Headed to South by Southwest? Find Out What We’ve Got Brewing at #SXSW Job Market Booth 510!

South by Southwest (SXSW) is where music, film, and technology meet against a backdrop of Austin’s influential dining scene. At OpenTable, we power the memorable dining experiences you’ll find in ATX — but that’s not all we’re doing there. This week, on March 13 and 14, you’re invited to meet us at the OpenTable SXSW pop-up, pour-over coffee cafe to learn about professional opportunities with OpenTable in San Francisco and around the world.

Visit us at SXSW Job Market stall 510 on the second floor of Austin’s JW Marriott on 110 E. 2nd Street on Friday and Saturday between 10AM-6PM. Our barista will serve you the perfect pour of complimentary drip-brewed coffee while you meet leaders representing different departments at OpenTable, including our talented engineering and design teams. You can also apply for openings in person, drop off your business card for a chance to win $500, and get all the delicious details about our one-of-a-kind #100opentables giveaway.

The SXSW Job Market is open to the public with free guest pass wristbands, available in advance or onsite at the event. Visit guestpass.sxsw.com for more information. SXSW badge and wristband holders do not need a guest pass to attend.

Can’t make it to SXSW? You can still apply to take a seat at our table at http://www.opentable.com/careers/.

On Our Plate: Kindle Fire Mobile App; 2012 Taste of the Nation Tickets; Business Lunch Etiquette; Dining Out for Life; #SXSW; More Restaurant Weeks

Do you usually order a bottle of wine when you dine out? Click on over to our poll to vote!

Happenings on and around OpenTable… 

* We’ve been busy developing our free OpenTable Kindle Fire mobile app — and now it’s here. Download it now!

* Share Our Strength 2012 Taste of the Nation fundraisers are happening in San Francisco on March 29th and a city near you. Buy tickets today.

* Have foodies changed the rules for business lunches? Liz Ryan has the answer!

* This week’s restaurant review trend? Asparagus salad.

* Did send the Tweet of the Week? Find out.

* How often do you order a bottle of wine when you’re dining out? Let us know in this week’s poll!

* Are you attending #SXSW? Use OpenTable to make Austin restaurant reservations.

* Take Time Out for Hunger in New York on March 18th! Ten percent of proceeds go to the Food Bank to help New Yorkers in need. Reserve now!

* Reserve to Dine out to fight AIDS at select Denver, MinneapolisPhiladelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.  restaurants on April 26th!

* Restaurant Weeks in Pikes Peak and Seattle are happening now. Don’t miss your chance to dine out for less in your city.

* Restaurant reservations are now available for additional Restaurant Weeks, such as AustinBoston, Chicago ChefThe HamptonsHudson Valley, Long IslandPortsmouth, SeattleSouth Jersey, and Talbot County.

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#SXSW Dining: Use OpenTable for Restaurant Reservations in Austin

You can eat like a Top Chef judge when you're at SXSW. There's still availability at Paul Qui's Uchiko!

Are you one of the thousands of folks lucky enough to be attending South by Southwest in Austin this week? Plan ahead with OpenTable to book your Austin restaurant reservations — and avoid waiting on line!

There are more than 100 restaurants around town where you can reserve a table. From Braise and Clay Pit to Top Chef winner Paul Qui‘s Uchiko and wink and many, many more, Austin restaurant reservations await. You can use our Diners’ Choice lists to find user recommendations for the Best Overall restaurants, those with a Vibrant Bar Scene, or eateries that are Great for Lunch.

If you’re at #SXSW, you’re probably managing your life on your smartphone or table. Check out the full suite of free OpenTable mobile apps to make sure you’ve got access to the best Austin restaurants on the go.

And remember, it’s never too late to plan ahead. Check out Austin restaurants with availability tonight!


On Our Plate This Week: Dinner Party Winner; Dine Out for No Kid Hungry Enrollment; Restaurant Weeks in Atlanta + Vegas, + Labor Day Happenings

Labor Day events include a pancake-eating contest in NYC and The Taste festival in LA!

Happenings on and around OpenTable this week…

* The winners of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for the top 50 restaurants for late night dining have earned even more kudos, thanks to this cool coverage from Nation’s Restaurant News.

* Meet the Adam Wiscomb, the winner of the UrbanDaddy/OpenTable “Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties” Giveaway!

* Restaurants can help end childhood hunger by signing up to join the Share Our Strength Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign taking place September 18-24, 2011. Register here!

* Restaurant Weeks happening this week include Atlanta’s Midtown Restaurant WeekDallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant WeekHouston Restaurant Weeks, Las Vegas Restaurant WeekMiami SpiceCOOLinary in NOLA, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining MonthDine Tampa Bay, and Washington D.C. Restaurant Week.

* Looking ahead, reservations are now open for additional restaurant weeks, including Center City District Restaurant WeekLouisiana Seafood Restaurant Week, Main Line Restaurant Week, and San Diego Restaurant Week.

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