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Food Experts Declare Headline Predictions for 2018

What will dominate the news next year?

More counters, fewer servers for 2018?

Every year Eater reaches out to friends who cover the food scene and ask what their best —and worst — meals of the past year have been. Today food critics, bloggers, and seriously culinary fans are weighing in on which restaurants they found themselves returning to time and again. Our final question is looking ahead. We ask what will we be reading about in 2018?

Jason DeRusha,WCCO and Minnesota Monthly

We’ll see the first wave of craft beer operations going out of business (mostly we’ve seen openings, almost none have closed).

Poke Bowls! I expect to see more of these quick-serve places opening.

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Stephanie A. Meyer, culinary coach, blogger

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Mecca Bos,

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Jess Fleming, Pioneer Press

Unfortunately, the rise of counter service, especially in Minneapolis, due to minimum wage change.

Nancy Ngo, Pioneer Press

Food halls. Mezcal. Japanese whiskey. A growing list of restaurants with dog-friendly patios and doggie treat menus.

Amelia Rayno, Star Tribune

More counter service, more bottled cocktails, more casual experiences, an influx of public markets and barbecue and Korean food pushes!

Joy Summers, Eater Twin Cities

Restaurants we forgot to care about will close to much public dismay.