The restaurant-obsessed always want to know what's new and what's hot, and more often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have just one question: Where should I eat right now? But do these hot, "of the moment" places generate real heat or is it mostly hype? Does a restaurant with serious buzz have the genuine chops to back it up?
We offer the Eater Heatmap, which we'll update periodically to highlight where the food-focused crowds are flocking to at this very second. This time around, we've got a pair of spots that are just weeks-old, some still-hot summer entries and a couple of new, cool Asian eateries. Dig in, and let us know if these places have staying power.