As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. We already covered this year's restaurant standbys and top newcomers; now we've cruelly asked them to sum up the year in dining in a single word. Responses are related in no particular order. Readers, please add your survey answers in the comments.
The Fat Ham [Photo: Eater Philly/Alyssa Maloof]
Q. Sum up 2013 in one word.
Caroline Russock, food editor at Philadelphia City Paper:
Openings. There were so many damned openings.
Michael Klein, editor/producer/columnist/blogger for Philly.com:
Bouillabaisse. No, I seriously have no idea. I never know how to answer these James Lipton-style queries.
Danya Henninger, editor of Zagat Philly:
Nationally: Hybritrendy. Locally: Marketcafe.
Brian Freedman, critic at Philadelphia Weekly and wine writer/educator:
Holly Moore, industry all-rounder behind HollyEats.com:
Arthur Etchells, founder of Foobooz:
Hyperhype (is that even a word?)
Kristina Jenkins, editor of Uwishunu:
Kale. Or: Expansion.