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Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Brussels Sprout Love!

It’s no secret that Brussels sprouts have become super-popular; however, that popularity doesn’t extend to all eaters. Some folks literally swear they won’t abide them, no matter how tasty the preparation. This is likely because their only experience has been when a well-meaning but culinarily challenged loved one boiled them into mushy, soggy oblivion. Or, [...]

Tweet of the Week: Restaurants Reach More Diners with Holiday + Seasonal Promotions

Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost here. We’ve got Thanksgiving in Canada on Monday. And, Thanksgiving comes to the states on November 28– as does Hannukah (a convergence being called Thanksgivukkah, according to The Wall Street Journal), followed by all of the fun of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you’re a planner like I [...]

Behind the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Selection; Mid-Century Restaurants in America; Calorie Counts Not Curbing Our Appetites + More News

Dining news from around the world and the web… * The rules are there are no rules. Grub Street examines the voting guidelines and standards for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants — and finds there aren’t any. [Grub Street] * Sip and save. How to get the most value out of wine when dining out. [...]

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

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 [...]

Wine Prices to Rise; Kids Against Kid Menus; Chef Swims Against Current with Plankton + More News

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Meet the mashgiach. Also known as a gatekeepers, they keep kitchens kosher. [NY Times] * Get ready to whine about wine prices. They’re going up. [MSN Money] * Are kids over kid menus? At least one is — and she eloquently explains why. [TODAY] [...]

OpenTable Survey Reveals Valentine’s Day Dining Trends: When Valentine’s Day Bookends a Weekend, It’s Typically Good for Restaurants — and Diners!

According to a new survey of OpenTable diners, restaurants are poised to be busy with diners celebrating love not only on Thursday, February 14, but on the weekend following Valentine’s Day. OpenTable diners also indicated that they plan to celebrate love in a big way with a projected check average of $139, which is 63 [...]