Nominate Your Favorite ‘Green’ Restaurant for a Nature’s Plate Award Today!

shoutoutThe Nature Conservancy is asking OpenTable diners to nominate their favorite green restaurants for a Nature’s Plate award, a contest to identify the people’s choice for an area’s top green restaurant.

Wondering which restaurants to vote for? Consider eateries that are using sustainable seafood, free-range and grass-fed meat, organic produce, locally sourced food, and tap water (rather than bottled water).

While the contest is focused on restaurants, it’s only the start of a conversation about food, conservation, and The Nature Conservancy’s work with farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.  To participate, click on your city  and then nominate your favorite green restaurant. You can also learn more about what makes a restaurant green.Continue Reading

Pollan’s Rules for Sustainable Dining; Apply to Be the Next Village Voice Restaurant Critic + More

Take a lesson from Lane Meyer; try using music to soothe your first-date nerves when dining out.

Dining news from around the web and the world…

* Sustainable supping. Michael Pollan’s rules for visiting restaurants. [The Telegraph]

* Eating out like an expert. Use these 12 insider tips to dine like a pro. [ABC News]

* Are first dates at restaurants the worst dates? Body language experts suggest just that. [Daily Mail]

* No kidding. A writer expounds on the pleasures of dining at a restaurant that has banned the 12-and-under set. []

* Seeking critic-al acclaim? Apply to be the Village Voice’s next restaurant critic. []

* Don’t get fooled again. Tips for checking your check. [DeccanChronicle.comContinue Reading

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2012 Nature’s Plate Award People’s Choice Winners Announced

Green restaurants are good for diners and the communities in which they do business.

The Nature Conservancy has just announced  the winners of the 2012 Nature’s Plate People’s Choice Awards. Based on your votes, the Best Green Restaurants are:

Congratulations to all the winners, each of whom makes sustainability a priority every day!