On Our Plate: Top Female Chefs; iPad App for Restaurants; Atlanta Hotel Restaurant Week; Poutine; Pete Campbell’s Fave App; Dine Out to Fight AIDS

Pete Campbell smiles, knowing that OpenTable and his smartphone will help him outsmart Roger's recent efforts to undermine him at client lunches.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* We’re celebrating the release of our new Electronic Reservation Book and iPad app for restaurants. Get all the details!

* What app would Pete Campbell use if Mad Men had smartphones? Take one guess!

* There are many women making history in restaurant kitchens across the nation. We’ve rounded up 12.

* This week’s restaurant review trendPoutine!

* At which meal are you most likely to try a new restaurantLet us know in this week’s poll!

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out.

* Reserve to Dine out to fight AIDS at select DenverMinneapolisPhiladelphiaSan DiegoSan Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  restaurants on April 26th!

* Restaurant Weeks in Atlanta Hotel and Austin are happening now. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less in your city.

* Restaurant reservations are now available for additional Restaurant Weeks, including DetroitLong IslandMain LineSeattle, and Tacoma.

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Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Poutine

There are entire blogs devoted solely to the pursuit of the best poutine and, I assume, living with heart disease.

Got a craving for poutine? Blame Canada! The Great White North birthed this dish in way back in the Mad Men era. Made with a base of French fries, fresh cheese curds, and brown gravy, poutine has been getting upscale makeovers from ambitious chefs, through the addition of luxury ingredients, such as duck, lobster, and truffles, and technical twists, to elevate its stance from a national fast-food fave to an international treasure. See what OpenTable diners have been saying about poutine in reviews from the last seven days.

The Ballroom, Toronto, Ontario: “My sister and other frind tried the mushroom poutine, and said it was good also.”

Bannock, Toronto, Ontario: “From the herb laden poutine, the bannock sandwich, to the incredible butter tart, we devoured it.”

Boneta Restaurant, Vancouver, British Columbia: “Super poutine! Crisp fries, light, tasty gravy, fresh curds.”

Brava Bistro, Calgary, Alberta: “The lobster poutine was delicious as was my shrimp and avocado salad.”

East Ender, Portland, Maine: “The food was excellent. Lobster poutine is evil (in a good way).”

Fork, Chicago, Illinois: “The poutine was fab!”

Foundry on Elm, Somerville, Massachusetts: “We had the poutine, which was rich but very tasty.”

Garde Manger, Montreal, Quebec: “The food is indeed amazing. The foie gras and lobster poutine didn’t disappoint.”

The Gorbals, Los Angeles, California: “We had grilled lettuce, beet barley risotto, grilled squid, bacon wrapped matzoh balls, and Bánh mì poutine. Grilled lettuce and Bánh mì poutine were really great and tasty.”

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