What Is Tasting Table?
Tasting Table is a free daily email publication that delivers the best of food and drink culture to adventurous eaters across the country.
Each weekday we send our members one delicious story about dining out, cooking at home, or cocktails, wines and chefs to know now. We only feed you firsthand recommendations that have been thoroughly tested--one bite at a time--by our editors. (Learn more about our Editorial Policy here.)
Think of Tasting Table as the friend you call to ask, “Where should I eat tonight?” We're the friend who knows the best spot for $2 tacos, and which $200 tasting menu is worth the splurge. We’re serious eaters who don’t take ourselves too seriously--like you.
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What Makes Tasting Table Unique?
We create epicurean recommendations that are authentic, trustworthy and actionable.
Authentic: We’re genuinely passionate about the subjects of our articles, and we don’t believe in covering something just because everyone else is. We love the underdog, and advocate the unnoticed and underreported whenever possible.
Trustworthy: We write from personal experience and knowledge, not from press releases. Our editorial team has personally tested every bar, restaurant and recommendation we publish. Even the recipes we share with readers have been tested in our own Test Kitchen. Learn more about our Editorial Policy here.
Actionable: Ready to dig in? When you like what you’re reading, just click the “NEXT STEP” arrow below each article we publish to experience our recommendation yourself. That way, you can book a table, view a menu, purchase a product and more—all with a click.
How Can I Get the Most From Tasting Table?
Keep Current With Dining Dispatch: We’re wary of recommending just-opened restaurants and bars because we haven’t had enough time to thoroughly vet them. Plus, chances are they’re still ironing out a few kinks. But to keep you current on food news in your neighborhood, we report on openings, closings and other major updates in the Dining Dispatch section at the bottom of our local-edition emails.
Use Our Short List Cheat Sheet: Also at the bottom of our city edition emails is the Short List, your quick guide to where our editors are eating right now, and a handy cheat sheet for when you need to find a last-minute dinner spot.
Build Your TT To-Do List: Tasting Table makes it easy to keep track of all your dining and drinking plans. When an article piques your interest, just click the red “Save This” button at the bottom of the article to store that recommendation to your personalized To-Do list. Access your personal list anytime by clicking “To-Dos” in our navigation bar at tastingtable.com. We even keep your list organized by category: Dining, Wine, Drinks, Cooking, Travel, and More.
Take TT To-Go: Download our free iPhone application, Tasting Table To-Go, to take your To-Do list with you, access our Short List cheat sheet, read articles from our archives, or use a map to find Tasting Table recommendations near your current location.
Plan Ahead With Weekend Menu: Each Thursday, our city editions publish a Weekend Menu, which rounds up the best culinary events happening in your city. From street fairs to wine tastings to cooking classes and beyond, we preview the weekend’s upcoming events so you can plan ahead.
Follow Your Stomach With Flight Plan: Once monthly, our National edition publishes Flight Plan, your guide to food and drink destinations worth the trip--from international food festivals to regional wine pressings and more.
Get Social: It’s not always fun to dine alone. Take advantage of the share buttons at the bottom of every Tasting Table email to forward an article to friends, or post to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Foursquare or Pinterest accounts.
Is there a Tasting Table for me?
There’s a Tasting Table edition for everyone! Join at tastingtable.com or, if you’re already a member, manage your editions at tastingtable.com/manage.
Tasting Table serves up six city editions, plus a national edition, each weekday around lunchtime. Our city editors publish local picks daily in New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami. Tasting Table’s national edition shares recommendations that anyone in the country can enjoy.
When you join Tasting Table, your zip code is used to suggest the closest edition to your hometown. But you’ll also be given the opportunity to add other city editions in case you call more than one city home or love delicious intel from a bunch of locations.
For an extra dose of Tasting Table, add one of our specialty editions to your membership:
Chefs’ Recipes Tasting Table Chefs' Recipes shares exclusive recipes from buzz-worthy chefs around the country, adapted for the home cook. We’ll help you whip up dishes from America’s hottest restaurants and the best new cookbooks. Each and every recipe you receive is thoroughly evaluated in our own New York City Test Kitchen. (Learn more about our Test Kitchen seal of approval here.)
Top Shelf Once a week, Tasting Table Top Shelf delivers the latest trends, cocktail recipes, ingredients and spirits shaping liquid culture from coast to coast. This is an edition for the advanced drinkers among us (you know who you are).
Sous Chef Series Each Monday, Sous Chef Series will introduce you to one of the culinary world's up-and-comers and provide you with an exclusive recipe from this talented chef. Throughout the series, we invite members to take a peek into the personal life of the country's most exciting sous chefs.
Good Taste Choose to live both deliciously and healthfully with our daily Good Taste email. Members receive balanced eating and drinking ideas that never compromise on flavor, including health-minded recipes from top chefs, organic and biodynamic wine suggestions, ingredient-driven cocktail recipes, sustainable kitchen staples and much more. Get fresh with us.