On Our Plate: NYC Restaurant Week Continues; Baltimore Restaurant Week Is on; COOLINARY New Orleans Kicks off; Dine Tampa Bay Begins Tomorrow + More

Many diners have indicated that if this little fella burst into endless tears at the next table, they'd leave the restaurant.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* Now trending on OpenTable restaurant reviewsCucumbers.

What do you do when a crying child threatens to ruin your meal? Vote in this week’s poll!

* Did you spot any celebrities while dining out? We did! Find out which OpenTable restaurants the stars visited recently.

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out!

* New York City Restaurant Week continues through August 10, and we’ve got the scoop on special menus from Lincoln RistoranteCafé Centro, and La Fonda del SolLearn what they’re serving and why it’s so special.

* Hudson Restaurant Week is a hit! $13-$18 lunches and $25-$35 dinners, through August 3.

* Baltimore Restaurant Week is here! Reserve to enjoy $15.12 lunches and $20.12 or $30.12 dinners, July 27-August 5.

* Howard County Restaurant Weeks are happening now. Dine on prix-fixe menus from $10.12-$40.12, through August 6th!

* COOLINARY New Orleans has started. Reserve to enjoy special menus at discounts, August 1-31.

* Dive in and dine during Dine Tampa Bay kicks off tomorrow. Make your reservations for $25, $35 & $45 dinners, August 3-17, 2012.

Dallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant Week returns! Take advantage of delicious prix-fixe dinners for $35, August 13-19.

* Pittsburgh Restaurant Week reservations are going fast. Don’t miss fantastic prix-fixe menus, August 13-19.

* Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week is back in August. Book now for $20.12 lunches + $35.12 dinners, August 13-19.

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Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Cucumbers

The Screaming Viking cocktail is often garnished with bruised cucumber.

As temperatures have soared around North America this summer, diners have sought relief in cool summer cocktails and fare. A favorite ingredient of chefs and foodies alike are cucumbers. Fragrant, crunchy, and easily paired with sweet and savory ingredients, cucumbers can be found in dozens of varieties, from the popular Marketmore 76 and Lemon Yellow, to Poona Khera and Suyo Long. Find out how OpenTable diners have been enjoying these refreshing vegetables during the warm weather. 

Alex Italian Restaurant, Rutherford, California: “A melon and cucumber salad was perfect for a warm summer day.”

Bannock, Toronto, Ontario: “We had the pickerel tacos, which were delicious, as usual. The pickerel was fresh-tasting and lightly cooked, so it was moist and delicate. The apple and cucumber salad continues to be a great tangy accompaniment.”

Brasserie Cognac, New York, New York: “Cucumber soup was outstanding, particularly on the sticky and stormy evening when we visited.”

* Carmichaels Steakhouse, Chicago, Illinois: “Amazing specialty drinks; had the tastiest cucumber martini — definitely recommend this as a summer drink on a warm night!”

* Founding Farmers, Washington, D.C.: “Amazing brunch; best in D.C. Get the chicken and waffles and the cranberry cucumber cooler and you will want to order it every day.”

The Foundry on Melrose, Los Angeles, California: “My wife had a cocktail with cucumber and jalapeno and said it was one of the best she has ever had.”

Garrido’s Restaurant, Austin, Texas: “I love the kiwi cucumber martini.”

La Condesa, Austin, Texas: “Venison tacos were especially tasty — with a tangy tinge from the pickled cucumbers.”

Majolica, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania: “The cucumber sorbet with basil and olive oil, served complementary as a palate cleanser, was absolutely outstanding. The sorbet is a great example of a little touch that will keep us coming back for more!”

Maloney & Porcelli, New York, New York: “Gazpacho with cucumber sorbet was a delicious surprise.”

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