Aren’t They Romantic? Meet Diners Megan + Drew

winners1Today, we notified the winners of our Valentine’s Day Romantic Dining Stories Giveaway. They were selected at random, but every entrant had a touching tale to tell. First up, Megan (and Drew, too!).

Name: Megan K.

Romantic dining partner: Fiancé Drew.

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois, by way of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Fun fact: They’re getting married on March 15, 2014.

A night to remember: “Having dated my then-boyfriend (now fiancé) for six years, the element of surprise dates and gifts were long behind us after living together for a few years. On a random, chilly late winter weekend, my boyfriend told me to pack an overnight bag with a nice change of clothes for a weekend get away. We took the el from the Addison redline down to Chicago where he had me walk blocks out of my way to arrive at the Drake Hotel. We changed and caught a cab, and he instructed the driver to drop us off at Dearborn and Ontario. We walked into the Melting Pot and had a wonderfully romantic dinner over fondue. This started the beginning of our restaurant exploration and seeking out new and exciting restaurants together.”

Melted cheese seems to melt hearts. Are you big fans of fondue? Continue Reading

And, the Final OpenTable ‘My Foodie Valentine’ Dinner for Two Giveaway Goes to…

Shannon calls Scott Kircher, "My boyfriend AND most favorite foodie of life!" How sweet is that?

On behalf of everyone at OpenTable, congratulations to Shannon Falzon of San Francisco, California, on being the last lucky winner of the OpenTable ‘My Foodie Valentine’ Dinner for Two Giveaway. Shannon, pictured here with boyfriend Scott Kircher, will receive a $200 AMEX or Capital One gift card to help him celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Shannon says, “The ohhhh-so-charming picture of us was taken at the House of Prime Rib in San Francisco.” We love the House of Prime Rib, too, Shannon, so we totally get your looks of anticipation!

Happy Valentine’s Day to Shannon and Scott, and thanks to everyone who shared their photos with their favorite foodies! They were each a great reminder that food and dining are infinitely more fun when shared with someone we care about.

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Of the pho-sanity photo, Steve writes, "A great foodie moment for me and now for the world to see!"

On behalf of everyone at OpenTable, congratulations to Steven Oh of Torrance, California on being another lucky winner of the OpenTable ‘My Foodie Valentine’ Dinner for Two Giveaway. Steven, pictured here with his friend Rob, will receive a $200 AMEX or Capital One gift card to help him celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Of his “What the heck is happening here?” photo, Steve says, “The background story on the pic is that my friend Rob and I were pretty happily drunk at 2AM in Koreatown and had a craving for some good hangover food, which, of course, called for pho! Guess we were pretty hungry (and drunk) cause it turned into a “Who could top who?” battle. Rob put bean sprouts in his mouth, I bit down on a bunch of jalapenos, he grabbed for the hoisin sauce, so I immediately grabbed for the sriracha, and then I grabbed my chop stick and was in mid-whipping status when a friend caught the moment.” This is what one might call pho-sanity!

Stay tuned as we announce our final winner our giveaway.

And, the Next OpenTable ‘My Foodie Valentine’ Dinner for Two Giveaway Goes to…

Do you get the feeling that Rob and Heather are serious burgerphiles? Me, too!

On behalf of everyone at OpenTable, congratulations to Heather McLeod of West Chester, Pennsylvania on being another lucky winner of the OpenTable ‘My Foodie Valentine’ Dinner for Two Giveaway. Heather, pictured here with her husband Rob, will receive a $200 AMEX or Capital One gift card to help them celebrate Valentine’s Day with another delicious dinner! Heather says, “This picture is of my best friend and husband Rob and I in San Francisco for my 28th birthday. This was one of the many restaurants we checked out on our vacation. This burger definitely got our attention! Can I go back now?” You can — and you can look us up when you do! Happy Valentine’s Day, Heather and Rob!

There’s still one more prize to be awarded. If you haven’t already, upload your entry to the OpenTable Flickr group today! Tune in again tomorrow as we announce the next winner.