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Dining Pros Sum Up the 2015 Restaurant Scene in One Word

What word best describes the past year in food?

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Adam Larkey

As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. We've already covered the 2015's restaurant standbys and top newcomers. Now it's time for for our panel to sum up the past year in food.

Q: Describe 2015 in one word.

Lori Midson, Zagat Denver editor

#Asianinvasion.

William Porter, Denver Post restaurant critic

Hopping.

Jessie Levine, Eater Denver contributor

Fast-casualized.

Amanda Faison, 5280 Magazine food editor

Frenetic.

Brittany Werges, 303 Magazine food editor

Growing.

Jennifer Murphy, freelance writer, AFAR contributor

Explosive.

Linnea Covington, freelance writer, Westword contributor

Growing.

Andra Zeppelin, Eater Denver editor

Evolving.

Ruth Tobias, Thrillist contributing writer

Meaty—in every sense of the word.

Gigi Sukin, CoBiz and Eater Denver contributor

Growing.

Maya Silver, Dining Out Magazine writer

Growthspurt. I know that's actually two words, but I'm combining them like a German compound word because I it fits!

Megan Barber, Curbed Ski editor

Rising.

Adam Larkey, Eater Denver photographer

Transitional.

Grace Boyle, Eater Denver contributor

Booming.

Rebecca Treon, freelance writer, Denver Post contributor

Shapeshifting.

Rachel Greiman, Eater Denver contributor

Busy.

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