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11 Food Trends We Liked in 2011

 

Gourmet Burger Expansion

Move over greasy fast food, gourmet burger restuarants, many from celebrity chefs, continued to proliferate in 2011. It seemed like everywhere you look, a new gourmet burger joint is popping up. A veritable who’s who of celebrity chefs are fueling the burger craze, from Emeril Lagasse to Bobby Flay to Hubert Keller. (One more example: Chef Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery will open up next to PBS headquarters next Spring.) How much longer will the gourmet burger craze last? Tough to say, but for burger-lovers sick of the uninspiring fast food options, this is one trend that can’t last long enough.