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LivingSocial Expands to Takeout, Delivery Options

LivingSocial today announced the national launch of Takeout & Delivery, a virtual restaurant row to help eager eaters across the country order food for pickup or delivery from thousands of local restaurants, quickly, effortlessly, and at a value.

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the Top 100 U.S. Dining Hot Spots

OpenTable, a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants, is pleased to announce the 2012 Diners' Choice Award winners for Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in the United States.

White House Garden Gets Spuds

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed children from five schools across the country to join her yesterday for the fourth annual spring planting of the White House Kitchen Garden. During the day, the kids planted five varieties of seed potatoes: Sangre, Purple Sion, Mountain Rose, Red Thumb, and Canola Russet.

PromoterBee Offers Solution that Automates Social Media Marketing

Social media and online marketing is predicted to play an increasingly important role for restaurant and retail consumer outreach in 2012, and many businesses are succumbing to demand for hyper-local marketing and looking for solutions to help their companies stay ahead of the communications curve.

Texas Spice Becomes a 2-Star Certified Green Restaurant

Texas Spice at the Omni Dallas Hotel was recently certified as a 2-Star Certified Green Restaurant by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA), a national nonprofit organization helping restaurants to become more environmentally sustainable.

Survey Reveals Popularity of Ethnic Salads

A Mediterranean-style salad holds the most appeal as a new flavor for diners at casual dining restaurants, according to a Culinary Visions Panel study done by Chicago-based Olson Communications.“When restaurants want to add new salads they should look to the Mediterranean for inspiration,” says Sharon Olson, president of Olson Communications in Chicago.

HMSHost and Yowza!! Bring Savings to On-The-Go Travelers

World leader in travel dining and shopping, HMSHost, and breakthrough mobile couponing application, Yowza!!,are collaborating to bring real-time savings directly to travelers via their smartphones.At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Yowza!!'s local mobile coupons provide instant savings at popular HMSHost restaurants and cafes, including Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen, and LaBrea Bakery.

Homer Laughlin China and Hall China Expand Bosque Collection

In their first joint chinaware line development effort since the Homer Laughlin China Company acquired neighboring Hall China, the two veteran china companies utilized their combined manufacturing acumen to expand the highly popular HLC Bosque Collection, a “rustic casual” dinnerware line now enhanced by specialty pieces from Hall as well as a new color.

Slurp Up the Fun at Anthony's Oyster Festival

Anthony’s Restaurants celebrates its West Coast oysters in ways only a local restaurant could with its Oyster Festival.This month, featured fresh oysters carefully selected from cold, clean Pacific waters tempt, whether on the half shell, seared well, baked, fried, and even wine-paired!Those who like it raw will fawn over the Northwest selections served on the half shell: Olympia, Washington's only native oyster from South Puget Sound; Virginica, Kusshi; and a daily selection of assorted Pacific oysters.

Marketing To "The Internet Generation"

Nick Kokonas checks his restaurant’s Facebook page at least 10 times a day, every day.Is he obsessed?No, just a savvy restaurant operator.Kokonas is the co-owner (with executive chef Grant Achatz) of Next in Chicago, a restaurant that opened last April and operates via a totally new concept.

Club Converts to Burgers and Beer Restaurant

Changing a North Carolina concept from a sports bar-club to an upscale sports bar-restaurant concept called Draft Carolina Burgers & Beer wasn’t a simple move.It required finding new customers, promoting a late-night business without seeming club-like, and converting the menu to mostly local foods and beverages.

20 Hottest New Restaurants

From the North to the South and from sea to shining sea, we scoured the country for the hottest new independent restaurants. This list highlights a wide range of establishments, including casual concepts and fancy fine-dining hot spots, single-item formats and intricate tasting menus, and big-city ventures alongside small-town endeavors.

Zagat Honors Bay Area's Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Zagat Survey announced its inaugural San Francisco 30 Under 30 list today. Compiled by Zagat's editorial team, the list spotlights the up-and-coming chefs, mixologists, restaurateurs, and other industry trailblazers under the age of 30 who are helping to define the new generation of culinary greatness in the Bay Area.

Japan Week to Bring Japan to Manhattan

Don't miss the first-time moments of Times Square, "the Crossroads of the World," in cherry blossom pink!This dazzling digital display, featured on Times Square giant video screens, marks the centennial of the historic gift of cherry blossom trees from Japan to the United States.