Fall Flavors Hit DC Menus, Jumpstart Seasonal Business

Fall Flavors Hit DC Menus, Jumpstart Seasonal Business

By Rick Zambrano, Foodable Industry Expert

The cool, crisp air has signaled the permanent arrival of fall in the Washington, DC area. The fruit & vegetable stands and farmers markets feature seasonal vegetables and an abundance of roots and winter squash as the leaves on trees start changing color. Seasonal holidays and trendy pumpkin spice flavors at chain restaurants trigger our focus on pumpkin, sweet potatoes and comfort foods. For area restaurateurs looking to give diners a reason to walk back through the door after summer vacations and long trips out of town, fall flavors answer the call. Food Genius, a menu and data analytics firm, indicate that 4 percent of restaurant menus in DC, Maryland and Virginia mention pumpkin. This indicates even more opportunity for restaurants to use such fall foods to bring excitement to menus. Here are some seasonally relevant dishes incorporating roots, squash and pumpkin in Metro D.C.

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