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Friends Of Eater Name The Top Restaurant Standbys Of 2013

As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types and bloggers. (We also hope to include you, but so far you've been reticent.) This year we asked the group eight questions, from Meal of the Year to Top Newcomers. All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights at the end of next week. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted and unedited herein. Readers, please do add your survey answers in the comments, or send us an email.

Q: What was your top restaurant standby of 2013—the restaurant or restaurants you relied on most?

Damaris Phillips, Food Network Star: Queen of Sheba. As it turns out, it is still the food I crave weekly!

Lindsey McClave, "Foodie Girl": Garage Bar is my go-to. My favorite pizza, hands down.

Bim Deitrich, local restaurant legend/national restaurant consultant: Doc Crow's

Dan Dry, Senior VP/Chief Visual Officer, Power Creative: Volare

Zach Everson, Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest: Feast/Holy Grale/Day's Espresso

Ruth Coleman, lawyer/world traveler/woman-about-town: Volare

Kevin Harned, Chief Meteorologist WAVE-3 and co-host, Secrets of Louisville Chefs Live: Jack Fry's

Allen Button, retired restaurateur/active attorney: Basa. The owner is a neighbor, and the food is generally well done.

Steve Hacker, Eater Editor: Blue Dog Bakery & Café, Guaca-Mole

· All Year In Eater 2012 Coverage


2300 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 502-894-4446 Visit Website

Garage Bar

700 E Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202 502-749-7100

Holy Grale

1034 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Kentucky 40204 502-459-9939


2244 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 502-896-1016

Feast BBQ

116 W Main Street, New Albany, IN 47150 812-920-0454

Blue Dog Bakery and Cafe

2868 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 502-899-9800 Visit Website

Guaca Mole

9921 Ormsby Station Road, Louisville, KY 40223 502-365-4822

Jack Fry's

1007 Bardstown Road, , KY 40204 (502) 452-9244 Visit Website