OpenTable is an online restaurant-reservation service company founded by Chuck Templeton on 2 July 1998 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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  • Hummus is usually a simple blend of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper. That doesn’t have to be the case. These interesting iterations put new spins on the old favorite. Here are 10 restaurants serving hummus that will flip your dip. Trademark, New York, New York Purple beets are subbed in for the usual chickpeas to create a savory-sweet spread. It’s paired with feta yogurt ...

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  • British Columbia’s largest city boasts an award-winning dining scene, which draws on myriad culinary traditions and utilizes the rich bounty of the surrounding lands and waters. When locals have a night off, where do they like to go? These top Vancouver restaurants span neighborhood gems to haute cuisine, but they all have one thing in common: they serve up some of the best food in town.  Hawkswor...

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  • Bartenders are bringing a new buzz factor by crafting cocktails with cannabis. Whether they’re using cannabis-infused liquors or CBD oils derived from the plant – which have a host of medical benefits and work as a mood enhancer but don’t get you stoned like pot’s main psychoactive component, THC – these dope drinks will help you find your mellow. No bongs required! Make it an extra happy #Thirsty...

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  • ZeroFoodPrint believes that restaurants and diners can lead the fight against climate change. The non-profit organization based in San Francisco works with restaurants to help them understand the driving factors of their carbon footprint and reduce it. Last year, more than 100 restaurants joined ZeroFoodPrint in going climate neutral for Earth Day. That’s the equivalent of cancelling out the emiss...

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  • The capital of Japan has more Michelin stars than any other city in the world. With a total of 234 stars in 2017, there’s no shortage of incredible Japanese flavors to sample and unique dishes to feast on. From the contentious pufferfish to omakase sushi and Tokyo-style ramen, this city’s fare will wow your taste buds in ways you never knew possible. Book a table at any of these top Tokyo restaura...

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  • Raise the alarm! Restaurants are popping up inside firehouses. Don’t worry; you won’t need to go down a fireman’s pole to get into them. Here are six to check out and their dish that’s most fit for a firefighter. The Fire Station Cheltenham, Cheltenham, England Housed in a century-old Edwardian firehouse, the hotshot crew plays up the sizzling space by cooking extensively over a wood-powered robat...

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  • Since Colonial times, pineapples have been a symbol of hospitality. These convivial cocktails highlight the signature sweet flavor of the tropical fruit. Here are a dozen pineapple cocktails to help you get in the spirit of spring and summer. E&O Kitchen and Bar, San Francisco, California Say aloha to your new favorite Polynesian-inspired libation. A freshly carved pineapple contains Krakatoa Punc...

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  • It’s been said, first by Daniel Defoe and later by Benjamin Franklin, that taxes are one of life’s certainties (the other is too unpleasant to even mention here). As Tax Day looms on April 17th in the states and on April 30 in Canada, we’ve rounded up some splurges and offers for those of you looking to put your refund money where your mouths are. Check out these Tax Day 2018 restaurant offers for...

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  • With its strong historical ties to France, it’s no surprise Quebec City delights with delectable cuisine. From local cheese plates to local red deer tartare, there’s plenty of dishes that will have you saying, “Je me souviens,” — there’s plenty to remember about dining out at these eight classic Quebec City restaurants. LaurieRaphael Chic interiors aren’t just for show — what’s on the plate is jus...

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  • Watch out, beef. Mainstream diners are discovering what gourmands have known for years. When it comes to tender cuts, succulent sauces, and savory crusted medallions, nothing beats elk. Elk has all the wild flavor venison aficionados love but without the stronger, gamey tinge that can be off-putting. As more efforts are concentrated toward restoring elk populations in mountainous regions of the Un...

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  • Forget chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and Cadbury eggs – Greek Orthodox Easter has decidedly different food traditions than a classic Catholic celebration. Think avgolemono (egg and lemon soup), spit-roasted lamb, and tsoureki (sweet braided bread) instead. Here are seven restaurants where you can celebrate the resurrection this weekend and beyond. Molyvos, New York, New York Dive into a four-cou...

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  • Starting today, Australia’s picturesque Gold Coast will play host to athletes from 71 nations for the 21st Commonwealth Games. Fans can enjoy 275 different events over the two-week competition, with sports ranging from swimming and squash to beach volleyball and badminton. As the region looks to welcome visitors from across the world, top Gold Coast restaurants are preparing to impress both locals...

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  • Dining at a resort restaurant means an escape from the everyday. Views, whether of snowcapped mountains, soaring waterfalls, or beautiful gardens, are exceptional. And the food is a chance to dive deep to experience the best that a community has to offer. Sure, chefs can use high-end ingredients like foie gras and lobster but the best resort restaurants use these and other local and internationall...

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  • With spring officially underway, April 2018 restaurant weeks are happening. Whether you’re a local or a traveller, don’t miss these opportunities to dine for less when you’re in town. * Seattle Restaurant Week starts today. Book now for $18 two-course lunches + $33 three-course dinners through April 19. Make a reservation. * East End Restaurant Week hits the Hamptons and beyond. Enjoy $28.95 dinne...

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  • Mixologists are becoming magicians. Top cocktail creators have figured out whimsical ways to turn their tipples into tricks that leave their guests clapping with delight. One of their favorite illusions is to transform their drinks from one color to another. Here are five color-changing cocktails to add magical vibes to any #ThirstyThursday. Arbella, Chicago, Illinois Just as Anastasia undergoes a...

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  • No Seder dinner to celebrate Passover is complete without matzo ball soup. Usually made with chicken broth amped with carrots, celery, onions and plenty of fresh dill, it sports a plump dumpling forged from matzo crumbs. Though the roots of the iconic dish remain hazy, there’s no doubt it’s now a part of the pantheon of Jewish cuisine. Dip your spoon into these seven matzo ball soups to get in the...

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  • When most people think of dining destinations, the usual suspects always make the short list: Paris, Northern Italy, America’s Pacific Northwest, and so on. But foodies in the know waste no time getting to the Canadian province of Alberta. Here, a wilder version of Canada shares space with modern cities. The resulting hospitality is decidedly unpretentious and rooted in a history of agriculture. T...

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  • The humble meatball is found in many cultures, from Italian and Greek to Danish and Swedish. In the states, there’s even a National Meatball Day. Here are 14 restaurants for meatball lovers to try some of the best versions.   Siena Tavern, Chicago, Illinois The Wagyu beef meatball was created by owner and Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani. You’ll get one — and, at 12 ounces, it’s the size of a softball....

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  • Chirashi means “scattered sushi” in Japanese. Essentially it’s rice topped off with a variety of sashimi and various optional elements such as roe, pickled vegetables, avocado, uni, and a traditional egg omelet. Here are 7 restaurants for the best chirashi bowls to help you get your sushi fix in a new way. Sakerum, Washington, D.C. Consider this edible artwork. Matsuri sushi rice serves as the can...

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  • Beer plays nice with rum, vodka, gin, tequila and other compatible liquors — for playful and refreshing spring and summer sips. Sometimes it makes a cameo appearance, in a cocktail topped off with a lager or ale, while other times, drinks are created with beer in a leading role. Either way you pour it, beer cocktails are a reinvigorating change and a must-try for beer lovers. Bulla Gastrobar, Dora...

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  • Spring has sprung! For weary patrons eager to get back on the scene following a long winter, we’re pleased to release our list of 100 Best Restaurants in America for a Big Night Out 2018. Whether searching for an upbeat locale for drinks with the girls, show-stopping views for an anniversary celebration or lively ambience for a birthday surprise, the top 100 list delivers on delicious fare with fl...

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  • It’s been a long winter. Now that spring is here, Canadians are preparing to pack away the winter boots and step back into the nightlife. To guide them to the latest buzzing spots for a night out, we’re pleased to announce the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for a Big Night Out 2018. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 550,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable d...

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  • Warmer temps aren’t the only reason to celebrate the start of spring: it’s the season Canada starts harvesting its most ubiquitous export. While the epoch of maple season lasts only about six weeks when freezing night temperatures thaw trees under the sun’s glow and make the sap flow, this sweet treat has melded its way onto menus giving Canada flavors all its own. Check out these Canada restauran...

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  • Hoops fans live for March and the three-week-long tournament among the best college basketball teams — think the excitement of Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, and Mardi Gras all in one. These hoops-and-hops spots are slam-dunks for celebrating a W with a pint — or to commiserate a bracket bust with a pitcher. Let the tipoffs begin at one of these top restaurants for the college basketball championsh...

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  • Penguins and bunnies and bears, oh my! Bartenders are offering up cocktails in a zoo-worthy array of animal-shaped glasses. These five sips will let you get in touch with your wild side this #ThirstyThursday. Smokey the Bear at Arbella, Chicago, Illinois Only you can prevent forest fires, which won’t be an issue if you’re sitting in Chicago drinking this cocktail. Made with habanero-infused mezcal...

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