Snapshot: Crazy for grazing

Snacking is snagging the menu spotlight as inter-meal dining soars in popularity. According to a recent Coca Cola Food-service study, the number of restaurant snack meals continues to grow faster than all other dayparts and now accounts for over 12 billion visits a year. These places have created between-meal menus to satisfy the most serious snack attack.

Bin Wine Café, Chicago
The weekend Nosh Menu, available Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m., features items like Café Cured Olives ($5), Crispy Tempura Green Beans with citrus aïoli ($8) and a House Made Falafel Sandwich with harissa and tzatziki ($9).

Hawks, Granite Bay, California
Hawks’ lounge menu is available Sunday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to close and Saturday from 4 p.m. to close. Items include Ahi Tuna Tartare ($15), Spicy Hawks Wings ($6) and Green Been Beignets with lemon aïoli ($10).

RED, Industry Hills, California
Among the items on RED’s afternoon/lounge menu, available all day, are three styles of Chicken Wings (teriyaki, sweet chile and Szechuan BBQ; $9), Steak or Chicken Nachos with roasted-tomato salsa and guacamole ($10) and a Kobe Burger with crispy sesame shallots ($14).

Fork, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fork’s Midday Menu, available between 2:30 and 5 p.m. on weekdays, includes Hummus with Kalamata Olives and Pita ($6.50), Herb-Roasted Pulled-Chicken Salad ($11) and Beet Salad with avocado, goat cheese and green peppercorn vinaigrette ($9.50).      


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