It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city (inside the perimeter, loosely), spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.
This time around, after much reflecting and poring over reader emails and comments, the 38 bids adieu to Abattoir, following the departure of chef Tyler Williams; Leon's, which is better known for its standout cocktail list than its food; La Tavola, Desta, Tomo, Community Q, and Alon's. New additions to the alphabetical list are Woodfire Grill, Local Three, the Iberian Pig, Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Pho Dai Loi #2, Nick's Food to Go, and Honey Pig.
For those of you readying the pitchforks because your favorite restaurant isn't on the list—or because you love the frites at Leon's—wouldn't it just be more productive to leave your thoughts in the comments? State your cases for (or against) restaurants in the comments or in the tipline.
March 2013: Added: Local Three, Woodfire Grill, Iberian Pig, Nick's Food to Go, Pho Dai Loi #2, Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Honey Pig.
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