On Our Plate: San Francisco Admins Enjoy Discounts Today; Dine Out for Life Tomorrow to Fight AIDS; Scotch Eggs Trending; California Foie Gras Ban

Geese flock to California upon learning their livers will no longer be on the menu come July 1, 2012.

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* If you’re an administrative professional in the Bay Area, take of advantage of awesome specials today at some of the area’s best restaurants.

* This week’s restaurant review trendScotch eggs!

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* Reserve to dine out to fight AIDS at select DenverMinneapolisPhiladelphiaSan DiegoSan Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  restaurants during Dining Out for Life tomorrow on April 26th!

* Restaurant Weeks in DetroitLong IslandMain Line, and Tacoma are happening now. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less!

* Where did the stars, such as Will Arnett and Jason Segel, dine last week? Click through if you’re a celeb fan!

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Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Scotch Eggs

This is hardly as pretty as the Scotch egg I remember, but I'm betting it's still darned tasty.

About a decade ago, my husband and I visited a small Jamaican-American restaurant for brunch. Our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomachs (although I’m not sure that’s true anymore), and we wound up ordering more food than any two people should, including their version of a Scotch egg. The restaurant has long since closed, unfortunately, but I remember it — and that slightly runny, boiled egg, swathed in salty, spicy pork sausage and crisp breadcrumbs — fondly. As you’ll see, Scotch eggs remain popular in the U.K., where they were invented, and have since become fashionable in restaurants on OpenTable in the U.S., as well. 

The Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, U.K.: “We absolutely love this place — it was even a place to bring the parents for dinner! It has a whole beer list and the food is delicious. Highlights are the bar snacks — pork crackling with apple sauce and the Scotch egg.”

Cedric’s Tavern-Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina: “The food at Cedric’s is excellent — the Scotch Eggs are the best in town; in fact they’re probably the best I have ever had.”

The Fat Radish, New York, New York: “They have many exciting dishes and appetizers on the menu, and also a lot of vegetarian options. I loved the Montauk diver scallops with sweet potato mash. I also tried the Scotch egg as a starter, which was amazing. Great place!”

The Gage, Chicago, Illinois: “The Scotch Egg is fantastic! Also, the stuffed peppers were a real surprise as well and the beer on tap is broad. The entree’s were elk saddle and farm chicken. Both of them were good…. I would absolutely come back here if for no other reason to order four or five Scotch eggs.”

Gram & Dun, Kansas City, Missouri: “The presentation is great here. Every dish looks like it could be in a magazine. My Scotch egg at brunch was fun and tasty; my wife said the French toast with the egg in the middle was the best French toast she ever had.”

The Hinds Head-Bray, Bray, Windsor, U.K.: “A great meal. We tried Heston’s legendary Scotch Eggs as starters. They were … legendary!”

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