Save 20% on GA + VIP Tickets to Monday’s Taste of the Nation Washington, DC!

Join Share Our Strength in the fight to end childhood hunger in America! Attend Taste of the Nation Washington, DC – and save 20% on your General Admission or VIP ticket with this exclusive offer! The nation’s premier culinary benefit dedicated to making sure no kid grows up hungry, Taste of the Nation Washington, DC will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the National Building Museum. Enjoy delicious dishes and drinks from DC’s top chefs, brewers, winemakers, and distillers. All proceeds support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign and local beneficiaries including Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, and Mary’s Center.

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Dining with the Stars: DC’s Cafe Milano Hosts the Obamas; Cooper + Lawrence at Katsuya in LA; Parks + Rec Films at St. Elmo’s Steak House in IN + More

If Newt Gingrich is lucky, Ron Swanson will be sitting at his table at St. Elmo’s Steak House.

Recent celebrity sightings at OpenTable restaurants…

* Jake Gyllenhaal and Susan Sarandon dined separately at ABC Kitchen in Manhattan. [NY Post]

* Twilighter Ashley Greene helped fete the opening of Andrea’s in Las Vegas. [Just Jared Jr.]

* Ryan Seacrest left the west coast for the best coast, dining at Bill’s in midtown Manhattan. [NY Daily News]

* Political reporters Dana Bash, Kelly O’Donnell, and Brianna Keilar ate at BLT Steak in Washington, D.C., as did Meet the Press host David Gregory. []

* Funnyman Jimmy Fallon had a meal at Blue Water Grill in the Big Apple. [NY Post]

* American Idol judge Nicki Minaj was spotted stepping out at BOA Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. [Just Jared]

* President Obama helped First Lady Michelle celebrate her birthday at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C. [The Miami Herald]

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Washington D.C. Restaurant Week + Sacramento Dine Downtown Start Today!

Mondays aren’t always fun days, but today certainly is in our nation’s capital and Sacramento! These two cities are celebrating the launch of their restaurant weeks.

Washington D.C. Restaurant Week runs through January 15 and features $20.12 lunches and $35.12 dinners. Participating restaurants include Art and Soul, Jaleo, and PS 7’s, among many others. Check out this piece in The Washingtonian on expert tips for making the most of D.C. Restaurant Week. Reserve now.

Sacramento Dine Downtown runs until January 18, with 30 restaurants offering three-course $30 dinners. Participants include Biba, Chops, and Ten22. Listen to the folks at Capitol Public Radio discuss this delicious event. Reserve now.

Check back for extensions and the launch of other restaurant weeks!