As per tradition, Eater asked a group of journalists, bloggers and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Here, experts do their best to describe the scene in one word.
Nevin Martell, freelance food writer: Saturated
Laura Hayes, freelance food writer/Thrillist DC: Invigorated
Svetlana Legetic, Brightest Young Things founder: Overbuzzed
Holley Simmons, Express: Pinoy
Bill DeBaun, DC Beer: Ambitious
Rebecca Cooper, Washington Business Journal: Nonstop
Alicia Mazzara, DCist: Maturing
Carole Sugarman, outgoing Bethesda Magazine critic: (Re: Bethesda) Chains. (Who else can afford the rent?)
Eun Yang, NBC 4: Crowded
Tom Sietsema, Washington Post critic: Rising!
Warren Rojas, Roll Call: Rewarding
Tommy McFly, 94.7 Fresh FM: Exhausting
Jessica Sidman, Washington City Paper: Lines
Rina Rapuano, freelance food writer/Zagat: Steakhouses ... KIDDING! Let's go with "innovative."
Stefanie Gans, Northern Virginia Magazine critic: Filipino
Stephanie Covello, Bitches Who Brunch: Booming