20 Culinary Questions with Seattle Magazine Food + Dining Editor Julien Perry

Julien Perry is the Food and Dining Editor for Seattle Magazine and one of the founders of the One Night Only Project. Prior to joining the magazine, she was an editor for Eater Seattle and a restaurant reporter for KOMO news radio. Despite being a graduate of the Baking & Pastry program at the Seattle [...]

On Our Plate: Restaurant Weeks in Dallas, Tampa Bay, Raleigh + Vegas; Food Shaming + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * We’re tuning in to the newest season of Top Chef. Find out which restaurants the newest batch of cheftestants hails from. * Has anyone ever food-shamed you for how you like a particular dish? Shame on them! * New York City Restaurant Week continues. Three-course $25 lunches and $38 dinners through [...]

Diners Gone Wild; Trends from the NRA; Soylent Green vs. Soylent + More News

Dining news from around the world and the web… * What diners want. Emerging trends at the National Restaurant Association show, revealed. [Crain's] * Soylent green is people. But Soylent is a sustainable soy product that could be the key to ending world hunger. [Business Week] * Desserts that should be deserted. One pastry chef [...]

Celebs + Their Chef Doppelgangers; Classic Restaurant Signs; Fine Dining Rules + More News

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Do this, not that. 15 rules for fine dining. [Business Insider] * Separated at birth. The celebrity and celebrity chef edition. [E! Online] * Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is coming to New York. Depending on where you live, this may be cheaper than [...]

Dining Poll: Should Restaurants Ban Crying Children?

A restaurant in Atlanta has made headlines for asking parents to step outside with crying children, effectively banning them from the restaurant. And, the folks over at News 10 in Sacramento, California, are wondering if fine-dining restaurants should follow suit. What do you think? Weigh in on today’s poll!   Should restaurants ban crying children?

Best Fried Chicken; Dining Out with Food Allergies; Mobile Phone Etiquette in Restaurants; Ways to Reduce Your Tab; Cooking Grease as Commodity

Dining and food news… * Nothing to sneeze at. Food allergies can make dining out pretty perilous. [Washington Post] * Cluck thru. For a slideshow of the best fried chicken in the U.S. [Food and Wine] * Table for 20? Dining out on Thanksgiving is in. [Sacramento Bee] * E.T. phone home. But not if [...]