As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of restaurant industry insiders. We've already covered the 2014's restaurant standbys and best newcomers. Now it's time for 2014 in one word.
Describe 2014 in one word.
Krista Miller, Atlanta Eats director of content
Jason Santamaria, Second Self Beer Company co-founder
Ali Wild, Across the Street owner
Steven Lingenfelter, Illegal Food chef/owner
(With tongue firmly planted in cheek) Whirlwind/complete mindfuck.
Todd Richards, The Pig & The Pearl and The Shed at Glenwood chef/partner
Linton Hopkins, chef/restaurateur/empire builder
Alex Brounstein, Grindhouse Killer Burgers owner
Julian Gogliana, The Pinewood owner/bartender
Zeb Stevenson, Parish executive chef/soon moving to Watershed on Peachtree
Jarrett Stieber, Eat Me Speak Me chef
Eli Kirshtein, The Luminary chef/owner
Josh Charles, Flags of Origin owner/designer (Bocado Burger, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall)
Zach Meloy, Better Half chef/owner