As the year winds down, Eater Atlanta surveyed several Atlanta food writers and dining experts on everything from their best meal in 2019 to their food headline predictions for 2020. Responses are cut, pasted, and (mostly) unedited. The experts have already given their restaurant standbys when dining off duty, named the best new Atlanta restaurants, and discussed the biggest food trends of 2019.
It’s now time for Atlanta’s dining experts to describe this year’s dining scene in just one word.
Mara Davis — Radio and TV personality for WABE, the Bert Show, and Atlanta Eats
Mara Shalhoup — Deputy editor for Atlanta Magazine
*Though there is still room for improvement
Jennifer Zyman — Contributing writer and restaurant critic for Atlanta Magazine, Thrillist, Eater Atlanta, AJC
Mike Jordan — Thrillist Atlanta editor and contributing writer for Eater Atlanta, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Atlanta Magazine
Beth McKibben — Eater Atlanta editor
- All Year in Eater coverage [EATL]