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Year in Eater 2008: The Year in One Word

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And thus we continue with our annual year-end survey of friends, industry types, restaurateurs, chefs, media, and readers. We've already seen a handful of answers, and the rest will be revealed by the time we turn off the lights later today.

Neighborhoody, mixology, approachability, pizza: Beretta, as shot by The Great Yin

Q: Describe 2008 in one word.

Patrick Heig, Citysearch: Porky.

Anna Weinberg, South: Oy...

Elizabeth Falkner, Orson/Citizen Cake: Unpredictable.

Brock Keeling, SFist: Unaffordable

Lissa Doumani, Terra/Ame: You have to sing it to the disco hit. Rollercoaster say what???

Nish Nadaraja, Yelp: Misunderstood.

Chris Cosentino, Incanto: Economic roller coaster.

Kevin Blum, City Dish:: Nail-biter.

Marcia Gagliardi, Tablehopper: Pizza (only because wine bar is two words).

Joe Hargrave, Laiola: Anticlimactic. That is one word right?

Sarah Sung, UrbanDaddy: Cocktails (Especially "artisanal" ones with farmer's market fresh ingredients and locally made spirits, or pisco)

Lucchesi: Boom. ( two senses of the word: from the disproportionate number of uncharacteristically spendy, flashy projects that arrived loudly—The Kuletoville Duo, Yoshi's, Orson, La Mar, Moss Room, even Urban Tavern, remember that one?, et al.— to the economic explosion of the second half. Maybe a few months will see another, better boom?)

Let's hear yours in the comments.

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