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Experts Sum Up Dining in Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2018 in Just One Word

Distilling all the crazy into a single utterance

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Inside In Bloom’s oven
Kevin Kramer/Eater Twin Cities

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 local media folks and serious culinary fans are attempting to sum up the year in dining in just one word.

Colleen Lindstrom, myTalk 107.1 host the Colleen & Bradley Show


Elizabeth Ries, co-host Twin Cities Live


Mike Marcotte, Give Me the Mike and KSTP’s Guy About Town


Bradley Traynor, myTalk 107.1 host the Colleen & Bradley Show, restaurant critic Lavender Magazine


Stephanie Hansen, co-host Weekly Dish


Sharyn Jackson, reporter Star Tribune’s Taste section


Nancy Ngo, Pioneer Press Restaurant Reporter


Jason DeRusha, WCCO host DeRusha Eats

Specialized: you want your poke, you got it? Empenadas – sure. Vegetarian: we’ve got three of them. Smaller, specialized restaurants appealing to narrow audiences are proliferating.

Joy Summers, Editor Eater Twin Cities