Coconut rice on the half shell at The Bazaar by Joseacute Andreacutes

Coconut rice on the half shell at The Bazaar by José Andrés.

Tropical flavors give menus a punch

Chains and independents are putting ingredients such as pineapple and coconut on the menu

It may be our country’s harshest winter in recent history, but on restaurant menus, it has been downright tropical. Chains and independents alike are giving menus a tropical punch with ingredients such as pineapple and coconut, according to Technomic Inc.

Inspired by the cuisine of Cuba, fast-casual chain Corner Bakery Cafe recently introduced a limited-time offer Sriracha Black Bean Soup, made with black beans, onions and garlic, vegetable stock, coconut milk, sriracha and

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