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.