Attend Taste of the Nation San Francisco on Thursday, March 21, 2013!

The culinary stars will be out on March 21st at The Bentley in San Francisco! Will you?

Join Share Our Strength in the fight to end childhood hunger in America! Attend Taste of the Nation San Francisco. The nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry, Taste of the Nation San Francisco will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

San Francisco’s top chefs, brewers, winemakers, and distillers will be at The Bently Reserve serving delicious dishes and drinks. With a single ticket, you can sample the best of the Bay area, from A16 and Frances to RN74 and Spruce,  while supporting Share Our Strength’s efforts in eliminating childhood hunger as well as their local beneficiaries, including Children of Shelters and Three Squares.

Tickets start at $125. Purchase yours today!

Can’t attend? Show your support by dining at a participating restaurant!


On Our Plate: 15 Days Left for Free Mobile Restaurant Sites; Dine About Town SF, NYC Restaurant Week + Others Happening Now; Brisket; Best Dates for Foodies

Don’t miss your chance to save $50 on this special event at Spruce supporting Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* There are just 15 more days to for restaurants to claim their FREE mobile site. Get yours today!

* Save $50 on the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry four-course dinner at Spruce in San Francisco on January 22, 2013. Buy tickets now.

* What are OpenTable diners raving about in recent restaurant reviews? Brisket.

* Baltimore County Restaurant Week: $10.13-$30.15 lunches and $15.13 – $35.13 dinners, January 11-27Book a table.

* Berkeley Restaurant Week: Gourmet $30 three-course dinners, January 13-20Book a table.

* Galveston Restaurant Week: Special lunches and dinners priced at $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, $40, and $45, January 13-26Book a table.

* Howard County Restaurant Weeks: Prix-fixe menus from $10.13-$40.13, January 14-28Book a table.

* Napa Valley Restaurant  Month: Under $15 and $15-$30 lunches and under $25, $25-$50, and $50-$75 dinners, January 1-31Book a table.

* New York City Restaurant Week: $25 lunches and $35 dinners, January 14-February 8Book a table.

* Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: Special gourmet meals, January 14-20Book a table.

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Chef Mark Sullivan Invites You to Support Share Our Strength + No Kid Hungry at Spruce in San Francisco on 1/22/13: OpenTable Diners Save $50 on Tickets!

Spruce’s Mark Sullivan + John Madriaga will be joined by a cadre of chefs who share their passion for helping to end childhood hunger.

Bay Area foodies: You’re invited to dine out to do good in the new year! Join Chef Mark Sullivan and Chef John Madriaga at Spruce restaurant on January 22, 2013, for a one-of-a-kind, four-course dinner to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. A cocktail reception kicks off at 6PM, featuring passed hors’ d’Oeuvres from Chef Amanda Freitag. At 7PM, a multi-course seated dinner, with wine pairings, begins, with Chefs Craig Stoll and Anthony Strong of Locanda preparing the first course and Chef Jason Berthold of RN74 the second. Spruce’s own Chef Mark Sullivan is creating a special entree, and a delicious dessert to remember will be prepared by Chef Belinda Leong of b. patisserie.

Tickets are normally $250, but OpenTable diners can save $50 when purchasing tickets with the code NKHSF200Buy tickets now!

Share Our Strength® is a national non-profit working to end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids with food where they live, learn and play. Through their No Kid Hungry® campaign, they create powerful coalitions of local hunger groups, government and corporate leaders, education leaders, chefs, parents and others. These partnerships ensure kids who are at risk of hunger have access to the healthy food they need every day.

Don’t miss your chance to support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign while enjoying some of San Francisco’s most sumptuous cuisine at Spruce in the new year. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.

San Francisco Restaurants Are Seeing Stars. Michelin Stars, That Is.

The Michelin Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants 2011 was released today, and while not everyone is happy about it, we’re here to herald the good news, starting with the fact that both The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood earned three stars.

Restaurants honored with a pair of stars are Coi, Cyrus, and Manresa.

One star has been awarded to restaurants including AcquerelloAmeAuberge de SoleilAzizaBouchonBoulevardChez TJCommisThe Dining Room at the Ritz Carlton, Domaine Chandon-étoile,  Farmhouse Inn & RestaurantFleur de LysLa FolieLa ToqueLuceMadrona ManorMasa’sMurray CircleOne Market, The Plumed HorseQuinceReddSantéSolbarTerraUbuntu, and The Village Pub, along with first-time one-star winners Alexander’s SteakhouseApplewood Inn,  Campton PlaceDio DekaFrancesSaison, and Spruce.

A single star from Michelin is impressive and indicates that a restaurant is very good, while three stars means that a restaurant is a destination in and of itself, worthy of a special culinary expedition.

Congratulations to the winners. Browse the full list and start making your reservations at San Francisco’s Michelin-starred restaurants today.