On Our Plate: Dine Around Seattle Returns; Restaurant Week Boston Reservations Are Open; Crying Kids in Restaurants; Dish Trip Atlanta

"What do you mean you're out of the risotto?!"

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* The Town Dish folks took a delicious Dish Trip to Atlanta and all we got were these guest blog posts.

* We’re wondering if restaurants should ban crying kids. What do you think?

* Restaurant Weeks in Atlantic CityBurlingtonCalgaryDenver, Pikes Peak, and Seattle are happening now. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less in your city.

* Restaurant reservations are now available for additional Winter Restaurant Weeks, such as Boston, Chicago Chef, The HamptonsHudson Valleyand Portsmouth.

* Food & Wine has released its list of nominees for Food & Wine 2012 People’s Best New Chef. Vote for your fave up and comer thru March 11.

And, we’re still hiring! We’re staffing up and looking for talented people to join our team. Check out openings in customer supportengineeringfield operationsfinanceIT and technical servicesoperations, and sales.

* Speaking of working here — meet OpenTable’s own Tori Tsu and find out what she’s eating on her Lunch Break.

Bloggers Take a Restaurant Week Boston Daycation, Courtesy of Southwest Airlines

Eggs Benedict at Eastern Standard. What better way to start the day?

We all wait patiently (and anxiously) for the arrival of our city’s Restaurant Week, during which we can dine out at terrific discounts. Maybe, though, it’s time to stop waiting and start thinking about taking advantage of Restaurant Weeks in other cities. You don’t have to take weeks — or even days — off to do it. Just ask Philadelphia food blogger Mary Bigham, of WCDish and her friend of Danielle Friel of Iron Hill Brewery. Southwest Airlines provided the flights to get these foodie friends from Philadelphia to Boston and back again in just a day’s time — with lots of stops for fine dining and more Restaurant Week Boston-inspired fun — in between.

You can follow their adventures on Twitter via our @OpenTable_BOS handle as we chat with them throughout the day and drool longingly over their food photography! They’ve already had eggs benny and French toast at Eastern Standard (I only have coffee, so thanks for rubbing that in, ladies. No, really.). Stops along the way will include Parker’s Restaurant at the Omni Parker House and dinner at Barbara Lynch’s trattoria Sportello, where they’ll meet up with area food bloggers for what I’m sure will be a pretty amazing meal.

Stay tuned on Twitter for more highlights from their Restaurant Week Boston daycation — and book your Restaurant Week Boston tables today!