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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.
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
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.
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.
Three desserts that offer a unique experience while delivering comforting familiarity that seals the deal.
Chefs are featuring pasta in unexpected, flavor-forward ways—and their guests are loving it.
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.
Chefs are discovering mole's potential, leveraging its earthy, rich blend of nuts, warm spices, chiles and more
Innovation in the cocktail space continues to thrill the thirsty and the adventurous, wowing with intriguing flavor combinations and head-turning presentations
Ousia offers its Donut Pikilia: Housemade sampler of Halva Mousse with hazelnut chocolate, Mastiha Yogurt Mousse with pistachio glaze, and Spiced Apple
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.
Innovating with wings showcases the constant need to update, tweak and improve—even on proven classics
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.
We profile four desserts all of which convey the constant tinkering with desserts that results in a “best” flavor build
Egg Shop offers its Pepper Boy: Egg scramble, maple-cured pepper bacon, Gruyère, caramelized onion aïoli, bell peppers, panini roll
Altabira City Tavern offers a Ribeye with poblano potato purée, melted leeks, wilted arugula, sautéed oyster mushrooms, roasted cipollini demi-glace
Roofers Union offers a Chicken BBQ Pizza: Shredded chicken and barbecue sauce topped with pickled ramp bulbs and ramp purée
The General Public offers Shakshuka with crushed tomato, cayenne, toasted cumin, smoked paprika, soft poached eggs and buttered baguette
The Regency Bar & Grill offers a Diavolo Pizza with activated-charcoal crust, spicy pepperoni and ’nduja
Taste Bar offers its Matcha Picchu: Matcha-infused pisco, Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, allspice dram, coconut simple syrup, lemon
Better Half offers its Silk Handkerchief Pasta: Hand-rolled pasta, garlic-porcini cream, wild mushrooms, tomato marmalade, Cotija, snow pea shoots
Burlock Coast offers a Challah Brioche French Toast Sandwich: Challah with rum milk, rum cream, rum butter, fruit jam and pecans
Reserve Wine & Food offers its Chocolate Mondae: Dark-chocolate ganache, milk-chocolate malt foam, Averna amaro semifreddo, cherry, cocoa nibs
Idaho Potato Commission offers Idaho Potato and French Onion Soup: Baked russet potato, fontina, Asiago croutons, caramelized onions, bison stock, scallion, sour cream
Coolinary Café offers Rabbit Sausage & Noodles with Spanish onion, olives, shiitake, oyster and trumpet mushrooms, jalapeño, broccolini and kale
Buffalo Theory offers Sinigang Fried Chicken with vinegar, fish sauce and tamarind
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen offers Thai Sticky Wings topped with peanuts, green onion and crispy spring-roll wrappers
Dianoia’s Eatery offers its Hot Buttered Amaro Cocktail: Amaro, vanilla ice cream, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, shaved nutmeg; served warm
Nico Osteria offers a Lobster Spaghetti Pasta infused with lobster roe, blanched lobster meat, lobster miso sauce, guanciale and spring onion
Quiznos offers a Lobster & Seafood Scampi Bake: Garlic-baked lobster and seafood, mozzarella, mushrooms and onions, tomatoes, aïoli, served on artisan bread
Farm Spirit offers Tetsukabuto Squash with wild stinging-nettle purée, hazelnut “yogurt,” wild cress
Viewhouse offers a Wasabi & Sweet Garlic Chicken Salad: Mixed greens, scallion, celery, carrots, Granny Smith apples, wasabi-aïoli dressing, chicken in chile-soy sauce
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
Okeechobee Steakhouse offers a Cowboy Ribeye: slow roasted and served with housemade au jus
Bessou offers Chicken Karaage: Japanese-style fried chicken with Moroccan spices, potato salad, shiso tzatziki
Publican Anker offers Fried Shrimp with pepper jelly, pickled shallot, chive cream cheese, chow-chow, fresh mint, cilantro
True Aussie Beef & Lamb offers Madras Curry Lamb Sliders with yogurt-mint-lime sauce, cucumbers and arugula
Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile offers Braised Short Rib with candied pork belly and Mission fig reduction
Southfork offers a Mushroom Dashi: Oyster and shiitake mushrooms, smoked tofu, shoyu and miso butter
Michael Jordan’s Steak House offers Charred Sea Scallops glazed with white miso paste, yuzu juice, gochujang
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
Curry Up Now offers a Tikka Masala Burrito: Chicken or paneer tikka masala, rice, chana and onions wrapped in a tortilla
Potatoes USA offers Campfire Potatoes: Fingerling potatoes, shiitake mushrooms, duck fat, dark soy sauce, applewood smoked sea salt, cane sugar
Riviera 31 offers a Fighter Weapon School aka top gun: Bulleit bourbon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, lemon juice, passionfruit juice
Naiyara offers Steak and Eggs Sushi: Seared Wagyu Beef Over Rice and Kimchi, Topped With Quail Egg and Ponzu
Culver’s offers a Pretzel Haus Burger: Beef, Bacon, Wisconsin Cheddar, Cheddar-Cheese Sauce, Pickled Onions, Mustard Bistro Sauce, Served On A Pretzel Bun
Bruegger’s Bagels offers its Sweet Heat Turkey Sandwich: Marbled rye with Sriracha-honey cream cheese, roasted turkey, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, Sriracha
Público offers Baked Oysters with corn custard and smoked trout roe
100 Sails Restaurant & Bar offers Korean Fried Cauliflower: Tempura-fried cauliflower with spicy soy glaze, topped with Kewpie mayonnaise, chile threads, sesame seeds, microgreens
National Peanut Board offers a Bittersweet Chocolate Bread Pudding served with whipped cream, peanut-butter mousse and Scotch bonnet peanut brittle
Brunos Italian Kitchen offers a Grilled Mediterranean Sea Bream with roasted seasonal vegetables and fingerling potatoes, green olive-lemon salsa
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
Dusek’s Board & Beer offers Chicken-Fried Rabbit with Hoppin’ John risotto, charred okra, chicory greens, pancetta and brown-butter Tabasco
Pinstripes offers Gnocchi & Ahi Tuna: Seared ricotta gnocchi in garlic butter and Parmesan, with fresh tuna and Calabrese vinaigrette
Temple Bar offers Heritage Pork with Lacinato kale, roasted sweet potatoes with miso and black barbecue sauce
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar offers Cajundillas: Chipotle tortillas with chicken, boudin sausage, andouille sausage, spicy chipotle ranch, Monterey Jack cheese
The Immigrant Restaurant offers Duck Wings with celery leaves in vinaigrette and blue-cheese potato chips
Ted’s Montana Grill offers its Avalon Burger with Gruyère, blue cheese, bacon-caramelized onions, roasted-garlic aïoli, baby arugula on a toasted brioche
K Restaurant offers Crispy Brussels Sprouts with bacon lardons, hot-sauce honey, fresh chives
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
Midici Neapolitan Pizza offers Burrata With Melon and Prosciutto with toasted Neapolitan bread
Tacology offers a Soft-Shell Crab Taco with creamy jalapeño sauce
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
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
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
The Sorghum Checkoff offers Grilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups with a sorghum and grilled-corn salsa and chipotle-lime dressing
Old Vine Café offers a Rabbit Mole: Braised rabbit in a cashew and pasilla chile-based mole sauce, served with queso fresco and cornbread
Jason’s Deli offers an Eggstreme Pastrami Melt: Pimento cheese, jalapeño Jack, cheddar, Muenster, roasted piquillo peppers, pastrami, fried egg, telera roll
Princeton University offers a Kale, Carrot, Sriracha Salad: Shaved tri-color carrots, kale, and Brussels sprouts with Sriracha vinaigrette
The Whistler offers its Golden Fleece: Kikusui Funaguchi sake, preserved Meyer lemon, honey, soda
The Venetian and The Palazzo offers an Asparagus and Avocado Soup with roasted pumpkin seeds and lemon whipped cream
Benny’s Chop House offers a Banana Cream Pie: Banana compound, pastry cream, graham-cracker pie crust, whipped cream, caramel-glazed bananas
The Lakehouse offers Moroccan Spice Roasted Carrots with rich yogurt, chiles, almonds and mint
Blaze Pizza offers its Veg Out with roasted seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, red onion, mozzarella, Gorgonzola, red sauce
The Rez Grill offers King Crab: Grilled Alaskan king crab legs, grainy mustard butter, chimichurri
Square Meal At Hotel Revival offers a Local Mustard Greens Agnolotti with pot liquor and spicy bread crumbs
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
National Pork Board With Pig Bleecker offers a Smoked & Grilled Pork Chop with peach-habanero jam, firecracker onions, greens, beans and pickled turnip
Planta offers its Young Thai Coconut: with coconut, basil and chia-seed pudding, passionfruit sorbet, coconut chips
Slapfish offers its Clobster Grilled Cheese: Maine lobster, Dungeness crab, aged white cheddar, mozzarella, sourdough bread, with Jersey sauce
Cotton Patch Cafe offers its Chicken Fried Bacon: Breaded bacon with carnitas spices, served with ranch dressing and pepper gravy
Manzo At Eataly Flatiron offers Arrosto D’Agnello: Roasted lamb shank with rosemary, thyme, potatoes, red onion and artichokes
Ida Claire offers Nashville Hot Chicken: Fried chicken, grilled brioche, pimento cheese, pickles, onions and sesame seeds
Salon By Sucré offers a Beet Salad with goat cheese mousse, walnut granola, champagne vinaigrette, bittersweet chocolate
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
Chicken Kimbachi offers a Chicken Kimbachi: Kimchi fried rice, gochujang, hibachi chicken, yum yum sauce, sunny-side-up egg, shredded nori
Db Bistro Moderne offers its Beef Rossini: Filet mignon served over pommes lyonnaise, topped with foie gras, truffles and beef jus
Snap Kitchen offers its Naked Salmon: Grilled salmon, grass-fed ghee, baby spinach, kale, broccolini, red peppers, shallots
Nicky’s Coal Fired offers a Roasted Mushroom Sofrito, Egg Yolk & Ricotta Pizza
Gianni’s Steakhouse & Seafood offers a Bavette House-cut Limousin beef with roasted garlic and Béarnaise sauce
Haywire offers a Grilled Bacon-Laced Meatloaf with a smoked tomato and poblano salsa, served with mashed potatoes and green beans
Rice & Gold offers a Golden Chicken: Roasted Cornish hen, Persian spices, stuffed shishito peppers, feta-stuffed Medjool dates, white sauce and harissa sauce
Vivere offers an Agnolottini Di Fagiano: Pillow-shaped pheasant-filled pasta, butter, sage, Parmigiano-Reggiano
Burtons Grill & Bar offers a Salmon Romesco: Bronzed Gulf of Maine salmon, romesco sauce, herbed jasmine rice, julienne vegetables, citrus-fennel slaw
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
Mŏkbar offers a Mŏkbar Classic: Ramen, braised pork, gochujang pork broth, shiitake mushrooms, spinach, bean sprouts, scallion, nori
Red Cow offers a Barcelona Burger with manchego, jamón serrano, piquillo pepper and smoked pepper aïoli
Wendy’s offers a Southwest Chicken Avocado Salad: Greens, avocados, grilled chicken, tomatoes, bacon, pepper Jack, Southwest ranch dressing
South offers Chow-Chow with braised beef short ribs, rosemary-roasted potatoes and creamed collard greens
Patent Pending offers 'The Twain': Tequila, Alpine liqueur, gin, pear, Woodruff syrup, almond, Fuji apple and lemon
Smack Shack offers a Smack Shack Original: Chilled lobster salad with cucumber and tarragon on griddled milk bread
USA Rice offers a Super Bowl: Brown rice, red quinoa, miso-tahini dressing, sweet potato, avocado, spiced chickpeas, baby kale, red cabbage, cherry tomatoes
Beelman’s offers Tachos Tater tots topped with meat alternative, salsa, gochujang crema, cashew cheese, pickled jalapeño, chile-spiked pinto beans and cilantro
Maison 208 offers Australian Lamb Chops with Okinawa potatoes, Pinot Noir, hazelnut-spice crust
Red Rabbit offers a San Jorge: Tequila, grapefruit, lemon, Tattersall Grapefruit Crema, St. George Pear Brandy
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
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
Portsmith offers a Fried Fish & Waffle with housemade tartar sauce and Dark Matter malt maple syrup
Alto Bajo offers a Hangar Steak with mole rojo—pasilla and ancho chile, ground nuts and sesame seeds, chocolate
Coast Guard House offers a Pan-Roasted Rhode Island Striped Bass with local summer succotash, smoked romesco broth and sweet-corn custard
Gategroup/Delta Air Lines offers a Short Rib and Pickled Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Tánsuŏ offers a Char Siu Black Cod Black cod marinated with char siu sauce, broiled, then topped with XO sauce
Urban Plates offers a Chimichurri Grass-Fed Steak Plate served with hot or chilled sides and char-grilled bread
Urbain 40 offers a Ginger-Teriyaki Char-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna Filet with young carrots, snap peas, lotus root and mushrooms, curry butter emulsion
Birch’s On The Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub offers a Blood Orange Berliner Weiss
Geist offers Burrata With Roasted Spaghetti Squash: Housemade burrata, roasted and charred spaghetti squash, grilled rye sourdough
Avocados From Mexico offers an Avo Reuben with corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, pumpernickel bread and avocado sauerkraut
Steadfast offers Halibut with brown-butter solids, artichoke purée, artichoke chips, roasted sunchokes, pickled sunchokes, shaved lemon, preserved lemon, cress
701 Restaurant offers a Beet Tartare: Roasted, diced and smoked red beets with yellow beet “yolk” and beet chips
Square Roots Kitchen offers a Comfort Food Bowl: Pulled pork, housemade spicy corn, black beans, cheddar and barbecue sauce over warm quinoa
The Ruin Daily offers a Buffalo Chicken Melt: Parmesan-crusted sourdough, cheddar-Swiss-fontina blend, Buffalo chicken, celery barigoule, ranch sauce
Woods Hill Table offers Calendar Mussels with anadama bread and crunchy ham vinaigrette
Brennan’s Pub offers a Butter Cake with seasonal fruit and vegan honeycomb ice cream
Minigrow offers a The Chicken Jawn: Fresh three-wheat noodles, whole roasted chicken, sweet-and-sour onions, black truffle, miso corn, chives, Parmesan
Rare Steak and Seafood offers a Pork Tasting: Pâté, slow-cooked belly, chicharrón and lardo
Blue Oak BBQ offers The Doobin Lubin: Brisket or pulled pork, spicy green-onion sausage, ginger-sesame coleslaw, pickles, onions, sesame seed bun
Doghaus offers a Sooo Cali Beef hot dog with wild arugula, avocado, tomato, fried onions, spicy basil aïoli on King’s Hawaiian rolls
Flying Biscuit Café offers a Chorizo Hash: Roasted potatoes, red and green peppers, onions, cheddar, chicken chorizo, over-medium eggs, tomatillo sauce, fresh cilantro
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
C&S Chowder House offers a Chargrilled Oysters with garlic butter, Parmesan, lemon, Cajun spices
Coastal Kitchen offers a S’Mores Pie: Chocolate custard, marshmallow meringue, graham-cracker crust
Bella Gioia offers a Tumminia made from burnt durum wheat flour, with pesto alla trapanese, featuring cherry tomatoes and almonds
Sunday In Brooklyn offers a Green Goddess: Tequila blanco, Salers Aperitif, tonic, vanilla bean simple syrup, juice blend of celery, lime and pineapple
Jsix offers a Korean Rice Balls: Deep-fried balls of rice, gochujang, bulgogi, kimchi, spinach, carrots, sesame seeds
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
Sixth Street Tavern offers a Vegan Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich: Seitan, Nashville hot spice, vegan brioche, Sixth Street sauce, cider-vinegar slaw
Matadora offers a Kale Salad with melted provolone, chickpeas, olives, red onion, burnt raisins, crispy pumpkin, pepitas
Rooh offers a Tuna Bhel: Fresh ahi tuna, avocado, tamarind gel, puffed black rice, green mango, green apple, togarashi
Gilmore Catering offers B.O.B.’s Brewery Deviled Eggs with maple bacon “fries”
Cottage Inn Pizza offers The Cuban - pulled pork and ham, Carolina gold barbecue sauce and pickles
Bourbon House offers a Fried Oyster BLT with smoked pork belly, tomato jam and micro arugula
Sardella's Pineapple Rum Cake, made with coconut sherbet and pineapple caramel
Andina offers a Cebiche de Mango Verde y Langostinos
Pacific Hideaway offers Captain Barbosa and Whole Fried Tai Snapper
Midnight Rambler's Cuffs & Buttons, made with spiced bourbon, orange blossom honey, Peychaud bitters, peach liqueur
Swine Southern Table & Bar offers a Crispy Pig Head with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka sauce, served with buttered buns and pickled vegetables
Sonic Drive-In's Cherry Slush with Rainbow Candy
Creamline's Honey Milkshake with all-natural honey from Catskills Provisions, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy soft-serve vanilla ice cream
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen offers a Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Florida orange chimichurri, sunny-side-up local quail egg and microgreens
Lawry’s The Prime Rib offers a Meat & Potato Martini Potato vodka, olives stuffed with horseradish and prime rib
Virtue Feed & Grain offers Grilled Atlantic Salmon over creamy quinoa, with harissa sauce and mâche lettuce
The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group's The Weston - wheated bourbon, coffee syrup, pipe tobacco
Shula’s Steak House offers Double-Cut Lamb Chops with blistered heirloom tomatoes and roasted artichoke
The Soda Shop's Bomb.com is made with Red Bull, strawberry, watermelon, fresh orange
The Forge offers a Two-Pound Lobster Pot Pie with root vegetables and mustard sauce
The Oval Room offers Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with blood orange, hearts of palm, lipstick radish, smoked trout roe, yuzu emulsion
The Guild House offers Scallops with English peas, glazed baby carrots, parsnip purée, carrot-orange vinaigrette
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
Copeland’s of New Orleans offers Oysters, Bacon & Brie - fried oysters, Brie, creamed spinach, bacon, yellow pepper coulis, citrus- honey gastrique, microgreens
Vital Dining's Festival! Fried dough with tamarind glaze, coconut ice cream and coconut flakes
Storm King Lounge offers Japanese Sticky Wing with sambal teriyaki and dynamite, pickled beet salad, fried ramen garnish
Mr. Gatti’s Pizza - Pepperoni Rolls with pepperoni and provolone, fresh-made dough, with pizza or ranch sauce
The St. Paul Grill offers a St. Paul Grill Crab Cake - colossal blue crab served with citrus-tarragon aïoli
The Gyro Shack offers a Spicy Bacon Avocado Gyro
Claudia Restaurant's Pho - Wagyu beef, basil, jalapeño, noodles, bean sprouts, micro cilantro and basil
Coastal Grill & Bar offers a Coastal Crab Burger topped with spinach salad, crab dip, tortilla strips
Cava offers a Grapefruit + Mint Raspberry Shrub
Fogo de Chão's Braised Beef Rib Sliders - Xingu beer-braised beef topped with caramelized onions and melted smoked provolone on toasted brioche buns
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute offers Banh Mi Alaska Black Cod Sliders with pickled vegetables, jalapeño, cilantro, cucumber, Sriracha and lime juice, on a baguette
Harvard University offers Chicken Tinga with cilantro rice and zucchini crema
Red Star Tavern's Manila Clam Velouté with early green garlic and smoked bacon
Publik Draft House's Falafel Balls - Deep-fried chickpea balls, quinoa salad, red pepper hummus, tzatziki
Captain D’s offers Cajun Fish Tenders with D’s Dippin’ Sauce
Kachina Southwestern Grill offers Chocolate Cola Cake with pepita crunch, caramel sauce and honey-lavender caviar
Webster’s Prime offer scallops with clamshell mushrooms, spring peas, dashi and pork belly
At Bodega Negra in NYC the Disco Nap contains tequila, espresso, Amaro Averna, Ancho Reyes and coconut milk.
Pint Brothers Alehouse offers Pint Bros. Burger with beer cheese, tomato, chives, crispy onions, toasted pretzel bun
Applebee’s Firecracker Shrimp Cavatappi - Crispy Sriracha shrimp, grilled zucchini, red bell pepper, red onion, cavatappi, Parmesan-Sriracha cream sauce
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
Luke’s Kitchen & Bar offers Red Snapper Ceviche with cashew butter, pickled mango and jalapeño sorbet
The Bellwether's Fava e Cicoria - Dried fava bean purée, Mission figs, Parmigiano, Arnaud AOC olive oil, frisée
Newk’s Eatery offers an Ahi Tuna Salad with radishes, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, greens and ginger-wasabi dressing
Loews Chicago Hotel's Catcher in the Rye, made with Rittenhouse rye, beet syrup, lemon, Angostura bitters, ginger ale
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
Cotton Restaurant offers an Almond-Encrusted Turkey Schnitzel with cheddar cheese gratinée, bourbon applesauce, mashed potatoes and buttered green beans
Subway's Italian Hero with mortadella, capicola, Genoa salami and provolone
Nel Centro offers Housemade Baked Ricotta with local greens, shaved Oregon black truffles and black truffle vinaigrette
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours offer Coastal South Seafood Pasta - Pappardelle, Georgia white shrimp, Gulf crawfish tails, calamari, Alfredo sauce
The Wallace's Cauliflower Steak with confit garlic mash, opal basil salsa verde, A-2 sauce
California Milk Advisory Board with Nico - Makeover Cheese-Rind Mousse with Mission figs and red mustard greens
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop offers The Bobbie - Homemade turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing and mayo
Waypoint Seafood & Grill offers Oysters the Waypoint Way with Virginia smokehouse ham, cheddar, spinach, Chesapeake Bay crab and Béarnaise
Virginia Tech's African Jollof Chicken with masala chai sauce and burnt grape tomatoes
Barcelona Wine Bar's Burnt Basque Cheesecake with Luxardo cherries
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
Idaho Potato Commission with The Farm House - Hot Chicken with biscuit purée, warm potato salad, kohlrabi, candied skin
Ripple offers Hen Egg with hay-smoked potatoes, grilled maitake, pickled shimeji, veal sweetbreads and cured yolk
Canoe offers Slow Roasted Carolina Rabbit with candied garlic sauce
Red’s Table offers a Caramel Corn Sundae Vanilla funnel cake, buttered popcorn ice cream, salted caramel corn
Richlandtown Inn's Filet Special - Center-cut filet, blue cheese-white wine-shallot cream sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon
The Cookery offers a Creamy Chocolate Polenta with graham cracker and toasted marshmallow
Laurel Hardware's Lila Downs - Green chartreuse, lime, La Niña del Mezcal Espadin, Casamigos Blanco Tequila and Giffard Banane du Brésil liqueur
R&R Barbeque offers The Caveman Burger with smoked sausage, pulled pork, jalapeño, pepper Jack and R&R sweet sauce
Fatz Cafe's Southern Sampler includes calabash chicken, pimento cheese dip, garlic bread, fried pickle skewers, potato straws
University of Montana offers The Beet Reuben - Sliced beets, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, marble rye bread
Rasa offers Bombay Sliders with tamarind chutney, cilantro chutney and a market salad
True Aussie Beef & Lamb offers Braised Grass-fed Aussie Short Rib Salad with pretzel croutons and honey-bourbon vinaigrette
Bird & Bone offers Chef Hales’ Hot Chicken with Florida honey, house mustard, cucumber pickles
Wood Ranch offers a Certified Angus Beef Giant Short Rib
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
Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House - Seared Scallops with beet vinaigrette, cauliflower purée and microgreens
Olga’s Kitchen offers Carolina BBQ Olga - Barbecue smoked pork, cheddar, pickle, onion straws
Texas de Brazil's Matambre Recheado contains braised rolled beef stuffed with ground beef, onion, carrot, sausage, eggs, bacon and scallion
Compère Lapin - Curried Goat with sweet potato gnocchi and cashews
Livingston Restaurant + Bar offers LowCountry Seafood Boil - Cracked crab, shrimp, andouille sausage, chicken, new potatoes, Georgia sweet corn
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board offers the mouthwatering Fried Chicken & Pimento Cheese Sandwich - Chicken cutlet, cheddar biscuit, pimento cheese, heirloom tomatoes, pickles, lettuce
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
JP Atlanta's Wild Mushroom Flatbread with goat cheese, arugula, and egg fried in olive oil
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
Chumley’s 86'D Burger has bone marrow, Chumley's sauce, crispy shallot, cheese
Mioposto Pizza's Melanzane - eggplant, mozzarella, arugula, mint-basil salsa verde, served with bread
Kirsh Bakery & Kitchen offers a Beef Filet with mushroom and Cognac XO sauce
National Honey Board offers a Hot Honey Pan-Asian Poutine
Dos Urban 's Cantina Raw Scallop AguaChile with sweet potato purée, pickled red onion, spicy lime aguachile, cilantro, chia seed.
RAM Restaurant & Brewery features a Buttface Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich.
Chauhan Ale & Masala House's Hot Chicken Pakoras features house blend spice mix, crispy chicken, ghost pepper sauce
PDQ's Buffy Bleu Fried Chicken Sandwich with Buffalo sauce, lettuce, toasted brioche bun
Vinoteca's Gnocchi with braised lamb sugo and porcini mushrooms
Gan Shan Station' offers Lamb Belly with Sichuan peppercorns, cucumber, pickled peach
Which Wich's Superfood Wich Vegan black bean patty and quinoa wrapped in a spinach tortilla
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
OB Surf Lodge offers a Sunchoke Soup with duck confit, mushrooms, dried cherries and sunchoke chips
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates & Gardens offers a Sunchoke Soup with duck confit, mushrooms, dried cherries and sunchoke chips
Ojai Valley Inn and Spa's Rotisserie Roasted Free-Range Chicken with lemon and rosemary, seasonal vegetables, and whipped potatoes.
Avocados from Mexico offers Mac 'N' Ado with avocado Mornay sauce, asparagus and cherry tomatoes
Cheddar's Sweet Heat Chicken & Shrimp, with ginger-garlic rice and side salad of mixed greens, carrot, cucumber and tomato vinaigrette
FoodE offers a Smoked Trout Salad with romaine, wheat berries, fresh vegetables, avocado and bacon
CarneVino Italian Steakhouse offers a Chocolate & Peanut Butter Torte with peanut brittle and salted peanut butter caramel
Ani Ramen House's Chicken Katsu Curry Ramen - Japanese curry and panko-breaded chicken over ramen noodles
National Peanut Board offers Korean Barbecue - Chicken Wings with five-spiced peanuts
Lago's Gnocchi Carbonara offers housemade gnocchi, pancetta, peas, cream, egg yolk, black pepper
Rossopomodoro offers Polpetta di Melanzane - Eggplant, tomato purée, bread crumbs, mozzarella, pecorino, egg, garlic, basil
Crushed Red's This Pear is on Fire - Spiced pears, dried cranberries, bacon, goat cheese, avocado, spinach, house mix, habanero-honey dressing, candied walnuts
Liquid Riot offer Venison Meatloaf Sliders with melted Gruyère, Maine blueberry ketchup, whiskey onions
Nazca Mochica's Mochica Cebiche comprises lime-marinated seasonal whitefish, cilantro, red onions, caramelized sweet potato, choclo
Cinnaholic's Cookie Monster - Cinnamon roll, cream cheese frosting, homemade cookie dough, chocolate sauce
Watermark Restaurant offers Grit Soufflé - local goat cheese, grits, bacon beurre blanc, shiitake and crispy leek
Eventide Oyster Co offers the Eventide Brown Butter Lobster Roll with Lobster meat, brown butter vinaigrette, bao-style steamed bun, sea salt, chives
Bennigan’s offers Lina’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich - fried chicken breast, pepper Jack, Sriracha aïoli, coleslaw, brioche roll
Sixth Engine - Seared Rockfish with green wax beans, peewee potatoes, toasted almonds, lemon confit
Great Wolf Lodge - Chile-Coffee Rubbed Lamb with roasted carrots, puréed potatoes and mint gastrique
Ron's Steakhouse's Filet Mignon au Poivre - beef medallions, cracked green peppercorns, sauce of heavy cream, shallots, Dijon mustard and cognac.
Hen Quarter's Watermelon Salad - compressed watermelon, mozzarella, baby heirloom tomatoes, fennel, cucumbers, basil, lemon-curd vinaigrette.
Le Petit Paris's flambeéd black truffle pasta - black truffle pasta flambéd in cognac in a parmesan cheese wheel, topped with fresh truffles.
Slipsteam's hearty, comforting Yukatan Stew - pork, sweet potatoes, and rutabaga with roasted onions, garlic and tomatoes.
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.”
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.
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).
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.
Laurel Point's Poke Burrito - sushi rice, black beans, avocado, chuka wakame, marinated tuna, cabbage and spicy mayonnaise.
Income Tax's Pan Con Tomate - house saffron bread, gelled tomato water and garlic.
Vitality Bowls' Dragon Bowl - pitaya, mango, pineapple, coconut, raspberries, banana, almonds, goji berries, kiwi, strawberries, honey and bee pollen
Spitz Restaurants' loaded fries, with cool cucumber-y tzatziki, a spicy, garlicky tomato sauce, red and green cabbage slaw, diced onions and pepperoncinis.
Pastrami Dumpling with violet mustard and pickled green tomatoes.
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.
Piatti’s chef Dylan Giordan was inspired while travelling in Spain by a simple dish of chocolate, sea salt, grilled bread and olive oil.
Buffalo Mac and Cheese with aged cheddar sauce, breadcrumb crust and Buffalo chicken.
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
Snapper & Shrimp Curry: with seasonal vegetables and basmati rice.
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
Tomato, Peach and Fontina Skillet Dip with grilled baguette slices.
Burnt Carrots with chimichurri and yogurt sauce.
Thai Peanut Curry Bowl with yakisoba noodles, chicken, red onions, broccoli, Asian slaw.
Arctic Char with Brussels sprout leaves, quinoa, carrot, red pepper, almonds, celery leaves, parsley and sherry-mustard vinaigrette.
Queso Fundido with California Walnut "Chorizo"
Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails offers a wood-fired salmon using an almond wood for the oven, making it less smoky, lighter, and allowing the flavor of the dish to really come out.
Corner Café poaches its Alaskan Halibut in olive oil with a small sachet of herbs, and serves over a cauliflower “tabbouleh” with finely chopped parsley and preserved lemon, toasted pine nuts, sultanas and olive oil.
Steakhouse Butters Bistro: Caramelized Shallots & Bleu Cheese; Béarnaise; Sriracha; Roasted Garlic & Fresh Herb; Bacon & Bleu.
Masala Fish Sandwich: New England pollock, arugula, cilantro-mint chutney, tamarind-date chutney, coleslaw, naan.
Pork, Beets, Roses: Beet and rosewater purée, ash-roasted pork belly, edible soot, honey goat cheese.
Everything Spice-Crusted Salmon with celery root slaw, Creole mustard, tomatoes, capers and lemon.
Maine Lobster with Turkish pasta and local beans.
Dugg Dozen: Burger toppings include hickory-smoked bacon and crispy onion straws.
Grilled Ribeye with pickled Romanesco, black truffle and pea tendrils.
U Food Grill's salad combines grilled chicken breast, red seedless grapes and a tikka masala sauce.