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Grubhub Launches Annual "Year in Food" Report Highlighting the Top Trends in 2019

December 4, 2019
Vegan & vegetarian options continue to grow in popularity as meat alternatives rise CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Grubhub , the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, today released findings from its annual " Year in Food " report. To find out what food trends shaped the year (or didn't), Grubhub analyzed tens of millions of orders placed by more than 21 million diners on its platform to uncover the flavors and tastes rising up the ranks among today's diners. Additionally, diners will receive their personalized "Taste...Read more

50 Best Launches '50 Best Discovery', the World's Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of 1,600+ Expert-Approved Dining & Drinking Destinations

November 26, 2019
Explore the Best Restaurants and Bars Around the World LONDON , Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 50 Best, the brand behind The World's 50 Best Restaurants and The World's 50 Best Bars annual ranking and awards, announces the launch of 50 Best Discovery . For 17 years, 50 Best has been compiling authoritative rankings based on the votes of its extensive international network of experts. Until today, 50 Best only revealed the restaurants and bars which received sufficient votes for them to be ranked. 50 Best Discovery now provides a deeper, richer library for people to draw on for eating...Read more

Urbana Celebrates Italian-American Tradition of Feast of the Seven Fishes On Christmas Eve

December 2, 2019
Dupont Circle Restaurant Will Offer $65 Seven-Course Seafood Menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee on December 24 WASHINGTON, DC – Buon Natale! On Christmas Eve, Urbana will bring Italian holiday cheer to Dupont Circle with a special Feast of the Seven Fishes menu from Executive Chef Ethan McKee . The seven-course seafood menu will be available as a prix-fixe tasting menu for $65. Guests also have the option to select items a la carte or enjoy the modern Italian dishes on Urbana’s winter menu. Chef Ethan makes all pasta and pizza dough in-house and offers gluten-free options to...Read more

What's On Your Plate? OpenTable Reveals Dining Trends for 2019

December 2, 2019
Diners Continue to Crave A Healthier Lifestyle with 'Keto' and 'Plant Based' Reviews Skyrocketing OpenTable Closes Out the Year, Celebrating a Milestone of More Than 10 Billion Diners Seated through its Software To Date SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Before closing the menu on 2019, OpenTable , the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG ), today released a retrospective look back at this year's most popular dining trends. From trending reviews to dining behavior across the country, this...Read more

OpenTable Partners with No Kid Hungry to Help End Child Hunger During the Holidays

December 3, 2019
Kicking Off on Giving Tuesday, the Campaign Will Allow OpenTable Diners to Donate Points for the Third Consecutive Year SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of the holiday season, OpenTable , the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG ), has once again partnered with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. With this year's partnership, OpenTable and No Kid Hungry will continue adding to the nearly 4 million total meals donated since first partnering together in 2017...Read more

Les Dames d'Escoffier Releases 2020 Culinary Trends Report

December 3, 2019
An in depth forecast of trends shaping the culinary and cultural landscape LOUISVILLE, KY, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) reveals data gathered from its international membership of over 2,400. It forecasts the most innovative trends in the culinary and cultural landscape for the next year. The report focuses on international, restaurant, catering, retail food, health and lifestyle, children, environmental policy and beverage trends looking at what's emerging, slowing down and just around the corner in the culinary and hospitality...Read more

The Michelin Guide, TripAdvisor and TheFork Launch an International Strategic Partnership

December 3, 2019
TheFork Acquires Bookatable and Expands to the UK, Germany, Austria, Finland and Norway Markets PARIS , Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michelin Guide has joined forces with TripAdvisor and TheFork to offer diners a complementary way to find their ideal dining experience, as well as improved access to a wider choice of high-quality restaurants around the world. Michelin and TripAdvisor, with its subsidiary TheFork, have entered into a content and licensing partnership to combine the gastronomic selection expertise of the Michelin Guide with the power of TripAdvisor's large customer...Read more

Destination DC Launches New Marketing Campaign "Stay Local DC"

November 22, 2019
Find ultimate staycation guides, deals & discounts on WASHINGTON, D.C. / PRNewswire / -- Destination DC (DDC) is embarking on a new consumer advertising and marketing campaign, Stay Local DC, promoting staycations in Washington, DC. The official marketing organization for the nation's capital, DDC aims to encourage families, friends, solo travelers and couples in the region to visits Washington, DC. Starting now and running through February 2020, visitors can access amazing hotel deals, world-class arts and culture offerings, delicious restaurants and free museums and...Read more

Think Big When It Comes to Shopping Small

November 21, 2019
Original content c/o: National Restaurant Association Take every opportunity to be a part of Small Business Saturday. Restaurants are big contributors to their communities. On November 30 – between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – restaurateurs, retailers and consumers will have the opportunity to participate in Small Business Saturday to support the local businesses that support the neighborhood. Restaurants are important drivers of local business: Of the more than 1 million restaurants around the country, more than seven in 10 are single-unit stores. Nine in 10 have fewer than 50...

The RAMMYS Return to Celebrate the Region’s Restaurants on July 26, 2020

November 18, 2019
Culinary Stars Will Shine at The 38th Annual Awards Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is excited to announce The 38th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sunday, July 26, 2020. A centerpiece of the summer, The RAMMYS are presented in collaboration with top sponsor Events DC, and bring together culinary artists and hospitality professionals from across the region for one of the top black-tie events of the season. The long-standing awards honor the ability and accomplishments of...Read more