LA Food Writers Describe the 2018 Dining Scene in One Word

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The briefest way to understand the past year

Welcome to Year in Eater, an annual review of some of the best and notable openings and restaurant news that took place in Los Angeles over the past year. Eater LA asks writers, editors, and food luminaries to pitch in to help summary the incredible year in dining that was 2018. Here now, LA food writers and editors attempt to describe the dining scene in one word.

Andrea Chang, Food Writer, LA Times

No

Joshua Lurie, Food GPS Founder

Perspective

Danny Chau, Writer/Editor, The Ringer

Manifest Destiny (It’s not one word, but it is one idea. Close enough?)

Andy Wang, writer, Food & Wine

Stacked

Katherine Spiers, host of Smart Mouth and co-author of Rogue 99

Messy

Euno Lee, Eater LA Contributor

Stability

Hadley Tomicki, Food Writer

Andrés-maximus

Garrett Snyder, Food Editor at LA Magazine

Personality

Esther Tseng, Food Writer

LosYork

Jeff Miller, Freelance writer and founding editor, Thrillist LA

Instagrammy

Bill Esparza, Eater LA Contributor

Hummus

Kristie Hang, Food Writer

Instagram

Gary Baum, Senior Writer at The Hollywood Reporter

Potent

Stephanie Breijo, Food & Drink Editor at Time Out

Frenetic

Hillary Dixler, Eater Restaurant Editor

Ambitious

Cathy Chaplin, Eater LA Associate Editor

Eastside

Mona Holmes, Eater LA Reporter

Vegetables

Farley Elliott, Eater LA Senior Editor

Yo-Yo. More openings than ever, more closings than ever. Instability has always been the name of the game, but this year has been wild.

Matthew Kang, Eater LA Editor

Turbocharged

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Source: LA Eater