More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? What are the new restaurants? What's everyone talking about? While the Eater 18 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Enter the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to highlight the spots crowds are flocking to at the moment or generating a big buzz. Folks are asking, "Have you been yet?" Try one of these newbies today.
After a pause over the last several months, the Heatmap is back with a renewed focus: The local restaurant scene is facing an enormous challenge as the pandemic wears on, but restaurants are still opening. Going forward, the Heatmap will highlight some of the most interesting new restaurants in town, but other restaurant-adjacent newness is also fair game: pop-ups, delivery-only food businesses, even older restaurants making distinct pandemic “pivots.”
New to the list:
December 2021: Paddock & Whisky, Brasserie La Banque
November 2021: Pink Bellies, Port of Call, the Tippling House
October 2021: Maya
September 2021: The Longboard, JL’s Southwest Brisket Burgers
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More