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). She worked her way up through the New York City restaurant scene before landing at Eater in 2013. As part of the publication’s award-winning editorial team, she defines the scope of Eater’s national restaurant coverage through writing, editing, and assigning reported stories focusing on dining trends and the people changing the industry. She also leads major initiatives like Eater's annual Best New Restaurants list, which involves traveling the country in search of the next amazing meal. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter and you can connect with her on Instagram.