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 herein:
FINO. [Photo courtesy FINO]
Name your top restaurant standbys of 2010 -- the restaurants you returned to most.
Austinist's food writer Tom Thornton: La Condesa, Uchi, Tacodeli, Lulu B's, Perla's.
Erin McReynolds, food writer: Fino, Taco More, Taqueria La Canaria, Titaya’s Thai Cuisine, Tâm Deli, New Oriental Market, Pho Van, Asia Café, East Side King.
Kristi Willis, Austin Farm to Table: Odd Duck Farm to Trailer, G'raj Mahal, Eastside King, Fino, Mulberry, Foreign & Domestic, Parkside, Trio (happy hour), Uchiko
Kay Marley, food writer: TRIO at the Four Seasons, Maudie's, Peche and Juan in a Million.
Natanya Anderson, Fete & Feast: TRIO, Parkside, FINO, Cho Sushi (Steiner Ranch)
Rachel and Logan, Boots in the Oven: FINO, G'raj Mahal, Home Slice, Ryu of Japan, Dai Due
Ryan Adams, Nose to Tail at Home: Pluckers. Uchiko.
Do feel free to add your own answers to the comments.