Chicago’s restaurant writers dish on their biggest surprises of 2018 as part of Eater’s ongoing tradition of polling the city’s experts for their year-end takes.
Audarshia Townsend, managing editor for Restaurant Inc. magazine; regular contributor for WGN Morning News: Anthony Bourdain’s death. He may not have been a Chicagoan, or ever lived here, but the impact he had on our restaurant scene will live on forever. May he rest in peace.
Ariel Cheung, CS Magazine: How many new omakase spots popped up simultaneously.