As is the tradition at Eater, we're rounding up the year with a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers and others to get a feel for the highlights and lowlights of the last year in eating in New Orleans. So far we've covered Top Restaurant Standbys, Favorite Newcomers. Now, dearest readers, our panel of restaurant experts try to Describe 2012 in One Word. Feel free to add your description to the comments. Inside Root [Photo: Nikki Mayeux]
Q. How would you describe 2012 in one word?
Alexander Hancock, associate editor, Eater NY: Downtown
Anne Berry, freelancer, food writer for Where Y'at: Popping.
Rene Louapre IV, Blackened Out: Classic.
Justin Trosclair, cheesemonger, blogger: Decadent.
Wayne Curtis, author of And a Bottle of Rum, Slow Cocktails dispatcher: Vegan (kidding).
Kit Wohl, writer, photographer, designer: Crunchy.
Gwendolyn Knapp, editor Eater NOLA: Kaboom.