Experimentation with more unique flavors and the use of healthful, sustainably sourced ingredients are trending among American diners today, according to menu research firm Datassential. The firm used its database of menu items from more than 4,800 restaurant chains and independent establishments to find the four major food trends happening now, half way through 2012. “Safe flavor choices don't hold as much weight as they once did,” Datassential said in its report. ...

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