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Top indie trends

Top indie trends

Kobe beef dumplings

Prime 112 (No. 11) in Miami Beach, Fla., named its Kobe beef dumplings its most successful menu addition of 2018. The $25 appetizer is served with a sweet chili aioli.

Top indie trends

Vegan section

BOA Steakhouse (No. 84) added a full vegan section to its menu, offering an Impossible chili burger, a chile relleno and a Bolognese made with mushrooms and using dehydrated olive oil in place of Parmesan cheese.

When asked about the most successful menu additions of 2018, Whiskey Joe’s Tampa (No. 98) selected its fire-grilled oysters. The Gulf oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan before being grilled over an open flame. And on its appetizer menu, the indie offers its Joe’s Rocking Oysters, which are stuffed and baked with cornbread, roasted corn, andouille sausage, crab meat and pepper jack cheese, and topped with a cheese sauce.

In Washington, D.C., Founding Farmers (No. 37) has a full “Meatless” section on its lunch and dinner menu that lists a mushroom-Swiss Reuben, a roasted vegetable and avocado sandwich, a cauliflower steak and an Impossible meatloaf.

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