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Detroit's Dining Experts Predict Headlines For 2016

What restaurant news can we expect in 2016?

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Sister Pie.
Michelle and Chris Gerard

As is tradition at Eater, we close out the year by surveying local food writers and our own staff on various restaurant-related topics, and we've been publishing their responses throughout the week. Readers, feel free to share your thoughts below. Final question: What are your headline predictions for 2016?

Serena Maria Daniels, Dining Editor, Metro Times:

Expansion will continue into Mexicantown as hipsters are priced out of Corktown. I think this will lead to a growing number of restaurants to build out alongside long-established Mexican eateries.

Aaron Foley, Author/Editor, BLAC Detroit Magazine:

"Olive Garden Opens in City Limits; Local Author Fully Enjoys Snobby Foodies' Heads Exploding as a Result"

Seoung Lee, Blogger, Chow Down Detroit:

"Detroit becomes the Portland of the Midwest."

Victoria Trudeau, Eater Contributor:

"Detroit One Of the Nation's Top 2016 Dining Destinations"

Melody Baetens, Co-Owner of Small's Bar and Features Reporter, Detroit News:

"Greektown to be renamed ‘Wahlbergburg'"

But for real, as more people start to care about where their food comes from (thanks, Netflix), I see the downfall of chains where the meat isn't even sliced in-house. I could also see Rigato convincing Top Chef Mei Lin to open a restaurant in Detroit.

Brenna Houck, Editor, Eater Detroit:

"Local Food Writer Goes Insane Trying to Keep Up With Restaurant Openings"

"Chef-Driven Fast Casual Restaurants Are Detroit's Biggest Trend of 2016"

"West Village's Dining Scene Explodes With 1,500 New Restaurant Concepts"

Dorothy Hernandez, Co-Owner of Sarap Filipino Pop-Up and Managing Editor, Hour Detroit:

Cholesterol Levels Go Up in Metro Detroit After Everything is Wrapped in Chicken Skin/Subhead: So do happiness levels

West Village is 2016's Best Dining Neighborhood

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