In keeping with Eater tradition, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types and bloggers. In Minneapolis and St. Paul, Eater asked the group eight questions, ranging from the restaurants they frequent most to the biggest surprises of the year. Responses are in no particular order, and readers are encouraged to leave answers in the comments.
Jess Fleming (Dining critic for the Pioneer Press):
Nancy Ngo (Food reporter for the Pioneer Press):
Mecca Bos (Food Blogger and Dining Critic for City Pages):
Joy Summers (Eater Minneapolis Editor):