District Restaurant News | Winter 2021 Trends Issue

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TABLE OF CONTENTS | WINTER 2021 04 Editor’s Letter 06 Menu trends to watch 08 Self-pour taproom 10 Technology trends 14 Q&A collaborative trio: Astro, Prescription Chicken, Salteña 18 National Restaurant Association releases State of the Restaurant Industry Report 20 Opinion - Think and act big to survive 24 Restaurant trends shift in 2021 26 Top 2021 food trends

BUSINESS Executive Editor Rick Zambrano contactrick@eaterypulse.net

About District Restaurant News District Restaurant News is the trade magazine for the fastpaced and competitive Washington, DC restaurant scene. A hotbed of design, concept and culinary innovation, Metro DC is becoming the place to experience cuisine at its best. It isn’t just for foodies: the DC area is also the perfect location for restaurant and culinary innovators to realize their dreams and build businesses. These visionaries, along with the larger industry of vibrant restaurant owners and operators, deserve expert tools to succeed. Powered by Eatery Pulse, District Restaurant News is published quarterly.

Swizzle Chill TV Photography Anthony Torres Assistant Editor Margaret McConnell Editorial Designer Ashley McCarty Contributors Eric Nomis To place an ad or for business development opportunities, contact sales@eaterypulse.net

Powered by Photo left: Warming up with Prescription Chicken. Photo by Olga Berman. On the cover: Photo by Saya Salteña. Copyright 2021 Eatery Pulse News Media.

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