As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. We've already covered the restaurant standbys, top newcomers, 2014 in one word, best dining neighborhood, biggest dining surprises, the single best meal of the year and restaurant grievances. Now it's time for 2015 headline predictions.
Q: What are your headline predictions for 2015?
Matt Meltzer, Miami Editor of Thrillist
Wynwood Introduces First Latin FISSION Restaurant
Fallout from Beiber-Trump Brawl at E11even Might Have Serious Consequences
Doral and Kendall Battle to Out-Chain Orlando
Fart-to-Drive Thru Cuisine Debuts at Miami Subs
Michelle Bernstein KOs Todd Erickson in finals of charity chef boxing tourney
Carla Torres, Miami New Times
"How to Make Pot Infused Macarons" ... a girl can dream.
Gio Gutierrez, Executive Producer, Chat Chow TV
James Beard Nomination (and hopefully a win) for 27 Restaurant & Bar.
Steven S. Editor-In-Chief of The Chowfather
Zimmern, Cosentino, Makoto & Schwartz blow the roof off of PAMM during the Cobaya SOBEWFF dinner.
Olee Fowler, Eater Miami contributor
"Wynwood who? Coconut Grove is quickly becoming Miami's hot new dining neighborhood."
Ashley Brozic, Racked Miami editor and Eater Miami contributor
I think we're going to continue to get more New York imports. My hope for 2015? That more restaurants follow Finka's lead and move deeper into mainland Miami. Just because you live in the suburbs doesn't mean you don't want a trendy place to eat.
Carissa Chesanek, Local Editor at Zagat Miami
Oyster bars are on the rise so I'm sure we'll see a few more of these popping up in the city along with chef-driven restaurants and farm-to-table menus.
Kathy Buccio, Eater Miami contributor
The return of comfort food— of real home grown cooking. I think diners want to have a five star dining experience without the stuffiness and the Miami dining scene is providing a culinary soundtrack of enjoyment, sophistication, and flavor without the pomp and circumstance.
Sara Liss, Restaurants contributor, Miami.com and Miami Herald
The stretch of Miami Beach from 23rd St to 41st will be the new dining destination with Tom Colicchio's new place opening and Stephen Starr's project across the street. That's in addition to Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape, 27 at the Freehand and Jean-Georges' two restaurants at Miami Beach Edition.
Galena Mosovich, Nightlife and Visual Arts Editor for miami.com
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