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Highlights From Five Years on the Road at Eater

On the Upsell, roving critic Bill Addison says goodbye and discusses his last National 38 list

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Earlier this week, roving critic Bill Addison published his fifth and last-ever guide to America’s 38 Essential Restaurants before heading off to focus on local criticism for the Los Angeles Times. In this episode of the Upsell, we say our goodbyes to this singular critic and hear about his highlights and regrets from five years constantly on the road.

Plus, he sheds light on some of the newcomers to this year’s list, claims chef Brooks Headley has a real Baltimore look to him, reveals which cities posed the biggest challenge to him, and shares the restaurants that were hardest to remove.

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