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Washington’s Professional Diners Sum Up 2016 in One Word

“Shaw,” for one

Bad Saint
R. Lopez
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

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 only get one word to sum up the year in food.

Tom Sietsema, food critic, The Washington Post: Filling!

Nevin Martell, freelance food critic and cookbook author: Arrived. D.C. was finally recognized by the national press as a culinary city worthy of their attention and adoration. We've all known this for years, of course, but it was nice to see everyone else wising up.

Svetlana Legetic, founder, Brightest Young Things: Lauded

Ann Limpert, food critic and editor, Washingtonian: Shaw

Cori Sue Morris, co-founder, Bitches Who Brunch: Michelin

Jessica Strelitz, freelance food writer: Oversaturated

Laura Hayes, food editor, Washington City Paper: BadSaint

Dan Silverman, PoPville (i.e. the Prince of Petworth): Sophisticated

Jessica Sidman, food editor, Washingtonian: Validated

Stefanie Gans, food editor and critic, Northern Virginia Magazine: Poke.

Jody Fellows, Burger Days/Falls Church News-Press: Poke.

Tim Carman, The $20 Diner Columnist, The Washington Post: Self-replicating.

Maura Judkis, The Washington Post: Pizzagate.

Eun Yang, NBC: Shaw

Rebecca Cooper, reporter and columnist, The Washington Business Journal: Turnover

Becky Krystal, reporter, The Washington Post: More.

Anna Spiegel, food editor, Washingtonian: Scrumdiddlyumptious!