Boulder CU Homecoming: Game on at the Beehive Restaurant on Saturday, 10/26

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Be sure to order the Beehive’s crispy gaufrette chips, in honor of Colorado Buffaloes mascot Chip!

The University of Colorado at Boulder is getting ready for homecoming weekend, as is Boulder restaurant the Beehive. Tomorrow, on Saturday, October 26th, the Buffs will square off against the Arizona Wildcats — and hungry diners will be cheering on their team at the Beehive. The Beehive specializes in feel-good, fun food from area farms, and they’ll be serving up seasonal specialities to help fuel up football fans and alums as they root for their team.

The festivities kick off early at 4PM with bar specials until 6:30PM, including $5 Moscow Mules, Margaritas, and Beehive Goodness, $5 house wines, $3 local craft beers, and special snacks from $2-$6. And, naturally, they are serving a full menu in the dining room.

Book your table at the Beehive for Saturday now, and get ready to catch a bit of Flatiron Fever!

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 am, you’re probably already giving a lot of thought to your holiday dining. At OpenTable, we try to make it easy for diners to find a terrific table for every holiday through special promotion pages. We urge our restaurant partners to share their information on their holiday and seasonal offerings early and often, just like the folks at The Russian House in Austin, Texas (aka @RussianHouseATX) have. Restaurants can easily and quickly join these free promotions and reach more holiday diners by visiting Restaurant Center.

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Dining Poll: How Do You Prefer to Learn About Daily Specials at a Restaurant?

I am always in awe of servers’ memories when they offer to share the daily specials with my table and they are able to rattle off a lengthy list with in-depth descriptions of ingredients, preparations, and prices. Inevitably, though, my dining companion and I will have a conversation after the server steps away that goes something like this: Me: “That gnocchi special with peas sounded really good. But what was the other thing in the dish?” Friend: “I have no idea. Do you know what the whole fish she mentioned was?” Me: “Nope.” So, while I enjoy hearing a server’s informed descriptions of special offerings, I also like having something written to refer to. Which do you prefer? Weigh in on today’s dining poll!


Easter Restaurant Reservations: Celebrations to Make Sunday Special

Your moment of Easter cuteness.

Is it just me or have the first three months of the year literally flown by? Okay, at least I feel like I’m not the only one who feels that way! That said, did you realize that Easter is this Sunday? Neither did I. So, I’m searching for a great reservation for my family and me. What’s wonderful is that there really are so many terrific tables still available. Some eye-catching offers from around OpenTable include:

* 19 Oakanagan Grill + Bar in West Kelowna, British Columbia, is offering an early brunch menu, casual lunch and dinner, fireside dining or a seat in the lounge watching the Masters golf tournament. View other Easter specials in Vancouver.

* 750 Restaurant and Bar in San Francisco is pulling out all the stops with an expanded brunch menu, free-flowing Champagne, two hours of complimentary valet parking, and  jazz, along with a petting zoo, magician, and face painting for the kids. View other Easter specials in San Francisco.

* Aldea in New York is creating an eggcellent menu, showcasing traditional Portuguese egg dishes, as well as their full menu, from 1PM until 8PM. View other Easter specials in New York.

* Brasserie Jo in Boston is offering up tasty Easter specials along with its famed cupcake station. You can also watch the kids hunt for eggs with the Easter Bunny and take photos! View other Easter specials in Boston.

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