More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: Where should I eat right now? Restaurant obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, what Michael White is up to these days. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change continually to always highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking to at the moment.
For the first time in the history of Eater, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens are getting their own dedicated Heatmaps. Check out the map of Manhattan's hottest restaurants below, and stay tuned for the Brooklyn map later today, and the Queens map tomorrow.
For a guide to Brooklyn's restaurants-of-the-moment, check out the Brooklyn Heatmap.
11/8/11: Added: Pulqueria, Parm, The Cannibal, Forcella, Littleneck
12/6/11: Added: Corkbuzz Wine Studio, Allswell, Kutsher's Tribeca
1/13/12: Added: Monkey Bar, Pok Pok Wing, Acme, North End Grill
2/2/12: Added: Talde, The Bowery Diner, No. 7 Sub
3/1/12: Added: Wong, Super Linda, Don Antonio, Empellon Cocina
04/10/12: Added: The Nomad, Perla, Gran Electrica, Atera, Back Forty West, Frej
05/3/12: Added: Reynards, Mile End Sandwich, Pok Pok NY, The Daily
06/07/12: Added: Mission Chinese Food, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, Neta
07/05/12: Added: Nicoletta, Rosemary's, Hillside, Extra Fancy, Rocket Pig
08/02/12: Added: Murray's Cheese Bar, Governor, Lake Trout, Swine
09/06/12: Added: Blanca, Pork Slope, Pok Pok Phat Thai, Porsena Extra Bar, Dassara, All Good Things
10/04/12: Added: Ichimura at Brushstroke, Salumeria Rosi Il Ristorante, Barraca, Pig and Khao, Calliope, The Leadbelly