Support #NoKidHungry on #GivingTuesday + Donate to Our Annual Bake Sale!

It’s Giving Tuesday, and it’s our fourth fabulous year of holding an annual bake sale in support of No Kid Hungry. The avid home bakers who work at OpenTable have been knee deep in flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and more in preparation for this day of making and consuming mass quantities of divine sweet treats — all for a good cause!

Every cookie sold and every dollar donated can make a huge impact. One dollar can help provide a hungry child with 10 healthy meals, and $46 can help connect a child to meals all year long. Peep some pictures of our bake sale in action, and please donate to help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger. Together we can bake a difference!

The Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry, presented by Domino® Sugar and C&H® Sugar is a national fundraising initiative that encourages people to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger. Donate now.

 

On Our Plate: J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge; No Kid Hungry Month; Flavor Palm Beach; Restaurant Weeks in Louisiana, Omaha + San Diego

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Everyone on Team OpenTable ran a pretty speedy race, leading me to believe that there were snacks at the finish line.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* Despite Roger Federer’s shocking elimination, the U.S. Open continues in New York. Find dining hot spots near the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with these picks from the Tennis Channel.

* OpenTable staff from our San Francisco headquarters were proud to participate in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge 3.5 mile run yesterday. Runners included Caleb Tomlinson, Catherine Porter, Chip O’Connell, Chris Jocson, Chris Seidell, Christian Larwood, Cormac Twomey, Denis Scot, Evan Sutton, Galen Guilbert, Gelena Grinberg, Gregory Golphin, Irina Newman, Jennifer Song, Jeremy Barry, Jerod Keevican, Jessica Schlacter, Joe Shen, Johanna Kenrick, John Orta, Leilani Versoza, Martha Hartvickson, Mary Kate Fischer, Mee-Sun Yuk, Morgan Parker, Nikki Snowhite, Omari Robinson, Pearly Paguntalan, Raul Valadez, Sam Panoplos, Shayla Smith, Taryn Bradley, Tori Tsu, Tracy Kosolcharoen, and Wesley Cho.

* September is No Kid Hungry Month. Make a reservation at a participating restaurant to help end childhood hunger.

* Spice up your summer with Miami Spice. Order up special $19 or $23 lunches and $33 or $39 dinners through September 30.

* Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month starts in September. Save with $33 dinners throughout the month.

* Flavor Palm Beach Restaurant Month begins September 1. Book for $20 lunches & $30 and $35 dinners through September 30.

* Cobb Restaurant Week kicks off in Georgia this September. Reserve now for $15, $25, and $35 lunches and dinners, September 7-14.

* Midtown Atlanta Restaurant Week will kick off on September 7. Take advantage of $15, $25, and $35 lunches and dinners through September 15.

* Louisiana We Live to Eat Restaurant Week comes to NOLA on September 9Dinners for $35 through September 15th.

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OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants

Cheers to the Diners' Choice award winners for late-night dining!

As hot summer days stretch into cool summer nights, we are pleased to announce the 2012 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The list of winners, which includes celebrity-magnet The Darby in New York, Top Chef winner Ilan Hall’s The Gorbals in Los Angeles, and the critically acclaimed nopa in San Francisco, covers 24 states and Washington, D.C. California, New York, and Georgia have the greatest number of winning restaurants, with 16, 12, and 11, respectively. Nevada counts 8 winners, followed by Florida with six, and North Carolina and Washington, D.C. with five each. Illinois and Texas boast four winners apiece, with Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, and Tennessee with three each. Hawaii, Oregon, and Pennsylvania have two winners each. Other states represented include Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and South Carolina. American cuisine easily proved the most popular late-night pick, with more than 30 winners serving homegrown fare.Continue Reading

Dining Poll: Does Your Resume Include a Restaurant Job?

At OpenTable, we’re passionate about restaurants, and it’s not just because we enjoy dining out. Many of the people who work here have worked at restaurants before joining OpenTable. Have you spent time behind the line or working front of house? Weigh in on today’s poll!