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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Brian-Malarkey-175.jpgEater LA hears from multiple sources that the International Petroleum Investment Company — an Abu Dhabi-based investment fund that helped fund the Hakkasan restaurants — might be acquiring a 50% stake of San Diego's Enlightened Hospitality Group. This means that for $28M, IPIC would have a stake in the ever-growing empire of former The Taste judge Brian Malarkey. [Eater LA]