As is the tradition at Eater, our closeout of the year is a survey of friends, industry types, bloggers, and readers. We've covered standbys, newcomers, 'hoods and one-word descriptions of the year: now let's check out the surprises.[Photo: Nammi Truck/Facebook]
Q: What was the biggest dining surprise of 2011?
Stephanie Hawkes, DFW Food Truck Foodie: That food prepared on a truck is generally very good!
Daniel "BBQ Snob" Vaughn, Full Custom Gospel BBQ: The biggest surprise is that there's not a BBQ food trailer yet
José Ralat Maldonado, The Taco Trail: The return of Mexican food.
Sarah, BigDFoodTrucks: The emergence of food trucks in DFW