Texas


Dining Happily Ever After: Meet Pat and David

OMG! It’s Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, here’s another Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway winner who has been dining out with her husband for 50+ happy years. Name: Patricia H. Romantic Dining Partner: David H. Married: February 22, 1958. Hometown: Coppell, Texas. Half a century of surprises: “My husband of almost 56 years, has surprised me so many [...]

OpenTable Restaurant Reviews Reveal Top 100 Best American Fare Restaurants + Slideshow

Just in time for the holiday dining season, we are pleased to celebrate the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and [...]

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 [...]

OpenTable Reviews Reveal the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars — Cocktail Photos + Recipes!

In celebration of the nation’s growing cocktail culture, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states [...]

Top 25 Mom-friendly Dining Cities in the U.S.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are pleased to release our rankings of the Top 25 Mom-friendly Dining Cities in the U.S. This list represents the best cities for moms who are also fun-seeking foodies. The results are spread across 16 states and point to the places where it’s terrific to be both a mom and [...]

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the U.S.

We are thrilled to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Winning restaurants are [...]

Pop-Up Restaurants Hit a Peak; Tasting Menu Discourse Courses on + More News

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Fill a prescription and fill up on food? Drugstores are getting into the dining game. [SF Gate] * Destination dining hits a peak atop Mount Kilimanjaro. Literally. [Toledo Blade] * Hotel dining moves far beyond room service and stodgy menus. Find out how [...]

From Mom with Love: Executive Chef Banks White of FIVE Restaurant in Berkeley, California, Shares His Mom’s Recipe for Butttery Pound Cake

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked chefs to share a recipe inspired by their own mom. First up, Banks White, Executive Chef of FIVE restaurant in Berkeley, California, gives us the scoop on his mother’s pound cake. Chef Banks grew up in Texas, living in Austin and Marshall, for many years. “Cooking really was [...]

Top Chef Texas Episode 9: Chef Ed ‘Swiss Miss’ Hardy on McGee, Magic + Meat

Straight from the slopes of Switzerland, we’re rehashing the latest episode of Top Chef: Texas and some other Very Big Issues with Ed Hardy of Red Rooster Harlem. Happy New Year! I think you spent it abroad, and, luckily, we had a repeat last week. Where were you, and why doesn’t that country have U.S. cable? I was in Switzerland [...]