Congratulations! 2013 James Beard Award Winners

Last night, the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world, were held in New York City. New York OpenTable team members Vince Chiaramonte, Mark Cornell, Samantha Cleaves, Alicia Gomes, Brian Maiorana, and Matt Touron were on hand to cheer on the nominees. You can peep a few pics below and view a list of winners after the break.

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Winning chefs and restaurants include:Continue Reading

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Dining and restaurant news…

* Pair of kings. A look at the culinary empires of Todd English and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. [HuffPost]

* Keep on truckin’. Or not, if you wind up with your own brick and mortar restaurant. [Chicago Business]

* When Jerry met Anderson. Picky eaters Anderson Cooper and Jerry Seinfeld complain about food. [HuffPost]

* The kids are all right. In defense of children in restaurants. [Aurora Sentinel]

* Symon says. Celeb chef Michael Symon talks about life on the line and in front of the cameras. []

* Fake beef. A twitter war between chefs and restaurants erupts, thanks to a fake profile. [Portland Press Herald]

* Supper shutterbug tips. How to take better food photos. [DigitalPhotographySchool]