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Restaurant Experts Sum Up 2014 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 2014 in one word. Readers, please add your thoughts to the comments.

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YIE2014dark_small.0.png Q: Describe 2014 in one word.

Brock Radke, food and drink editor for Las Vegas Weekly: Fructiferous.

Jim Begley, freelance food and drink writer for Las Vegas Weekly, Desert Companion, Las Vegas Magazine and sundry publications: Mildly resurgent (yes, I’m aware that’s two. Sue me.).

Louis Hirsch, Foodservice Designer, former GM of First Food & Bar and writer for Vegas Burger Blog and the upcoming Vegas Reuben Blog: Remodel.

JoAnna Haugen, Las Vegas contributing editor, Travel Weekly: Chaotic.

Mitchell Wilburn, VegasChatter: Explosion.  2014 made up for the slowness that was 2013.

E.C. Gladstone , (Guest Contributor); (Dining & Drinking Editor); (Titanium Overlord): Reprise.

Bob Barnes, Editorial Director of The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional,
Las Vegas Reporter for Gayot and Regional Correspondent for Celebrator Beer News: Celebrity chefs…2014 saw yet another wave of celebrity chefs arrive on the scene with Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Tony Hu, Matthias Merges and Buddy Valastro opening their first Vegas restaurants; and Daniel Boulud’s return to Las Vegas.

Michael G. Uzmann, Doctor, Blogger, Wandering Diner: Sustainable.

Scott Roeben, Vital Vegas: "WTF?" Which I'm not sure is a word, per se, but I write a blog so I don't have to live by society's rules.

Robin Leach, gossip columnist for the Las Vegas Sun: CONVOLUTED.

Don Chareunsy, Senior Editor, Arts + Entertainment, Las Vegas Sun: SLS.

Amelinda B Lee, photographer for Eater Vegas: Exciting.

Susan Stapleton, editor of Eater Vegas: Expensive casual. Two words but my rules.