As the year comes to a close, we often reflect on the past year’s trends and what had people talking, but what will the new year bring? The Huffington Post recently put out their speculations on what will be big in food news and food trends in 2012.
The Fall of the Food Truck 1 of 8With Applebee's and Jack in the Box jumping on the food truck bandwagon, they went from hip and happening to washed up overnight.
Check out what HP says about the Fall of the Food Truck
Hyperlocal Influence 2 of 8Restaurants focused on hyperlocal offerings seem to be gaining ground.
Check out what HP says about Hyperlocal Restaurants
Mezcal 3 of 8Apparently we'll be drinking it down like Gonzo and Raoul with Singapore Slings on the side.
Check out what HP says about Mezcal
Mismatched Dinnerware 4 of 8
Pretzel Party! 5 of 8If you haven't had a pretzel roll yet, you're really missing out.
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Taps It! 6 of 8The availability of tapped beer, wine and more is increasing in popularity, as well as places letting you pour your own.
Check out what HP says about frontiers in taps
Goat and Rabbit 7 of 8With industrialized meat taking a hit, goat and rabbit are on the menu.
Check out what HP says about goat and rabbit and other smart meat sources
Casual Asian 8 of 8Much in the way that Chipotle does "casual Mexican," HP predicts that restaurants offering fare with an Asian side will become the new wave of the future.
Check out what HP says about Casual Asian and all 14 food trends they predicted for 2012!