In keeping with the Eater tradition, we asked a group of restaurant critics, journalists, bloggers and friends of the website to weigh up the year of eating. Your answers to the annual Year in Eater survey will be published in multiple posts. For the final post, headline predictions for 2020.
Rob Kachelriess, writer from Las Vegas, Thrillist:: Banh mi comes to the sports bar near you. If not already.
Philip Tzeng, food blogger LasVegasFill:: Hope to say drive-through omakase, but seriously, it’s about even more herbal options. When I saw so many opting for vegans, Baby’s curated farm Stand at Life is Beautiful showed me, more than any other food sector, that a significant number of people not only prefer it but also require it from restaurants. I’ll be the first if anyone can make a delicious, plant-based, crispy pork belly.
We will also see more restaurants have their own TikTok accounts and next on gourmet social media they are creating short videos about pictures.
Scott Roeben, Vital Vegas:: Value becomes of paramount importance to the success of Las Vegas restaurants as visitor priorities shift. No kidding, Vegas and its restaurants are about to awaken rude as the visitor numbers remain unchanged due to increased competition and changing perceptions. Restaurants that introduce disruptive service charges will be hit hard.
Melanie Lee, Eater Vegas Instagram Manager: Instagram popup even more popular after several people were hospitalized for dehydration while waiting in a three-hour queue
Robot bartender malfunctions and throws drinks at guests
Server Mistoke Choking Diner for TikTok Stunt, Diner Sues Restaurant
Bob Barnes, Las Vegas writer for Gayot, Editor-in-chief and writer for The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional and editor and writer for Vegas Beer Quest:: More established chefs are leaving the Vegas Strip for Burbs
Successful new high quality restaurants continue to open in downtown Las Vegas
Andy Wang |, Contributor, Food & Wine: Does Las Vegas have the best Italian food in America?
Martin Koleff opens another hyper-specific Japanese restaurant
Another LA restaurant superstar hits the strip
Krista Diamond, Eater Vegas Contributor: Probably more drama with the Palms.
Susan Stapleton, editor of Eater vegas:: José Andrés makes a democratic offer for the president at the last minute
Every casino is scrapping food courts for fancy food halls
A shishito pepper shortage leaves restaurants looking for new starters
27 Italian restaurants will close in Las Vegas in one week, replaced by Mexican food
Every casino now has a supper club
Casinos are now validating parking for diners
Southwest Las Vegas is exploding as the new epicenter for Asian tariffs
Every casino now has a Korean restaurant
Henderson’s Water Street becomes New Fremont East
Every casino now has robot bartenders
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• Friends of the eater will choose the best restaurant district in 2019 [ELV]
• The Biggest Stories About Eater Vegas In 2019 [ELV]
• Las Vegas Dining Experts sum up the 2019 dining scene in one word [ELV]
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• All coverage of the year in Eater [ELV]