When Andrew Freeman & Company, a consulting agency for restaurants and hotels, released their list for the hottest predicted food trends for 2011, one thing in particular caught my attention. "Single-purpose restaurants are serving variations on one thing," Freeman said. "Don’t be surprised to see the Peanut Butter Palace, French Dippity Dog or even the Big Biscuit, serving biscuit sandwiches and eggs Benedict, opening soon."
Approximately 1/24th of the way through 2011, I can't help but wonder when these single purpose restaurants will start showing up, and what wonderous possibilities they could bring. Just imagine what could be accomplished with some deliciously versatile foods...
Yeah, I know. The name and idea sounds oddly familiar, but why not? Chunky or smooth--it doesn't matter. A potential staple for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, a peanut butter infused menu certainly wouldn't be limited.
Just reading "Bacon Bar" makes some of you squirm, I'm sure, but it sounds great to me! Nothing scares your arteries more than a trip to a restaurant dedicated to bacon. Delicious as a breakfast side, sandwich or pizza topping, or part of an after-dinner cupcake, Porky Pig is ready to make a triumphant return to the spotlight.
Because the presence of this tomato-based wonder improves the taste of almost anything, and because transposing C's and K's is always the cool thing to do, I bring you Ketchup Kastle. Cooks may scoff--some of the nation's leading hot dog purveyors consider it an insult to paint their dogs red--but I, and many others, just can't help it. The Ketchup Kastle should exclusively feature items made with ketchup, but should also have plenty of ketchup bottles readily available for added joy.
If single purpose restaurants really do take center stage in 2011, these are a few that would deserve my patronage. How about you? Perhaps you see visions of a Wasabi World, Tobasco Tower, or some other alliterative attraction? Let us know in the comments section below!