Save $15 on Business Dining When You Pay with OpenTable This Week #likeaboss

PAY_twitter-businesslunch-r2aScore points with management this week by saving $15 on business dining. When you book a table and pay through the OpenTable app* for your next business meal on Monday, September 14 through Friday, September 18, you’ll save $15** on your experience — how’s that for mixing business with pleasure? Here’s how it works:

* Make a reservation and dine September 14-18 at a restaurant that accepts OpenTable mobile payments.

* Add the promo code likeaboss in the top right when you view your check in the app. (You can only use it once!)

* And there you have it —  $15 credit toward your bill. Now, who’s the boss? (Hint: It’s not Tony Danza.)

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7 Restaurant Trends OpenTable Diners Are Loving Now

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Last week OpenTable released our annual list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America for Foodies, based on more than five million reviews from verified diners in our network. Once the list was complete, our team combed through it looking for new themes and similarities between restaurants to see what restaurant experiences foodies are craving today.

Overall, casual dining experiences are increasingly favored by guests (it’s no secret the white tablecloth is out), and we’re seeing that evolution play out in a few different ways, with restaurants catering more to their neighborhoods and communities. Chefs are still partial to local ingredients, but flavors and techniques are inspired by Spain, Israel, Japan, France, and beyond. And, many of these hot restaurants are the brainchilds of not just one star chef/owner, but two.

From menus to teams and dining styles, here are 7 restaurant trends we spotted.

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The 9 Happiest Happy Hours #friendsgettogether

At the end of a long day in the office, nothing makes us happier than, well, happy hour. Drink deals and economical eats help all the stress of the day fade away. But not all happy hours were created equal. Some spots go above and beyond to give their guests bigger bargains, better beverages or bites, or more time to take advantage of specials. Here are the 9 happiest happy hours around the nation.

DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Washington, D.C.
From 3-5PM, you can enjoy half-priced draft beers and wine by the glass at the bar, in the lounge, or on the patio. But that’s just the beginning. The ‘Family Meal’ bar bites menu – a collaborative effort from the entire kitchen team – is available all night long. Check the restaurant’s Instagram feed to find out the latest offerings, which might include chicken yakitori, cojita cheese empanadas, and blue cheese, pear, and arugula flatbread.

DBGB, Washington, DC

La Mar by Gastón Acurio, Miami, Florida
It’s five o’clock somewhere when this happy hour starts at 3 o’clock. It lasts for three hours, during which time guests have their choice of drink specials – including $6 pisco sours and gin gimlets – and plenty of piqueos (small bites), like cebiches, empanadas, and crispy yucca croquettes.

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URBN Coal Fired Pizza, San Diego, California
Running Mondays through Thursday from 4-6PM, this happy hour hooks ‘za lovers up with a small two-topping pizza with every pitcher of beer they buy. If you’re in the mood for something stronger, signature cocktails are only $8, including the High Tea made with Earl Grey-infused Martin Miller’s gin.



Lusca, Atlanta, Georgia
Sando fans want to sit at the bar or raw bar on a Friday or Saturday night from 5-7PM, because it’s only then and there that they can access the happy hour sandwich specials. There’s the lobster roll with tomalley mayo and drawn butter and a double patty burger topped with cheddar and American cheeses. But plan on getting there early because there’s only about 20 of each available — and they go quickly.

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September is Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Month

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Every year, the restaurant industry unites in an extraordinary showing of solidarity to prove feeding people for a living is more than a profession; it’s a passion. It is a community that understands the power of food in America, where one in five kids struggles with hunger. An end to childhood hunger is within our reach, and the food service industry is leading the way. September is Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Month. Find a restaurant and make a reservation to join us* as we support No Kid Hungry in a most delicious way.



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