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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.

Reservations-Bots-State-Bird-150.jpgInside Scoop SF has official responses from San Francisco restaurant State Bird Provisions and Urbanspoon regarding the news that computer nerd Diogo Mónica and others developed reservation bots to secure tables and game the system. Urbanspoon says its data doesn't "support the findings," while State Bird's chef/owner Stuart Brioza says, "It's pretty amusing." [ISSF]
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