Dallas


Calling All Chefs: Top Chef Season 12 Auditions in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles + NYC

Season 11 of Top Chef just wrapped (Congrats, Nicholas Elmi!), but we’re already looking forward to the next mouthwatering competition. If you’ve always aspired to compete on the show that has helped usher in the next generation of America’s best chefs, come on down! Casting calls for season 12 of Top Chef are being held [...]

On Our Plate: Top Tables with a View; Boston + Washington, DC Restaurant Week Reservations; Snap Better Foodspotting Pics + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants. Find out which restaurants have heart-stopping views and mouthwatering dishes. * Are you a Foodspotter? Use these insider tips from Luke McKinley of Ravish to make your pics look even more delish! * [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Tartare

The very best steak tartare I ever ate almost had too much of everything — spice, salt, lemon. Almost. And, yet, it was perfection, coming right up to the line without crossing it. Indeed, if you like your beef wriggling and raw, as Gollum would say, and well seasoned, then tartare is the perfect dish [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Burrata

Depending on your age, the very first time you try burrata, you may experience anger. That sounds crazy, but hear me out. You see, unless you’re trying it as a child, your love-at-first-bite sentiments of delight could quickly give way to bitterness, a bitterness born of the fact that for however many years you’ve been [...]

Reinterpretations of Childhood Faves; Moto Miracle Berry; Dutch Cuisine + More

* Kidding around. Chefs are reinterpreting childhood faves to appeal to your inner child. [HuffPost] * Burning up. Wood-burning ovens are all the rage — and also unpredictable. [Cincinnati.com] * Talk the talk. There’s a new dictionary just for diners. [NY Times] * It’s a miracle. No, really. Homaru Cantu of moto and iNG in Chicago talks about the miracle [...]

Top Chef Texas Episode 5: Money Can’t Buy Chef Ed Hardy (and a Few Others) Class

We return with Top Chef: Texas and Ed Hardy of Red Rooster Harlem as we talk turkey (ha!) about this week’s highly quotable episode. My best friend Michele has a theory about why this season stinks. It’s because it followed ‘All Stars’ and we just really all knew and kinda loved — or kinda hated — the folks [...]

Meet The Mother of All Foodies: Congratulations, Sherry O’Neil!

As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, we’d like to introduce you to Sherry O’Neil, an IT audit manager from Dallas, Texas, who won OpenTable’s The Mother of All Foodies Giveaway — and a whopping 100,000 OpenTable Dining Rewards Points! An IT audit manager by day and a foodie photographer by night (and, probably day, [...]

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 [...]