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Atlanta’s Dining Experts Sum Up 2018 in One Word

One word to describe dining in Atlanta this year

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

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.

What one word would you use to describe dining in Atlanta this year? Let us know in the comments below, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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.

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