As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We asked the group to sum up 2012 in one word. Here are their responses, unedited and in no particular order:
Josh Sens, San Francisco Magazine: You're really asking someone who writes about food to use one word? This is a field of blatherers and blowhards.
Jane Goldman, CHOW.com: Beer.
Jesse Hirsch, The Examiner: Turbulent.
Anna Roth, SF Weekly: Genre-bending.
Grant Marek, Thrillist: Reclaimed. The fanciest way to say "trash" ever.
Jonathan Kauffman, Tasting Table: Lower-key (than 2011)
Virginia Miller, SF Bay Guardian: Recognized. ?
Paolo Lucchesi, Inside Scoop SF: Foie.
Marcia Gagliardi, Tablehopper: DANNYMOTHERFUCKINGBOWIEN