Vegetables Shift To Center Of The Plate

LongHorn Steak House went decades without serving so much as one Brussels sprout. Nor, for that matter, a slice of butternut squash.

But this year, its new Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin has emerged as its most popular side dish. In January, when it plans to roll out butternut squash risotto, "I guarantee you we'll be the largest seller of butternut squash in the country," boasts executive chef Kurt Hankins.

Huh? A 32-year-old steakhouse chain becoming a paragon of vegetables?

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