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Detroit Food Writers Struggle to Predict the Headlines for 2021


As is tradition with Eater, we closed 2020 by interviewing local food writers and our own staff on various restaurant-related topics and posting their responses over the course of the week. Next up: What are your headlines for 2021? Oh, and if you’re wondering, these were the headlines we predicted for 2020.

Serena Maria Daniels, Founder and Editor of Tostada Magazine:

I can’t even pretend to answer that question. I think we ran into so many headlines that we never thought we would see them in our lives this year. Anything is possible at this point.

Mark Kurlyandchik, Restaurant Reviewer, Detroit Free Press:

“COVID-19 is killing the prediction industry” “Local restaurant writers too depressed to think about a future”

Melody Baetens, Restaurant Reviewer, The Detroit News:

Oh man … after that year I learned not to predict anything.

Zahir Janmohamed, Co-Founder, Racist Sandwich:

The vaccine is out and the restaurants are open again, but why aren’t the guests back?

Brenna Houck, Editor, Eater Detroit:

Detroit Restaurant Workers Organize Service Industry Union

Mickey Lyons, Freelance Writer, Eater:

“Amazon / Whole Foods ventures into the restaurant business with the takeover of the popular local restaurant.”

“Restaurant Owners Strive to Recruit Employees After Industrial Workers Find New Careers”

“The restaurant continues to expand its takeaway and bake offerings as diners enjoy the comforts of home but with better food.”

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Dusty Kennedy