Queen Seeks Chef; Farm-to-Table Restaurants Now Just Called Restaurants + More News

BreadFood and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Can you cook dishes fit for the Queen? She’s looking for a new chef. [Daily Mail]

* Bread crimes. They’re a real thing. [Calgary Herald]

* Is saying ‘farm-to-table restaurant’ redundant? Possibly — because most restaurants are sourcing from local farms. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

* Chef: The Movie. Jon Favreau is set to do for chefs what he did for struggling actors and hipsters with Swingers. [Indie Wire]

* Are celebrity chefs making you fat? Maybe? [Time]Continue Reading

Dine Out for Boston: #BOSTONSTRONG

Dine out to help support the #BostonStrong movement.

After the recent tragedy in Boston, local restaurants have been standing with the community and joining together to support those affected by these terrible events. From one-night fundraisers to ongoing drives for the One Fund, Boston restaurants are helping their city recover, even as their own businesses do the same.  You can read more about these efforts on Eater Boston, Grub Street Boston, and Hidden Boston, among others.

You can show your support for the area’s efforts to stay #BOSTONSTRONG just by making a reservation at an area restaurant. And, remember to send a tweet with #BOSTONSTRONG to show your encouragement to the folks in this great city.

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Dine Out, Fight AIDS: Dining Out for Life Is Happening This Week in a City Near You!

Your Dining Out for Life order can help people battling AIDS receive vital services.Today, tomorrow, and Thursday, Dining Out for Life is happening in select cities. Dine at a participating restaurant in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Indiana, Minneapolis, Nashville, Philadelphia, San Diego, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C., and a percentage of the proceeds (from 25%-110%) will go directly to a local licensed AIDS services agency.

Founded in 1991, Dining Out For Life® was created by an ActionAIDS volunteer in Philadelphia and is now produced in 60 cities throughout the United States and Canada.Continue Reading

Mobile Alert: Introducing OpenTable for Windows Phone 8

It’s easier than ever to find a terrific table with Windows Phone 8 version 2.0.

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.0 of the OpenTable Windows Phone app! Version 2.0 boasts new features and capabilities, including:

* Brand new look for Windows Phone 8

* Foodspotting photos of dishes diners have loved

* View mobile-optimized restaurant menus

* Restaurant reviews from verified OpenTable diners

* Sort search results by name, distance, cuisine or neighborhood

* Adding reservations to your calendar

* Sign-in with your Facebook account

* Pin upcoming reservation details to your start screen

* Lockscreen support

* Tap to Share restaurants with others

Download the free Windows Phone 8 smartphone mobile app today. And, learn more about our full suite of free mobile apps! Please note: The Windows Phone 8 app is for phones only and is NOT a Windows 8 tablet app.