As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We've already covered best standbys. Now it's time for best newcomers.
Q.What are the top restaurant newcomers of 2012?
Elizabeth Orrick, food writer, Louisville.com: The Silver Dollar, fantastic cocktails and brunch! Meat: wicked good mixology.
Steve Hacker, writer and brand consultant, Gourmandistan.com: Feast, Rye, Guaca-mole
Melissa Duley, associate editor, Louisville Magazine: Relish, Decca, La Coop
Antonia Lindauer, freelance food writer, That Vampin' Lady: St. Charles Exchange, Decca
Kevin Harned, chief meteorologist, WAVE 3 and co-host, Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live: St. Charles Exchange, Taco Punk, Decca
Josh Moss, managing editor, Louisville Magazine: I once ate three orders of Guaca Mole's guacamole in one sitting.
Zach Everson, editor, Eater Louisville: Decca, Rye, Proof on Main's Levon Wallace era