Enter to Win a Table for 2 at Randy Krishna’s in NYC on 9/17 in the #FantasyRestaurant Giveaway

randy_social_promo_UPDATE_croppedLucky Peach recently offered diners first-come, first-served reservations for opening night at chef Akhtar Nawab’s Randy Krishna’s Tandoori Steakhouse in New York. The restaurant will feature irreverent mash-ups of north Indian standbys and steakhouse favorites, centered around Nawab’s signature spice-rubbed, tandoori-blasted ribeyes, along with updates on classic side dishes, such as creamed saag paneer and biryani onion rings.

Reservations were snapped up quickly, but you can still join in on the delicious fun. Enter to win one of five tables for two on September 17, 2015, in the OpenTable 2015 Randy Krishna’s NYC #FantasyRestaurant Giveaway! To enter, share your fantasy restaurant concept with us by using the hashtag #FantasyRestaurant and tagging @opentable via Facebook*, Instagram, or Twitter. Be sure to follow @OpenTable on the corresponding social network, so we may contact you via direct message if you’re a winner.

Each business day, we’ll be giving away five tables for two for a 9:30PM seating on September 17, 2015, starting Tuesday, September 1, 2015, through Saturday, September 5, 2015 (one table per day). One entry per social network per person per entry day allowed.

The #FantasyRestaurant giveaway is your opportunity to experience the restaurant that has recently been voted America’s Next Best Restaurant by Lucky Peach.

Entrants should check their direct messages on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter each morning after 10AM PT during the giveaway period so we can award your prize quickly. The full terms and conditions are after the jump.

* To enter on Facebook, upload photos from an existing album or your desktop to the OpenTable page.

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Introducing Ruth Krishna’s Tandoori Steakhouse: Reservations Now Open

Blog Ruth's Krishna copyLucky Peach is excited to partner with chef Akhtar Nawab to offer diners first-come, first-served reservations on the opening night of Ruth Krishna’s Tandoori Steakhouse in New York. Featuring irreverent mash-ups of north Indian standbys and steakhouse favorites, centered around Nawab’s signature spice-rubbed, tandoori-blasted ribeyes, along with updates on classic side dishes, like creamed saag paneer and biryani onion rings, the restaurant has recently been voted America’s Next Best Restaurant by Lucky Peach.

This new location, at 175 Avenue B in Manhattan, is offering two seatings on September 17, 2015, at 6:30PM and 9:30PM. Make your reservations now to secure your spot for this delicious, one-of-its-kind dining experience.

Best Pizza in Every State; The New Best Restaurant; Deep Sea Dining; Kid-Free Dining Rooms; Food Raves; Restaurants to Rate Diners, Tell Us How Much to Tip?

The fastest way to a food fight? Ask someone what restaurant makes the best slice of pizza!

* Food raves to replace music raves. Except in Ibiza, I’m sure. [The Telegraph]

* The tipping point. Couldn’t restaurants just tell us what it is? [Freakonomics]

* Are these the best slices of pizza in every state? The debate starts now. [Food Network Magazine]

* Kitchen grow rooms are the new gardens. And, Australian chef Peter Gilmore is setting the trend. [Sydney Morning Herald]

* Kid-free dining rooms less extreme alternative to kid-free dining. A restaurant in Florida has had one for three years. [First Coast News]

* But e-books may make kid-free dining obsolete. Zukka wants to help entertain your kids while you’re eating out. [WSJ]

* Will restaurateurs start rating you? If someone starts a website that lets them do that, probably? [InsideScoopSF]

* There’s no place like NOMA. But you’ll never know that because you will never get a reservation there. [The Independent]

* Deep-sea dining. The world’s first all-glass underwater restaurant is open for business. [Forbes]

* Junk food costs less than good food. Which makes sense when you think about it. [Reuters]

* iPads are replacing printed menus. This makes me sad because printed menus are, um, cool? [AppAdvice]

* Speaking of menus and coolness. They’re so cool that they’ve even warranted their own book. [WSJ]

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