As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. This year, we asked the group eight questions, from Top Newcomers to Meal of the Year . All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights at the end of the week. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted and unedited herein.
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Were there any restaurants that you broke up with in 2010?
Ryan Roman, Digester-in-Chief, Miami's Restaurant Power Rankings: I broke up with Jonathan Eismann but then he one-upped me by closing three of his restaurants down. Touché, Chef Eismann.
Belkys Nerey, news anchor, WSVN-7: No restaurants per se, but I would like to break up with cupcakes!
Jose Duran, Web Editor/MiamiNew Times: Anything on South Beach. Is there a good reason to cross the causeway anymore?
ErGagit, blogger: The Forge
The Chowfather, blogger: Talula.
LAX2MIA, ex-blogger and self professed Guy That Despises Sucky Food and the People That Like It:All Jonathan Eismann restaurants.
Paul Castronovo, host of the Paul and Young Ron show/owner of Castronovo Vineyards:Any place with a "server".
Frodnesor, Food For Thought blogger: Talula--though not by choice, but because they closed.
Maria Argüello, Senior Community Manager, Yelp Miami:The term break up is so strong, though I prefer the Rachel and Ross "on a break situation." That said, Solea and La Moon. La Moon and I had a late-night, slightly drunken, thing but like most of those late-night, under the influence hook-ups, there's some regret in the morning and we couldn't be a regular item.
Eleanor Hoh, Wok Star cooking teacher: No.