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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.

skeness.jpgOver at The Bad Deal, Bloomberg critic Ryan Sutton interviews San Francisco chef Joshua Skenes on the recently increased pricing at Saison. Skenes, on his $298 tasting menu: "If we were to use a traditional model, I think around $400 for the menu would put us in line with average food costs for a restaurant. By that logic we're underpriced and it's a value for the menu." [The Bad Deal]