Stoic & Genuine Opens in Denver’s Historic Union Station: No Ocean, No Worries

Denver’s famous Union Station has gotten a much-needed renovation, and, along with stunning stores and a swank new hotel, some of the city’s best restaurateurs are setting up shop in the station, including Beth Gruitch and business partner and James Beard Award winner Jennifer Jasinski. The pair, who also operate Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall, and [...]

OpenTable Reviews Reveal Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants — with Exclusive Slideshow!

At the height of summer vacation season, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the [...]

What Restaurants Get Right; Mislabeled Fish; Perks of Dining Alone; Reservations About Mobile Phones; Top Chef Spoilers; What to Eat During a Zombie Attack

Dining and restaurant news… * From the ‘Good News’ files. Here are 10 things that restaurants do right. [] * Butter or Parkay? A law in Dairyland prevents restaurants from serving margarine instead of butter. For the record, I’m pretty sure butter is better. [Star Tribune] * You say escolar, I say albacore. The fish [...]

Notes from NOLA: An Evening with Chef Tenney Flynn at GW Fins

We’re back with more of our coverage of the Louisiana Seafood Blog Masters! Chef Tenney Flynn and the amazing staff at GW Fins, one of NOLA’s most notable restaurants, put on a six (and then some!) course menu that highlighted some of Louisiana’s finest seafood specialties. Dishes included a softshell crab BLT and Louisiana barbecue shrimp [...]

Dining Dispatch: Live from the Louisiana Seafood Food Blog Masters in New Orleans

Greetings and salutations from the Big Easy, diners! For the next several days, I’ll be reporting from Louisiana as part of the Louisiana Seafood Food Blog Masters. Attendees include Daniel Delaney, Amanda Bottoms, Nathan Lippy, Marla Meredith, Adam Roberts and Craig Johnson, Maggy Keet, Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson, Brooke Burton, Gaby Dalkin, Amy Sherman, [...]

Dealing with Food Allergies When Dining out

The Atlantic features a thoughtful piece on the many challenges dining out presents for people with food allergies. The writer, Alyssa Rosenberg, suffers from an allergy to tree nuts, and navigating a menu is a perilous process as the wrong order could potentially kill her. Ms. Rosenberg isn’t alone; according to The New York Times, [...]