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Philly Headline Predictions for 2018, From the Funny to the Bleak

Food writers consult their crystal balls

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What does the future hold for the Philly restaurant scene?

As per tradition, Eater asked a group of journalists, bloggers, and friends of the site to weigh in on the year in food. Here, Philly’s dining experts answer the question: “What are your headline predictions for 2018?”

Alex Tewfik, food editor, Philadelphia magazine: “Caviar Delivery Opens Brick and Mortar Restaurant in Rittenhouse”

Sarah Maiellano, food and travel freelance writer for local and national outlets, including Eater: More departures from the former Vetri empire, but I really hope I'm wrong.

Drew Lazor, Philadelphia-based freelance writer and author of the upcoming Session Cocktails (Ten Speed Press, May 2018): Carson Wentz's amazing play this year helped people forget that he puts bell peppers on his cheesesteaks. (To quote Instagram user steak187: "You might be a good QB but that cheesesteak is fugazi with those peppers and all that.") I expect this decision to be unearthed and thoroughly examined in 2018.

Adam Erace, freelance writer: More sexual harassment allegations. I think we're at the tip of a very ugly iceberg.

Wendy Ramunno, freelance writer/editor and local editor at Zagat: I would love to see some new faces in the headlines, especially more women chefs and restaurateurs.

Joy Manning, editor of Edible Philly: “The Mindful Drinking Revolution Sweeps the U.S.: Visionary Philadelphia Chefs and Bartenders Lead the Way”