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It May Feel Like Summer But Please Brace for Fall

From the Editor: What to get excited about this restaurant season

This post originally appeared on September 1, 2018, in Amanda Kludt’s newsletter “From the Editor,” a roundup of the most vital news and stories in the food world each week. Read the archives and subscribe now.


I’ll preface this note by saying I bet it feels very much like summer where you are at this exact moment. I predict you’ll be eating fruit pies and lobster rolls and tacos and sausages out of doors for another MONTH at least. I bet you’re right this very second gearing up for some great Labor Day weekend cookout or beach trip or camping thing. Do people still go to waterslide parks? I bet someone’s doing that. Summer’s not over.

But ... FALL. Fall is coming. And it is hands-down the most exciting time for restaurant lovers. The kids are in school, the OOO email responses taper off, work gets serious. You have business dinners, date nights, weekend lunches meeting up with friends who were always at some beach house or cabin all summer.

Restaurants that might have gone through summer lulls get busy again. And because the season has such a new year-new you vibe, fall is also when all the major players like to debut their new restaurants.

Of course, we are here to serve and thus have guides to all the exciting openings taking place nationally and locally in all of our Eater cities. (Think of it as a cheat sheet to next summer’s best new restaurant lists.) As a New Yorker I’m most looking forward to two spots from two of my favorite restaurant world couples — Pisellino from Jody Williams and Rita Sodi and Saint Julivert Fisherie from Alex Raij and Eder Montero. Nationally, I am very intrigued by Lamaii in Vegas, Nightshare in LA, and Fox and the Knife in Boston.

Oh and it’s not just restaurants. Fall is ALSO a very wonderful time to watch TV and a blockbuster season for cookbooks. So we have you covered there as well.

Get excited. But for now enjoy the beach.

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