EpiPens on Every Menu; Bartender vs. Mixologist; Restaurant Traffic Is Up; + More

EpiPenDining news from around the world and the web…

* Don’t mix up a bartender with a mixologist. One professional reveals why he prefers to be known as the former not the latter. [MarinIJ.com]

* An EpiPen in every restaurant. One city is taking measures to make dining out safe for food allergy sufferers. [The Spec]

* What’s in a name? A great deal because when it comes to restaurants, confusion can reign. [Philly.com]

* Five things restaurants should 86. According to the funny folks at Cracked, so, perhaps, take it with a grain of salt. [Cracked.com]

* Dining out is in. It’s always been in for us, but restaurants are now busier than ever. [USA Today]

* Celebrity chefs make great food. But maybe not all of them make the best spouses. [ExpressContinue Reading

Tweet of the Week: Clicks, Not Calls

At OpenTable, we’re all about clicking to find a restaurant reservation — not calling. It’s been that way since we started out in 1998. However, even though we’ve been around for nearly 15 years, there are still some folks who haven’t yet experienced the phone-free ease of reserving with OpenTable. Like @KallieM‘s parentals, for instance. We hope you were able to explain our service to your parents over dinner, Kallie.

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On Our Plate: Restaurant Weeks in Cincinnati + Palm Springs; Montclair Food & Wine Fest + More

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Don’t miss your chance to dine for less in the desert!

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

OpenTable for Android 2.5 is here. Find out what’s new on this app.

* Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week reservations is here. Book now for 3-course lunches and dinners for $33.13,  May 13-20.

* Palm Springs Desert Resort Restaurant Week reservations are live. Reserve to enjoy special $26 or $38 dinners, May 31-June 16Continue Reading

Obamacare’s Effect on Restaurants; Wine Mark-ups Explained; Will Local Food Lose? + More News

VinoDining news from around the web and the world…

* How not to respond to restaurant criticism on social media. Let this be a lesson. [Daily Mail]

* Obamacare not a recipe for disaster for restaurants. It won’t have the repercussions once feared. [Wall Street Journal]

* Life before OpenTable. It was awful for restaurant reservationists, if this new play is any indication. [NOLA.com]

* Another whine about wine. A look at why some restaurants mark up wine prices so steeply. [The Globe and MailContinue Reading