Tweet of the Week: Share Our Strength + Dine Out to Help End Childhood Hunger

OpenTable is a proud supporter of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, so this tweet from diner and SOS supporter Sara Elizabeth Dill, aka @SEDLAW15, really spoke to us. Happening now in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and San Francisco, Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America by 2015, and brings together thousands of restaurants and millions of diners. Participating restaurants will raise funds through a variety of ways to support No Kid Hungry. Make a reservation to dine at a supporting OpenTable restaurant and do your part to help end childhood hunger in America! Browse restaurants in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, and San Francisco. And, thanks to Sara for standing with Share Our Strength!


OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants

Have you been to any — or all — of the 2012 Top 100 Fit for Foodies restaurants?

As the height of harvest season draws near, we are pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Fit for Foodies Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The list of winners, which includes Beast in Portland, Cochon in New Orleans, and Gwynnett St. in Brooklyn, spans 17 states and Washington, D.C. With regard to metropolitan areas, the San Francisco Bay Area has the greatest number of winners with 17, followed by Chicago with 13 winners. Oregon’s Portland and Seattle each boast 11 winning restaurants, and Los Angeles and Philadelphia have 10 apiece. Six standouts hail from New York City, trailed by Atlanta with four honorees, Cambridge, Mass., and Minneapolis with three each, and Denver and Portland, Maine, with two. Other winning restaurants are located in Forestville, Calif., HoustonNew Orleans, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Scottsdale, Tampa, Washington, D.C., and Yountville, Calif. While a large share of the award-winning restaurants serve contemporary American fare, an array of cuisines are represented, including Cajun, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Thai, vegetarian, and Vietnamese. Continue Reading

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Burgers

Behold the fabled Luger Burger!

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day (Yep, that’s really a thing!), we’re thinking about burgers and, of course, planning to observe the day with a delicious, cheese-topped burger. To whet our appetites — and yours — we’ve rounded up some of the rave reviews restaurants have been receiving for their burgers, both classic and inventive, from OpenTable diners.

Ajax Tavern, Aspen, Colorado: “Everyone knows about the legendary Ajax Tavern burger and their truffle fries for good reason, but just about anything you order these days is going to be pretty delicious.”

* Bluegrass, Highland Park, Illinois: “Great blue cheese/bbq burger. If that doesn’t sound good, there are many other choices. Something for everyone.”

Bocado, Worcester, Massachusetts: “The fried goat cheese is delicious as is the shrimp burgers(out of this world).”

Cafeteria, Boston, Massachusetts: “Love Cafeteria! The best burgers. I had the Chipotle/ Blue Cheese BBQ burger. YUM!!”

Farm Stand, El Segundo, California: “Chicken burgerwith blue cheese was very good.”

The Gage, Chicago, Illinois: “The venison burger was messy, tasty, dressed with upscale cheese, mushroom, pickled onions, jalepenos, and a kick-ass homemade ketchup.”

* Jake’s Burgers, Brookfield, Wisconsin: “We had the Jake’s burger and the Wisconsin cheddar burger with fries and extra beer cheese sauce. Both burgers were excellent and the fries with that sauce. Yummy.”

Left Bank, Menlo Park, California: “I had the Left Bank burger with Emmenthal cheese and bacon and it was superb. It came on a potato pepper bun, which was wonderful and held together in spite of the juiciness of the meat.”

The Mark Dine & Tap, South Bend, Indiana: “Caprese burger was awesome!”

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Attend the Women in Culinary Leadership Dinner on 9/18 at NYC’s At Vermilion

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event in Manhattan tomorrow night.

This Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 6-8PM, join Martha Stewart, Lidia Bastianich (Felidia), Susan Ungaro, Dorothy Hamilton, Martha Teichner, and Rohini Dey at the inaugural Women in Culinary Leadership dinner at At Vermilion Restaurant in New York for a no-holds- barred discussion on the challenges and opportunities that exist for women who are culinary professionals.

The evening is $100 for a five-course Indian-Latin feast (vegetarian option offered) and panel, $135 with wine pairings.

OpenTable diners will receive a 15% discount when reserving by mentioning OpenTable. Proceeds will benefit the James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Scholarship.

Call 212-871-6600 or email to reserve your spot!

Click here for full event details.