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 look into the crystal ball for 2018.
Liz Williams, founder and president, Southern Food and Beverage Museum: “More and better prepared food at grocery stores. Beyond sushi, which was revolutionary, and beyond pizza.”
Elizabeth Pearce, cocktail historian, writer, guide, founder of Drink & Learn: “More emphasis on sustainability. Back to ‘comfort foods’ because we are all feeling so uncertain about the future of our country.”
Jay Forman, food and dining editor, New Orleans Magazine: “I think food halls will be a story, but I also think it will be tricky for them to find traction given the relatively low population density and saturation of the market here. I think food writers will make an effort to recognize the contributions of women and minority chefs and restauranteurs. I think exciting things are afoot with Central City BBQ. I think Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts will take over the world.”
Nora McGunnigle, freelance writer and founder of NOLAbeerblog.com: “Deviled Egg Fest!”
All Year in Eater Coverage [ENOLA]