The 21 Best New Restaurants in America

July 23, 2015

Last year, when I began zigzagging across the country three weeks out of every month as Eater’s restaurant editor, my primary assignment was (and remains) focused on assembling The National 38 — our roll call of the country’s most essential restaurants. The countrywide roster evolved out of the Eater 38 lists maintained by our local editors in 24 cities across the U.S. and in Montreal, collections of the restaurants that reflect and define their cities and, by extension, what it means to dine out in America. I stayed intent on that inaugural task, but every now and then a friend…