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Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Celery Root

I tend to think of most root vegetables as the foods of a once-desperate people. Looking at a gnarly head of celeriac, or celery root, it’s obvious that a very brave and very hungry person decided it would be dinner. But what the humble celeriac lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavor. Wildly [...]

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington 2013 RAMMY Award Nominees

Last night, the 2013 RAMMY Award nominees were announced! The so-called Oscars of the D.C. dining scene, the RAMMYs recognize excellence in 16 categories, including “Casual Dining”, “Chef of the Year”, “New Restaurant of the Year” and “Beverage/ Mixology Program of the Year”! Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 23, 2013, at [...]

OpenTable Releases Restaurant Industry Index for Q4 and Full Year 2012

We are pleased to release the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. “As anticipated, Hurricane Sandy contributed to the decline in industry growth during the fourth quarter,” notes our own Matt Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. “Restaurants in the New York and Washington DC area  were hit particularly hard [...]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Make a Last-Minute Reservation for Romance!

Lovers of love, rejoice! Valentine’s Day has arrived. The best day to enjoy chocolate, Champagne, and candy hearts, Valentine’s Day is also the best day to share a meal with your special someone. If you still haven’t made your reservation, fret not. You can still score a terrific table for two today — either online [...]

Dining with the Stars: Kelly Clarkson at Buca Di Beppo in DC; Adam Levine at Mercer Kitchen in NYC; Charlize Theron at Tortilla Republic in LA + More

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants… * Christina Ricci dined at Bocca di Bacco in the Big Apple. [NY Post] * Non-lipsyncher Kelly Clarkson had a pre-inauguration meal at Buca di Beppo in Washington, D.C. [TravelersToday.com] * Sofia Vergara stepped out at Katsuya in Brentwood, California. [Daily Mail] * Son-of-rod and squeeze-of-Adrian Maloof Sean Stewart enjoyed some Italian eats at Meatball Spot in Las Vegas. [...]

Restaurants Ban Food Photography; PayPal to Pay Your Dining Check + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Don’t shoot. Some restaurants are banning food photography. [Business Insider] * But if you insist on the point and click. Here are some tips for jerk-free restaurant food photography. [PopPhoto.com] * Make no mistake. Or at least not these five mistakes that restaurant’s make with their [...]

Portland’s Chefs Fired Up; High Cal Inaugural Lunch; Burgers Okay with Exercise

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Didn’t get invited to the inaugural luncheon? Your waistline will thank you — it was a 3,000 calorie meal! [Washington Times] * The tipping point. That moment when you start to hear a chef’s name everywhere. [Grub Street Chicago] * Get the burger. And [...]

Best Dates for Foodies: HowAboutWe Reveals Dining + Drinking Habits of Daters

They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I’d say that’s probably true of a woman, too. And, it’s been said that beer is the ultimate social lubricant. So, it’s no surprise that many dates involve food and drink. Curious about what food and drink is putting diners in the mood [...]

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Schnitzel

Don’t call it a comeback — because schnitzel has never really been gone from our dining lexicon. However, schnitzel, in all its thin, crispy, breaded glory is showing up more and more often on menus in a city near you. From pork and veal to duck and sweetbread schnitzel — and everything in between, this [...]