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Winter Restaurant Weeks 2014: Save in Your City!

The holidays were fun, but they probably left all our wallets feeling a little bit lighter. Never fear, however, because winter restaurant week season is here. Get ready for three months of discounted dining madness, during which you can enjoy big savings on delicious dishes! As always, we recommend you book your tables early and [...]

On Our Plate: OpenTable Gifts for Your Fave Foodie; Dine for a Cause in December; Holiday Restaurant Reservations; Winter Restaurant Weeks + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Haven’t started your holiday shopping yet? Check out OpenTable Gifts to purchase dining certificates for your favorite foodies in just a few clicks! * Dine out in December to help No Kid Hungry end childhood hunger in America. Find out more here. * The holidays are heading your way. [...]

Laying Claim to Hummus; News on Your Next Receipt; Year of the Sandwich + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Don’t mess with the Zohan. That’s probably his hummus you’re eating. [Wall Street Journal] * Need another reason to carefully read your restaurant receipt? You can catch up on the day’s news! [Forbes] * The flip side to the world’s worst work shirts? A [...]

Trendspotting: Awful Offal; Fish Goes Green; Forkage Fees Make Author See Red; Restaurant Diners to See Fewer Tomatoes, and More

* It’s the awful side of offal as Rocky Mountain oysters show up on more menus. Blech. [The Atlantic] * Move over green eggs and ham: Fish is getting in on the action as well. [Chicago Tribune] * A restaurant asked Cake Bible author Rose Levy Beranbaum to fork over cash for a “forkage” fee [...]

Well-Reviewed: Barbacco in San Francisco; Bistrot Bruno Loubet in the UK; Madhatter in DC; The Wright at the Guggenheim, and More

The latest of the greatest restaurant reviews… * Michael Bauer reviews Barbacco, sibling restaurant to successful Perbacco, happily awarding it three stars. [San Francisco Chronicle] * Miami’s Barolo Ristorante has reinvented itself, earning a couple of stars from Victoria Pesce Elliot. [Miami Herald] * Bistrot Bruno Loubet in London is serving up deep-fried pig, and [...]

Celebrity Spotting: Bateman and Arnett; Kelly Bensimon Cooks with Scott Conant; Katie Couric and Matt Lauer Lunch; Where “The Bachelor” Wed His Bride, and More

A round-up of where some of your most (and least) favorite stars have been dining recently… * A pregnant Amy Adams (Julie & Julia) dined at Napa Valley Grille. [EaterLA] * Celebrity chef Mario Batali (and his Crocs) greeted fellow diner Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight) at Comme Ca.  [EaterLA] * “Arrested Development” costars Jason [...]

Napa Restaurants Where the Food Is as Fine as the Wines

Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila heads north to revisit Napa’s wine country, focusing on the food at some of the region’s finest (but less name-checked) restaurants. She drops by Ad Hoc, Bardessono, Bottega, Brix, FARM, Meadowood, and Ubuntu, finding a few new chefs, some familiar faces, farm-fresh ingredients, and also affordable-yet-memorable meals. [...]