2012 is Out. 2013 is In.

Here’s what you’ll be eating and drinking this year.

Here’s what you’ll be eating and drinking this year.

Ridiculous flavored vodka    >>    Old school rye
   whiskey
, gin
   cocktails and
   self-respect
 
Pig
 
   >>
 
   Duck, goat, kang-
   aroo,
venison
   and greens

 
Mason jars
 
   >>
 
   Coupe glassware
 
Bacon  
 
   >>
 
   Fatback
 
Pork belly
 
   >>
 
   Tripe
 
Heirloom vegetables
 
   >>
 
   Designer oysters
 
Tex-Mex nachos
 
   >>
 
   Alt-nachos
 
Complimentary bread
 
   >>
 
   $4 Bites
 
Monster IPAs
 
   >>
 
   Belgian-style dark,
   low hopped
 
Vermouth
 
   >>
 
   Sherry
 
Cocktails on tap
 
   >>
 
   Bottled cocktails
 
Chicken and waffles
 
   >>
 
   Fried chicken
   and doughnuts
 
Bourbon barrel-aged
Imperial stouts 
   >>    Saisons aged in oak
   barrels with
   brettanomyces 
 
Sea urchin
 
   >>
 
   Snails
 
Pork tenderloin
 
   >>
 
   Pork cheeks
 
Citra hops from the
Pacific Northwest 
 
   >>    Galaxy hops
   from Australia 
 
Salted caramel
 
   >>
 
   Cajeta
 
Reston Town Center
 
   >>
 
   Mosaic District
 
Bahn mi
 
   >>
 
   Tortas
 
Hipster farmhouse    >>    Southern-ground,
   modern inter-
   pretations of
   regional cooking 
 
 Cupcakes
   >>    Muffins

  

Panel of Predictors: Will Artley of Pizzeria Orso, Rebecca Dudley of Market Table Bistro, Greg Engert of Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Marshall Fawley of Scofflaw’s Den, David Gaus of Bayou Bakery, Scot Harlan of Green Pig Bistro, Scott Harris of Catoctin Creek Distillery, Joey Hernandez of Maple Ave, Dusty Lockhart of ThreeLockharts Public Relations, Bill Madden of Mad Fox Brewing Company, Nycci Nellis of TheListAreYouOnIt.com, Amber Pfau of Pfau Communications, LLC, Don Rockwell of Donrockwell.com, Jeff Tunks of Fuego Cocina y Tequileria and the Northern Virginia Magazine Food Desk.

 

Photos: Stefanie Gans (Mason Jar);  Tsekhmister/shutterstock.com (Pig); Joe Belanger/shutterstock.com (Bacon); Lyutskevych Dar’ya/shutterstock.com (Bread); Nils Z/shutterstock.com (Caramel); Ruth Black/shutterstock.com (Cupcake); Steve Cukrov/shutterstock.com (whiskEy); Aksenova Natalya/shutterstock.com (duck); Alex Staroseltsev/shutterstock.com (lobster); jannoon028/shutterstock.com (chicken); Bryan Solomon/shutterstock.com (doughnut); bernashafo/shutterstock.com (muffin)

 

(January 2013)

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