the daily dish

Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: April 29, 2016

Dishing out the latest and greatest in food news
Today's first course?
 
The James Beard Foundation announced this year’s winners for books, broadcast, and journalism. Book awards recognize works published in English in 2015. Broadcast awards are given to web and radio programs that aired in 2015. Journalism awards go to articles published in 2015. The awards ceremony took place at Chelsea Piers in NYC on Tuesday night, and had a TV Dinners theme. The winners accepted their awards to the tune of beloved theme songs. To see the complete list of winners, check out this story in the Eat/Dine section on The Daily Meal.
 
Online snack delivery service NatureBox has partnered with Target for its debut to brick-and-mortar retail. 900 Target stores across the U.S. now stock eight consumer-tested snacks from NatureBox. They are Mini Belgian Waffles, Cinnamon Yogurt Mini Grahams, Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps, Sea Salt Pop Pops, Praline Pumpkin Seeds, Sriracha Roasted Cashews, Lemon Tea Biscuits, and Big Island Pineapple. On NatureBox.com customers can choose from over 100 snacks to curate a snack selection to be delivered at a frequency of their choosing: monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly. A box of five snacks costs $19.95 and a box of 10 snacks costs $32.95.
 
Usually when you’re browsing OpenTable, you’ll look up reviews of a restaurant and then check to see if there’s availability before making a reservation. But now with the new features on the OpenTable app, you can check out hot restaurants nearby in real time. The new discover tab allows users to scope out recently opened restaurants with high scores, nearby restaurants with the highest popularity scores, restaurants divided into occasion types, nearby restaurants with immediate availability, and dining spots with availability later that evening, as well as rotating editorial picks.
 
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