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Gatekeepers Across the Eater Universe

This is The Gatekeepers, in which Eater meets the fine ladies and gentlemen that stand between you and some of your favorite hard-to-get tables.

Clockwise from top left: Son of a Gun's Helen Johannesen and Daniel Warrilow (LA), Pok Pok's Matthew Adams (Portland), Birch And Barley's Sara Seanor (DC), Maude's Liquor Bar's Reuben Tockman (Chicago)

· Los Angeles: Son of a Gun's Helen Johannesen and Daniel Warrilow
· Portland: Pok Pok's Matthew Adams on Diner Expectations, the Beards
· Washington, DC: Sara Seanor Of Birch And Barley And ChurchKey
· Chicago: Maude's Liquor Bar's GM Reuben Tockman
· Miami: Wynwood Kitchen & Bar's Jennifer Wagoner on the Art of Gatekeeping
· San Francisco: Brown Sugar Kitchen's Phil Surkis on Taj Mahal & Table Math
· New York: Per Se's Antonio Begonja and Gregory Tomicich
· Seattle: Knee High Stocking Co.'s Nikki Worley on Text Reservations
· Austin: Olivia's Stefanie Childs on VIPs and Celebrity Sighting Season

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