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.
Q: Did you break up with any restaurants in 2013?
Ruth Coleman, lawyer/world traveler/woman-about-town: Gary's on Spring. Loved that it's in my neighborhood and was cozy, but the food quality went down and the prices went up.
Damaris Phillips, Food Network Star: Do I look like the kind of girl who would kiss and tell? No break ups to speak of.
Bim Deitrich, local restaurant legend/national restaurant consultant: Not really…I'm not dating anybody constantly, so it's hard to break up.
Lindsey McClave, "Foodie Girl": Happily none!
Allen Button, retired restaurateur/active attorney: I broke up with Porcini when I read the most recent review.
Dan Dry, Senior VP/Chief Visual Officer, Power Creative: None.
Zach Everson, Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest: Taco Punk. Great concept, poor consistency.
Steve Hacker, Eater Editor: Mojito's.Their menu seems to have ossified since Fernando Martinez severed ties.