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Dining with the Stars: Amy Adams in LA; Wolves of Wall Street Feast in UK; Seacrest Out in Vegas; More

Recent celebrity sightings at restaurants on OpenTable… * Ryan Reynolds’s Mrs. Blake Lively was spotted at A Voce Columbus in New York City. [Page Six] * Erstwhile 90120 star Jessica Lowndes had a meal at Ainsworth Park in New York City.  [NY Daily News] * American Idol host Ryan Seacrest dined at Andrea’s in Las Vegas along with will.i.am and legendary producer Jimmy Iovine. [Page Six] * Son [...]

Dining with the Stars: Justin Bieber + Selena Gomez Spotted Supping on Both Coasts; Rihanna Toasts New Album; Steven Tyler Exhibits Model Behavior at The Darby; Knicks Catch up with Nets; Danes + Dunhman Relax at Recette; More

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants… * Rihanna sort of celebrated the release of her new album at Jay-Z’s 40/40 in New Yorks’ Flatiron District. [NY Post] * Is-she-or-isn’t-she pregnant again Weight Watchers spokesperson Jessica Simpson had supper at A Voce Madison with someone who makes shoes. [NY Post] * In Manhattan, teen dream Justin [...]

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts: No Restaurant Left Behind (or Why Dining out Post-Disaster Matters)

Like many millions of people, I lost power on Monday evening. Tuesday evening, by candlelight, I whipped up a fierce batch of risotto with local-caught clams that I had in my quickly losing-its-chill refrigerator. By Wednesday, though, nothing in our fridge was safe for consumption. And the thought of spending another night sitting in the [...]

East Coast Restaurants Re-Opening: Show Your Neighborhood Favorites Support!

Hurricane Sandy has left a great deal of damage in its wake, but all that rain and wind aren’t dampening restaurateurs efforts to re-open their establishments. The best way you can help your local favorites is to drop in and dine. Even those without power –or a phone — may be open for business. Barbuto, [...]

Vote for The Nature Conservancy 2012 People’s Choice Nature’s Plate Award!

The Nature Conservancy has just announced the finalists for the Best Green Restaurants! Based on your nominations, it is now your turn to cast your vote for the best green restaurants in Colorado, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Nominees include A Toute Heure, Founding Farmers, Gather, and The Kitchen, among others. [...]

Trendspotting: Awful Offal; Fish Goes Green; Forkage Fees Make Author See Red; Restaurant Diners to See Fewer Tomatoes, and More

* It’s the awful side of offal as Rocky Mountain oysters show up on more menus. Blech. [The Atlantic] * Move over green eggs and ham: Fish is getting in on the action as well. [Chicago Tribune] * A restaurant asked Cake Bible author Rose Levy Beranbaum to fork over cash for a “forkage” fee [...]