seasonal


Tweet of the Week: Restaurants Reach More Diners with Holiday + Seasonal Promotions

Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost here. We’ve got Thanksgiving in Canada on Monday. And, Thanksgiving comes to the states on November 28– as does Hannukah (a convergence being called Thanksgivukkah, according to The Wall Street Journal), followed by all of the fun of Christmas and New Year’s Eve. If you’re a planner like I [...]

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Celery Root

I tend to think of most root vegetables as the foods of a once-desperate people. Looking at a gnarly head of celeriac, or celery root, it’s obvious that a very brave and very hungry person decided it would be dinner. But what the humble celeriac lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavor. Wildly [...]

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Fiddlehead Ferns

Fiddlehead ferns are another beloved blink-and-you’ll-miss-them springtime treat. There are different kinds of fiddlehead ferns, but only several are actually edible. Local to several areas in North America, including the Northeast and Great Lakes regions of the U.S., restaurants on OpenTable are serving this wild treat to the delight of diners. * 80 Thoreau, Concord, Massachusetts: [...]

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Soft-Shell Crabs

The weather has been wacky this spring, particularly on the East Coast. Back in February, there were days during which the temperatures reached well into the 80s. A lot of my fellow New Yorkers enjoyed this, though the Master Gardener in me considers it a sign of the ecological apocalypse. One happy by-product of this [...]

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Asparagus Salad

Spring hasn’t yet officially sprung, but asparagus is springing up at OpenTable restaurants, starring in salads! See what diners are saying about this fresh twist on a perennial favorite in select OpenTable reviews from the last seven days! * Bijoux, Dallas, Texas: “The warm asparagus salad with egg and hollandaise was hands down the best appetizer in Dallas.” * Bouchon, [...]

Garden-to-Plate: More Restaurants Grow Their Own

Coast to coast, more chefs are adding pitchforks to their batterie de cuisine as they create gardens to feed their culinary imaginations — not to mention their diners. From Dan Barber, the doyen of delicious, just-picked ingredients and owner of New York’s Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, to ambitious and environmentally conscious [...]