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The One Word That Defines the Restaurant World in 2018

D.C. food writers sum up the year

A dish from the Inn at Little Washington, which this year became the first D.C. area restaurant to get three Michelin stars.
Inn at Little Washington

Following an Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant critics, journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Their answers to the annual “Year in Eater” survey will be revealed in several posts this week.

Next up, the dining experts sum up the 2018 restaurant world in one word.

Laura Hayes, Washington City Paper food editor: 77

Tom Sietsema, Washington Post food critic: Whoa!

Jessica Sidman, Washingtonian food editor: Bourdain

Tim Carman, Washington Post food writer: Mike-Madness

Lori Gardner, Been There, Eaten That blogger: Frenetic.

Nevin Martell, food writer and co-author of Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Resilient. This was supposed to be the year the dining scene hit a wall. Instead, it kept growing and flourishing.

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