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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.

VPN.jpgThe Wall Street Journal investigates the sometimes costly process of Neapolitan pizza certification (VPN) from the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Apparently there's only 76 US restaurants that have the certification (check out a price index of some of those pizzerias), and just as impressive as the $2,000 application fee is the WSJ's stipple drawing of Neapolitan pizza. [WSJ] [Photo: Wall Street Journal]