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10 Things You Need to Know About Top Chef Seattle Episode 11

This season has been supremely frustrating, from the appearance of the grating and gangly CJ to the non-cancellation of The Josie Show, but this episode is really the sour cherry atop all of that. Don’t get me wrong; it was so satisfying to see Sheldon shine, but if you were on Twitter and following the [...]

Top 100 Restaurants in the U.S.: 2011 Diners’ Choice Award Winners Revealed

OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for top 100 best overall restaurants in the U.S. Derived from more than 10 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the list of honorees is a terrific dining guide for the [...]

Server Not Servant Blogger Patrick Maguire Shares Restaurant Service Secrets

In honor of the announcement of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for Restaurants Providing the Best Service, we sat down with Boston blogger Patrick Maguire, a longtime service professional and champion of service providers via his popular Server Not Servant blog. Patrick, as someone who sits on both sides of the equation, server and diner, how [...]

Chef Barbara Lynch Reveals Recipe for Raising Adventurous Eaters

With Mother’s Day and parenting on our minds, we continue our series of interviews with famous chefs who are raising children as they raise their reputations in the culinary world. Today, Boston chef Barbara Lynch discusses how she approaches dining out with her young daughter. James Beard award-winning chef/restaurateur Barbara Lynch, whose newest restaurant is [...]

Baumé in Palo Alto; Kirwood in Atlanta; and Other New Restaurant Reviews

Restaurants that have recently earned rave reviews… * Rick Nelson reports on his visit to Apertif in Woodbury, Minneapolis. [Star Tribune] * Jennifer Graue boasts about Baumé in Palo Alto. [Mercury News] * Diners in West Hartford, Connecticut, will enjoy new Mexican eatery Besito. [NECN] * Encore in Denver deserves an ovation. [Denver Post] * [...]

Restaurant News Roundup: Rules for the Perfect Restaurant; Morton’s Draws in Diners; Barbara Lynch’s Menton Nears Opening, and More

What people are talking about when they talk about restaurants this week… * Critic AA Gill reveals his version of the golden rules for a perfect restaurant — sort of. [London Times] * Morton’s thrives, proving that people are still eating plenty of red meat. [Wall Street Journal] * Having a power lunch in London? [...]

Fine Dining: Don’t Call It a Comeback

After all, it’s been here for years. But, the economy is bouncing back — and so is fine (make that “superfine”) dining. Manhattan’s refurbished Pierre Hotel now houses the recently opened Le Caprice, which New York Magazine‘s Adam Platt says “looks like a grand, Gilded Age train car done over by Noël Coward and his [...]