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; all will be answered by the time we turn off the lights at the end of the week. Today, we heard about everyone's restaurant breakups. Now, we ask: What are your Dining World Headline Predictions for 2013? Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut and pasted herein.
Leo Schmid, Thrillist: RGIII Wins Superbowl, Skips Disney World And Opens DC Restaurant
Tim Carman, food writer, The Washington Post: Ruth Bourdain Really Is the Angry Love Child of Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl.
Erin Hartigan, Senior National Editor, CityEats: Michelle Obama launches a garden-sourced food truck.
Jessica Voelker, Online Editor, Washingtonian: New Restaurant Masonjar Headed to 14th Street
Dek: Daikaya still not open.
Missy Frederick, editor, Eater DC: Chris Bukowski's Ladies Sports Bar Not a Hit with Ladies, Gentlemen
Jenny Rogers, former Yeas and Nays columnist and City Paper editor: Taylor Gourmet to open at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Jamie Liu, AskMen writer and Eater contributor: High food prices lead to increased offal consumption and backyard farming
Michael Martinez, producer, the Kojo Nnamdi Show: People will grow tired of small plates. I'll grow tired of my repeated failures at Mr. Yogato's trivia questions.
Michael Birchenall, editor and founder, Food Service Monthly: Fine dining retreats to a few hotels ? degrees of casual divide the restaurant
market segments with the restaurants formerly known as fine dining trying to
drop down and quick service trying to move up ? the molecular folks do so for
their own personal satisfaction and the one percent who think it's a cool way to
spend lots of money
Caring celebrity chefs continue to gain traction as "feeding the world" champions
Eun Yang, NBC4: People will embrace the super food that is kimchi and eat it with everything.
Jennifer Nycz Conner, The Back Page, WBJ: Rise of the home brewer. I think we're going to be seeing more and more places getting into this, offering classes, supplies, etc., both in restaurants and retail. OK, I'm biased, as this has become my husband's obsession, but I think there's something there.
Jessica Sidman, Young & Hungry Columnist: D.C. becomes a legit booze town. We've got several new brewpubs, breweries, and distilleries on the way. I have a feeling we're going to be hearing about many more in the coming year.
Stefanie Gans, food critic, Northern Virginia Magazine: Loudoun County: Region's most important brewery scene.
Mary Kong-DeVito, Girl Meets Food: All these pizzerias opening will spawn a new style of DC pizza that is as incohesive as DC's dress code.
Svetlana Legetic, publisher, Brightest Young Things: Emporiums are taking over! Is Shaw the next dining destination? Some other stuff (I tend to be bad at these until they show up)
Nycci Nellis, founder, TheListAreYouOnIt: My crystal ball is cloudy
Tom Sietsema, Food Critic, The Washington Post: World-wide egg shortage results as McDonald's jumps on the restaurant bandwagon and starts topping all its food with you-know-what.