As we (finally!) put a cap on 2020, Eater surveyed a group of friends, writers, and all around experts for their take on the past year. We asked them ten questions: from top standbys to top newcomers, from best meals to restaurants they’ve broken up with. All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights at the end of the 2020. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted, and (mostly) unedited herein. Responses do not necessarily reflect the views of Eater and Eater Miami.
Laine Doss (Miami New Times): Restaurants are given a revival after vaccines are widely distributed.
Giovanny Gutierrez (Chat Chow TV/Eater Miami photographer): I think people are going to rage like no other around Summer and balls to the walls at this time around next year with Art Basel.
Matthew Meltzer (Thrillist Miami): “New Wynwood Mexican restaurant promises ‘Juarez Vibes’”
“Ghost kitchens are over, poltergeist kitchens all the rage”
“Local restaurant now pays more in UberEats fees than rent”
“Ivanka Turmp to partner with Grutman on new kosher venture “
David Rosendorf (Food For Thought): “New COVID outbreak tied to crowded Miami restaurant/bar serving “Vaccine-tinis” to unmasked patrons who refuse to take a vaccine but like to get their drink on.”
Stacy Moya (Eater Miami Contributor): I think that food trucks and pop ups will be strong in 2021.
Alona Martinez (Eater Miami Contributor): Prediction: Curbside and Delivery Is Not Going Anywhere: While there’s something unmistakably lovely about dining out, Americans also enjoy eating favorite dishes in their pajamas while binging on Netflix.
Sara Liss (Author of Miami Cooks): More Food Halls Keep Opening (it’s the trend that won’t quit). Ordering via apps or QR code menus are here to stay.
Kelly Blanco (NBC 6): Outdoor everything….and lots of booze
Olee Fowler (Eater Miami): More restaurants debuting with mainly (if not only) outdoor dining options. Get that bug spray ready!