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Gatekeepers Across the Eater Universe, April '12

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: Arryan Decatur and Natacha Stojanovic of The Roebling Tea Room, NYC. [Photo: Krieger], Ivan Madera of Tavernita, Chicago [Photo: Tim Hiatt], Tyes Zolman of Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, D.C. [Photo: R. Lopez], 25 Lusk's Chad Bourdon, San Francisco [Photo: Aubrie Pick]

· New York: Arryan and Natacha of The Roebling Tea Room
· Boston: Menton GM Alec Riveros
· D.C.: Tyes Zolman on Pearl Dive Oyster Palace's Secret Reservations
· Miami: Jonathan Lazar on Nourishing Sustain's Clientele
· Chicago: GM Ivan Madera Talks About Hot Spot Tavernita
· New Orleans: In a Small Place, Rue 127's Ray Gruezke Does It All
· Houston: Kevin Cribley, Maître d' and Manager at Artisans
· Dallas: Union Bear's Josh Miller Brings The Cliff To West Village
· Austin: Gatekeepers: Billy Caruso of Easy Tiger, 24 Diner
· Denver: Toshi Kizaki of Den Corner Restaurant Group
· Las Vegas: Oscar's Beef, Booze and Broad's Adam Marolies
· Los Angeles: Franco Checchini of Mastro's
· San Francisco: 25 Lusk's Chad Bourdon on Metallica and Name-dropping
· Portland: Broder's Joseph Conklin on Hungover Guests, Funereal Aebleskiver
· Seattle: Serious Pie's Maître d’ Crasta Duggan's Secret Table