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Friends of Eater Describe LA’s 2016 Dining Scene in One Word

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The briefest way to understand the past year

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Bill Esparza, Food Writer

Wood-fired

Oren Peleg, Eater LA Contributor

Neighborhood-y

Brigham Yen, DTLA Rising

Chinatown

Lesley Balla, Zagat, Angeleno

Ramenerific

Jeff Miller, Senior City Editor, Thrillist

Terrifying. But that has nothing to do with restaurants.

Katherine Spiers, LA Weekly Food Editor

Reactionary

Eddie Lin, Food Writer

Asian-ish

Caroline Pardilla, Eater LA Contributor

Brutal

Sarah Gim, The Delicious Life

Vegetable-y

Josh Scherer, Food Writer

Chickensandwichiness

Jim Thurman, Eater LA Contributor

Meh

Katrina Yentch, Eater LA Contributor

Liberal

Nicole Iizuka, POPSUGAR Senior Producer

Smorgasburg

Hadley Tomicki, UrbanDaddy

Fermented

Esther Tseng, Eater LA Contributor

Fusion

Meghan McCarron, Eater Senior Features Editor

Plant-based

Crystal Coser, Eater LA Associate Editor

Fermented

Farley Elliott, Eater LA Senior Editor

Expectations

Matthew Kang, Eater LA Editor

Underwhelming

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