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20 Culinary Questions with Editor Amy Strauss of Philadelphia’s The Town Dish

Amy Strauss is the Editor in Chief of TheTownDish.com, a network of sites focusing on the food and dining scene in the greater Philadelphia area including its sumptuous suburbs — and beyond! An OpenTable member since 2008, she lives in Downington, Pennsylvania, where she can enjoy the best of Philadelphia proper as well the amazing hyper-local fare [...]

20 Culinary Questions with Washington, D.C., Food Writer Nevin Martell

Nevin Martell may be a New York native, but he’s made himself very much at home in Washington, D.C., over the last decade, and he definitely knows how to dine like a local. A freelance food and travel writer, Martell is the author of the recently published travelogue-memoir Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting [...]

20 Culinary Questions with San Francisco Food Writer Amy Sherman of ‘Cooking with Amy’

Amy Sherman is a cook, eater, and culinary enthusiast based in San Francisco. She runs the popular cooking and dining blog Cooking with Amy. An avid gourmand and traveler, Sherman says, “Cooking and eating are one of the best ways to learn about yourself and world around you.” She adores sushi and would eat it [...]

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 [...]