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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.

Mr-Softee-Lawsuit-150.jpgThe Mr. Softee ice cream truck company has sued four New York City competitors whose trucks "bear a suspicious resemblance to their famed brand." Apparently one of the four alleged impostors actually displays a Mr. Softee sign with the company's cartoon ice cream mascot on the side of his truck while others use "Softee-like decals." [NYP]