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On Our Plate This Week: TIME Touts Our iPhone App; Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Enrollment; Restaurant Weeks Continue in Vegas, Miami + Orlando

Happenings on and around OpenTable this week… * Thanks to Josh Ozersky and TIME for naming our app one of its 10 great iPhone apps for foodies. * Restaurants can help end childhood hunger by signing up to join the Share Our Strength Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign taking place September 18-24, 2011. Register [...]

Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2, Episode 2: Michael Laiskonis Is Back from Bogota

As promised, Michael Laiskonis, Executive Pastry Chef at Le Bernardin, returns to share his insights on the second season of Top Chef: Just Desserts! Michael, you were traveling last week and barely made it back to NYC this week, due to Hurricane Irene. We’re glad you’re here safely. Did you enjoy any fortuitous culinary detours [...]

Top Chef Just Desserts: Chef Michael Laiskonis Looks Back and Ahead

Would Chef Laiskonis ever participate in Top Chef Just Desserts Masters? We’ll ask him next week! Le Bernardin‘s Executive Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis will be joining OpenTable to report on the second season of Top Chef Just Desserts. He’s out of town for the premiere, but will be with us next week until the finale. [...]

Top Chef Season 8 Episode 7: Now With The Daily Sip’s Eric Arnold for Extra Flavor

This week, OT’s usual commentators on the most recent edition of Top Chef – Caroline Potter and Ed Cotton — are both out of town. So I’ve been asked to step in and take over for the next two weeks. Normally, I’m the editor of The Daily Sip, a free, wine-centric e-newsletter; and you can usually [...]

The Best Restaurants in the US: OpenTable Diners Reveal Their Top 50 Favorites

To celebrate the end of the 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards season, we’ve saved the best for last. Literally! OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of its 2010 Diners’ Choice Award for the Best Overall restaurants. Culled from more than 7 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 [...]

Cooking Avec Eric Ripert: Le Bernardin’s Executive Chef on His Latest Book

Eric Ripert’s popular series Avec Eric is currently in its second successful season and now fans can relive their favorite moments with the companion cookbook, also called Avec Eric. A cross between a captain’s log and a cookbook, Avec Eric is is a must-have for fans of this inquisitive chef’s culinary adventures. He sat down [...]

Top Chef Just Desserts Episode 9: Michael Laiskonis on Cold Spray, Payard + More

It’s down to the wire on Top Chef Just Desserts and Le Bernardin Executive Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis was along for the nail-biter of a ride we took last night. His expert answers helped shed light on Francois Payard’s impeccable reputation, Yigit’s spray can, and what it really takes to make a chocolate truffle. Thanks [...]

Top Chef Just Desserts Episode 8: Michael Laiskonis’s Take on the Tea Party…

No, not that tea party. But, there was a tea party this week on Top Chef Just Desserts and, as with certain politicians around the U.S., it proved to be more than a few folks’ undoing. Le Bernardin Executive Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis walks us through the minefield that was episode 8. Shinmin Li is [...]

Top Chef Just Desserts Episode 7: War of the Roses Leads to Demise of Team Diva

As the herd thins on Top Chef Just Desserts, the action does not. Le Bernardin Executive Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis notes, “The show is becoming more about the food and techniques, which I love!” Chef Laiskonis offers up his expert insights into what went right and wrong in last night’s episode. The QFC is based [...]