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Food Writers and Editors Name the Best Dining Neighborhood of 2014

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.

Spring Street is growing.
Spring Street is growing.
Xiao Bao Biscuit
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Q. What was the best dining neighborhood in 2014?

Hanna Raskin, Food writer and critic for the Post & Courier and author of Yelp Help: How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews:
Spring Street (and not just because I live there.)

Timmons Pettigrew, author of Charleston Beer and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Though things are stretching ever north, 2014 still belonged to Cannonborough/Elliotborough

Marion Sullivan, Culinary Institute of Charleston, food editor Charleston Magazine, columnist Post & Courier:
Upper King

Erin Perkins, editor Eater Charleston:
While Edmund's Oast put NOMO on the map, Cannonborough/Elliotborough saw the most growth this year.

Brian Wilder, editor The Rakish Perspective and contributor to Eater Charleston:
I wouldn't call it a neighborhood, per se, but the little creative block that houses Butcher and Bee and The Daily has become a one-stop shop for me this year. Where else can you grab breakfast at the Daily, go on a distillery tour with High Wire to kill time until lunch at Butcher and Bee, talk shop with the various media and art businesses, hop across the street and go crazy at the Rec Room and then have it all culminate back at B&B for some late-night nosh?