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September Restaurant Weeks: Where to Save on Dining During the Last Days of Summer

We’re sad that summer is waning, but don’t despair — there are still many ways to save on dining out in cities across the U.S. * Arizona Restaurant Week aims to please with $30-$44 three-course dinners, September 19-28. Book now. * Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week is serving two-course $15 lunches and three-course $35 dinners, September [...]

August Restaurant Weeks: Dine for Less!

The dog days of summer may not be here, but the savings days are! Restaurant weeks are happening now, and whether you’re on the road, or staying close to home, you won’t want to miss your chance to enjoy steals on meals this month. * Alexandria Restaurant Week offers $35 three-course dinners for one or $35 [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Sriracha

At OpenTable, we’re huge fans of sriracha. So devoted to this spicy delight are we that my colleagues (Angie! Jeremy! Tori!) went into collective mourning — and obsessive hoarding — when the popular Huy Fong Foods sriracha, or rooster sauce, factory in California was temporarily shuttered. Thankfully, the factory is back in business, bringing bottles [...]

Trending on Restaurant Reviews: Radishes

The modest radish has gotten a raise in profile recently, thanks to creative chefs. A root vegetable that dates back thousands of years, the radish hasn’t been highly revered in American cuisine (see Wind, Gone with The) – until now . This speedy growing garden staple is a spicy, crunchy delight and has moved beyond mere garden [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes are a longtime southern specialty, but this Yankee didn’t learn of their simple delights until seeing the movie Fried Green Tomatoes and, later, researching that recipe within Fannie Flagg’s book Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. There are several schools of thought on their preferred preparation. Some folks dunk ‘em [...]

Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Sweet Corn

Sweet corn is synonymous with summer. A variety of maize that has a high sugar content, sweet corn can be found with yellow, white, or bicolor kernels. It is an ingredient whose uses are so varied that it calls to mind Bubba Blue’s lengthy ode to shrimp dishes. Sweet corn is no longer relegated to [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Tartare

The very best steak tartare I ever ate almost had too much of everything — spice, salt, lemon. Almost. And, yet, it was perfection, coming right up to the line without crossing it. Indeed, if you like your beef wriggling and raw, as Gollum would say, and well seasoned, then tartare is the perfect dish [...]

Trending on OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Deviled Eggs

I have a confession to make. I grew up detesting deviled eggs. Sad, but true. The idea of anything deviled sounded awful to mini me (particularly deviled ham). Fortunately, my husband loves deviled eggs (and quite possibly deviled ham. I can’t even talk about it.) and ordered the sublime version served at Blue Smoke in [...]