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Chicago’s Food Writers Sum Up the 2018 Restaurant Scene in One Word

Poke at Aloha Poke

The writers had mixed feelings in 2018

Chicago’s food writers use tons of words to describe the food scene on a daily basis. To make it succinct, they describe the 2018 scene in just one word.

Michael Nagrant, michaelnagrant.com: Poke

Matt Kirouac, What Should We Do: Fulton-palooza

Michael Gebert, Fooditor: Real estate.

Titus Ruscitti, ChiBBQKing: Sweet

Mike Sula, Chicago Reader: Trolled

Ariel Cheung, CS Magazine: Dressed-down

Morgan Olsen, Time Out Chicago: Humdrum.

Chandra Ram, Plate: Meh. It was safe. Which is nice on a Tuesday night, but it gets old, seeing the same dishes on menus around the city.

Audarshia Townsend, Managing Editor for Restaurant Inc. Magazine; regular contributor for WGN Morning News: Satisfying.

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