OpenTable’s Spotlight deals in Boston and New York are ending tonight at 12AM EST. Don’t miss your chance to purchase $50 worth of food and drinks for just $25 — a 50% discount! OM, in Cambridge, is a terrific place to soothe your soul with aromatherapy cocktails and satisfy your appetite with summer-fresh dishes that will awaken your all your senses. I Trulli in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood is renowned for its housemade (or we should say ‘mom-made,’ as the owner’s mother is I Trulli‘s resident pastamaker) pastas and its use of seasonal ingredients to serve authentic Italian fare.
Grab your Spotlight deals before they go dark tonight. And, stay tuned for next week’s deals.
Who do you think should step into OpenTable Spotlight in Boston and New York? Suggest a restaurant in the comments section!
OpenTable’s weekly Spotlight offers begin tonight at 8PM EST in Boston and New York. You can purchase $50 worth of food and beverages for just $25 at two top restaurants. Still under wraps, we’ve put together a few clues to help you figure out which restaurants are participating. Share your best guesses here or over on our Boston and New York Spotlight message boards. And, remember to set your alert so you don’t miss out on this week’s offers. Quantities and time are limited!
So, this week on “Top Chef” — my DVR failed me. Totally weird. It said it taped an hour, but when I tried to watch it on Thursday a.m., it would only jump to 35 minutes in. Apparently, I missed some major drama involving — shocker! — Alex. I also missed my second favorite critic on restaurant wars (The first is San Francisco Chronicle scribe Michael Bauer). So, as this post is a bit late on the uptake, I figured it would be safe to indicate in the headline that Kenny is no longer with us. I also figured that, instead of rehashing who did what to whom, I’d call cheftender Ed Hardy for his two cents.
Ed, they killed Kenny!
Let me begin by saying that I have never seen such a disparity in the “Who deserves to go” index as I saw between Kenny and Alex in this episode. Anyone who does what Alex did to that ribeye should be gone. When cutting large portions you must use long, confident, thoughtful strokes. Alex was whittling away at that ribeye like it was a piece of rough wood. If what Tiffany said about the striped bass is true then it just confirms that Alex is having trouble with butchery 101.
Eat Pray Love opens this Friday, August 13, and OpenTable has teamed up with the friendly folks at Fandango to give away four free passes to ‘Eat Pray Love’ plus 10,000 OpenTable Dining Rewards Points (kinda like dinner and a movie!). Entering is easy. Just watch our interview with the film’s food stylist Susan Spungen as she shares her Eat Pray Love — and then share yours on Facebook. What do you love to EAT? Where do you PRAY you’ll find an open table? What cities or restaurants do you LOVE for dining? Tell us over on Facebook and you’re automatically entered to win. You must be a registered OpenTable user to claim your prizes electronically.
The Eat Pray Love Dinner + a Movie Giveaway ends Friday, August 13, 2010, at 2:59PM PST at which time a winner will be chosen at random. Make sure you’re online and checking your Facebook inbox between 3:00PM and 4:00 PM PST to claim your prize. Another winner may be selected if we are unable to reach you. Click below for the fine print!
The eagerly anticipated film Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts arrives in theaters on Friday, August 13, 2010. Based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir of the same title, Eat Pray Love found an audience in foodies, many of whom are looking forward to seeing Ms. Roberts follow in Gilbert’s yummy “foodsteps” throughout Italy. The film’s food stylist, Susan Spungen, shared some of her experiences working on location, as well as a few of her favorite foodie things. A food editor and editorial director for Martha Stewart Living magazine for 12 years, Spungen’s mouthwatering work has also been featured in Julie and Julia and It’s Complicated. Watch our exclusive video interview and tune in tomorrow to find out how you can win dinner and tickets to Eat Pray Love for four.