The year is drawing to a close and, as is tradition, Eater Atlanta has surveyed several Atlanta food writers and dining experts on everything from their best meal in 2018 to their food headline predictions for 2019. Responses are cut, pasted, and (mostly) unedited. The experts have already given their restaurant standbys when dining off duty and their picks for the city’s best new restaurants.
Here, Atlanta’s food authorities sum up the overall dining year in Atlanta with one word.
Mara Davis — Radio and TV personality for WABE, The Bert Show, and Atlanta Eats
Mara Shalhoup — Deputy editor for Atlanta Magazine
Gray Chapman — Freelance food and drinks writer at New York Times, Atlanta Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Vice, and Vox
omgIstillhaven’tbeenabletogetatableatStaplehousewtf (or just... “loud,” lol)
Mike Jordan — Digital program director for V103, Thrillist Atlanta editor, Eater Atlanta contributor
Ryan Hughley — Eater Atlanta contributor, freelance food writer
Ambitious but approachable
Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta editor
Meh mixed-use developments. Ok, more than one word but, you get the picture.