In keeping with Eater tradition, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types and bloggers. To kick it off in Charleston, Eater asked the group eight questions, ranging from the restaurants they frequent most to the biggest surprises of the year. Responses are in no particular order, and readers are encouraged to leave answers in the comments.
Q. How would you Sum up 2013 in one word?
Eric Doksa, writer and restaurant critic for City Paper:
Timmons Pettigrew, Eater Charleston contributor and author of Charleston Beer:
"Attention"—as in, attention from people that don't live here.
Rémy Thurston, Eater Charleston contributor and photographer:
Jeff Allen, restaurant critic for Charleston Magazine:
Robert Moss, author of Going Lardcore and restaurant critic for City Paper:
Erin Perkins, editor Eater Charleston:
Growth. Restaurants and bars are moving up the Peninsula at a rapid rate.
Charles Powell, author of Foodmancing The Girl:
Angela Hanyak, writer and restaurant critic for City Paper:
Evolving. The types of cuisine are evolving (Vietnamese, Lebanese) and so is the city. You couldn't escape the Upper King conversation in 2013.