As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types and bloggers. This year we asked the group eight questions, from Meal of the Year to Top Newcomers. Responses are related in no particular order; no responses were coaxed or changed. Readers, please do add your survey answers in the comments, or send us an email.
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Q: Can you sum up 2013 in one word?
Damaris Phillips, Food Network Star: Surprising.
Bim Deitrich, local restaurant legend/national restaurant consultant: Management.
Lindsey McClave, "Foodie Girl": Local.
Allen Button, retired restaurateur/active attorney: Complacency.
Dan Dry, Senior VP/Chief Visual Officer, Power Creative: Awesome.
Zach Everson, Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest: Radler.
Ruth Coleman, lawyer/world traveler/woman-about-town: Bipolar.
Steve Hacker, Eater Editor: Adapting.