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Local Restaurant Figures Sum Up 2009 in One Word

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And so we continue with the annual year-end survey. Single Best Meals, Top Newcomers and Top Standbys were revealed earlier, and all will be answered by the time we turn off the lights on Thursday. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted and unedited herein:
Joshua Skenes' Carte415. [Photo: Eater SF Flickr Pool/]

Sarah Sung, UrbanDaddy: Mobility (whether it's carts, delivery, pop-ups, underground...)

Thomas Keller, The French Laundry: Challenging (but in the best possible way!)

Brock Keeling: SFist: Fetishistic

Ryan Farr, 4505 Meats: Out with the old, in with the new

James Oseland, Saveur: Eh.

Anna Weinberg, South: Recessed

Rajat Parr, RN74: Brilliant

Jessica Battilana, 7x7: Listless

Joe Hargrave, Tacolicious: Lingering

Christopher Kostow, Meadowood: Cautious

Nish Nadaraja, Yelp: Mobile

Brett Emerson, Contigo: Locavore. The movement towards buying locally raised foods keeps on building momentum. It seemed to reach its tipping point this year.

Jan Newberry, San Francisco Magazine: Streetfoodbaconbutcher (I'm over it.)

Bruce Hill, Picco/Bix: Scary

Lissa Doumani, Terra/Ame: Vertigo

Lucchesi: Sandwiched.

Fellow eaters of San Francisco, please share yours in the comments.