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2017 in One Word: ‘Pricey, Enervated, Again?’

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Local food insiders sum up the restaurant world’s year in one word

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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. How would you sum up the 2017 restaurant world in one word?

Stephanie Burt, writer and founder of The Southern Fork:
Dealing with its own celebrity

Samantha Connors, Eater Charleston contributor:
Pricey

Marion Sullivan, Culinary Institute of Charleston and food editor Charleston Magazine:
Nervous

Parker Milner, Eater Charleston contributor:
Thrilling

Sydney Gallimore, Queen of the Food Age and Thrillist Contributor:
Unobtrusive

Hanna Raskin, Food writer and critic for the Post & Courier:
Enervated

Erin Perkins, editor Eater Charleston:
Again? From constant chef turnovers to repeat restaurant concepts, I found myself muttering “Again?” a lot this year.

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