As we put a cap on 2015, Eater surveyed a group of friends, writers, and all around experts for their take on the past year. We asked them eight questions: from Top Standbys to Top Newcomers, from Best Meals to Restaurants Broken Up With. All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights at the end of the 2015. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted, and (mostly) unedited herein. Readers, please do add your survey answers in the comments.
Jackie Gutierrez-Jones (UrbanDaddy Miami): Kendall Named 19th Most Hipster Neighborhood in America (It's going to happen. Just you wait)
Carla Torres (Ocean Drive):
Enrique Olvera opening in Miami Design District
Brad Kilgore nominated (and the win) for James Beard Best Outstanding new chef in Southeast
Alinea extends pop-up for another 10 days
John Kunkel to open a doughnut shop. (Kidding, but not really)
David Rosendorf (Food For Thought Miami): "Celebrity chef opens Miami restaurant!" Followed in six months by "Celebrity chef closes Miami restaurant."
Andrea Becerra (The Hungry Post):
David Chang and Danny Bowien Come to Miami & Stay Forever
Coral Gables Has (Believe It or Not) a Craft Cocktail Scene
Miami’s First Matcha Bar
Miami Has Been Invaded by Indian Flavor
Miami Finally Has Food Delivery Everywhere and Guess What?! It Works!
Ashley Brozic (Racked Miami Editor/Eater Miami Contributor): I think we're going to see better, more creative concepts pop up west of 826. Or maybe that's just me hoping...
Laine Doss (Miami New Times): South Beach Wine & Food Festival Expands Into Weeklong Tri-County Celebration
Giovanny Gutierrez (Chat Chow TV/Eater Miami Contributor): Fancy Food Mall Courts - Wynwood Yard is just the beginning.
Matthew Meltzer (Thrillist Miami):
Pasta’s Good, Pizza’s Soggy at "Standing Water" America’s First Wade-Up Restaurant in South Beach
"Asian-Inspired Global Cuisine" Officially Determined to Mean Nothing
Trump Elected, Deports 78% of America’s Kitchen Staff
Newly-Employed American Kitchen Staffs Find $10 an Hour "Not Enough to do This S***""
John Dangaran (Eater Miami Contributor): Dirt continues to expand