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Food Experts Describe 2012 in One Word

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Dowstairs at Maude's Liquor Bar, another of big winner Brendan Sodikoff's spots.
Dowstairs at Maude's Liquor Bar, another of big winner Brendan Sodikoff's spots.

As the curtain falls on 2012 (and the world has not ended) Eater surveyed a group of critics, writers, eaters, and more. We asked the group eight questions: everything from Top Standbys to Top Newcomers, from Best Meals to Restaurants Broken Up With. Everything will be revealed—cut, pasted, unedited and unadulterated—by the time the curtain raises for 2013.

Q: Describe 2012 in one word.

Jeff Ruby, Chicago Magazine: "Don'tletthedoorhityouintheasscharlie."

David Manilow, Check Please: Experiential.

Ellen Malloy, Restaurant Intelligence Agency: Cider.

Sarah Freeman, Zagat: Piggy.

Joe Campagna, Chicago Food Snob: Cornucopia.

Chris LaMorte, Urban Daddy: Rebounding.

David Tamarkin, Time Out Chicago: Fried.

Penny Pollack, Chicago Magazine: NoReservations.

Catherine De Orio, Culinary Curator: Chill. Everything took on a laid back vibe, while still dishing out elevated food.

Steve Dolinsky (The Hungry Hound), ABC 7: Burgers.

Mike Gebert, Grub Street: Relentless. (Amazed how many big money openings there were this year.)

Carly Boers, Chicago Magazine: Sodikoff.

Julia Kramer, Time Out Chicago: Sodikoff.

Daniel Gerzina, Eater Chicago: Doughnuts.

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