Month: August 2015

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Coming in Hot: Barbecue Smoking the Nation

What’s better than tasty, affordable and classic American fare? Not much — which probably explains why barbecue is one age-old cuisine that’s spread (as rapidly as the fire it’s seared over) from Southern secret to national craze. More than just throwing a slab of meat on the grill, barbecue involves cooking all different kinds of meat over indirect heat (usually a wood fire) for a while (sometimes, up to 18 hours) — two factors that differentiate it from grilling. But the resulting combination of smoky, juicy and spicy flavors can’t be beat.

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Dining Trends: A History with Yale’s Dr. Paul Freedman

Edited by Dr. Paul Freedman, “Food: The History of Taste” is an illustrated and comprehensive collection of essays on the subject of the development of food, from prehistoric to contemporary times. Divided into 10 chapters that consider food through the lenses of culture and time, the award-winning tome contains essays by international historians on a variety of subjects, from Chinese cuisine to the evolution of modern restaurant dining.

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Wine and Dine on Reserve LA

Cheers to you, Reserve diners! Wine can truly be the apex of any dining experience, from the perfect toast to enhancing the flavors of a carefully crafted dish. Nothing complements a meal better than a well-paired glass of wine. Check out these Reserve restaurant partners with stunning wine programs.

Myriad Gastro Pub Reservations

Myriad Gastro Pub Reservations on Reserve

MYRIAD GASTRO PUB dishes out globally inspired comfort-food classics finished with a California twist. The cozy eatery offers up seasonal menus composed of snacks, small plates and entrees, along with inventive sides and desserts. Diners can enjoy all of the menu offerings — plus a notable collection of craft beers and wines — in the unpretentious dining room, decorated with rustic metal, reclaimed wood, handcrafted tile and vintage accents.

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Reserve Acquires Set for Service

At Reserve, our goal has always been to make the experience of dining out better for both our restaurant partners and their guests. The restaurant tech space is crowded, and occasionally we’ll come across other smart companies who share this vision and are committed to the cause.

Fork Reservations

Fork Reservations on Reserve

FORK serves up sophisticated New American cuisine (including handmade pastas) at nightly dinners and a popular Sunday brunch. The extensive wine program — which boasts bottles with origins both domestic and international — is complemented by a globally inspired selection of cocktails, beers and spirits.

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5 Hummus Facts + Spreads to Share in Chicago

Which American city is considered an equal destination for both dining and drinking? With a reputation for brewing world-class beers, cocktails and spirits, Chicago is the city for sampling all kinds of delicious beverages. Naturally, a good drink can create a craving for accompanying bar bites — and one in particular that is equal parts healthy and tasty has invaded The Windy City…