Washingtonian did a blog post on the loved and loathed food trends of 2008. Washingtonian is right – DC does tend to glom onto a trend and then ride it for all it’s worth.
I’ve eaten more than few cupcakes this year, and my fair share of Ray’s Hell Burgers. I do love some FroYo, and I’d rather visit a wine bar than the Adam’s Morgan bar strip any day. These trends aren’t the worst, they’re just overdone. Which got me thinking – if I were queen what would my 2009 food trends be?
I’ll go with the Washingtonian suggestion of great bread bakeries. That would be fabulous. I’d also love to see the health food and organic trend grow, in faster, cheaper ways. Also, I’d love to see Peruvian grow. Crisp and Juicy is an institution, but I could use some more fried yucca in my life. Also, bring back the dollar menu, everyone! It would warm my heart and wallet to see more high quality yet affordable food items in the area. It seems like most places are tuning into the need for cheaper eats, but let’s get creative! I’d love to see bar menus expand, and cheap prix-fixe menus grow. So what about you? What food trends would you love to see DC take on in 2009?