As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We've already covered Top Standbys and Top Newcomers. Now it's time to describe 2013 in one word. Readers, please add your thoughts to the comments.
Inside Fishing with Dynamite, Manhattan Beach.
Q: Sum up 2013 in one word.
Matthew Kang, Associate Editor of Eater LA: Everyone's going to say cronut, or ramen burger, or some mashup, but I'm going to say: seafood. Connie & Ted's, Fishing with Dynamite, EMC Seafood, et all.
Esther Tseng, blogger behind e*star LA: Ramen.
Caroline Pardilla, blogger behind Caroline on Crack: Do-Over, see: AOC, Petty Cash, Mud Hen.
Zach Brooks, founder of Midtown Lunch: Raw-Barrific.
Jonathan Gold, LA Times Restaurant Critic: Foraged.
Daniela Galarza, Deputy Digest Editor at LAmag: Meat (and potatoes).
Kat Odell, Editor of Eater LA: Gimmicks.
Tony Chen, Eater LA Contributor: Bestia.
Brigham Yen, blogger behind DTLA RISING with Brigham Yen: Italian.
Bill Esparza, blogger behind Street Gourmet LA: Tacos!
Randy Clemens, freelance food writer and author of The Sriracha Cookbook: Cromulent.
Lesley Barger Suter, Dine Editor at LAmag: Transition.
Josh Lurie, founder of Food GPS: Progress.
Jeff Miller, Editor at Thrillist LA: Salty.
Maggie Nemser, founder of Blackboard Eats: Seafood.
Eddie Lin, blogger behind Deep End Dining: Ramen.