai Noodle Bowl, Tokyo Udon Noodle Bowl. In addition to these chef-inspired bowls...Sparkling Blossom: Grey Goose Vodka, St.-Germain Elderflower liqueur, Blushing Geisha, Red Dragon, Japanese Old Fashioned

Food industry sees growing impact from Cannabis cuisine

Food industry finds growing impact from cannabis food, cuisine

Restaurants too can be expected to get involved in this trend by incorporating cannabis into dishes and offering unique private “tasting experiences” for those who wish to further refine their palate.... “2018 Food Trends That Matter” in December which featured cannabis as one of the nine published. According to Nielsen, one trend is that edible cannabis products have already evolved from the traditional offering of brownies and “cannabutter” into cold brew coffees, sodas, puddings, granola, and even olive oil.

Opportunities in food and cuisine, photo credit: Abigail Lynn

Food industry finds growing impact from cannabis food and cuisine

Restaurants too can be expected to get involved in this trend by incorporating cannabis into dishes and offering unique private “tasting experiences” for those who wish to further refine their palate.... “2018 Food Trends That Matter” in December which featured cannabis as one of the nine published. According to Nielsen, one trend is that edible cannabis products have already evolved from the traditional offering of brownies and “cannabutter” into cold brew coffees, sodas, puddings, granola, and even olive oil.

Sweetgreen winter bowls, photo credit: Sweetgreen

The feel-good food megatrend continues to gain momentum

The feel-good food movement is gaining overwhelming traction and it has permeated the national conversation about eating and dining...respondents primarily identified healthy food as that which has healthy components or is clean label (“free from”). Nearly 30 percent categorized healthy food as having healthy components or nutrients, ranking that as the #1 definition. Almost 15 percent indicated food that is free from “artificial ingredients

Cherry Blossom in Washington, D.C. Eatery Pulse News

Washington, D.C. celebrates Cherry Blossom season

Spring is definitely in the air, and to any DC-native, that is marked by one thing: the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. As the weather begins to change and mother nature prepares to turn over a new leaf, there’s no doubt that springtime in the city is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Read on to discover the best events to look forward to during the 2018 festival.

D.C. restaurants celebrate National Cherry Blossom Festival

As Washington, D.C. area residents shake off the snow and get into full gear for the Cherry Blossom Festival, several restaurants are gearing up to celebrate the season. Pan-seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras will be masterfully married with macerated Bing Cherries ...At Siren, the distinctive dessert unites Toasted Rice Cream, Cherry Compote, Green Tea Cake, crisp White Chocolate, refreshing Butterfly Pea Tea.

Other Side of the Pillow mocktail - Eatery Pulse News, photo credit Kimpton

Three beverage trends to watch in 2018

Three of the most exciting new healthy beverage trends for 2018...Healthier ingredients in drinks, juices, shakes, and smoothies...already enjoying massive popularity due to testimonials from health food advocates and social media influencers, juices and smoothies are the rage.

Gin Renaissance in Washington, DC takes hold

Gin experiences a renaissance in Washington, D.C., nationally

Previously thought of as a traditional, gentleman’s drink, gin has experienced a rise in popularity during recent years and can now be found in diverse recipes at bars around the country. Specifically, this spirit has blossomed locally, with the DMV (D.C.-Md.-Va.) region being home now to over five gin distilleries.

DC sees a gin renaissance, photo credit Hank's Cocktail Bar

Gin renaissance in D.C.

Previously thought of as a traditional, gentleman’s drink, gin has experienced a rise in popularity during recent years and can now be found in diverse recipes at bars around the country. Specifically, this spirit has blossomed locally, with the DMV (D.C.-Md.-Va.) region being home now to over five gin distilleries.