On Our Plate This Week at OpenTable: Happenings and Hot Offers

Cherry Picks is great because you don't have to actually pick your food from a tree or anything. You can just pick it from a menu, which is way easier.

What’s on our minds — and on OpenTable — this week…

* Do you love your mother? Do you tolerate love your mother-in-law? Of course you do! So, book a primo table for Mother’s Day today to show up your siblings and in-laws win brownie points and bragging rights on May 8th.

* And, if you haven’t noticed all those Peeps on the shelves at Duane Reade, Easter is around the corner! Check your local metro start page for Easter specials in your area.

* We still can’t stop drooling over revered San Francisco Chronicle critic and food writer Michael Bauer’s Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants 2011 list. If you’ve (or when you’ve) been to all of ’em, let us know. We may have a crown for you somewhere. Or, some Spanx.

* This should be music to your ears! Austin Restaurant Week is on like Tron. Featuring multi-course $10-$15 lunches and $25-$35 dinners, Austin Restaurant Week runs April 10-13 and April 17-20, 2011.

* Sad about the end of Dine Around Seattle? We are, too! Thankfully, Seattle Restaurant Week is here. The Emerald City’s finest restaurants are serving up three-course dinners for just $28, while many are also offering three-course lunches for a mere $15! Seattle Restaurant Week runs April 10-14 and April 17-21.

* The D.C. cherry blossom trees are blossoming and local chefs are celebrating with Cherry Picks, featuring special dishes and cocktails. Cherry Picks ends on April 20, 2011.

* From the “Ugh!” files: It’s almost Tax Day. Boo! But, wait, whoo! Selected restaurants around Cleveland are taking pity on you with $10.40 menu items, this Friday through May 15, 2011! If you can expense it to your boss, you’ll save even more. Take that, Uncle Sam!

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What Do Cleveland, Long Island, and Silicon Valley Have in Common?

From The Riddler Files...It’s a head scratcher, we know, but the answer is…restaurant week! These three locales are each feting the foods in their regions, offering up steals on meals at some of their area’s best fine dining destinations.

Cleveland Restaurant Week kicked off today and runs through November 14. With most restaurants offering $30 dinners, including Crop Bistro, The Greenhouse Tavern, Table 45, and many more, book your tables to enjoy a fortnight of savings in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Capital of the World!

On the East Coast, Long Island Restaurant Week diners can enjoy $24.95 three-course dinners at restaurants such as Bel Posto, Mirabelle, and Stone Creek Inn, November 7-14. With participating restaurants from the Queens border to the East End of the Island, reserve for Long Island Restaurant Week today to dine your way from NYC and back again.

Out west, Silicon Valley is staging what will surely be another successful restaurant week. Silicon Valley Restaurant Week starts November 3rd and extends ’til the 10th. Offering America’s most tech-savvy foodies $35 dinners, participating restaurants include ARCADIA, Parcel 104, and Zitune, among others. Get out your mobile phone and book your reservations now.

Not near any of these exciting restaurant weeks? Find one near you!