The bad news for those of you who may not be good with dates? Mother’s Day is just two days away. The good news? There are still plenty of open tables at amazing restaurants. Brunch, lunch, and dinner, await your lovely mother. Thanks to @kinecta for spreading the word that it’s never to late to find the right reservation to celebrate Mother’s Day!
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]
When 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.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Winning restaurants, which include Belga Café in Washington, D.C., Cookshop in New York, and RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood, are scattered throughout 26 states and the nation’s capital. The coastal states of California and New York have the greatest number of best restaurants for brunch, with 17 and 13, respectively. The South made a strong showing, with Florida claiming 8 winning restaurants and Georgia with 7 honorees. Texas and Washington, D.C. restaurants earned five places apiece, while Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington each have four. Illinois and Pennsylvania each have three award winners, while Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri have two. Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin are also represented.
Belgian, Creole, French, Mediterranean, and Mexican fare are featured; however, American cuisine handily dominates the list.