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

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Mid-century dining institutions were as cool as Don Draper.

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. [The Globe and Mail]

* Nobody makes it like mom. And not even she makes it like her mom, as evidenced by this collection of grandmothers and their signature dishes. [Slate]

* Seattle Weekly 86’s restaurant reviews. Does this mean crowd sourced reviews are more trustworthy — or just more affordable? [Eater Seattle]

* Classic American Dining. A new book takes a look at our nation’s mid-century dining institutions. [RetroToGo.com]

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OpenTable Celebrates 15 Million Restaurant Reviews: What Are Your Stats?

Last week, we proudly announced that, thanks to diners like you, we have generated more than 15 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews. In celebration of the milestone, we created a fun infographic illustrating OpenTable diner review trends and behaviors since the launch of the program in November 2008. We also emailed you a recap of your restaurant reviews history! How many have you written? Let us know here or over on Facebook!

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Restaurant Review Round-Up: Balena, Il Buco Alimentari, The Kitchen + More

Do you rely on professional restaurant reviews or do you prefer reviews from diners like you?

Recent reviews of OpenTable restaurants…

* Balena in Chicago, Illinois, by the Chicago Tribune.

* Capital Grille in Fort Worth, Texas, by Star-Telegram.

Florio in San Francisco, California, by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Il Buco Alimentari & Vinera in New York, New York, by the Insatiable Critic.

* The Jugged Hare in London, United Kingdom, by the Financial Times.

* The Kitchen in Denver, Colorado, by the Denver Post.

Villa Mayfair in Coconut Grove, Florida, by the Miami Herald.

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Restaurant Review Round-Up: Pera Soho, Rasika West End, Trillilum + More

Sparky finds today's reviews particularly tasty.

Recent reviews of OpenTable restaurants…

* Benoit in New York, New York, by The Insatiable Critic.

The Cafe at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

* Le Latini in Montreal, British Columbia, by The Montreal Gazette.

Max Downtown Restaurant in Hartford, Connecticut, by The New York Times.

Pera Soho in New York, New York, by The New York Times.

* Rasika West End in Washington, D.C., by The Washington Post.

* RPM in Chicago, Illinois, by Time Out Chicago.

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