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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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S.

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.

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On Our Plate: San Francisco Admins Enjoy Discounts Today; Dine Out for Life Tomorrow to Fight AIDS; Scotch Eggs Trending; California Foie Gras Ban

Geese flock to California upon learning their livers will no longer be on the menu come July 1, 2012.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* If you’re an administrative professional in the Bay Area, take of advantage of awesome specials today at some of the area’s best restaurants.

* This week’s restaurant review trendScotch eggs!

* Do you agree with California’s impending ban on foie gras? Vote in this week’s poll!

* What’s your brunch styleLet us know in this fun and fast survey.

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out.

* Reserve to dine out to fight AIDS at select DenverMinneapolisPhiladelphiaSan DiegoSan Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  restaurants during Dining Out for Life tomorrow on April 26th!

* Restaurant Weeks in DetroitLong IslandMain Line, and Tacoma are happening now. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less!

* Where did the stars, such as Will Arnett and Jason Segel, dine last week? Click through if you’re a celeb fan!

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On Our Plate: Gluten-Free Dining; New Brunch Survey; Tipping Habits; Meyer Lemons Trending on OpenTable; Save 30% with Savored

A good Bloody Mary is my favorite thing about brunch. And, if you aren't asking for a salted rim, you're totally missing out!

Happenings on and around OpenTable … 

* Do you suffer from Celiac Disease? Guest blogger Erin Smith gives you tips for dining out safely.

* We’ve got the skinny on tipping in restaurants. Read more.

* Do you have a food allergy? Weigh in on our dining poll!

* Are you saving with Savored? Learn how you can get 30% off at your next meal!

* This week’s restaurant review trendMeyer lemons!

* What’s your brunch styleLet us know in this fun and fast survey.

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out.

* We’ve rounded up recent restaurant reviewsFind out how your fave fared.

* Reserve to dine out to fight AIDS at select DenverMinneapolisPhiladelphiaSan DiegoSan Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  restaurants during Dining Out for Life on April 26th!

* Restaurant Weeks in Long Island and Tacoma are happening now. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less!

* Restaurant reservations are now available for additional Restaurant Weeks, including Detroit, and Main Line.

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