As is tradition at Eater, we close the year with a survey of food writers, bloggers, and industry experts. We posed eight questions, from meal of the year to top restaurant newcomers. All will be answered by the time we turn off the lights at the end of 2015. Responses have been cut, pasted, and largely unedited. Readers, please add your survey answers in the comments.
Q: How would you describe the 2015 Maine restaurant scene in one word?
Joe Ricchio, Dispatch magazine:
Kathy Gunst, cookbook author:
Susan Axelrod, Portland Press Herald:
Kate McCarty, The Blueberry Files blog, Eater Maine contributor:
Don Lindgren, Rabelais Books:
Rob Schatz, Eating Portland Alive blog:
Karen Watterson, Maine magazine:
Kathleen Pierce, Bangor Daily News:
John Golden, The Golden Dish blog:
Paul Koenig, Old Port magazine:
Rachel Forrest, Seacoast Online:
Claire Jeffers, MaineToday: