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What Were the Restaurant Standbys of 2014?

It is a tradition at Eater to survey friends, industry types, and bloggers at the end of each year. Welcome to the first of these posts, where we ask them (and ourselves) about restaurant standbys, those places where we found ourselves again and again in 2014. EOY Small

Green Dot Stables.
Green Dot Stables.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

Question: What was your restaurant standby this year?

Steve Wilke, Editor Hour Detroit: Tough call. Didn't go to very many more than a handful of times (too many places; so little time). Bigalora was in the rotation, so was El Barzon, Bacco, St. Cece's ... and Town Tavern is always consistently good...

Courtney Ochab, Editor Detroit Beer Press: We work out of Ponyride in Corktown, so I was a frequent eater at Bucharest, Rubbed, and Mudgies. Supino's large Smokey is always a companion when we head to Atwater Brewery for a brown ale.

Victoria Trudeau, Former Editor Eater DetroitLa Feria was still one of my all-purpose, go-to's in 2014. It's consistently delicious, and their sangria is good all year round. Wright & Co. has become my neighborhood staple for casual celebratory meals, and even a quick drink and an appetizer during the week, since it's within walking distance.

Brenna Houck, Editor Eater Detroit: Brooklyn Street Local. I'm a big fan of breakfast and their vegetarian poutine. Al Shallal in Dearborn Heights for tasty, inexpensive Middle Eastern food. One Eyed Betty's for the beer list.

Detroit FoodieDangerously Delicious Pies, City Wings, Bucharest Grill, Supino’s, Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreno

Chow Down DetroitGreen Dot Stables, Eddie’s Gourmet, Townhouse Bistro, Imperial.

Hannah Lowe, Freelance Journalist: Bigalora, Jolly Pumpkin, Café Zola

Josh Smith, Reader: Imperial, Motor City Brewing Works, Green Dot Stables

Kat Rembacki, Editor Core Detroit7 Greens for lunch. I'm there two or three times a week. Can't go wrong with a Dan Dan and tofu. Fountain Bistro for Happy Hour—those duck wings...mmmmmmm. One Eyed Betty's in Ferndale. I never tire of their craft beer selection. Also, pork belly poutine.

Correction: Chow Down Detroit's previous answer has been updated due to an editorial error.

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