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D.C. Dining Authorities Describe the Scene in One Word

Was it "saturated" or "rewarding?"

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R. Lopez

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

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