NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As people take advantage of last-minute summer vacations, this could be your change to get into some of the season’s hottest restaurants.

Popular dining guide Eater tested that theory on its podcast “Eater’s Digest.”

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Eater Editor in Chief Amanda Kludt shared some of their best tips and tricks with CBSN New York.

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She recommended taking advantage of bad weather, going during a big season finale or sporting event and becoming a regular, among others things.

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Watch her full interview above for more advice.