On Our Plate This Week: Savored Savings Come to Chicago; Restaurant Weeks Roll On; NYC Benefit for Lydia Tillman on 8/20; SXSW PanelPicker Voting Is Open

Savored deals have come to Chicago, giving diners more opportunities to spend less while dining out.

* Vote for OpenTable’s own mobile guru Scott Jampol to share his wisdom at SXSW in 2012. You have to register, but it’s free and it’s fast. Give a thumbs up at SXSW PanelPicker now!

* We’re wondering if celebs should tip more than your average bear. Weigh in here.

* If you’ll be in NYC on Saturday, consider attending the Benefit for Lydia Tillman, a well-known and much-loved sommelier, formerly of Casa Mono. Ms. Tillman was the victim of a brutal attack, and friends and colleagues are rallying to raise funds for her recovery. If you can’t attend, you can make a donation here.

* The Windy City just got a bit more affordable for foodies. We’ve rolled out Savored deals in Chicago.

* Restaurant Weeks happening this week include Alexandria Restaurant WeekRestaurant Week BostonCosta Mesa Restaurant WeekDallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant WeekHouston Restaurant WeekMiami Spice, COOLinary in NOLA, Dine Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C. Restaurant Week.

* Looking ahead, reservations are now open for additional restaurant weeks, including Atlanta’s Midtown Restaurant WeekCenter City District Restaurant WeekLouisiana Seafood Restaurant WeekDowntown Raleigh Restaurant Week, and San Diego Restaurant Week.



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