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With a natural versatility that spans across food and beverage, roasted Hatch chiles are an interesting way to add heat and smokiness to menu items.
The Hatch chile is in the Adoption stage. It’s gaining traction on menus but is still considered unique. It can be found at independent casual-dining and progressive fast-casual restaurants.
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Huntington Beach, Calif.-based casual-dining chain BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse serves seared Hatch chiles on its Enlightened Barbeque Bison Burger, which also features a ground bison patty, BJ’s Peppered BBQ sauce, pico de gallo, Santa Fe dressing, red onions, lettuce.