More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort. And while the Eater 38 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. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.
May 3: Added D.O.C.G. Enoteca, Layers Bakery Cafe, Mashisoyo, Naked City Pizza Shop, Trattoria Nakamura-Ya
June 7: Added Kabuto, KJ Dim Sum, Gordon Ramsay Steak, Mizumi
July 5: Added: Chocolate & Spice Bakery; Deleted: Old Homestead Steakhouse, Le Thai, East Ocean Dim Sum & Seafood Restaurant
Aug. 2: Added: Wine 5 Café, Kyara Japanese Tapas, Bachi Burger, Sugar Bee's Bakery; Deleted: Great Bao
Sept. 6: Added Allegro, Culinary Dropout, Tetsu; Deleted: Central Michel Richard, Mashisoyu
Oct. 4: Added: Eat, Bacchanal Buffet; Deleted: Crab Corner, Dom DeMarco's Pizzeria & Bar, Honey Pig, I-naba Japanese Soba Noodle Restaurant, KJ Dim Sum, Sugar Bee's Bakery, Wine 5 Café
Nov. 1: Added: Chada Thai & Wine; Deleted: Ko-Mex Fusion Express, Bachi Burger, Trattoria Nakamura-Ya, Layers Bakery, Bread & Butter
Dec. 6: Added: Honey Salt, Meatball Spot, Rattlecan; Deleted: Allegro, DOCG Enoteca, Kyara Japanese Tapas
Jan. 3: Added: Those Guys Pies, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Andrea's; Deleted: Kabuto, Naked City Pizza, Mizumi
Feb. 7: Added: Fat Choy, Poppy Den
March 6: Added: Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, Nosh & Swig, Novecento Pizzeria 900, Yonaka Japanese Restaurant & Lounge; Deleted: Rattlecan (closed), Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Those Guys Pies
April 4: Added Vic's; Deleted Chada Thai & Wine
May 2: Added Viva Las Arepas
June 6: Added: Hakkasan, Hops & Harvest, Kuma Snow Cream, Press; Deleted: Bacchanal Buffet, Gordon Ramsay Steak, Meatball Spot, Tetsu, Vic's
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