As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of industry types, writers, and readers. This year, we asked the group eight questions, from Best Newcomers to Top Standbys. All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights on Thursday. Responses are related in no particular order; all are cut, pasted and unedited (except when unopened restaurants were named) herein:
Uchiko. [Photo: Uchiko / Facebook]
What are the top restaurant newcomers of 2010?
Ryan Adams, Nose to Tail at Home: Uchiko by a mile.
Kristi Willis, Austin Farm to Table: Foreign & Domestic, Uchiko
Erin McReynolds, food writer: Uchiko, Noble Pig, Artisan Bistro (despite the ridiculously bad name)
Kay Marley, food writer: Noble Pig, La Sombra, The Carillon
Natanya Anderson, Fete & Feast: Foreign & Domestic
Austinist's food writer Tom Thornton: Uchiko
Rachel and Logan, Boots in the Oven: Foreign and Domestic, Bola Pizza, Not Your Mamma's Food Truck
Do feel free to add your own answers to the comments.