Photo of beet salad at La Vie by Laura Hayes

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In recent years, beets have become as ubiquitous on D.C. menus as the Caesar salad used to be. A review of dinner menus for 362 restaurants that are on three reservation platforms in D.C. (OpenTable, Resy, and Reserve) reveals how dominant the ruby colored root is. Restaurants serving everything from Filipino to Ethiopian to Cajun-Creole cuisines feature some form of a beet salad. We break down D.C.’s beet appetite, by the numbers.