Tipsters, readers, friends, and family of Eater usually all have the same 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, and where to sip the cocktail of the moment. Thus, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which changes every month to highlight where the crowds are flocking — even if that might be an older spot. (The Eater 38, on the other hand, remains a crucial resource covering old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, but it is not a chronicle of the “it” places of the moment.)
March’s additions include QingShu, a customizable, buffet-style hot point restaurant; Hahdough, a much-anticipated new German bakery; Fenikkusu, which is serving excellent omakase and izakaya small plates in the Mission; and Maison Danel, an elegant Parisian tea salon in the Tenderloin.
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