About BlackboardEats

BlackboardEats is a free service that delivers reviews and exclusive deals at top restaurants and on the best artisanal culinary products. All of our selections are handpicked and written by seasoned food editors and writers.

BlackboardEats Editor’s Pick Reviews are selected by our food editors and are written by food writers who eat at the restaurants before writing the reviews. We shout out our favorites by marking them as "Editor's Pick." Our restaurant critics hail from publications such as Eater, Tasting Table, Bon Appetit, Gourmet magazine (RIP), Grubstreet, Zagat, Food & Wine magazine, Huffington Post, Chicagoist, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and many more.

Unlike sites that only focus on the newest openings, BlackboardEats features both hot spots and hidden gems—some are new, some have been around for years. And we cover everything from the fancy to the no-frills, just as long as the place or the product rocks. So there’s no need to slog through pages of reviews to find a restaurant worth its salt (not to mention your cash). If you see it on BlackboardEats, you know it’s first-rate. We don’t bother with anything less—and we wouldn't expect you to either.

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