Beat the post-holiday blues with savings, courtesy of January 2018 restaurant weeks in a city near you.
For a long time, Brussels sprouts got a bad rap. They were usually steamed and served without seasoning, rendering them mushy and bland. Thankfully, chefs have learned how to prepare the leafy green veg so they’re tasty and toothsome. Here are seven new Brussels sprouts dishes for the fall.
Zentan, Washington, D.C.
The name “Peas & Sprouts” is a little misleading, but you’ll be more than happy with what arrives at the table. Brussels sprouts and chickpeas are lightly fried, tossed with shiso-mustard vinaigrette, and topped with garlic chips. Full of contrasting crunches and umami tones, it’s a deeply satisfying dish. Make a reservation at Zentan.
BO-beau, San Diego, California
Humble Brussels sprouts get elevated. Pancetta, Parmesan, and balsamic port reduction add salty and sweet accents to the green globes. A stirring reminder that pork and cheese can turn even the simplest dish into a rare delight. Make a reservation at BO-beau.
Uchiko, Austin, Texas
Looking for something sweet, spicy, and savory? These stellar sprouts can satisfy on all levels. The verdant spheres are dressed up with fish caramel, lemon juice, and chilies. Make a reservation at Uchiko.
Cane Rosso, Dallas, Texas
We yearn for this comforting dish in the autumn. Creamy Crescenza cheese, gloriously swine-y guanciale, crunchy pecans, and sweet balsamic add a diverse array of flavors and textures. Just what we need when our seasonal affective disorder starts kicking in. Make a reservation at Cane Rosso.
It’s a new month — and a new round of ways to enjoy dining at a discount in cities around the nation.
On August 21, for the first time in 99 years, the skies over the U.S. will serve up a magnificent feast for the eyes — a total solar eclipse that will cast a preternatural shadow across a narrow sliver of land called the Path of Totality. Scores of eclipse chasers will head to both popular and remote destinations within the path to watch the sun go dark, as the eclipse cuts east across the continent.
OpenTable invites enthusiasts to kick their eclipse-watching plans up a notch by booking some of the best seats for the celestial show! Whether watching the eclipse over brunch in Portland or during a late lunch in Charleston, more than 20 restaurants, most of which are located squarely within the path, will boast unobstructed outdoor or rooftop seating, allowing diners to savor the moment in more than one way!
More than just a place to dine and watch, some restaurants, including Middleton Place Restaurant, located 20 minutes outside of Charleston, will be rolling out the red carpet for the event. Famed for its Low Country fare and sprawling grounds, the restaurant will host a professional astronomer who will provide educational talks throughout the day, while the surrounding grounds will be dotted with craft stations for kids as well as food and beverage stations for those visiting the day of the eclipse!
Pro Tips: Book early, where possible. Some restaurants are first come, first served, so arrive early if an advance reservation isn’t possible. Inquire about any special eclipse-viewing parties, events, or menus — and don’t forget to bring your protective eyewear in case they’re not provided!
To help you get started, here are some of our favorite spots to dine and watch, from west to east: Continue Reading