Ace Your 2013 US Open Dining Experiences with the Tennis Channel

As always, I will be rooting for Roger Federer. Allez!

The 2013 US Open Tennis Championships start today in New York. If you’re heading to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the next two weeks, as I am, you’ll likely work up an appetite. Fortunately, the folks at The Tennis Channel have put together a US Open dining guide for the competition. Click here to find a restaurant to match your appetite.

Hoping to spot some Tennis Channel stars while they’re in town? Jim Courier favors Babbo Ristorante. Martina Navratilova enjoys Pure Food and Wine. Tracy Austin is a fan of 21 Club, while Mary Carillo likes to dine at Serafina’s.Continue Reading

On Our Plate: US Open Dining; Late Summer Restaurant Weeks in Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Philadelphia + More; Restaurant Industry Index

OpenHappenings on and around OpenTable…

* OpenTable has released the OpenTable Restaurant Industry Index for Q2 2013. Find out how restaurants in major cities across the U.S. have been performing.

* The U.S. Open (aka The Most Wonderful Time of the Year) begins on Monday in New York. Find dining hot spots near the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with these picks from the Tennis Channel.

* Just two more days of Costa Mesa Restaurant Week. Reserve today for up to 40% off on gourmet meals at Costa Mesa’s best eateries, through August 23.

* Dine Tampa Bay is on. Enjoy special three-course $25, $35, and $45 dinners through August 30.

* Baltimore County Restaurant Week heats up! Get charmed by $15.13-$30.13 lunches and $15.13-$35.13 dinners through August 25.

* Downtown Cincinnati Restaurant Week continues. Take advantage of $35 dinners for one or two through August 25.

* Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week ends soon. Book now for $20 or $30 three-course dinners, and $10 beer or wine pairings at select locations, through August 25.

* Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week has arrived. Snap up $20.13 lunches + $35.13 dinners through August 25.

* Bet on Las Vegas Restaurant Week beginning tomorrow. Book now for $20.13 or $30.13 lunches and $30.13, $40.13 or $50.13 dinners, August 23-30.

* Devour Downtown Indianapolis has kicked off. Enjoy special 3-course, prix-fixe meals through September 1.

* Dining out in the Big Easy is even easier with COOLINARY New Orleans. Enjoy 2 or 3-course lunches for $20 or less and 3-course dinners for $35 or less through August 31.

* Houston Restaurant Weeks continue! Enjoy $20 + $35 brunches, $20 lunches, and $35 + $45 dinners through September 2.

* Spice up your summer with Miami Spice. Order up special $19 or $23 lunches and $33 or $39 dinners through September 30.

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On Our Plate: Restaurant Week Boston Rocks on; San Diego Restaurant Week Preview; Tennis Channel’s NYC US Open Dining Guide; Kale’s on the Menu

Roger Federer and Serena Williams are some of tennis’s most fashionable players, on and off the court. Who wouldn’t want to dine with either of these champions?

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* We’ve teamed up with Tennis Channel to create a US Open NYC Dining Guide. Learn when to tune in and where to dine out.

* Now trending on OpenTable restaurant reviewsKale.

*  With which top-seeded US Open tennis player would you most like to dine? Vote in this week’s poll!

* Did you dine with the stars recently? Learn which OpenTable restaurants received visits from celebs lately.

* Did you send the Tweet of the WeekFind out!

* Houston Restaurant Weeks are happening now! Don’t miss two-course $20 lunches and three-course $35 dinners through 8/31.

* NYC Go Prix Fixe has arrivedCelebrate dining with $24.07 lunches and $35.00 dinners in the Big Apple through September 3.

Dallas-Fort Worth KRLD Restaurant Week has been extended! Take advantage of delicious prix-fixe dinners for $35, through September 2.

* Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week is extended, too! Book now for $20.12 lunches + $35.12 dinners.

* Miami Spice is heating up. $19 or $22 lunches and $33 or $39 dinners through September 30.

* COOLINARY New Orleans has started. Reserve to enjoy special menus at discounts, August 1-31.

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Dine Out in NYC During the US Open + Tune in to the Tennis Channel!

Better off red? I think Roger Federer looks dashing in any color!

The US Open starts today in New York, and, thanks to Tennis Channel, you (and I) can enjoy hundreds of hours of coverage and analysis *and* a round-up of NYC restaurants to dine at during the US Open if you’re in town for this awesome event during the next two weeks!

No network devotes as many hours of television to the US Open as Tennis Channel does each summer while the sport’s largest spectacle takes place. In addition to full slates of matches most days, highlight and analysis shows US Open Tonight and Breakfast at the Open bridge the late-night and early morning hours with the latest on-court activity. Almost round the clock coverage offers live matches from 10:30AM-7PM, US Open Tonight from 11PM-2:30AM, with an encore shown 2:30AM-6AM, and Breakfast at the Open, 6AM-10:30PM.

Follow all the action on and off the courts at  Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows on Tennis Channel through Sunday, September 6, 2012! And, if you’re lucky enough to be attending the US Open, use our Tennis Channel-OpenTable US Open Dining Guide to find a terrific table before or after the matches!

I’ll be there for some key matches, rooting for Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and David Ferrer, as well as my fave Roger Federer, to take the title this year (Apologies to Djokovic!), and I’m pretty sure the amazing Serena Williams will once again prove unstoppable. Who are your picks? Weigh in here or on Facebook!