As per tradition, Eater asked a group of journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Here, they only get one word to sum up the year in food.
Liz Williams, founder and president, Southern Food and Beverage Museum: “Bigger-than-ever. Does it qualify as one word with the hyphens?”
Elizabeth Pearce, cocktail historian, writer, guide, founder of Drink & Learn: “Chaotic, lots of surprising closings.”
Jay Forman, food and dining editor, New Orleans Magazine: “Scandalous.”
Nora McGunnigle, freelance writer and founder of NOLAbeerblog.com: “Diverse.”
Stephanie Carter, editor, Eater New Orleans: “Intense. From surprising restaurant closings to controversy rocking Tales of the Cocktail to the John Besh sexual harassment allegations to Alon Shaya leaving Shaya restaurant, the year was full of drama. There were some really positive, big-deal things that happened as well, like the re-opening of Gabrielle and Dunbar’s, two restaurants that had been closed since Katrina. Tom Benson brought Dixie beer back to New Orleans, which was cool.”
All Year in Eater Coverage [ENOLA]