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Dining Pros Sum Up the 2015 Restaurant Scene in One Word

Ending 2015 with a look back.

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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. Describe the 2015 Charleston restaurant scene in one word.

Hayley Phillips, assistant editor for The Local Palate:
Exponential.

Marion SullivanCulinary Institute of Charleston, food editor Charleston Magazine, columnist Post & Courier:
Exploding.

Robert Donovan, photographer and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Meaty.

Peg Moore, contributor and food critic for The Mercury:
Fading.

Erin Perkins, editor Eater Charleston:
Casual.

Kinsey Gidick, managing editor for the Charleston City Paper:
Fine-Casual.

Hanna RaskinFood writer and critic for the Post & Courier and author of Yelp Help: How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews:
Settling.

Brian Wildereditor The Rakish Perspective and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Sprawling.

Emma HumphriesInstagram superstar and photographer for Eater Charleston
Booming.

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