To close out 2007, Eater once again invited many of our favorite food correspondents to join us in assessing the year's best eats, biggest surprises, and favorite neighborhoods for dining out. We've celebrated Meals of the Year, Restaurant Standbys of the Year, Biggest Dining Surprises of 2007, 2007 in ONE WORD, Restaurant Neighborhoods of the Year, and now Headine Predictions for 2008.
One of the great headlines of 2007: Daniel Boulud Brings the $29 Hamburger to the Bowery
William Tigertt, Freemans Restaurant: "Peter Mehan's new NY Times budget review column relaunched as "50 Bucks If You're Lucky."
Steven Kamali, the Grim Reaper: "Meatpacking District Becomes New 27th Street"
Jennifer Leuzzi, Snack: "Dave Chang wins James Beard Best Chef New York City" Alt: "Chronicles of El Chod Premiers Tonight on Bravo"
Joanne Wilson, aka Gotham Gal: "Smaller neighborhood intimate restaurants that are geared towards smaller plates ( not entrée loaded ) and home cooking like Market Table and Shortys .32."
Dave Chang, Man of the Year: "Recession hits NYC restaurants hard...every downtown bodega & corner restaurant becomes a Commerce Bank or Max Brenner Chocolate by The Bald Man."
Adam Kuban, Serious Eats: "Food Blogger Replaces Bruni at New York Times"
Danyelle Freeman, NY Daily News Food Critic, aka The RG: "Gawker praises a NYDN restaurant review, extolling Restaurant Girl's exemplary use of the English language." What, a girl can't dream?
Zach Brooks, Midtown Lunch: "David Chang & Zac Pelaccio open competing Asian street carts right outside Zach Brooks' office". A guy can dream right?"
Nosher, Nosh: "Bruni's Uni Obsession Linked to Global Sea Urchin Depopulation"
LS: "El Chod Opens Kobe Club Spinoff Inside Kobe Club"
BL: "Chang Snubs Vegas, Makes $100 Mil Deal in Dubai"