As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. This year, we asked the group eight questions, from Meal of the Year to Top Standbys. Top Newcomers and Top Standbys dropped earlier, and all will be answered by the time we turn off the lights on Thursday. On we go, in no particular order; all responses cut, pasted and unedited.
Image of (omg double!) rainbow over PDX courtesy Adam Tollinger via Flickr
Q: Describe 2010's dining scene in one word, if you please:
Nick Zukin - Resident Fat-Ass Food Blogger & Restaurateur: Double-rainbow.
Peter Szymczak - Editor, Northwest Palate: Gaga.
Tony Perez - Restaurant Critic, Portland Mercury: Scrumtrilescent.
Ben Waterhouse - Editor, Willamette Week: Overhyped.
Mike Thelin - Writer, Brand Developer, Food-smart man about town: Comfort.
Don Bourassa - Senior Community Manager, Yelp Portland: Tasty. (and Hedonistic).
Karen Brooks - Dining Editor, Portland Monthly: Reinventing.
Byron Beck, Team Eater: Over-exposed. [Ed note: Byron's original answer was over-exposed, not overhyped, as originally listed. Mea culpa, etc.]
Allison Jones, Team Eater: Unctuous.
2010 in one word: To the comments!
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