Minneapolis diners are apparently no longer excited by "bacon anything," according to a new trends survey by Zagat, a restaurant guide and ratings company.
Their 2015 survey gathered responses from more than 10,000 people in 17 major metro areas across the country, touching on types of cuisine, biggest annoyances and food trends.
Minneapolis led the nation's metro areas with 50 percent of respondents saying they were "over" bacon as a food trend. We're still into beets, however, (tied with San Francisco for first place) and are among the top three metro areas to still love Brussels sprouts (behind Boston and Austin, Texas), the survey reveals.
Our biggest pet peeve while dining out was noise, particularly the sort caused by poor acoustics (as opposed to things like loud music or unruly children), the survey said. Cash-only restaurants give noise a run for its money, though -- 56 percent of Minneapolis respondents said they were less inclined to visit a restaurant if it only takes cash.
Ninety percent of Minneapolis diners report that they check out menus online when researching a new restaurant, more than any other metro area. Our tech-savvy tendencies continue into reservations -- 76 percent of us make them online, tied with Washington, D.C. for tops in that category.
Finally, we were beat out only by Portland, Oregon in the percent of respondents that said their favorite cuisine was "Seafood" -- perhaps due to an abundance of walleye? -- but led the nation in having a hankering for American and French food.
Too bad, we were hoping German or Scandinavian would top that list. We'll get 'em next year.
The survey was conducted from July 29 - Aug. 27, 2014.
(Photo by Joel Koyama, StarTribune)