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The Most Anticipated Openings Across Eater Cities This Spring

Nashville hot fried chicken, a San Diego Mexican spot from a ‘Top Chef’ competitor, and pitmaster Aaron Franklin’s new smokehouse

Baba ghanoush at Suraya in Philadelphia.
Melissa Alam/Suraya [official photo]
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

A beloved Nashville fried chicken restaurant aims to set up shop in Atlanta. Several seafood restaurants are slated for Charleston. Rising star Julia Momose will debut a Japanese bar in Chicago. A Philly favorite for noodles and dim sum will next turn its attention to yakitori.

Spring tends to be one of the busiest seasons for restaurant openings, and 2018 doesn’t appear to be an exception. There’s new Pacific Northwest fare arriving in San Francisco, a new Basque restaurant coming to Denver, and a new Asian grill debuting in D.C., among other developments. And among the restaurants on the national radar: a new destination Neapolitan pizza restaurant in New York, a brand-new smokehouse from barbecue master Aaron Franklin in Austin, and a modern Mexican restaurant from Top Chef competitor Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins in San Diego.

Atlanta

Austin

Boston

Charleston

Chicago

Denver

Detroit

The upcoming Urban Ramen in Detroit.
Urban Ramen [official photo]

Las Vegas

London

Los Angeles

Miami

Montreal

Nashville

New York

Philadelphia

San Francisco

A spread from Kantine in San Francisco.
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Seattle

Twin Cities

DC