As is the tradition as we near the end of 2019, Eater has asked a trusted group of friends, critics, industry types, and local bloggers for their takes on the past culinary year in Austin. The annual survey spans eight questions, from the biggest dining surprises to best food neighborhoods and most disappointing meals. All answers will be revealed as the week rolls on — cut, pasted, (mostly) unedited, and in no particular order. Question number three:
Sum up the 2019 Austin restaurant world in one word.
Jane Ko, blogger, A Taste of Koko
Jolène M. Bouchon, critic at Austin Monthly
Pat Sharpe, executive editor and food writer for Texas Monthly
Erin Russell, associate editor of Eater Austin
Nadia Chaudhury, editor of Eater Austin