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: What was Louisville's best dining neighborhood of 2013?
Allen Button, retired restaurateur/active attorney: Eclectic Nulu. The food can be mixed, but the area is interesting. If people actually lived there, it would be exciting.
Damaris Phillips, Food Network Star: I am a fan of crossing the river to enjoy the fare in New Albany. I love that you can have a delicious meal in a beautiful setting, and still walk around the corner to a dive bar and get 6 cocktails for $11.50.
Zach Everson, Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest: NuLu— but the Highlands made big strides to regain the top spot.
Lindsey McClave, "Foodie Girl": Nulu.
Bim Deitrich, local restaurant legend/national restaurant consultant: Downtown.
Dan Dry, Senior VP/Chief Visual Officer, Power Creative: NuLu.
Ruth Coleman, lawyer/world traveler/woman-about-town: NuLu.
Steve Hacker, Eater Editor: NuLu.