Win 2 VIP Tickets to SF Chefs Brunch by the Bay on 8/4 — Plus Exclusive Demo Stage Access

Brunch-by-the-BayDo you love the San Francisco food scene? Are you going to be in town on Sunday, August 4th? Then enter for a chance to score two VIP tickets to SF Chefs Brunch by the Bay event on Sunday afternoon! The winner and a guest* will join Chef Martin Yan along with emcees Liam Mayclem and Brian Boitano at Brunch by the Bay on the Grand Tasting Tent demo stage. You’ll get an up-close look as Chef Yan prepares dim sum — and you’ll even get to taste what he’s preparing!

To enter for a chance to win, share what you love the most about the Bay Area’s food and dining culture in the comments below. Maybe it’s the Ferry Terminal Market or the lobster pot pie at Michael Mina. Or Blue Bottle Coffee. Or cheesy English muffins from the Cheese Board. Whatever it is, post it here for a chance to attend the best brunch the Bay Area has ever seen.

Brunch by the Bay, which starts at 11AM, is brunch like it has never ever been done before. SF Chefs is taking the Bay Area’s favorite meal to a whole new level of lavishness. A roster of trend-setting chefs — some who are known for creating the area’s most exclusive spreads and others who will serve this meal for the first time — will come together to create one unforgettable experience. Continue Reading

Dining with the Stars: Gomez Turns 21 in LA; Aniston + Theroux Break Bread in NYC; Travolta Turns up in SF + More

Recalling the last time he had a home-cooked steak, boxing legend
Jake LaMotta wisely opted to satisfy his craving at Le Cirque.

Recent celebrity sightings at restaurants on OpenTable…

* Selena Gomez had a Bieber-less 21st birthday celebration at Bagatelle in Los Angeles. [NY Post]

* Soon-to-be-wed Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux shared a bite at Blue Hill in New York. [People]

* John Travolta and family sunk their teeth into the eats at Fang in San Francisco. [tablehopper]

Hip hop heavyweights Jay ZIrv Gotti, and Timbaland got the VIP Treatment at La Marina. [NY Post]

* Always en vogue Anna Wintour was spotted at The Lamb’s Club in the Big Apple. [NY Post]

* Real-life Raging Bull Jake Lamotta stuck around New York City to eat at Le Cirque. [NY Post]

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On Our Plate: Restaurant Weeks in Atlanta, Baltimore, Bethesda, Pittsburgh + More; Plus, James Beard House Reservations

ADRWHappenings on and around OpenTable…

* dineLA concludes today! Make a reservation for $15, $20 or $25 lunches and $25, $35 or $45 dinners.

* Restaurant Week Columbus ends this weekendEnjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meals for $15-$35 to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, through July 27.

* SJ Hot Chefs Farm to Fork Week is almost over! Order up $25-$25 four-course gourmet dinners at South Jersey’s best restaurants, through July 27.

* Queens Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week draws to a close this weekend. Special three-course meals available, through July 28.

* University City Dining Days are on. Choose from three courses at three prices — $15, $25, or $35 – through August 1.

* Baltimore Restaurant Week is back. Don’t miss $15.13 two-course lunches and $20.13 or $30.13 three-course dinners, through August 4.

* Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week returns tomorrow. Reserve for $15, $25, and $35 prix-fixe lunches and dinners, through August 4.

* Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant Week begins in just three days. Snap up $12 and $16 lunches and $33 dinners, July 29-August 4.

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Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Deviled Eggs

Deviled-EggsI have a confession to make. I grew up detesting deviled eggs. Sad, but true. The idea of anything deviled sounded awful to mini me (particularly deviled ham). Fortunately, my husband loves deviled eggs (and quite possibly deviled ham. I can’t even talk about it.) and ordered the sublime version served at Blue Smoke in Manhattan. I promptly stole one, and it was everything I love about eggs and more. Curry! Spice! Tarragon-y tanginess! So, now I am happily addicted to deviled eggs. They pair perfectly with a cold martini (What doesn’t, really?), and they’re packed with protein, making them the perfect appetizer. Chefs are putting their own unique spins on ’em, incorporating ingredients from caviar to truffles — and everything in between. Find out what OpenTable diners are saying about these tasty treats. 

Beatrix, Chicago, Illinois:The potato salad deviled eggs were great.”

* Bistro St. Michaels, Saint Michaels, Maryland: “Some appetizers are unique, especially the deviled eggs with pork belly.”

Ebbitt Room, Cape May, New Jersey: “Trio of deviled eggs appetizer was also fabulous. Quite unique.”

The Farm Cafe, Portland, Oregon: “The salads were all good as were the deviled eggs with smoked trout and lamb bacon.”

The Farmers’ Cabinet, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: “My personal favorites were the cheese plate, the duck deviled eggs, and the scallops.”

La Pulperia, New York, New York: “They have a deviled egg dish that was so good I ordered another one. It has tuna tartar, jalapeno sauce, egg, and cucumber. Sooo good:).”

Mason’s at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee: “Ate at the restaurant three times in three days and loved it each time. Best deviled eggs I’ve ever had (twice).”

Merchant’s Restaurant, Nasvhille, Tennessee: “The deviled eggs were set atop a local-made bread and butter pickle instead of having it mixed into the filling. It was a welcome changed to the standard egg.”

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