As is Eater’s annual tradition, we’re closing out 2018 by surveying local food writers (including our own staff and contributors) on various restaurant-related topics, and we’re publishing their responses in these final days of the year. Readers, please feel free to chime in with your own thoughts in the comment section below.
Our last question: What are your headline predictions for 2019?
Caron Golden, San Diego Foodstuff: “More chains coming”
Frank Sabatini, San Diego Uptown News: “Consumers tire of big chains and rediscover joys of mom-and-pop restaurants.”
Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune: “Michael Mina is never sighted at International Smoke”
Ann Wycoff, San Diego Magazine: “Encinitas ups its game”
Candice Woo, Eater: “[Insert fine dining restaurant name here] moves to counter-service model”
Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune: “San Diego becomes vegan restaurant capital of California”
Jackie Bryant, Eater: “Filipino food takes San Diego by storm”
Michael Gardiner, San Diego CityBeat: “San Diego company introduces meatless cannabis burger product.”