Dine Like a Local: The OpenTable 2015 Summer Road Trip Restaurant Guide #savortheroad

This travel season, you’re invited to dine like a local on your summer road trip with the OpenTable 2015 Summer Road Trip Restaurant Guide – and enter our #savortheroad giveaway for a chance to win one of ten $100 OpenTable gift cards.

Compiled by OpenTable insiders across the nation, the guide highlights culinary destinations along some of the country’s most popular road trip routes and is designed to make sure vacationers don’t pass by a single savory stop on their summer travels. From can’t-miss, off-the-beaten path eateries to the restaurants that help make even the sleepiest towns dining destinations, these are the in-the-know picks to help make your road trip delicious.

To enter the #savortheroad giveaway, follow @OpenTable on Instagram or Twitter or like OpenTable on Facebook, and share a delicious photograph or video with @OpenTable on either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter that highlights your summer road trip dining adventures using the hashtag #savortheroad. (Full terms and conditions below.)

The OpenTable 2015 Summer Road Trip Restaurant Guide includes more than 100 restaurants in quiet hamlets and bustling metros popular with road trippers, in regions including California, the Midwest, New England, the Pacific Northwest, the South, and the Southwest. Recommended restaurants include:



SAN FRANCISCO: Zuni CaféBar Crudo, and Trestle
SANTA CRUZ: LailiLa Posta, and Oswald
CARMEL: Mundaka
MONTEREY: Sardine Factory
BIG SUR: The Restaurant at Ventana
and Sierra Mar-Post Ranch Inn
SAN LUIS OBISPO: Granada Bistro
SANTA BARBARA: The Lark and Bouchon
VENICE: Gjelina and Joe’s Restaurant
LOS ANGELES: Pizzeria Mozza
and The Factory Kitchen
SANTA DIEGO: Juniper & Ivy and Bottega Americano
DEL MAR: Cucina Enoteca





OKLAHOMA CITY: Ludivine and The Metro Wine Bar and Bistro
MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL: Heartland RestaurantSpoon and Stable,
and The Bachelor Farmer
SIOUX FALLS: Minerva’s
FARGO: Mezzaluna
OMAHA: Boiler RoomModern Love, and V. Mertz
KANSAS CITY: Blvd TavernCafe Trio,
and Gram & Dun
WICHITA: Wine Dive
CHICAGO: Fat RiceBoeufhaus, and Parachute



BEND: DRAKEAriana, and 900 Wall
SEATTLE: WestwardRockCreek Seafood & Spirits, and Brimmer & Heeltap





BOSTON: Myers + Chang
CAMBRIDGE: Alden & Harlow and Oleana
PROVIDENCE: Local 121Gracie’s, and Hemenway’s
NEWPORT: Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen22 Bowens Wine Bar and Grille, and The Mooring
EAST HARWICH: Twenty Eight Atlantic
DENNIS PORT: The Ocean House
KENNEBUNKPORT: Ocean and Earth at
Hidden Pond

PORTLAND: GraceHugo’s Restaurant,
and Fore Street
MANCHESTER: Hanover Street Chophouse and Cotton

Map your route, make your reservations, and start restaurant road tripping. Then, share your summer road trip eating adventures with OpenTable using the hashtag #savortheroad to enter our gourmet giveaway. Continue Reading

On Our Plate: San Diego Food + Wine Fest Giveaway; Charlie Award Winners; Restaurant Week Hawaii + More

CCDRWHappenings on and around OpenTable…

* Win tickets to the San Diego Bay Food and Wine Festival Passion for Fusion cooking class on November 21. Enter today!

* The 2014 Chicago Michelin stars have been announced. Find out which restaurants earned this top honor.

* Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Charlie Awards. Learn out which food professionals and restaurants took top honors in the Twin Cities.

* Trending on recent OpenTable restaurant reviews? Smoke.

* Dine Around Seattle is happening now. Enjoy $15 lunches and $30 dinners through November 27.

* Restaurant Week Hawaii starts today. Don’t miss special three-course gourmet meals through November 24.

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On Our Plate: Mother’s Day Reservations; #NobodyMakesItLikeMom Giveaway; James Beard Award Winners; Best Dining Cities for Moms + More

Don’t miss these steals on meals in Cincy!

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* Mother’s Day is Sunday. Book your reservations now!

* Want to win $200 to take your mom for dinner on Mother’s Day? Enter our Twitter #NobodyMakesItLikeMom giveaway!

* Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week reservations are open. Book now for 3-course lunches and dinners for $33.13,  May 13-20.

* What are the best cities to be a mom and a foodie? Here are the top 25!

* The 2013 James Beard Awards were held on Monday night. And we’ve got some snaps for you to see.

* Looks matter. A few words on emerging design on OpenTable.

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Dine Out for Mother’s Day

Moms-DayWhen I was a child, I  asked my mom why there wasn’t a Kid’s Day. She answered, “Every day is Kid’s Day.”  I didn’t really buy that back then, but in hindsight it is apparent that truer words have neve been spoken. So, this Mother’s Day, do right for the mother in your life by treating her to a terrific meal on her special day of the year. According to the National Restaurant Association, one quarter of Americans will  be dining out in celebration of mom’s special day, which means that not only are we a nation of foodies, we’re also a nation of appreciative children and spouses.

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