September is No Kid Hungry Month: Make a Reservation to Help End Childhood Hunger

NKHNo child should grow up hungry in America, but more than 16 million children  — 1 out of 5  — struggles with hunger. Hunger prevents kids from reaching their full potential and it’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future. Join Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign in efforts to ensure every child in America has access to the nutritious food where she lives, learns, and plays. Helping is as easy as booking a reservation at a participating restaurant.

Happening throughout September in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and other cities across the U.S., Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is part of a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Bringing together thousands of restaurants and millions of diners, Share Our Strength helps participating restaurants raise funds through a variety of ways to support No Kid Hungry.

In September, you can show your support simply by making and honoring a reservation at a supporting OpenTable restaurant! Browse restaurants in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, MiamiNew York, and Washington, D.C. now — and check back as we roll out more city pages in the next week.Continue Reading

Pollan’s Rules for Sustainable Dining; Apply to Be the Next Village Voice Restaurant Critic + More

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Take a lesson from Lane Meyer; try using music to soothe your first-date nerves when dining out.

Dining news from around the web and the world…

* Sustainable supping. Michael Pollan’s rules for visiting restaurants. [The Telegraph]

* Eating out like an expert. Use these 12 insider tips to dine like a pro. [ABC News]

* Are first dates at restaurants the worst dates? Body language experts suggest just that. [Daily Mail]

* No kidding. A writer expounds on the pleasures of dining at a restaurant that has banned the 12-and-under set. [PeopleDaily.com]

* Seeking critic-al acclaim? Apply to be the Village Voice’s next restaurant critic. [Poynter.org]

* Don’t get fooled again. Tips for checking your check. [DeccanChronicle.comContinue Reading

Boomers Keeping Restaurants Busy; Nervous Diner Syndrome; Kid-Free Dining + More News

RelaxDining news from around the world and the web…

* A boom of boomers dining out. Millennials, however, are a different story. [The New York Times]

* Frankie say relax. So do all your servers. Nervous dining is a no-no. [Seattle Weekly]

* Should restaurants ban children? Depends on who you ask. [Fox News]

* Yippee, hippies! Legendary LA vegan restaurant The Source gets a revival by way of a pop-up. [Los Angeles Times]

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Confusing Menus; Celebs Cut Calories with Kiddie Cutlery; Daniel Turns 20 + More News

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Will TMZ soon publish a groundbreaking photo of a celeb dining with children’s cutlery? One can only dream.

Dining news from around the web and around the world…

* Can’t decide what to order? Blame the menu. [The Guardian]

* Plan on dining better. Here’s how. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]

* How celebs stay thin and dine out all the time? Tiny cutlery. I’m not even kidding. [Times of India]

* Going out to eat with kids can be challenging. And, it can be even rougher if they’re your grandkids. [STLToday.com]

* Happy birthday, Daniel. The iconic Manhattan restaurant turns 20, and Chef Boulud reflects. [Serious Eats]

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