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  • Chestnuts are no longer just roasting over an open fire. The filling and flavorful nuts are a favored ingredient in belly-warming winter dishes. These chestnut dishes will bring comfort on even the dreariest of days. Nickel & Diner, New York, New York Ribbons of pappardelle are made with a blend of chestnut and pasta flours. The svelte streamers are mixed with a rich ragu featuring slow-cooked vea...

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  • Oahu is known as “The Gathering Place,” which is a befitting moniker for Hawaii’s most populated island. A magnet for travelers seeking to experience its staggering natural beauty and explore its storied past, Oahu is also teeming with restaurants that delight locals and visitors alike. Since brunch is the absolute best way to kick off any weekend day, we’ve rounded up five restaurants serving the...

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  • Know what’s better than enjoying a before-or-after dinner cocktail in front of a roaring fire? Sipping that drink while sitting around an outdoor fire pit with fresh air and friends you haven’t met yet. These six restaurants with fire pits — some in really cold climes — allow you to warm your spirit while soaking up a bit of nature. 1606 Restaurant, Gloucester, Massachusetts The fire pit at this s...

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  • Nicknamed “the caviar of the South,” pimento cheese is a staple below the Mason-Dixon line. It’s usually made from just a few ingredients – cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimento peppers, onion, and a few seasonings, including cayenne pepper for a little kick. Often, it’s simply served with Ritz crackers and whatever pickles are in the larder. Here are 9 takes on the beloved Southern snack. City Tap ...

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  • From impeccable service to one-of-a-kind dining experiences, we’re pleased to reveal our list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2017. The list of the 100 Best Restaurants in America reflects the combined opinions of more than 12 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 26,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. From restaurants with world-r...

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  • In celebration of another year of delicious dining experiences, we’re thrilled to announce the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 500,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants across Canada. Whether it’s the understated elegance of Bar Von Der Fels in Calgary or the authentic tastes of Dam...

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  • It wasn’t that long ago that Asheville, North Carolina, was just another charming mountain town. Then came the smoked trout and fried capers, sweet tea-brined fried chicken, and every conceivable collard preparation. Next, Asheville took a culinary leap forward. Fueling Asheville’s growth, today the city’s inhabitants sustain 17 tailgate markets, 40 breweries, and 273 restaurants in a dizzying men...

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  • Rich in antioxidants and aromatic flavors, tea cocktails are making a splash on menus across North America. Here’s a look at 11 restaurants serving these trendy tipples. Market Punch at Mattie’s at Green Pastures, Austin, Texas Mattie’s Market Punch is mixed with gin, guava jelly, mint marigold, grapefruit, herb tea wine, and fruit and is served in vintage copper bowls or a teapot for two. “Tea is...

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  • The humble carrot possesses a tasteful trinity of tones: sugary notes, deep earthiness, and underlying savoriness. That makes the rustic root vegetable a versatile ingredient, which can take a leading role in savory or sweet preparations. This autumn, chefs are creating delicious carrot dishes – from appetizers to desserts that will give you a newfound appreciation of this ubiquitous and often-und...

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  • Ahead of the New Year’s resolutions that many of us will make around getting healthy and eating clean in the new year, contributor Carley Thornell chatted with culinary professionals to find out how chefs stay healthy every day. For chef Andy Husbands, his usual road trips include eating barbecue at about 30 places in four days as research for such restaurants as Tremont 647 and the new Smoke Shop...

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  • Famous authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sylvia Plath, and Ernest Hemingway were known not only for the literary prowess but also their ability to throw back a few (or in some cases, a few too many) drinks. Booze has inspired countless books, so it’s only natural that some mixologists likewise draw their inspiration from the classics. Here are seven cocktails inspired by books (and one auteur...

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  • Tiny Portugal has long stood in Spain’s culinary shadow. Portugal, Spain’s westerly neighbor on the Iberian Peninsula, is culturally distinct from its compadre to the east but relies on many of the same cooking techniques and ingredients as its more famous cousin. Too, the Portuguese diaspora is expansive, stretching from Macao and Goa in Asia to Brazil in South American and Angola and Mozambique ...

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  • Melbourne is the Australian version of New York. It has stylish people, oodles of culture, and the nation’s choicest bars and restaurants. Seemingly endless options make it difficult to navigate through the city’s hidden laneways in search of the best eats. With a wide variety of influences from Asian to Middle Eastern and European, these are hottest restaurants in Melbourne in 2017. They are THE ...

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  • Want to do good with all those OpenTable Dining Rewards points you’ve accrued? In honor of Giving Tuesday, you can use them to help end childhood hunger. We’re pleased to announce that OpenTable diners now have the opportunity to donate their OpenTable dining points to No Kid Hungry®, a campaign of the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Through OpenTable’s relationship with long...

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  • Chefs aren’t leaving leaves behind any longer. They used to throw them in the stockpot, the compost, or – worst of all – the trash, but it turns out the greens are full of flavor. Here are six restaurants where vegetable leaves are on the menu. Ocean Prime, Washington, D.C. The meaty ahi tuna Rossini sits in a truffle reduction, its earthiness amplified by caramelized mushrooms. Seared foie gras c...

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  • Ruddy red cranberries are a quintessential fall fruit. They possess a tantalizing tartness that tingles the tongue. While they have a place on Thanksgiving plates, they are often featured in desserts, where their sharp smack helps cut through the sweetness. These five cranberry desserts will help you get into the spirit of the season.  Bluestem Brasserie, San Francisco, California Two of our favor...

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  • Up for a winter weekend abroad? Give Berlin a try – next to its array of history and culture, not to mention its insane nightlife, Germany’s capital offers warm, cozy, and comfortable “Gemütlichkeit” – the German take on that much-hyped Scandinavian feeling of hygge. To really make the most of it, sleeping in is a must, so here’s where to brunch in Berlin even if you’re a late riser. Spindler Spin...

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  • Whether you pronounce it pee-can or pee-kahn, the humble pecan is deeply nutty, super savory, and a little earthy. They work well in sweet preparations so during the Thanksgiving season they pop up in a plethora of pastries. Here are pecan desserts to try now. Roe Seafood, Long Beach, California Filipino San Rival cake made with rich layers of cashews, buttercream, and meringue is the blueprint fo...

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  • Spare yourself the shopping, prep, and clean up next Thursday by dining out. These nine restaurants are offering fantastic feasts to ensure you have a memorable (and filling) Thanksgiving 2017 celebration. Charlie Palmer Steak, Washington, D.C. Eats: A three-course, prix-fixe menu that includes roasted butternut squash soup with pumpkin seed brittle, sage roasted free-range turkey, family-style si...

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  • Wine served from a keg rather than a bottle reduces packaging waste and ensures optimal freshness. Plus, it’s quicker for staff to pour wine from a keg than pop open a bottle. Here are five restaurants serving wine on tap so you can sip smartly. Tap & Barrel, Vancouver, British Columbia Tap & Barrel serves wine exclusively from a tap and offers over a dozen options. “We offer wine on tap because i...

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  • Just in time for the holidays, we’re getting into the spirit of the season by unveiling the 100 Best Restaurants for Groups in America 2017. From coast to coast, the complete list features restaurants across 26 states, with New York boasting 20 winning restaurants, followed by Illinois with 18, California with 13, and the District of Columbia and Nevada both claiming nine. Florida, Georgia, Indian...

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  • To truly understand the soul of a city, eat what the locals say are their favorite foods. To eat anywhere in Houston is to savor the flavors of the city’s rich past and immediate present. From Tex Mex and Cajun flavors to traditional French and modern Asian, this vibrant metropolitan area serves up some of the country’s most original and inspired fare. Whether brand new or on the menu for 40-plus ...

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  • Taking a page from the avocado toast craze, the toast scene has turned a new leaf this autumn with savory, rich, colorful ingredients that are debuting on menus beyond just breakfast. Here are ten takes on toast you’ll fall hard for this season. Tomato Toast, Waypoint, Cambridge, Massachusetts Chef Scelfo’s Harvard Square restaurant serves a smart looking tomato toast created with a rich, herbed t...

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  • With the launch of “Let’s Raise the Glass,” helping those impacted by the devastating California wine country wildfires is as easy as ordering a glass of wine. Let’s Raise the Glass was inspired by Charleston Grill sommelier Rick Rubel with the help of general manager Mickey Bakst as a single restaurant’s effort to donate a portion of the proceeds from every glass or bottle of California wine sold...

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  • Thanksgiving is all about celebrating family and food. But at some restaurants, every day feels like Thanksgiving as chefs get to honor their own heritage by bringing flavors from home to your plate. Here are nine restaurants where family recipes are on the menu. Kingside, New York, New York Small plates may be one of the main features at Kingside, but chef Fernando Navas’s bone-in rib eye for two...

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  • What’s old is new again when it comes to drink menus. This week marked National Harvey Wallbanger Day (who knew?), an annual celebration of the classic cocktail poured with vodka, Galliano, and orange juice debuted in the ‘50s. And, so, in that spirit, we’ve got nine retro cocktails to celebrate our spirited past — some have stayed true to their origins, while others have been reimagined with some...

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  • The humble head of cauliflower is finally a top ingredient. Chefs are using the bewitching brassica in meatless preparations that are equally satiating and satisfying. Here are 10 top cauliflower dishes perfect for autumn dining.  Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab, Washington, D.C. Vegetarians can now dig into a steak. Well, cauliflower steak. Herb marinated and char-grilled, the meaty maste...

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  • A recent analysis of OpenTable data reveals that reservations for parties of one have grown nationally by 85 percent since 2015. The findings indicate that the stigma surrounding dining solo may be starting to lift and that guests are eager to savor special culinary experiences alone. Data shows the majority of solo dining reservations are booked for dinner (43 percent) followed by lunch (30 perce...

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