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Restaurant Experts Sum Up 2010 In One Word

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As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types and bloggers. This year, we asked the group eight questions, from Meal of the Year to Top Standbys. Top Newcomers and Top Standbys dropped yesterday. And all will be answered by the time we turn off the lights on Thursday afternoon. The answers here are in no particular order; all responses cut, pasted and unedited:

Outerlands fan note. [Photo: Eater SF Flickr Pool/spektrograf]

Q: Describe the 2010 San Francisco dining scene in one word.

Sara Deseran, senior editor 7x7: Pop-up.

Katie Sweeney, editor YumSugar: Comforting.

Scott Hocker, Tasting Table SF: Revitalizing

Stuart Schuffman, Broke-Ass Stuart: Escalating

Karen Palmer, editor Daily Candy SF: Abundant.

Virginia Miller, The Perfect Spot SF: Abundant.

Brock Keeling, editor SFist: elitist

Kevin Blum, founder SF City Dish: Groupon-y.

Michele Mandell, publicist: Exuberant.

Steven Oliver, Nob Hill Gazette Taste writer, restaurant social media consultant, California sales director for Combier liquers: Twittercentric

Carolyn Jung, Food Gal: Resilient.

Josh Sens, restaurant critic, San Francisco magazine: Pizzafied

Paolo Lucchesi, San Francisco Chronicle Inside Scoop columnist: Popcorn.

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