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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.

James-beard-medal.jpgHere's a video from Chicago chef and James Beard Award winner Dave Beran (Next) showing that a JBFA medal can be used to saber a Champagne bottle. After a few tries, the coveted medal does indeed get the job done. (Also see: the science of sabering). [Instagram][Photo]