It's the answer to the question: Where should I eat right now? The Eater Heatmap is a guide that reflects a mix of the buzziest restaurants, the places everyone's talking about, and places that are so new, you may not have heard about them yet.
While the Eater 38 is a resource that covers old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not necessarily a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change every month to continuously highlight where the food nerds are flocking to at the moment. This month, the ushering in of a whopping four fresh faces and a fond farewell to most of the 'Bs': three spots that are officially established and ready to leave the nest:
IN: Le Zinc, Little Uncle, Stoneburner, Tanakasan
OUT: Bakery Nouveau, Ballard Annex Oyster House, Brass Tacks
Have any suggestions? Any vital omissions? Leave 'em in the comments.
1/3/2013: IN: Shanik, Agrodolce, Mamnoon
2/7/2013: IN: Kedai Makan, Il Corvo
3/7/2013: IN: Brass Tacks, Bar Sajor, Bar Cotto
4/4/2013: IN: Ballard Annex Oyster House, Miyabi 45th, Rain Shadow Squared
5/2/2013: IN: Radiator Whiskey, Gastropod
6/6/2013: IN: Lost Lake Cafe, Bakery Nouveau
7/11/2013: IN: Le Zinc, Little Uncle, Stoneburner, Tanakasan