Off the Menu: OpenTable produces its Top 10 list for Western Mass

Best restaurant around? It’s a question the answer to which will vary widely depending on of whom it is asked.

There was a time when such pronouncements were the prerogative of food writers and professional critics, but in the 21st century we all have a way to make our opinions widely known — online reviews.

OpenTable, the online reservation service, collects and analyzes over 400,000 new diner reviews it receives every month. Periodically they use those summaries to generate a crowd-sourced overview of those establishments OpenTable users consider to be the best of the best.

Their recent Top 10 list for Western Massachusetts proved to be an interesting cross section of local dining destinations. Out of the 10 restaurants Open Table afforded “Best Overall Restaurant” status, six were from the Pioneer Valley.

Restaurants on the “Best Overall” roster include B Napoli in West Springfield, with its contemporary Italian fare; Johnny’s

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5 Greenwich Village Eateries Named To Best NYC Burger List



a large sandwich sitting on top of a table: The Greenwich Village makes some of the best burgers in the city, according to a new ranking by Eater NY.


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The Greenwich Village makes some of the best burgers in the city, according to a new ranking by Eater NY.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, NY — Five restaurants in Greenwich Village serve up some of the best hamburgers in the city, according to a recent ranking from Eater NY.

The food and restaurant website released Monday its list of “The 27 Juiciest, Beefiest Burgers in NYC.”

The list featured restaurants from all over the five boroughs for their elevated beef patty-making ability, but no neighborhood had more eateries lauded for their skill with hamburgers than Greenwich Village.

Here are the five Greenwich Village restaurants that earned a spot on the list and what Eater NY had to say about them.

The Happiest Hour: 121 West 10th Street

“The Happiest Hour burger manages to combine the best of both In-N-Out Burger and Shake Shack. Two beef patties, American cheese, lettuce,

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3 Dallas-area restaurants on ’100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America’ list

Just in time for Mother’s Day, reservation system OpenTable has released its list of 100 best brunch restaurants in America.

Haywire in Plano has an Airstream trailer on one patio. It can be reserved for private parties.
Haywire in Plano has an Airstream trailer on one patio. It can be reserved for private parties. (Rose Baca / Staff Photographer)

The list was created by synthesizing 12 million reviews of more than 30,000 restaurants in the U.S., according to an OpenTable statement. What results is a list of happenin’ brunch spots in 24 states. It starts with Texas: The No. 1 restaurant, a’Bouzy, is in Houston.

The highest-ranking brunch restaurant on the list in North Texas is Haywire in Plano. The three-story restaurant is in the posh Legacy West development. When Haywire opened, this is how we described it: “If your rich friend had a home in Marfa, Texas, it’d look like this: inviting, indulgent and eccentric.” Notably, a second Haywire in D-FW is expected to

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Three Malaysian restaurants make it to Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants extended 51-100 list for 2021

Dewakan's test kitchen can also be a venue for a small, intimate dinner with a killer view of the Petronas Twin Tower – Picture courtesy of Dewakan's Facebook

Dewakan’s test kitchen can also be a venue for a small, intimate dinner with a killer view of the Petronas Twin Tower – Picture courtesy of Dewakan’s Facebook

KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 – For the first time ever, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has announced an extended list of restaurants for 51st to 100th. And three Malaysian restaurants – Dewakan, Gēn 根 and Nadodi – are on it.

Previously in 2019, Dewakan was ranked 46 in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants.

The F&B industry in Asia has taken a big hit from the pandemic and the extended list is to help support their recovery.

Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Director of Content William Drew explained, “This year we have decided to publish the list of restaurants ranked from 51-100, created from the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, in order to recognise a greater number of venues than ever before.”

Together with

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