It is a tradition at Eater to survey friends, industry types, and bloggers at the end of each year. Eater Detroit already asked them (and ourselves) about restaurant standbys, the year's top newcomers, to sum up 2013 in one word, and now we find out what the best dining neighborhoods were for the year.
[Melt Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]
Question: What was the best dining neighborhood of 2013?
Eli Boyer, Restaurateur: Corktown.
IW, Eater Detroit reader: Midtown, but Corktown is getting to be a close second!
Courtney Ochab, Freelance Journalist: Corktown. Usually it begins with coffee at Anthology, followed by enormous meals of BBQ or loaded burgers, and topped off at Motor City Wines, Sugar House, or Two James.
LT, Eater Detroit reader: Ferndale.
Emilia Juocys, Assistant Michael Ruhlman: Corktown.
George Vieira, Blogger: I'm probably cheating by picking such a large area, but Southwest Detroit. You've got Metro Detroit's most authentic Mexican restaurants, old school joints like Duly's and Motz's, and the embattled Italian eateries in what's left of Oakwood Heights.
Victoria Trudeau, Editor Eater Detroit: Corktown.
RS, Eater Detroit reader: Birmingham.
Paul Beshouri, Editor Curbed Detroit: Midtown.