Food Fads [General]

2012 May 16
With the Cupcake Craze (fad) waning ... see: ottawafoodies.com

Whats the next Foodie Fad (Craze) .. Ultra-donuts like Suzie Q and Back Lane ?

2012 May 16
I think if someone just opened a great place that served good quality real donuts and coffee, and opened it early in the morning, it would do really well. A formula that has been proven to be successful yet sadly lacking in Ottawa. Not a fan of donuts that are tough and heavy under all the trendy flavored window dressing. Just give me a great "Headlight" - yeast raised donut crispy outside, fluffy inside, filled with buttercream, not custard, and covered with pink icing and another dollop of buttercream in the center.

And next trend? We have great ice cream and gelato in Ottawa (Pascale's, Stella Luna) but how about something like this:
biggayicecream.com/

2012 May 16
Ottawa is always a couple years behind and, judging by what's been happening elsewhere, I'd say macarons are a pretty good bet.

2012 May 17
@blubarry
couldn't have said it better myself -- I was really excited to try Suzy Q but was so disappointed in the doughnut itself for that reason exactly. it felt like work to finish chewing them after the second or two of topping taste had passed. i would really enjoy a doughnut like you described.

2012 May 17
This is what the Dragonlady tells anyone within hearing: just get me a good, solid, plain doughnut that I can roll in sugar. No frosting, no filling, just a proper batter doughnut, deep-fried to perfection that I can dunk into a cup of coffee and not have to worry about it disintegrating on contact.

You see, my aunt introduced her to the perfect doughnuts last summer when we were in New Brunswick. I grew up with them, so I don't see them as special. Maybe this is why I hate most of what I find labelled as doughnuts these days.

2012 May 17
Where in NB do you get the perfect donut? I'll be there in a few weeks for the annual Big Brew ...

2012 May 17
Any kitchen of any of my relatives.
I'll send you a list.

It's a fairly wet dough, almost a batter. Then they are cut out with the traditional cutter and shallow fried in lard. It don't get any better than that.

2012 May 19
My grandmother (NS, then NB) used to make doughnuts like that. Unfortunately, she was a chain smoker so they also tasted like cigarettes. ;)

2012 May 20
Pleaseohpleaseohplease let the next food fad to hit Ottawa be fried pies. This is an easy path to follow.

- doughnuts + southern bbq
- there is some wiggling around at this stage
= fried pies

Simple.

2012 May 25
- doughnuts + southern bbq
- there is some wiggling around at this stage
= fried pies

OMG, I'm still laughing 5 minutes after reading this.

I've had fried pies in New Hampshire and I agree with you...they are out of this world good. Like an old school McDonalds Cherry Pie except 32,000 times better.

2012 May 25
Oh yeah, fried pies....On second thought it's better for my waistline if they don't catch on in Ottawa.

I agree with blubarry et al about the doughnuts. You can getter doughnuts in Price Chopper (in the States) than you can here.

2012 May 25
I have never tried a Susie Q Doughnut, but I HAVE tried a Tom & Sons Doughnut. Best to pick them up right out of the oven. Best Apple Fritters Ever.

Mar 11
* bump *

Latest food fad is $20 gourmet hamburgers.
In a big way.
Make it stop.
That is all.

Mar 12
I dunno, the average 'upper end' pub has had a $14.99 plus tax burger on the menu for decades.

Tacos seem pretty fad-tacular right now.

Mar 12
Avocado on everything-not that it's a bad thing. . . . .

Mar 12
There is one thing that I hope will soon be "fadless" and that is kale in what seems like absolutely everything.

Mar 13
bacon in everything... :(

Mar 13
Is the cupcake fad over ? .... yet ?

Mar 13
I don't predict decreased demand for single serving cakes. Cupcakes aren't really a fad. I do, however, see cupcake shops branching out a little into new, related product areas (coffee, cake pops, chocolates, etc) due to market saturation.

The bacon-kale cupcake (bacupkale?) fad, on the other hand, is finally over! ;-)

Mar 13
Is it OK to confine kale to salads? There's a good reason to eat the stuff after all, unlike cupcakes.
Are k-cups and the like a fad? I say Begone! That's just wasted breath, I'm afraid.