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. What was the best dining neighborhood in 2015?
Kinsey Gidick, managing editor for the Charleston City Paper:
I'm not sure about the best, but certainly the most active was the growth of Park Circle. With rents going up downtown, people were looking beyond the peninsula and it seemed like each week another restaurant was opening in the North Charleston neighborhood. I think we'll continue to see growth there and on Johns Island.
Hanna Raskin, Food writer and critic for the Post & Courier and author of Yelp Help: How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews:
Robert Donovan, photographer and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Hayley Phillips, assistant editor for The Local Palate:
Upper King has exploded.
Brian Wilder, editor The Rakish Perspective and contributor to Eater Charleston:
Never thought I'd be able to say this, but the Eastside!?
Emma Humphries, Instagram superstar and photographer for Eater Charleston:
Peg Moore, contributor and food critic for The Mercury:
South of Calhoun
Erin Perkins, editor Eater Charleston:
James Island had some movers and shakers.