It seems that there are a growing number of ubiquitous menu items in DC, and I am starting to look for restaurants that stay away from trends and gimmicks (I earlier proclaimed - and then shortly retracted because it was hard to do - "no more going to restaurants that have beet salad on the menu!"). Here are some items that I am sick of seeing (even though I generally like said items, I feel like restaurants just have them because they are trendy):
Pork belly (this jumped the shark before I even moved here a yr and a half ago - in CA atleast)
Can you add to the list?
Also, please mention places that offer non-trendy or gimmicky fare (but still good).