On Our Plate This Week: Your First OpenTable Reservation; Houston Restaurant Weeks, Miami Spice + COOLINARY Kick Off; Michael Laiskonis + TCJD Return

Looks like you could use a cupcake! Or, is that just me?

Happenings on and around OpenTable this week…

* We’re wondering what your very first restaurant reservation on OpenTable was. Share your answer on Twitter or Facebook.

* We’re still celebrating the release of our 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 50 Scenic View Restaurants. Peep the winners here.

* Restaurant Weeks happening this week include Howard County Restaurant Week, Houston Restaurant WeekHudson Restaurant WeekMiami SpiceCOOLinary in NOLA, and SF Chefs Restaurant Week.

* Looking ahead, reservations are now open additional restaurant weeks, including Alexandria Restaurant WeekBaltimore Restaurant WeekRestaurant Week BostonCenter City District Restaurant WeekCosta Mesa Restaurant WeekDallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant WeekD.C. Restaurant WeekDowntown Raleigh Restaurant WeekSan Diego Restaurant Week, and Dine Tampa Bay.

* If you’re going to be in the New Orleans area on August 11th, Fight Crime with a Fork.

* We’re looking forward to another season of Top Chef: Just Desserts and are thrilled that Le Bernardin Executive Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis will be watching with us once again. If you have any questions for Michael about what transpired on last season or what we should look forward to this season, share them in the comments below or on Twitter.

* Finally, do you know what’s not on my plate this week (or last)? Carbs. I gave them up. It’s actually going miserably great. I’m starving not hungry at all. P.S.: Can someone please send me a cupcake?

On Our Plate This Week: More Restaurant Week Reservations Open + We’re Hiring!

This plate is empty, yet ours is anything but this week!

What’s happening in and around OpenTable this week…

* In case you missed the good news, we’ve partnered with Savored to bring you additional savings in a city near you. First up, San Francisco!

* NYC Restaurant Week has been extended through September 5th at 200 restaurants.

* Restaurant Weeks happening this week include Taste of BurlingtonCleveland Summer in the City, Howard County Restaurant Week, and Hudson Restaurant Week.

* Speaking of Restaurant Weeks, reservations are now open for Alexandria Restaurant WeekBaltimore Restaurant WeekRestaurant Week Boston, Center City District Restaurant WeekCosta Mesa Restaurant WeekDallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant WeekD.C. Restaurant Week, Houston Restaurant WeekMiami Spice, COOLinary in NOLA, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant WeekSan Diego Restaurant Week, SF Chefs Restaurant Week and Dine Tampa Bay.

* OpenTable is hiring! We’re growing and looking for folks to join us. We’ve got openings in engineeringfield operationsfinancemarketingoperationsproduct management, and sales.

* And, tune in tomorrow morning as we announce the winners of our latest Diners’ Choice awards!