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.
· Washington, DC: The Source's Rikka Johnson on Catering to Political VIPs
· Miami: Joseph Day On Holding the Fort at The Forge
· Chicago: The Purple Pig's GM Laura Payne on the Michigan Avenue Hot Spot
· Austin: Parkside's Dan Wyman Isn't Tweeting About Celebrities
· Los Angeles: Picca's Stephane Bombet
· Seattle: RN74 GM Eric Perlin on Crowds and Train Board Requests
· NYC: The Ladies of Miss Lily's: Kaysilyn, Dominique, and Abie