World’s Top 50 Restaurants; Social Media Helps Right Dining Injustices; Fish Collars + More News

Piquillos Rellenos Jose Garces-style at Amada.
Piquillos Rellenos Jose Garces-style at Amada in Philadephia.

* The World’s Top 50 Restaurants list is out. Congratulations to Eleven Madison Park (#5), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (#7), Per Se (#11), The Ledbury (#13), Pujol (#17), Le Bernardin (#19), Daniel (#29), The Fat Duck (#33), and The French Laundry (#47). [Fox News]

* Don’t you know who I am? The daughter of a government official in Mexico misused her influence to shutter a restaurant for not seating her at the table she wanted. Enter the Twitterati. Maximo Bistrot has since reopened and apologies continue. [Washington Post]

* Restaurant bans area man. An Albany restaurant operator forgot he was in the hospitality business when he asked a diner to leave — and never return. He, too, underestimated the power of social media. [TimesUnion.com]

* So, you want to open a restaurant? Read this list of do’s and don’ts first. [Richmond.com]

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OpenTable for iPhone 3.0: For Diners Who Know Where They Want to Go (or Not)

iPhone-3.0-updateOpenTable is pleased to announce the latest and greatest version of OpenTable for iPhone. That’s right, diners. We’ve hit the big 3.0! The new features in the OpenTable for iPhone 3.0 update were created specifically for diners like you — mobile enthusiasts who often know exactly where they want to go “without reservation” (pun intended). Of course, the application still remains essential for diners in search of suggestions and reservations on the fly.

With OpenTable for iPhone 3.0, you can now:

* Search for and book OpenTable restaurants by name — around your current location or in another city.

* Save and manage favorite restaurants right from your iPhone.

* Reserve further in advance (more than 30 days).

* Scan recently viewed restaurants plus detailed restaurant profiles, including photos, parking options, etc.

* Find 1,000-point restaurants in the search results easily, so you can earn free meals faster.

Download OpenTable for iPhone 3.0 today to enjoy all these features and others, including enhanced maps, in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. To visit iTunes, click here.

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