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Detroit Restaurant Experts Sum Up 2018 in One Word

The local dining scene, in brief.

Michelle and Chris Gerard

As is tradition at Eater, we closed out the year by surveying local food writers and our own staff on various restaurant-related topics, and publishing their responses throughout the week. Up next: How would you sum up 2018 in one word? Readers, feel free to share your thoughts below.

Brittany Hutson, Contributor, Eater Detroit:

Revolution. As the momentum of the #metoo movement carried over from 2017, I can’t help but think of its effect on the restaurant world, along with the steady increase of women-owned and led restaurants (#thefutureoffoodisfemale), and triple bottom line businesses.

Brenna Houck, Editor, Eater Detroit:

Change. The food world went through a tremendous amount of change in 2018. There was, of course, the sudden loss of some of its most prominent voices, but also the #metoo movement, which has fueled some very important conversations in every industry but particularly in restaurants. I think here in Detroit we have a lot of excellent women-owned businesses paving the way to greater equity in restaurants and that’s something to be proud of.

Dorothy Hernandez, Contributor, Eater Detroit:

Woman (as in all the bad ass women doing amazing things this year such as Folk, Lady of the House, Sister Pie, Rose’s Fine Food, and Marrow just to name a few)

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John Reyes, Ann Arbor Contributor, Eater Detroit:


Melody Baetens, Features Reporter, Detroit News:


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