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Restaurant Experts Sum Up 2013 in One Word

As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We've already covered Best Standbys and Top Newcomers. Now it's time to describe 2013 in one word. Readers, please add your thoughts to the comments.

B%2BB-2-27-13.jpgB&B Burger & Beer [Photo: Cal Bingham]

Q: Describe 2013 in one word.

Elaine and Scott Harris, and The Daily Meal: If we could sum up 2013 in one word it would have to be "Burgers" (celebrity chefs opening up burger venues up and down the Strip.

Grace Bascos, food writer for Vegas Seven: Burgers.

Erik Chudy, VegasBurgerBlog: Busy.

Mitchell Wilburn, food critic for CityLife: "Encouraging." If our food scene keeps up this pace of being experimental and shrewd, we can look forward to being one of the nation's greatest food cities.

E.C. Gladstone, food critic for CityLife: Is shareplate one word? :) If not, then meatless.

Xania Woodman, senior editor, nightlife, beverage and food, Vegas Seven: Caaaaaasual, dude. (Sorry, that was two.)

Bob Barnes, editorial director of Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional: Casual dining.

Max Jacobson, food critic for Vegas Seven: Cautious

Scott Roeben, Vital Vegas: Intoxicating. Then again, that's how I sum up every year in one word.

Robin Leach, gossip columnist for the Las Vegas Sun: SURPRISING or UNEXPECTED - (You choose).

Al Mancini, food writer for Vegas Seven: Approachable.

Susan Stapleton, editor of Eater Vegas: Intermission
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