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Chicago’s Food Writers Sum Up the 2018 Restaurant Scene in One Word

The writers had mixed feelings in 2018

Poke at Aloha Poke
Aloha Poke [Official Photo]

Chicago’s food writers use tons of words to describe the food scene on a daily basis. To make it succinct, they describe the 2018 scene in just one word.

Michael Nagrant, michaelnagrant.com: Poke

Matt Kirouac, What Should We Do: Fulton-palooza

Michael Gebert, Fooditor: Real estate.

Titus Ruscitti, ChiBBQKing: Sweet

Mike Sula, Chicago Reader: Trolled

Ariel Cheung, CS Magazine: Dressed-down

Morgan Olsen, Time Out Chicago: Humdrum.

Chandra Ram, Plate: Meh. It was safe. Which is nice on a Tuesday night, but it gets old, seeing the same dishes on menus around the city.

Audarshia Townsend, Managing Editor for Restaurant Inc. Magazine; regular contributor for WGN Morning News: Satisfying.

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