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 2013 in One Word. Feel free to add your description to the comments.
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Q. How would you describe 2013 in one word?
Rene Louapre, Blackened Out blogger and co-founder of Hogs For The Cause: 2013 was the year of the Fish. Places llike Peche and Bevi Seafood Company are reminding us we are surrounded by water.
Poppy Tooker, author, legend, and host of Louisiana Eats: Delicious!
Kim Ranjbar, Suck The Heads and Where Yat: Yuca. From the fried yuca chips at Oak or the yuca mofongo at Booty's, I just kept seeing it pop up everywhere.
Anne Berry, cocktail whisperer, Where Yat contributor: Powerful.
Gwendolyn Knapp, editor of Eater NOLA: Expansive. Lots of great restaurant expansions and empire-building from power-players this year, including Tableau, Peche, Marti's and Ivy, Mariza, Cane & Table, Broussard's and Kingfish. It's incredible. I'm probably forgetting quite a few too.
Eater readers, how would you describe the year in New Orleans dining in just one word? Leave a comment below.
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