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, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. 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 highlight where the foodie crowds are flocking at the moment.
Check out the map of the Bay Area's hottest restaurants right now below (in no particular order), and drop any feedback in the comments section.
12/5/13: Added Alta CA, Nico, Merigan Sub Shop, Iyasare, Penrose
11/7/13: Added Tosca Cafe, TBD, Maruya, Chaparral, Box & Bells, Stones Throw, Ala Romana
10/3/13: Added Fog City, 1760, Bergerac, The Vestry
9/5/13: Added The Cavalier, La Urbana, Palmer's Tavern, Pesce, Stuffed
8/1/13: Added Mikkeller Bar, Bouli Bar, Rustic, Homestead, Aliment
7/11/13: Added 20th Century Cafe, Barrel House Tavern, Heartbaker, Le Marais Bakery, Roka Akor, Redford, Waiheke Island Yacht Club
6/6/13: Added Osso Steakhouse, Mason Pacific, Novela, MKT Restaurant and Bar, Mama Ji's, El Techo de Lolinda, The Palace, A16 Rockridge
5/2/13: Added Coqueta, Seaglass, Tribune Tavern
4/4/13: Added Padrecito, Hard Water, Hutong, 20 Spot
3/7/13: Added b. patisserie, South at SFJAZZ
2/7/13: Added Trick Dog, Saison, and Hi-Lo BBQ
1/7/13: Added Ramen Shop, Rickybobby, American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, and KronnerBurger
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.