Describe the 2015 Chicago restaurant scene in one word.
Penny Pollack, Chicago Magazine: Dismal.
Sean Cooley, Thrillist: Steak.
Sarah Freeman, Zagat: Approachable (this is also my new least-favorite word).
Chandra Ram, Plate: Ramen-Meaty. It's a new word, invented by Chicago food writers ping-ponging between all the new steakhouses and ramen shacks.
Chris LaMorte, UrbanDaddy: Frenetic.
Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune: Beefy.
Amy Cavanaugh, Time Out Chicago: Beefy.
Anthony Todd, Chicagoist: Carnivorous.
Michael Gebert, Fooditor: Dry-aged.
Jeff Ruby, Chicago Magazine: Chill.
Peter Frost, Crain's: Bubble.
Michael Nagrant, RedEye: Steak.