On Our Plate: July Restaurant Weeks in Baton Rouge, Charlotte, LA, MSP, NYC + More; Taste of the Nation Tickets; Taste of the Twin Cities

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Capture even more delicious dishes with Foodspotting for iPhone 4.

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

* Save 20% on tickets to Taste of the Nation South Florida on July 25. Purchase tickets today.

* Attend the 8th Annual Taste of the Twin Cities Originals on July 25. Learn more here.

* Take advantage of a 15% discount for Taste of the Nation Orlando tickets on August 10. Buy yours now.

* OpenTable for Windows 8 is out! Find out about our latest app.

* Cheers to the winners of the 2013 Diners’ Choice Awards for the Top 100 Hottest Restaurant Bars. Find out if your fave is on the list.

* We got a visit from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Peep the pics from Tech Tuesday!

* Foodspotting 4 for iPhone has hit the app store!  Check out the shiny new “Food Camera” for iPhone to capture even more mouthwatering pics.

* Toronto Summerlicious is on. Enjoy $15, $20, or $25 lunches and $25, $35, or $45 dinners, July 5-21.

* Allez! New York City French Restaurant Week is hereBook now for amazing prix-fixe $17.89 meals at the city’s finest French restaurants, July 8-14.

* Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Restaurant Week is back in action this summer. Take advantage of $10-$20 lunches and $15-$30 dinners, July 14-19.

* Baton Rouge Restaurant Week is headed your way. Don’t miss three courses for $15-$35, July 15-20Continue Reading

OpenTable Arrives on Windows 8

Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of OpenTable on Windows 8.

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Taking advantage of the unique aspects of the interface, Windows 8 users can:

* Get an instant view of available tables nearby with Tonight for 2, upcoming reservations, as well as favorite and recently viewed restaurants, in one glance of the main hub.

* Use the map search feature to hone in on trendy neighborhoods, and use filters to find and book that hot new restaurant everyone’s raving about.

* Salivate over popular restaurant dishes with our Foodspotting images, now available in a touch-friendly carousel view.

* Pin upcoming reservations and favorite restaurants to the start screen for quick access.

We hope you enjoy this sleek new option for making reservations on your Windows 8 tablets and desktops! Visit the Windows Store to download this free app today.

Josh Garnier is the Mobile Product Manager for Android and Windows Phone.