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

The 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 [...]

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

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] * [...]

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

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: Los Angeles: Real Food Daily San Francisco: Gather Colorado: Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Connecticut: Miya’s Sushi Washington, DC: Founding Farmers Florida: Market 17 New Jersey: A Toute Heure New York: The Green Table Pennsylvania: Earth, Bread + Brewery Virginia: Max’s Positive Vibes Cafe [...]

Vote for The Nature Conservancy 2012 People’s Choice Nature’s Plate Award!

The Nature Conservancy has just announced the finalists for the Best Green Restaurants! Based on your nominations, it is now your turn to cast your vote for the best green restaurants in Colorado, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Nominees include A Toute Heure, Founding Farmers, Gather, and The Kitchen, among others. [...]

Dining Poll: Is California Doing the Right — or Wrong — Thing in Banning Foie Gras?

On July 1, 2012, the state of California will ban the sale of foie gras products. As you may imagine, many chefs are outraged, animal-rights activists are overjoyed, and diners are caught in the crosshairs. What are your thoughts on the controversial ban of this controversial ingredient? Weigh in on today’s poll!   Do you [...]

Heartland Restaurant Chef Lenny Russo Recommends the Chef’s Table for Romance

Minnesota chef Lenny Russo of Heartland Restaurant + Farm Direct Market in St. Paul has been cooking professionally for more than 30 years, during which time he’s amassed numerous accolades, both locally and nationally, including being named a 2010 and 2011 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee. Serving contemporary Midwestern cuisine, Chef Russo’s ingredients [...]

NYC Spotlight Offers: Save 50% at Lucas Steakhouse + Smorgas Chef

We’ve got two terrific Spotlight offers today in New York… * Lucas Steakhouse: $25 for $50 of timeless and tasty steakhouse cuisine at Lucas Steakhouse in Astoria. Buy now! * Smorgas Chef: $25 for $50 of farm-fresh Scandinavian delights at any of the three Smorgas Chef Manhattan locations. Buy now! As always, check back for [...]