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20 Culinary Questions with Washington, D.C., Food Writer Nevin Martell

Nevin Martell may be a New York native, but he’s made himself very much at home in Washington, D.C., over the last decade, and he definitely knows how to dine like a local. A freelance food and travel writer, Martell is the author of the recently published travelogue-memoir Freak Show Without a Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting [...]

Tweet of the Week: A Delightful Halloween Treat from The French Laundry

Fairytales can come true. It can happen to you — if you follow The French Laundry on Twitter. Even though it was Halloween, this was no trick. Thomas Keller’s legendary dining mecca released a full day of reservations on OpenTable, and a bunch of fortunate and fast foodies seized the opportunity. Congratulations to everyone who [...]

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal Top 100 Wine Lists

As the grape harvest continues at the nation’s vineyards, we are pleased to announce the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Restaurants with the Most Notable Wine Lists. 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 [...]

Printed Food Coming Soon; Edible Insects; After Dinner at The French Laundry + More News

Dining news from around the world and the web… * Do you want that burger 8 1/2″ x 11″ or 11″ x 17″? Pretty soon we’ll be eating printed food. [Dezeen.com] * Talk about off-label ingredients. Read no further if you’d rather not know what’s lurking in your food. [The Guardian] * Bugging out. Insects [...]

World’s Top 50 Restaurants; Social Media Helps Right Dining Injustices; Fish Collars + More News

* The World’s Top 50 Restaurants list is out. Congratulations to Eleven Madison Park (#5), Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (#7), Per Se (#11), The Ledbury (#13), Pujol (#17), Le Bernardin (#19), Daniel (#29), The Fat Duck (#33), and The French Laundry (#47). [Fox News] * Don’t you know who I am? The daughter of a government official in Mexico misused her influence to shutter a restaurant for not seating her at the table she wanted. [...]

San Francisco 2013 Michelin Starred Restaurants Named: Reserve Now!

OpenTable is pleased to highlight the honorees in the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco 2013. Forty-two restaurants are included, with two San Francisco restaurants receiving the Michelin three-star level, the highest recognition in the culinary world, with another six achieving two Michelin stars, including Atelier-Crenn, which moved from one star to two. Thirty-four restaurants earned one Michelin [...]

Lunch Break: Meet OpenTable Employee … Tori Tsu

As you may have guessed, OpenTable is a company of foodies. It’s also a pretty terrific place to work! Each week, you’ll meet another OpenTable employee and find out some of their food faves — and discover their answers to one of life’s eternal questions: “What’s for lunch?” Click image for larger view. Name: Tori [...]

Gluten-Free at The French Laundry; Dating for Dinner; Female vs. Male Chefs; Restaurants Seek Rx for Dining ADD; Cheers to Sommeliers, Jeers to Corkage

Dining and restaurant news… * Hold the wheat. You can dine gluten-free at The French Laundry and it is, obviously, still really, really good. [CarolFensterCooks.com] * The war on dining ADD. It’s being waged at many restaurants, particularly in Dallas. [City of Fate] * The difference between female and male chefs. Some folks think there [...]

Spotlight on a Spotlight Winner: Congratulations, Doug Downing!

Doug Downing won a Spotlight certificate recently for his #celebrestaurants pun, which was, by the by,” The French Stewart Laundry.” He’s taking home a Spotlight offer for his efforts. Doug was kind enough to indulge our questions. OT: Which do you like more, French Stewart or The French Laundry? DD: While French Stewart was great [...]

The Best Restaurants in the US: OpenTable Diners Reveal Their Top 50 Favorites

To celebrate the end of the 2010 Diners’ Choice Awards season, we’ve saved the best for last. Literally! OpenTable is pleased to announce the winners of its 2010 Diners’ Choice Award for the Best Overall restaurants. Culled from more than 7 million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 [...]