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Friends of Eater Describe Denver's 2016 Dining Scene in One Word

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What word best describes the past year in food?

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 2016's restaurant standbys and top newcomers. Now it's time for for our panel to sum up the past year in food.

Q: Describe 2016 in one word

Laura Shunk, Westword contributor: Turmoil

Justin De La Rosa, Denver Post contributor: Openings

Andra Zeppelin, Eater Denver editor: Memorable

Grace Boyle, Eater Denver contributor: Trumped

Josh Dinar, DiningOut publisher: Over-done

Amanda Faison, freelance writer, former 5280 Magazine editor: Foundation

Lori Midson, Denver Life Magazine Food Editor: Uneventful

Rachel Greiman, Eater contributor and photographer: Like, in life? Depressing. As far as restaurants? Exciting.

Lauren Rapp, Westword contributor: Growth

Rebecca Treon, DiningOut editor: Shitshow

Callie Sumlin, 5280 Magazine assistant food editor: Bittersweet

Brittany Werges, 303 Magazine managing editor: Tumultuous

Rebecca Gart, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles food editor: Meh. But optimistic for 2017

Adam Larkey, Eater Denver photographer: Boom! In all senses of the word

Denise Mickelsen, 5280 Magazine food editor: Non-stop (Is a hyphenated word OK?!)

Gigi Sukin, Eater Contributor, CoBiz editor: Spicy