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

Barbuto-Chicken
Do we really believe a printed roast chicken would taste as good as this one from Barbuto? I’m not buying it. Literally.

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 are the protein of the future. I’d personally rather go vegan, but, to each his own. [NDTV.com]

* Slim pickings. Chefs dish on their tips for creating healthful offerings. [NRN]

* Happy meals. Turns out people don’t overeat just because they’re sad. Which makes sense because I pretty much want to eat whether I’m happy or sad. [Daily Mail]

* Didn’t understand 2001: A Space Odyssey? Me neither, but only because I fall asleep every time I try to watch it. Anyway, this HoJo kids’ menu from 1968 may help. [i09Continue Reading

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

Piquillos Rellenos Jose Garces-style at Amada.
Piquillos Rellenos Jose Garces-style at Amada in Philadephia.

* 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. Enter the Twitterati. Maximo Bistrot has since reopened and apologies continue. [Washington Post]

* Restaurant bans area man. An Albany restaurant operator forgot he was in the hospitality business when he asked a diner to leave — and never return. He, too, underestimated the power of social media. [TimesUnion.com]

* So, you want to open a restaurant? Read this list of do’s and don’ts first. [Richmond.com]

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San Francisco 2013 Michelin Starred Restaurants Named: Reserve Now!

Chef Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood and Chef Daniel Patterson of Coi have both earned 2013 Michelin stars.

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 star, with three new additions.

Being included in the respected MICHELIN Guide is a sign of excellence and quality. In the U.S., San Francisco is one of only three cities where Michelin publishes an annual guide. The others are New York and Chicago. The MICHELIN Guide New York 2013 was published October 3rd, and the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2013 will be announced on November 13, 2012. Honorees include:

Three Stars: The French Laundry and The Restaurant at Meadowood.

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Lunch Break: Meet OpenTable Employee … Tori Tsu

[singlepic id=19 w=300 h=400 float=right]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 Tsu

Hometown: Menlo Park, California

Job Title: Associate Marketing Manager

What that means that I do at OpenTable: Consumer marketing, holidays, promos

Years at OpenTable: 1.5 +

I have worked in a restaurant as a: Hostess, wine attendant.

The food that I can’t live without: Really good bread.

The one food I’ll never try: nattō.

My go-to drink or cocktail: Bourbon, neat.

The delicious dessert I refuse to share: Pot de crème.

My favorite thing about dining out is: not doing dishes.

If bone marrow is on a restaurant’s menu, I almost always order it.

My last best restaurant meal was at: traif or PT in Brooklyn.

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