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

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Sweetgreen winter bowls, photo credit: Sweetgreen

The feel-good food megatrend continues to gain momentum

Consumers seek food that satisfy their needs, intake, sentiment about food

The feel-good food movement is gaining overwhelming traction and it has permeated the national conversation about eating and dining choices in the United States. An important development in the last couple of years is that being healthy is defined by consumers in their own ways, including whether food is considered nutritious, contains functional or desirable ingredients, or is free from artificial ingredients, or even allergens.

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Savor pairing event comes to DC in 2018, photo credit: craft brewers association

Brewers Association presents Savor 2018 in Washington, D.C. June 1-2

The Brewers Association is returning the Savor event to Washington, D.C. June 1-2, 2018. Savor: An American Craft Beer and Food Experience is a premier craft beer celebration that features an impressive lineup of food and wine pairings from over 90 small and independent craft brewers. The beer pairings offer tasty small bites and craft brews from an array of 180 beers. Savor is one of the most anticipated soirees for beer aficionados and fans in the nation’s capital.

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

Washington, D.C. celebrates Cherry Blossom season

By Roshan Thomas

Spring is definitely in the air, and to any D.C.-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.

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China chilcano offers Chifa-inspired dishes for Winter Restaurant Week, photo credit China Chilcano

D.C. Winter Restaurant Week offers taste of acclaimed restaurants

$35 Dinner and $22 brunch arrive

Updated: DC Winter Restaurant Week 2020 underway

The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is presenting DC Winter Restaurant Week January 22-28, 2018. Several high-profile, acclaimed and award-winning restaurants from the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area are being featured during the week-long event. Catch the artisanry and impressive techniques of area restaurateurs, chefs and their culinary teams, for the special price of $22 for brunch and lunch, and $35 for dinner.

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Kimpton 2018 culinary forecast: nordic salmon

Kimpton Hotels weighs in on top 2018 culinary, cocktail trends

Regional, Chifa, inspired Mexican, garden to glass, among 2018 trends getting the nod from Kimpton culinary team

Kimpton Hotels and Resorts released its 2018 Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast. The hospitality company surveys leading chefs, sommeliers, general managers and bartenders at more than 80 restaurants, bars and lounges in more than 37 cities. The forecast draws from a lot of culinary and innovation experience at the Kimpton organization identifying top culinary trends and philosophies.

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The National Restaurant Association released the results of its 2018 “What’s Hot” Chef Survey, conducted in collaboration with the American Culinary Federation (ACF

Top 2018 food trends: National Restaurant Association What’s Hot Chef Survey

The National Restaurant Association released the results of its 2018 “What’s Hot” Chef Survey, conducted in collaboration with the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The annual survey gets input from over 700 chefs and identifies prevailing predictions from over 161 food items. From new cuts of meat to uncommon herbs and global breakfast, these were some notable food trends identified in the survey:

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Siren by RW will debut bountiful brunch Sundays

Siren by RW debuts bountiful pescatarian Sunday brunch

Siren, a Robert Wiedmaier restaurant located at The Darcy Hotel, will begin serving a buffet-style brunch on Sundays. The pescatarian and comfort brunch debuts December 3, 2017, and is served during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $65 per person, excluding beverage options. The brunch is anticipated to have a strong following after a favorable review by the acclaimed Washington Post critic, Tom Sietsema.

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Tico expands menu with new small plates, ceviches, tacos

Tico D.C. expands menu, adds new ceviches, tacos, small plates

Chef Rodrigo Perez adds diversity to menu

Tico D.C. has expanded its menu, marking one of the biggest overhauls to its offerings. Creativity and seasonality complement each other, and elevate the ingredients on the new menu with Chef Rodrigo Perez at the helm. The new Tico menu at Michael’s Schlow’s Latin-influenced restaurant in Washington, D.C. will include ceviches, tacos, small and large plates and “a la plancha” items.

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