The Ten Most Annoying Food Trends of 2012: From Pork Belly to Lobster Mac and Cheese

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Death to cupcakes.

As writers of all things food and drink, we take particular notice to the trends that rise and fall throughout the years.

2012 included its fair share of relatively new trends that make us wince, and it had even more stuff that has been building over the past few years. With that in mind, here is Short Order's list of the ten most annoying food trends that outright drove our interests over a cliff.

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10.Molten Chocolate Cake Lava cake is delicious, but it's a cop out dessert to have on a menu. I can understand if places like Outback Steakhouse or The Cheesecake Factory have it. But if I see it on a menu in a nice, original, non-franchise place, my expectation of creativity dwindles.

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9. Pork Belly Unfortunately, I love pork belly. Crispy with a little char on the outside, juicy and succulent on the inside. It's kind of God's gift to mankind. But now, it's on more and more menus, on more and more dishes. It's no longer a treat. Pork belly is on almost every single menu now. It's that shiny something that fish see and swim towards. It's menu porn.


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16 comments
Vanessa Ocker
Vanessa Ocker

I'm confused. Wasn't 2011 the year of the cupcake? I guess it overstayed its welcome (not that I'm complaining) also, you can never have too much bacon

foodnthought
foodnthought

Cannot get tired of pork belly {done right} quite yet... bacon done! unless it is on my chocolate dessert ;)

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

Mac & Cheese, lol, boiling water and cooking elbow noodles, then adding cheese whiz is pathetic. Anyone that would order that ? Really, Who would go out of their way to order it from the waitress ? Could anyone do it with a straight face ?

Alex Leon
Alex Leon

But I love bacon, pork belly, and truffles...so yeah, that shit ain't annoying.

Alex Leon
Alex Leon

Agreed with the $20 tapas nonsense. It's not being cheap when you refuse to pay 200% over cost of something you can make at home, better. Most of those places charge for service and ambiance. I'll eat in a dark room if its great....ambiance can go to hell.

Firip Onitsuka
Firip Onitsuka

"Wow. Everyone likes these items. Therefore, I'll write an article about how I dislike them. Counter-culture."

Yaser Castro
Yaser Castro

Child please! Cupcakes and bacon will never go out of style.

Sean Drake
Sean Drake

didn't you just post an article about the best places to enjoy it???

Karina Tellez
Karina Tellez

I was never that into it and the ~obsession with it has only made it worse. Tired of mustaches too, although not edible.

juan
juan

so, why don't you just say... everything that pubbelly does?

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