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
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