On Our Plate: Mother’s Day Reservations; #NobodyMakesItLikeMom Giveaway; James Beard Award Winners; Best Dining Cities for Moms + More

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Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* Mother’s Day is Sunday. Book your reservations now!

* Want to win $200 to take your mom for dinner on Mother’s Day? Enter our Twitter #NobodyMakesItLikeMom giveaway!

* Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week reservations are open. Book now for 3-course lunches and dinners for $33.13,  May 13-20.

* What are the best cities to be a mom and a foodie? Here are the top 25!

* The 2013 James Beard Awards were held on Monday night. And we’ve got some snaps for you to see.

* Looks matter. A few words on emerging design on OpenTable.

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Dine Out for Mother’s Day

Moms-DayWhen I was a child, I  asked my mom why there wasn’t a Kid’s Day. She answered, “Every day is Kid’s Day.”  I didn’t really buy that back then, but in hindsight it is apparent that truer words have neve been spoken. So, this Mother’s Day, do right for the mother in your life by treating her to a terrific meal on her special day of the year. According to the National Restaurant Association, one quarter of Americans will  be dining out in celebration of mom’s special day, which means that not only are we a nation of foodies, we’re also a nation of appreciative children and spouses.

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Top 25 Mom-friendly Dining Cities in the U.S.

[singlepic id=95 w=400 h=600 float=left]In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are pleased to release our rankings of the Top 25 Mom-friendly Dining Cities in the U.S. This list represents the best cities for moms who are also fun-seeking foodies.

The results are spread across 16 states and point to the places where it’s terrific to be both a mom and a foodie. Florida, California, and Texas cities are well represented, as is North Carolina, which boasts wins for Charlotte and Raleigh.

In order to provide this ranking, the OpenTable Mom-friendly Dining Index was calculated using four variables based on OpenTable reservation and diner reviews data from 2012: the percentage of people who dined out for Mother’s Day; the percentage of restaurants rated “kid-friendly;” the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic;” and the percentage of restaurants rated “hot spots.”

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You Don’t Have to Be a Mom to Take Our Quick Mother’s Day Survey!

Mother’s Day is less than a month away! And, OpenTable wants to know how you’re celebrating it, whether you’re a mom, a kid, a partner or a parent. Take a few moments to share your thoughts and plans in this brief survey. Your opinion counts!

Take the survey now to weigh in our your fave Mother’s Day foods, cocktails, and more. And, if you haven’t already, make a reservation for Mom today!