Dine Out in NYC During the US Open + Tune in to the Tennis Channel!

Better off red? I think Roger Federer looks dashing in any color!

The US Open starts today in New York, and, thanks to Tennis Channel, you (and I) can enjoy hundreds of hours of coverage and analysis *and* a round-up of NYC restaurants to dine at during the US Open if you’re in town for this awesome event during the next two weeks!

No network devotes as many hours of television to the US Open as Tennis Channel does each summer while the sport’s largest spectacle takes place. In addition to full slates of matches most days, highlight and analysis shows US Open Tonight and Breakfast at the Open bridge the late-night and early morning hours with the latest on-court activity. Almost round the clock coverage offers live matches from 10:30AM-7PM, US Open Tonight from 11PM-2:30AM, with an encore shown 2:30AM-6AM, and Breakfast at the Open, 6AM-10:30PM.

Follow all the action on and off the courts at  Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows on Tennis Channel through Sunday, September 6, 2012! And, if you’re lucky enough to be attending the US Open, use our Tennis Channel-OpenTable US Open Dining Guide to find a terrific table before or after the matches!

I’ll be there for some key matches, rooting for Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and David Ferrer, as well as my fave Roger Federer, to take the title this year (Apologies to Djokovic!), and I’m pretty sure the amazing Serena Williams will once again prove unstoppable. Who are your picks? Weigh in here or on Facebook!

Dining with the Stars: Roger Federer Gets Served at Eleven Madison Park; Game of Thrones Co-stars Get Cozy at Rossopomodoro; Ryan Lochte Sups in Sin City

Roger Federer used his skills — and this chic v-neck shirt — to win the W&S Open in Cinncinati and retain his No. 1 world ranking.

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants…

* Natalie Portman and her son lunched with Rashida Jones at AKASHA in California’s Culver City. [US Weekly]

* Olympian Ryan Lochte continues to celebrate his wins in Sin City, dining with friends at Bacio at the Tropicana Las Vegas. [People]

* Edward Norton celebrated a birthday at DOSA on Valencia in San Francisco. [Tablehopper]

* GOAT tennis star Roger Federer had a late meal with wife Mirka at Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park. [NY Post]

 * Bruce Willis dined at Fred’s at Barneys in New York City with his family. [NY Post]

* Musical mates Elvis Costello and Diana Krall hit up Hayes Street Grill in San Francisco. [Tablehopper]

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Tweet of the Week: Making Sure You Don’t Miss Out When You’re on Vacation

Going on vacations are super-fun. Planning them can be a little bit less fun! Sure, there’s happy anticipation, but there are also a lot of logistics. We’re glad we can help diners like you — and @MissMel_Mac — when you’re plotting your time away, helping to make sure your restaurant reservations are all in order. Happy travels, Melanie!

 

On Our Plate: DFW-KRLD + DC Restaurant Weeks Extended; NYC GO Prix-Fixe in NYC thru 9/3; Best Late Night Restaurants; Miami Spice + COOLINARY NOLA

We're so happy that Dallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant Week has been extended!

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* We have a FREE ticket to tonight’s sold-out Summer Suckling Pig Feast at DGBG in New York City at 7PM! Write an ending to a nursery rhyme to snag my seat!

* We’re celebrating the release of the 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants. Have you dined at any of these after-hours hot spots?

* Now trending on OpenTable restaurant reviews? Shishito peppers.

* Have you ever worked in a restaurant? Vote in this week’s poll!

* Did you dine with the stars recently? Learn which OpenTable restaurants received visits from celebs lately.

* Would you check your cellphone at a restaurant to receive a discount? One OpenTable restaurant is offering just that!

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out!

* Houston Restaurant Weeks are happening now! Don’t miss two-Course $20 lunches and three-course $35 dinners through 8/31.

* NYC Go Prix Fixe has arrived. Celebrate dining with $24.07 lunches and $35.00 dinners in the Big Apple through September 3.

Dallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant Week has been extended! Take advantage of delicious prix-fixe dinners for $35, through September 2.

* Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week is extended, too! Book now for $20.12 lunches + $35.12 dinners.

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