Palena closed. DBGB opened. Rose's Luxury won practically every award in existence. Those are some of the major food stories of 2014. But what were readers most interested in learning about this year? Here are some of the most widely-read posts on Eater during 2014, presented in chronological order.
Where to Avoid Restaurant Week Insanity, Jan. 13, 2014: Plenty of people were interested in opting out of this year's winter restaurant week entirely. Eater showed them how (and where) to do so.
16 New Brunches to Try Now, Jan 16. 2014: Cold weather doesn't keep people from thoughts of brunch, it seems.
Eater's 2014 Oyster Happy Hour Guide, March 10, 2014. Intel on $1 Oysters is very important intel.
Where to Find D.C.'s 25 Iconic Pizzerias, March 17, 2014: March was Pizza Week at Eater, and this post recognized some of the giants, from 2Amys to Pupatella.
What to Eat at Nationals Park, March 31, 2014: One significant restaurant news story of 2014: Navy Yard finally started getting a critical mass of bars and restaurants, including Osteria Morini, Bluejacket and the just-opened The Big Stick, among others.
D.C.'s Insane Grilled Cheese Bar is Opening TODAY, April 11, 2014: Hype was huge for D.C.'s restaurant entirely devoted to grilled cheese. Excitement has cooled a bit by now, but restaurants such as The Melt Shop out of New York will follow in GCDC's footsteps.
D.C.'s Best Patios for Drinking Beer, April 14, 2014: April meant patio season, and these ones had great beer lists, too.
What You'll Pay for Cinco de Mayo Margaritas This Year, May 2, 2014: 2014 was the year of the Great Lime Shortage, which had Cinco de Mayo drinkers worried about prices. Luckily, outrageously-priced drinks ended up being the exception rather the rule on the holiday.
Where to Eat, Drink and Watch the World Cup, June 10, 2014: Soccer was serious business for the city's bars and international restaurants.
Inside Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat's and NBA Star Gilbert Arena's Homes, Oct. 31, 2014. Sister Site Curbed brought Eater DC some traffic with this post on basketball players' homes.