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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.

JJs-Restaurant-Gas-Explosion-Kansas-City.jpgMissouri state investigators have issued a report on the massive gas explosion that destroyed Kansas City's JJ's Restaurant last year. The report says Missouri Gas Energy "violated Missouri Public Service Commission Rules regarding its actions to protect persons and property," and makes several recommendations for improvement. Apparently the state has "yet to determine who failed to properly mark the gas lines." [KCTV 5, Previously]