The close of 2010 is upon us, and as is the tradition here at Eater, we've surveyed a variety of bloggers, writers, and industry types to comment on the LA dining scene over the past 12 months — as well as what diners in our fair city might expect to see in the year to come. The results will run in this space throughout the week from Meal of the Year to Top Standbys. But we want you, dear readers, to share your voice, too, so don't forget the comments.
Chef Ludo Lefebvre inside LudoBites 6.0. [Photo: garyalanfine/Flickr]
Q: Describe the 2010 Los Angeles dining scene in one word?
Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly restaurant critic: Fleeting.
Barbara Fairchild, former E-I-C Bon Appetit: Truck-ish.
Cathy Chaplin, Gastronomy: Transitory (in reference to trucks and pop-ups).
Brad Metzger, restaurant recruiter Restaurant Solutions: Vibrant.
Hadley Tomicki, Grub Street: Freewheeling.
Zach Brooks, Midtown Lunch: Popuptastic (The judges will also accept Ludorrific).
Brad A. Johnson, Angeleno: Middling.
Josh Lurie, Food GPS: Pop-Up.
Jeff Miller, Thrillist: Popped-up.
Heather John, contributing editor Bon Appetit: Mobile.
Neil Kohan, Food Marathon: Trafficky.