Five new trends for 2015, from after-dinner drinks to Middle Eastern cuisine.
1. Middle Eastern Cuisine
First New York City’s Mile End Deli debuted Middle Eastern–style dishes. Then Israeli food genius Michael Solomonov opened a hummusiya in Philadelphia. Next, chef Sara Kramer will open a vegetable-centric falafel shop in Los Angeles’s Grand Central Market.
2. House-Made Tortillas
Chefs are turning masa into the freshest tortillas at new Mexican restaurants like Empellón al Pastor in New York City; Minero in Charleston, South Carolina; and Cantina Leña in Seattle.