Tipping


Pollan’s Rules for Sustainable Dining; Apply to Be the Next Village Voice Restaurant Critic + More

Dining news from around the web and the world… * Sustainable supping. Michael Pollan’s rules for visiting restaurants. [The Telegraph] * Eating out like an expert. Use these 12 insider tips to dine like a pro. [ABC News] * Are first dates at restaurants the worst dates? Body language experts suggest just that. [Daily Mail] * [...]

App for Dining with Allergies; Bad Food Trends; Five Diamond Restaurants + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * Worried about food allergies when dining out? There’s an app for that. [PC News] * Age matters. When it comes to visiting restaurants, anyway. Older folks eat out more than young adults. [Consumerist] * Five bad food trends. Courtesy of the curmudgeonly Josh Ozersky. [...]

Trash on the Tasting Menu; $2K Dish of Pasta; Deceptive Calorie Counts + More

Food and dining news from around the web and the world… * One man’s trash is another man’s tasting menu. Ingredients that would have wound up on the compost heap are being heaped onto diners’ plates. [Washington Post] * A pasta dish that’s seriously rich. And at $2,000 a plate, it ought to be. [NYPost] [...]

On Our Plate: Father’s Day Restaurant Reservations; Dining Without Tipping; Arugula Salad; Celebrity Sightings at OpenTable Restaurants + More

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Father’s Day is June 17th! Make a reservation for dear Dad today! * Have you ever left a restaurant without leaving a tip? Weigh in on this week’s poll. * This week’s restaurant review trend? Arugula salad! * Did you send the Tweet of the Week? Find out. * The stars were dining at OpenTable [...]

On Our Plate: Gluten-Free Dining; New Brunch Survey; Tipping Habits; Meyer Lemons Trending on OpenTable; Save 30% with Savored

Happenings on and around OpenTable …  * Do you suffer from Celiac Disease? Guest blogger Erin Smith gives you tips for dining out safely. * We’ve got the skinny on tipping in restaurants. Read more. * Do you have a food allergy? Weigh in on our dining poll! * Are you saving with Savored? Learn how you can [...]

On Our Plate: Winter Restaurant Weeks Are on Like Tron in Alexandria, NYC, Pittsburgh + More; OpenTable Comes to Your Camry; Take Our Tipping Poll

Happenings on and around OpenTable… * Alexandria, Columbus, New York City, Pittsburgh, Providence, and San Diego, San Francisco, South Carolina, Virginia Beach restaurant weeks are on! * Washington, D.C. Restaurant Week has been extended through February 5 at select restaurants. Book now! * Winter Restaurant Week reservations are open for other cities. Baltimore, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Center City/Philadelphia, Charlotte/Queen’s Feast, dineLA, Oakland, Kansas City, and Raleigh/Triangle await your bookings. Stay tuned for additional announcements! * Valentine’s Day reservations are booking [...]