Today, all of the cities across the Eater universe are running One Year In interviews, in which they talk to chefs and owners on the first anniversary of their restaurant. Below, those who've somehow managed to survive that first year. Required reading for anyone who has ever had the crazy idea to open their own restaurant.
Clockwise, from top left: Sara Jenkins of Porsena (NYC); The Eatsie Boys (Houston); Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi of Revel (Seattle); Noah Ellis of Red Medicine (LA)
· Boston: Anthony Allen on Otto Pizza's First Year in Harvard Square
· NYC: Chef Sara Jenkins Looks Back on Year One of Porsena
· DC: Smith Commons' First Year and the Growth of H Street
· Atlanta: Local Three: Chris Hall, Todd Mussman, Ryan Turner
· Miami: Jessica Goldman Srebnick on Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
· Chicago: Mary Aregoni Talks About Saigon Sisters' First Year
· Austin: Barley Swine's Bryce Gilmore: "I'm Just A 29-Year-Old Cook"
· Houston: The Eatsie Boys on the Food Truck Community
· Dallas: Good 2 Go Taco's Johnson and O'Hare
· Denver: Pizzeria Locale, An Italian Vision Come True
· Seattle: Revel's Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi Celebrated With Dumplings
· PDX: Aviary's Co-Owning Trio on Their Tumultuous First Year
· SF: Dominique Crenn on Creating a Dialogue at Atelier Crenn
· LA: Noah Ellis Thinks Back Over One Year at Red Medicine