Boomers Keeping Restaurants Busy; Nervous Diner Syndrome; Kid-Free Dining + More News

RelaxDining news from around the world and the web…

* A boom of boomers dining out. Millennials, however, are a different story. [The New York Times]

* Frankie say relax. So do all your servers. Nervous dining is a no-no. [Seattle Weekly]

* Should restaurants ban children? Depends on who you ask. [Fox News]

* Yippee, hippies! Legendary LA vegan restaurant The Source gets a revival by way of a pop-up. [Los Angeles Times]

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On Our Plate: Best Restaurants for Kids; Father’s Day Dining; Roast Chicken; Greenest Restaurants; Portland Dining Month; Dine Downtown San Jose

Dining out on Father's Day is a tradition that goes all the way back to olden times.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* The inner child in all of us and the parent in many of us are celebrating the release of the 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 75 Kid-Friendly Restaurants. Find out where to have the family-friendliest dining experience with your brood!

* Father’s Day is Sunday! It’s not too late to score a terrific table for your favorite father!

* Speaking of Dad, what’s his favorite kind of cuisineWeigh in on this week’s poll.

* We’ve teamed up with Tasting Table and Travel + Leisure to give away a dream New York City vacation for two this fall. Enter today!

* This week’s restaurant review trend? Roast chicken.

* Don’t miss your chance to vote in The Nature Conservancy 2012 People’s Choice Nature’s Plate Awards. Cast your vote for the best green restaurants today!

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out.

* Where did the celebs dine last week? Get the scoop in this week’s edition of Dining with the Stars!

* Dine About Town San Francisco has returned! Reserve early and often to taste the best of the Bay Area’s food scene.

* The 5th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week is on. Dine for less through June 17, 2012. Make a reservation.

* It’s Portland Dining Month! Reserve today to enjoy $25 three-course dinners at Portland’s best restaurants.

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Dining Poll: How Should Parents Handle a Crying Child at a Restaurant?

It’s hard to predict when a child will have a mini-meltdown in public. There are lots of triggers — hunger, being over-tired, teasing from a sibling — but no foolproof remedy. When tears start to fall at a restaurant, how do you think parents should react? Weigh in on today’s poll!


Dining Poll: Should Restaurants Ban Crying Children?

A restaurant in Atlanta has made headlines for asking parents to step outside with crying children, effectively banning them from the restaurant. And, the folks over at News 10 in Sacramento, California, are wondering if fine-dining restaurants should follow suit. What do you think? Weigh in on today’s poll!