Behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Selection; Mid-Century Restaurants in America; Calorie Counts Not Curbing Our Appetites + More News

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Mid-century dining institutions were as cool as Don Draper.

Dining news from around the world and the web…

* The rules are there are no rules. Grub Street examines the voting guidelines and standards for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants — and finds there aren’t any. [Grub Street]

* Sip and save. How to get the most value out of wine when dining out. [The Globe and Mail]

* Nobody makes it like mom. And not even she makes it like her mom, as evidenced by this collection of grandmothers and their signature dishes. [Slate]

* Seattle Weekly 86’s restaurant reviews. Does this mean crowd sourced reviews are more trustworthy — or just more affordable? [Eater Seattle]

* Classic American Dining. A new book takes a look at our nation’s mid-century dining institutions. [RetroToGo.com]

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On Our Plate: Mother’s Day Reservations; #NobodyMakesItLikeMom Giveaway; James Beard Award Winners; Best Dining Cities for Moms + More

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Don’t miss these steals on meals in Cincy!

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* Mother’s Day is Sunday. Book your reservations now!

* Want to win $200 to take your mom for dinner on Mother’s Day? Enter our Twitter #NobodyMakesItLikeMom giveaway!

* Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week reservations are open. Book now for 3-course lunches and dinners for $33.13,  May 13-20.

* What are the best cities to be a mom and a foodie? Here are the top 25!

* The 2013 James Beard Awards were held on Monday night. And we’ve got some snaps for you to see.

* Looks matter. A few words on emerging design on OpenTable.

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Confusing Menus; Celebs Cut Calories with Kiddie Cutlery; Daniel Turns 20 + More News

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Will TMZ soon publish a groundbreaking photo of a celeb dining with children’s cutlery? One can only dream.

Dining news from around the web and around the world…

* Can’t decide what to order? Blame the menu. [The Guardian]

* Plan on dining better. Here’s how. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

* How celebs stay thin and dine out all the time? Tiny cutlery. I’m not even kidding. [Times of India]

* Going out to eat with kids can be challenging. And, it can be even rougher if they’re your grandkids. [STLToday.com]

* Happy birthday, Daniel. The iconic Manhattan restaurant turns 20, and Chef Boulud reflects. [Serious Eats]

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Dine Out for Mother’s Day

Moms-DayWhen I was a child, I  asked my mom why there wasn’t a Kid’s Day. She answered, “Every day is Kid’s Day.”  I didn’t really buy that back then, but in hindsight it is apparent that truer words have neve been spoken. So, this Mother’s Day, do right for the mother in your life by treating her to a terrific meal on her special day of the year. According to the National Restaurant Association, one quarter of Americans will  be dining out in celebration of mom’s special day, which means that not only are we a nation of foodies, we’re also a nation of appreciative children and spouses.

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