Best late night eateries in the US sing the same tune
Wednesday 24 August 2011
The US restaurants that top a newly released list for after-hours dining may all satiate the late-night munchies, but many of the eateries also sing the same tune and offer nighttime crooning on the menu.
It's a common theme that runs in many of the 50 restaurants chosen from among 10 million reviews submitted to online reservation system OpenTable.com: jazz bars and blues clubs dominate the Diner's Choice Awards that span the US.
New York City, Atlanta and Orlando shared the top spot, each boasting four restaurants on the list, followed by Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, which were represented by three eateries.
To be able to successfully draw in the nocturnal crowd looking to satisfy late-night cravings, a restaurant has to provide a dynamic environment that comes alive once traditional eateries start clearing their tables, said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's chief dining officer.
"This year's award-winning restaurants are magnets for night owls, show-goers seeking supper, foodies searching to satisfy a culinary craving, and restaurant industry professionals celebrating the end of a shift. Both the atmosphere and food at these top eateries are as vibrant and pleasing late into the evening as they are at 8 p.m."
All five locations of BB King's Blues Club, for instance, were nominated for providing dining soundtracks to southern comfort foods like fried chicken and waffles, barbecue, gumbo and fried catfish.
Diners at their Orlando, Memphis, Nashville, West Palm Beach and Las Vegas locations are entertained every night with live jazz bands.
A late-night hot spot in New York City inspired by the former Portuguese colony in China, Macao, offers a late-night dining menu that starts at midnight and ends at 3 am. The fusion cuisine of Chinese and Portuguese influences includes items like mushroom and truffle croquettes, dried fried boneless pork ribs and chicken and pork belly dumplings.
A restaurant in Claremont, California, Hip Kitty Jazz, also managed to set the interactive meal of cheese, chocolate and meat fondue against a backdrop of live jazz - evidently a winning combination for users of OpenTable.
Menu items include a Gruyère caramelized onion, beef broth and Brandy fondue, cheddar, roasted garlic and Zinfandel and Spanish Manchego, sherry and garlic.
To see the complete list, visit http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?ref=8359&pid=464.
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