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:
A 2010 addition: The Gypsy Picnic.
Describe Austin's 2010 dining scene in one word.
Rachel and Logan, Boots in the Oven: Better.
Ryan Adams, Nose to Tail at Home: Growing.
Kristi Willis, Austin Farm to Table: Innovative.
Erin McReynolds, food writer: Enthusiastic.
Kay Marley, food writer: Impassioned!
Natanya Anderson, Fete & Feast: Evolving.
Austinist's food writer Tom Thornton: Metamorphosis.
Do feel free to add your own answers to the comments.