hospitality


Tweet of the Week: Setting the Table with OpenTable

We were thrilled to host hospitality expert and restaurateur Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group last week. Mr. Meyer, an OpenTable board member, is the author of Setting the Table, a book that has quickly become the industry guidebook for restaurant professionals. It was a happy coincidence, then, that restaurateur Alex Wrethman of Charlotte’s [...]

The Fallacy of Food Faux Pas, or Why Restaurants Really Want You to Have It Your Way

I love the folks over at Thrillist, but this week they published a list of seven food faux pas that makes my blood positively boil. Their round up of seven deadly culinary sins includes so-called dictums like, “Don’t order a steak well-done, anywhere.” Or, don’t ever put ketchup on a hot dog in Chicago. WHAT?! [...]

What It Takes to Work in Hospitality; Paper-free Checks Fight Credit Card Theft + More

Dining news from around the world and the web… * And then there were none. The Village Voice‘s sole restaurant critic exits stage left. [NY Times] * Nevermind the minibar. In-room dining at the hottest hotels is getting less expensive. [Business Week] * Think thin. That doesn’t really work, but try these five tips for [...]

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service

In honor of the art of excellence in restaurant hospitality, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Best Restaurants for Service in the United States and highlight the Top 10 honorees for hospitality. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified [...]

Dining in Denver: Not-To-Be-Missed Restaurants in Colorado’s Capital

Denver Post dining critic Tucker Shaw recently compiled a list of restaurants that “define Denver’s culinary momentum.” The criteria for earning a spot on the list were quite lofty.  Cost, food, hospitality, service, and the space itself mattered, but the overarching question Shaw asked himself was, “Did my experience at this restaurant enrich my life?” [...]