Month: June 2015


Culinary Camp Out: An Insider’s Look at the FOOD & WINE Classic

A few weeks ago, several members of the Reserve team headed to the Colorado mountains for the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. The annual event, which took place this year from June 19 to 21, features some of the biggest names in the culinary world — Danny Meyer, David Chang, Eric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, Christina Tosi, Tyler Florence and Rick Bayless to name just a few. I recently sat down with David Levin, Head of Special Projects at Reserve, who gave me the scoop on what actually goes on during the event.

b.s. taqueria

New Restaurants on Reserve You Have to Try

In the melting pot of Los Angeles, all you need is an adventurous spirit to indulge in the diversity of restaurants scattered throughout the city. The newest additions to Reserve embody the LA food scene, a kaleidoscope of cuisines from restaurants old and new. So go ahead — embrace the variety Reserve has to offer… B.S. TAQUERIA (DOWNTOWN)   The fare at B.S. Taqueria is authentically inauthentic, representing a city of migrant-rich flavors through the lens of a native. Chef Ray Garcia (who LA Times’ Jonathan Gold wrote is poised to be the next big thing out of Los Angeles) riffs on …

drago centro reservations

Drago Centro Reservations on Reserve

Drago Centro   Drago Centro delivers innovative and varied twists on classic Italian dishes. A sophisticated wine list and an assortment of creative cocktails are also available and pair well with the authentic yet contemporary Italian fare. The bright, elegant space boasts an open kitchen and a demonstration kitchen housed in what was once the vault of City National Bank, while a patio provides additional seating for dining al fresco. Zagat praised the midcentury-inspired dining room and its “‘unobtrusive’ yet ‘attentive service’”. Get your Drago Centro reservations using Reserve.

lula cafe

Lula Cafe Reservations Now on Reserve

Opened in 2009, Lula Cafe serves seasonally driven, farm-to-table dishes with adventurous options for vegetarians and meat and fish from sustainable sources. Unique cocktails and a selection of local and international wines and beers round out the restaurant’s offerings. The casual and unique space boasts a marble-topped bar and a sidewalk patio for al fresco dining. See why this Logan Square staple was recently named Eater’s 38 essential restaurants in Chicago. Use the Reserve app to make Lula Cafe reservations today.

Chicago - Gemini Bistro - Contemporary American - Seafood - mussels

Gemini Bistro Reservations on Reserve

GEMINI BISTRO serves Chef Jon Keeley’s American cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences. The seasonally influenced menu forgoes traditional courses to present plates by portion size — small, medium and large, as well as extra-small plates for kids. Inside the cozy setting of an early 1900s flatiron building, the marble bar offers imaginative classic cocktails and an elegant yet approachable wine list.