Trends come and trends go. Some of us witnessed the frozen yogurt craze in the 80s and early 90s. Now it’s back in a big way. Or is it gone already? Are we really, as DMN’s Leslie Brenner contends, in the midst of a taco uptrend? Or is she very late to the taco party that has been happening here for decades? How long before all of the cupcakes stores are empty waiting for the next cupcake? Oh, it’s here! Cake balls. I guess I should ask what is the next cake ball?
Jump for the fascinating, decidedly unscientific data. And then tell us, what’s the best trend you’ve seen lately? What do you really enjoy? And which trend do you just shake your head at, and wonder, “Why?”
I admit there is nothing even remotely coming close to scientific about this investigation. Let’s just Google and see what we come up with, OK?
Looking first at frozen yogurt shops. Take a look at those dots. There are even overlapping dots. Do we need that many Froyo shops? I’d say, a decided yes, to good frozen yogurt on a hot day in Dallas, Texas. As a comparison, go look at the number of dots for frozen yogurt in Pittsburgh. I count only about 10. We love our ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato in Dallas–ten minutes of relief from the heat. Or a great bribe for the kids. Sewell Automobile dishes up some Paciguo (I know, it’s not technically froyo) in their service bay while you wait for your car repair. Yes, in Dallas, we deserve as many as we can get.
Let’s look at the taco dots. Is the taco stand on the upswing, or has it peaked? Time will only tell if some of the newer restaurants make it. I would argue though, that a taco diner is not a new trend in Dallas. They’ve been here forever and will continue to be. Only a real Texas native can recognize that. Escondido, Sol’s, Herrera’s, and even Taco Diner, and Tin Star have been here now longer than a trend would make. No, taco stands are not new.
So how about cupcakes? If you want a little shock, go ahead click on that link. Amazing. Look at those dots. Count me in the “I don’t get it” line for cupcakes. Why would anyone stand in line in Dallas heat for a cupcake? Please someone tell me this is a fast trend on a downward slope.
Only a few for cakeballs. Does this mean it will never happen or that the masses haven’t hooked on to this next fine trend?
Is there another trend like these coming? Are you a cupcake visionary? What do you want more of? Less of? What’s the next hot thing? I like to find dots.