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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 [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Tartare

The very best steak tartare I ever ate almost had too much of everything — spice, salt, lemon. Almost. And, yet, it was perfection, coming right up to the line without crossing it. Indeed, if you like your beef wriggling and raw, as Gollum would say, and well seasoned, then tartare is the perfect dish [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Lobster Rolls

Have you shaken off the long holiday weekend yet? Neither have I, and it’s thanks, in part, to the delicious lobster rolls I ate. I am literally having a lobster roll letdown, as though every tasty bite wasn’t enough. Feeling it was part of my patriotic duty, I was sure to try both styles — [...]

Trending on OpenTable Recent Restaurant Reviews: Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are a sure sign of spring. Largely intolerant of temperatures higher than seventy degrees, sweet, or garden, peas tend to leave town as soon as high summer arrives in many growing climates. So, the time is ripe to eat these emerald gems — and chefs are serving them up in truly inventive ways. [...]

Adria’s Brand Goes to the Dogs; A Star Chef, Defined; Restaurant Design Nominees + More

Dining news from around the world and the web… * Viva Las Vegas! Celebrity chefs are heading back to Sin City once again. [USA Today] * Looks count. Here are the 2013 Restaurant Design Awards nominees. [Los Angeles Times] * Food allergies are nothing to sneeze at. An expert offers some know-before-you-go tips to avoid allergic reactions at a restaurant. [...]

Dining with the Stars: Leo + Tobey Celebrate at The Darby in NYC; Pharrell Williams Hangs at Hakkasan LV; Blonde Barrymore at The Pikey in LA + More

Celebrity sightings at restaurants on OpenTable… * Politico Senator Chuck Schumer had a midday meal at ABC Kitchen in Manhattan. [NY Post] * Former first kid Chelsea Clinton revealed that she and her hubby met the parentals at the Big Apple’s Babbo early in their courtship. [NY Post] * Erstwhile Boss Kelsey Grammer dined with his wife at BOA Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. [Daily Mail] * Hot Topic enthusiast Axl Rose held court at NYC’s Catch [...]

Best Cities for Foodies; Vegas Dining Goes to New Heights + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Spirits in the sky. Food, too! This Vegas restaurant will lift diners up 180 feet in the air. My palms got slick with fear just typing that. [KTNV] * Cities most fit for foodies. The 15 cities with the most restaurants per capita. [HuffPost] * [...]

Dining with the Stars: DC’s Cafe Milano Hosts the Obamas; Cooper + Lawrence at Katsuya in LA; Parks + Rec Films at St. Elmo’s Steak House in IN + More

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants… * Jake Gyllenhaal and Susan Sarandon dined separately at ABC Kitchen in Manhattan. [NY Post] * Twilighter Ashley Greene helped fete the opening of Andrea’s in Las Vegas. [Just Jared Jr.] * Ryan Seacrest left the west coast for the best coast, dining at Bill’s in midtown Manhattan. [NY Daily News] [...]

Fun Dining vs. Fine Dining; Restaurant in Spain Shutters, Thousands Mourn; An Ode to Outdoor Dining; Celeb-Owned Restaurants; Stopping Table Squatting

* Fun dining is the new fine dining. To steal a line from Trading Places, can’t we have both? [GrubStreet NY] * Some restaurant in Spain closed. People are upset. [The Guardian] * 10 signs that the next sign you’ll see on your fave restaurant will be “Going Out of Business.” [Richmond.com] * Unhappy campers. [...]