Best of San Diego

Let’s face it business travel can be tedious. Flight delays, mediocre dinners in the hotel lobby, stressful meetings and of course, more flying. So, the next time you’re packing your bags be sure to throw that Hawaiian shirt in with your business khakis and build some exploration time into your agenda, especially in the summer when it seems like everyone else on your flight is on holiday!

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Famous Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA.

This August business people from all over the world will descend on San Diego for the Global Business Travel Association annual conference.  I admit San Diego is not a tough assignment, but if you tread a straight path between your hotel and the convention center you risk missing the So Cal experience. It’s not difficult to find fun local activities, especially with the convention center sitting on the waterfront downtown. So, allow me to offer a few ideas for your next business trip in America’s Finest City.

  • Downtown San Diego is home to Petco Park, the home of the San Diego Padres. If you’re a baseball fan then this state of the art baseball experience is sure to impress. Catch a fly ball, or enjoy the game with a cold one and take in the atmosphere.
  • If you’re looking to experience a little Puerto Nuevo style seafood without actually crossing into Mexico, Rockin’ Baja Lobster has a location right downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter. Venturing just north of downtown there is another Rockin’ Baja in Old Town. A trip to Old Town will transport you back in time as it is the oldest settled area in San Diego. Here you’ll discover historic buildings dating back to 1820.
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Tacos from Rockin’ Baja Lobster.
  • Downtown is also home to one of the largest “Little Italy” neighborhoods in the country and is a thriving pedestrian market place with restaurants, shops, wineries and more. If you set out to explore this historic area, make time to grab a bite at Indigo Grill. With a fire pit patio, it’s the perfect place to enjoy “Modern Latin Cuisine.”
  • Another downtown favorite for “social dining” is Searsucker. There are plenty of small plates to share, grilled octopus…duck wings…mushroom crepes…yes, please!  If you’re in the mood for something heartier, the prime dry aged New York strip with Japanese sweet potato and shishito chimichurri will not disappoint.
Steak dish from Searsucker.
  • Balboa Park is in close proximity to downtown and this 1,200-acre urban oasis offers something for everyone. Museums, gardens, trails, theatre, the world-famous San Diego Zoo and of course, food! The award-winning Prado at Balboa Park in the House of Hospitality offers both indoor and outdoor dining.  A beautiful setting to taste the local San Diego brew with your lunch or dinner.
  • If you crave waterfront dining, Coronado Island is a quick 15-minute boat ride across the bay from the convention center ferry stop. Once you arrive at the Coronado Ferry Landing, head to Il Fornaio and sample some of its award winning Italian cuisine. Il Fornaio’s dining room and patio provide a glorious front and center view of the beautiful San Diego skyline.
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Pasta dish from Il Fornaio.
  • Another perfect vantage point for dining with a view is Coasterra, at the tip of Harbor Island just a short drive from the convention center. You will enjoy panoramic views of the harbor and city while feasting on modern Mexican cuisine.
  • Lastly if you can sneak away long enough to escape to La Jolla, a beautiful village offering ample dining options. Whisknladle is considered a “neighborhood gem” where inspired dishes featuring local ingredients change frequently to capture the freshest flavors of the season.  According to Edible San Diego, “the modern-rustic, indoor-outdoor dining room screams La Jolla chic.”
    • Across the way sister restaurant Catania features fresh, authentic, handcrafted Italian fare. Earning top accolades since opening, Catania’s perch on the top floor of the La Plaza Center offers stunning views of La Jolla and the Pacific beyond.
    • A La Jolla classic George’s at the Cove hosts three venues in one building. You can savor “California Modern” cuisine on the first level; on “Level2” you’ll be treated to an elevated cocktail experience featuring classic and innovative modern creations; and one level up is George’s Ocean Terrace, overlooking the Pacific, which Travel and Leisure named “one of the world’s hottest rooftop restaurants.”
Cocktails from George’s at the Cove.

I hope I’ve lured you away from ordering room service and provided ample opportunity to put on that Hawaiian shirt and own your San Diego experience!

Written by Janice McEachen.

Cool Summer Food Trends

It’s summer at last!  Don’t wait until you’re home on the weekend to celebrate the season.  If you find yourself on the road for business, fight the urge to order room service and go live it up.  Since it is such a short season, don’t bypass the opportunity for a seasonal experience because you’re away from home and perhaps traveling alone.  Make it a trip to remember by checking out the local food scene and indulging in the amazing cuisines that showcase the abundance of peak seasonal produce.


If your travels bring you to our nation’s capital, venture out to Union Market.  After you’ve perused the goods that 40 local artisans have on display, have a seat on the patio at Bidwell.  Much of the produce at this Michelin Bib Gourmand-listed restaurant is grown on their aeroponic rooftop, the definition of hyper-local food.  What could be more refreshing than a lemonade infused with basil and cucumber that was grown on site?  Sounds perfect with one of Chef Mooney’s lobster taco appetizers!

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Joy District

“Handcrafted” and “modern” are defining terms on the beverage scene this summer.  Instead of classic soft drinks, bartenders are mixing it up by infusing sparkling soda with hibiscus or berries.  At the Kingside in Manhattan you can enjoy a rooftop experience while sipping on a lavender Collins or a Midtown Spritz, a vodka cocktail with elderflower, prosecco and mint.  If you don’t have an early meeting, Joy District in Chicago offers unique cocktails with a dance party rooftop experience!

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Table & Main

Take a stroll down Canton Street in Roswell, Ga., where you will find a variety of al fresco dining options.  Osteria Mattone offers a patio setting where you can dine underneath the large trees strung with white lights. The patio at Table & Main features a beautiful stone fireplace.  If you’re in the mood for seafood, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill is just a few steps away with plenty of patio seating.  If you’re able to venture outside the city, The Farmhouse at Serenbe is one of Atlanta’s original farm-to-table restaurants.  The chefs reimagine the menu each month with a focus on local seasonal ingredients, much of what is harvested from their own gardens.

Embrace every opportunity to enjoy the season, it won’t last long!

Author: Janice McEachen

Cheers to Administrative Professionals

Stop and think about your office before you continue reading this article. Who keeps everything functioning smoothly? Who keeps the office and your leadership team organized? We are sure you are thinking of your company’s administrative assistants. Administrative assistants deserve much recognition, as they are the heart of the office and help orchestrate business travel like no other. Administrative Professionals’ Day is April 25th, and as we celebrate admins on this special day, Dinova believes administrative assistants deserve to be appreciated every day.

In honor of Administrative Professionals’ Day, Dinova wanted to interview one of the best Administrative Assistant in the business. Debora Bankhead, Senior Administrative Specialist at Siemens, sat down with us to give us some insight (and some tips for fellow admins!) on her role at the company.

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Debora (Deb) Bankhead, Senior Administrative Specialist at Siemens

Q. How long have you been working as an administrative professional?

A. I’ve been in this industry for over 30 years!

Q. What advice would you have for administrative professionals in the challenges that they face every day?

A. Do the best job you can do with your resources and keep records of your development. Be pleasant and professional, yet sociable when appropriate. The better you get along with your executives and team members, the better you will enjoy your job and environment. Re-prioritize as necessary and take good notes. You are not the only one experiencing system problems or lengthy help desk calls, as it happens to everyone. Have a peer or group of team members to bounce ideas off of and learn “Best Practices”.

Q. Do you have any secret tips for ordering food?

A. Know of special food needs of guests, have a few  ”go-to caterers” (which you can add to your favorites in your Dinova app!),  change up the cuisine every now and then, and know what your guests are enjoying from your catering order. A great tip I have is to take note of what was eaten and left behind after a large order is placed, so you’ll know how to improve the order for the next time. It’s also essential to keep a small stash of bottled water for executives’ visitors.

Q. Explain a day in your life as an executive assistant. What does your average day look like?

A. Currently, I support the purchase order request and back-end process as well as budget tracking for multiple vendors with daily updates. I manage travel and expense processes for our executives, which is an extremely important aspect to the job! I support a team of up to 80 across the country, which means that at any time I may receive requests to welcome guests and interviewees, order peripherals, provide on-boarding and off-boarding item support, place catering orders, assist new employees or answer any possible question on the above or other systems and process. There really isn’t a typical day in the workplace, which keeps things exciting!

From hotels to flights to dining, administrative assistants touch every part of business travel. Today is about honoring their silent contributions, and with that, we raise a business travel glass to those in honor of Administrative Professionals’ Day.

Special thanks to Deb Bankhead for letting us interview her!

Breweries For Business? Yes, Please!

The smell of wheat fermenting in wooden barrels, the background noise of a major sports game, and the taste of a good old-fashioned burger: the brewery provokes memories of wild Friday nights and lazy Sunday afternoons for any beer-loving (or fun-loving) American. But while breweries are widely known as hot spots for casual events, is it ever appropriate to go to a brewery for work? We emphatically say yes! Taking a client or group of co-workers to a brewery to wrap up business or relax after a busy day of meetings can add just right amount of hops-induced nostalgia that will strengthen bonds and create long-lasting relationships. A brewery is also a one-of-a-kind destination for large parties, such as an end-of-the-year soiree for the entire company.

We at Dinova love a good craft brewery for business dining needs, and that’s why we were thrilled to add 65 locations of CraftWorks Restaurant and Breweries, Inc. to our Marketplace. As the leading operator of brewery and craft beer-focused casual dining restaurants in the United States, the restaurants operated under CraftWorks are well known among brewing connoisseurs and offer a fantastic atmosphere for colleagues and clients alike. Restaurants include Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, featuring handcrafted beer and made-from-scratch food, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, which makes everyone feel like a local, and Chophouse & Brewery, which features a menu that blends the classics of a steakhouse with inspiring items developed from local farmer’s markets. Let’s look at what restaurants we have in the Marketplace from CraftWorks so you can plan your next business dining experience, and use our app and web search to find the nearest CraftWorks cuisine near you:

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

  • When you hit Rock Bottom, you’ll not only enjoy handcrafted brews and made-from-scratch food, but you’ll feel a connection to the locals and the location that just doesn’t happen at many other restaurants. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery is the perfect place for client appreciation parties in private and semi-private spaces.
  • Fun Fact: Rock Bottom’s beers are award-winning – no really, they have won awards for their brews! Six to be exact.


Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

  • Inspired by the Reinheitsgebot of 1516, the Gordon Biersch experience rests upon the foundations of purity, simplicity and precision. Gordon Biersch serves sophisticated gourmet food with authentic German lagers. This is a fantastic location for entertaining large parties in private or semi-private spaces.
  • Fun Fact: Gordon Biersch’s German lagers are crafted on-site using only malted barley, hops, yeast and pure, filtered water.


ChopHouse & Brewery

  • Located in in Washington DC, Denver and Boulder, Colorado, the ChopHouse features a menu that blends classic steakhouse with ever-changing local and organic ingredients. Enjoy ChopHouse’s delicious cuisine any night for dinner or happy hour.
  • Fun Fact: The Boulder ChopHouse has a beautiful location, sitting at the base of Boulder’s scenic Flatiron foothills! The Denver location is right next to the Coors Field, which is perfect for dinner and a baseball game with a client. The DC location is right down the street from the Verizon Center!


Big River Grille & Brewing Works

  • Big River serves a variety of cuisines, including Southwestern, Cajun, fresh seafood, chicken and pasta, and uses only the freshest ingredients for every plate brought to the table. Also, if you and your clients and colleagues love sport, you can enjoy a friendly game of pool before or after dinner!
  • Fun Fact: Big River’s original location in Chattanooga, TN is located in a historic trolley barn.


A1A Ale Works

  • Located in historic St. Augustine, A1A Ale works serves fresh fish picked daily by the chefs. A1A Ale Works provides the freshest flavors while overlooking the scenic Mantanza Bay. A1A has a fabulous space for business banquets and celebrations in two private areas.
  • Fun Fact: A1A serves hand-selected loyal and hyperlocal craft beers, as well as beers from around the world!


Bluewater Grill

  • Bluewater Grille brings their passion for classic steak and seafood dining to Chattanooga. The restaurant features unique décor and atmosphere that provides an inviting space for casually sophisticated dining occasions, social gatherings and private dining events for groups of up to 80 guests.
  • Fun Fact: When booking an event for a team, many will choose Bluewater Grill after an outing at the world-famous Chattanooga Aquarium! Plus, its private room and patio can accommodate these team events!


Ragtime Tavern

  • Ragtime Tavern serves a variety of cuisines including Cajun, fresh seafood, chicken and pasta. Ragtime’s expert chef brings crave-able favorites to life and creates new specials all the time.
  • Fun Fact: Ragtime Tavern opened back in 1983 as a small neighborhood meeting place with only 12 tables and a single bar.


Seven Bridges Grille & Brewery

  • Located in Southside Jacksonville, Florida, Seven Bridges serves a crave-able variety of fresh seafood, burgers, steaks, chicken, salads and more. The restaurant features a working brewery, bar and billiards as well as semi-private dining areas for groups and parties.
  • Fun Fact: Seven Bridges Grille serves beer that is brewed in-house and has a brewmaster dedicated to delivering the best beer to every table. The brewmaster taste tests all the brews, and if it isn’t up to their standards, it will never touch your lips. Period.


Sing Sing

  • Sing Sing is Pittsburgh’s longest running and best Rock ‘n Roll, Sing-a-Long, Dueling Piano Show! Sing Sing features a full bar and serves up American eats.
  • Fun Fact: Sing Sing not only has music shows that are all based on the audience requests, but also comedy shows! You will either be singing or laughing when you go to Sing Sing, and it’s a fantastic team building activity! You can grab dinner before the show upstairs at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Pittsburgh or book Sing Sing for private parties during the week.


Improve Your (Foodie) Selfie With The Perfect Foodie Shot

We love foodie shots. Scouring through Instagram and Twitter and finding the photos that make us the most hungry from our Dinova restaurant partners is one of our favorite parts of the job, because we get to know our restaurants better and we feel even more inspired to help them drive traffic. We’re really pumped about foodie photos this month, because we have a HUGE contest for all of our Dinova fans, where you’ll have the chance to win a $200 restaurant gift card:

     1. Take a photo of your food in a Dinova marketplace restaurant.

     2. Post onto the social media platform of your choice with the hashtag #dinova by           April 30th. During that time, I’ll be going through all of your photos!

     3. Check our website May 1st – May 15th to see your photo and promote yourself                 during the voting period. The photo with the most votes wins!

Thanks to social media portals like Instagram, diners are able to visually share their experience in a way far more tangible than word of mouth. On the one hand, this is great for restaurateurs – after all, who doesn’t love free marketing?! On the other hand, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to stand out from an overly saturated crowd – so much so that the National Restaurant Association cited this as one of the five key trends shaping the restaurant industry in 2017.

So how do you stand out in a sea of foodie photos? At Dinova we spend a ton of time scouring through the feeds of our restaurant partners, and we’ve noticed that there are three traps in the social foodie game that’s easy to fall into: 1) You think that your photos must be of the upmost professional quality, so you repeat the same 3-5 photos over and over again; 2) You’re not paying much attention to the social world but know you need to play, so you have someone on your staff quickly snap photos in the dark before the food gets served; or finally, 3) You don’t even bother because it just seems too overwhelming.

If you fall under these three traps, no need to worry! Social media can seem so overwhelming when you’re competing with people who have full time jobs in the industry. We at Dinova are here to help, so we’ve compiled our list of top tips to get the winning shot that will help you make your restaurant a talking point. Follow these tips and who knows – maybe you’ll be the next to break the Internet (move over, Kim K!)

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A beautiful example of indirect lighting from our partner View Restaurant in Oakdale, California.

1. Lighting is key. It’s unlikely that you have a ring light and professional camera readily available in the kitchen, but that’s okay! Sunlight is your BFF when you’re taking a foodie photo. Indirect sunlight will capture your food in the absolute best manner. Direct sunlight will blind the image, but indirect will work as a highly attractive background.

A  fabulously flavorful angle from The Brixton in San Francisco!

2. Angle according to your diner. The best foodie shots in social media that deliver the most double taps and likes are the ones that make it look like the person viewing the photo is sitting at the table, ready to eat the delicious meal. When you take your photo, sit as if you’re the diner and aim your phone at a low angle.

Bonefish Grill knows how to keep foods bold in flavor and in photography!

3. Be bold. Bright and vibrant colors are most eye-catching, so aim for food with bright vegetables and bold colors that will make someone stop their scroll.

This delicious photo from Lure Atlanta highlights the food in a simple, white background.

4. Backgrounds matter. Keep the background simple and clean so that you don’t distract from the food – as Chanel says, less is more.

In this scrumptious photo from The Southern Gentleman in Atlanta, the photo-taker focused on the fork full of mac n’ cheese (and we don’t blame ’em – it makes us super hungry!)

5. Keep focus. Tap on your phone where you want the best focus to be when you’re taking the photo and keep your hands as still as possible. It doesn’t need to be as perfect as a professional photo; it just needs to be clear enough for the food to look delicious!

6. Remember, it’s not a flyer. The use of clip art, logos or anything that you’d use on a flyer should never go on social media unless you’re promoting an actual digital advertisement.

7. Finally, trust your gut. If you find the picture appealing and it makes you want to dig in, others will probably feel the same.

Before we go, we want to make sure restaurateurs know that they too can participate in our Foodie Contest happening this month! In doing so, you’ll be promoted on our website during the voting period for an extra promotional boost! Check out our website for more details.



New Dinova Restaurants: March 15, 2018.

Twice a month at Dinova, we take a moment to celebrate all of the restaurants across the US who have joined our marketplace. If any of these new restaurants fulfill your taste buds, plan your next business dining experience there through our Dinova search.  Here are the new members to the Dinova team as of March 15:

Angelo Eli Pizza Bar Tapas 1


5 locations for Angelo Elias Pizza Bar Tapas.



Ben's cuisine


7 locations for Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers.



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2 locations for Casa D’Angelo.







1 additional location for Chuy’s.



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8 locations for East Hampton Sandwich Co.






Empire Diner in New York, NY.






Epicurean Cafe in Duluth, GA.






3 locations for Herringbone.




Hudson House 1



Hudson House in Dallas, TX.





Locando Positano cuisine



Locanda Positano in Marina Del Rey, CA.



Luna Grill



43 locations for Luna Grill.






MoMo’s Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, CA.



Ristorante Venezia




Ristorante Venezia in Woodbridge, NJ.



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Russell’s Steak, Chops & More in Williamsville, NY.




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Sea Legs Wine Bar in Huntington Beach, CA.






4 locations for Searsucker.



Seasalt Woodfire cuisine


Seasalt Woodfire Grill in Huntington Beach, CA.



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23 locations for The Rusty Bucket.







2 locations for Yauatcha.

Dinova’s Best Irish Eateries

St. Patrick’s Day is this month! Whether you are looking to celebrate or are just craving some Irish specialties, Dinova has got you covered. From coast to coast, we are delivering you the best in Irish cuisine. Here is a list of some of the best pubs and taverns in our marketplace to get you in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day!

Finn McCool’s Irish Sports Pub located in Crystal Lake, IL and Schaumburg, IL. 


Finn McCool’s Irish Sports Pub goes beyond typical pub food with unique & distinctive menu items, plus daily food specials. Finn McCool’s brings a taste of the pub scene to the Suburbs, with a decor of rich, dark woods, stained glass, a large fireplace and a collection of Celtic artifacts peppered with music and sports collectibles to create a fun and colorful montage throughout the pub.


O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in New York, NY. 

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Just steps from Times Square and Broadway, O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Restaurant is located in the heart of New York City. Featuring two levels of seating, one can enjoy a traditional Irish dish while relaxing in one of their two bars.


Belltown Pub in Seattle, WA.


Belltown Pub specializes in taking traditional pub fare and twisting it deliciously. Belltown Pub offers fun, inspired cocktails and rotating local drafts, complemented by plenty of games like pool, cribbage and dozens of board games.
 Ringo’s Irish Pub in Plano, TX.

Ringo’s Irish Pub specializes in European beers and specialty cocktails, as well as great fish and chips, burgers, salads and sandwiches. If you’re looking for a comfortable/cozy pub, Ringo’s is your place.


Meehan’s Public House in Atlanta, GA.


Meehan’s Public House is an authentic Irish eatery that offers a full menu of classic Irish dishes elevated to the gourmet level. Meehan’s menu features Whole30 compliant items, as well as lots of vegetarian options.


Blaggard’s Pub in New York, NY.


Blaggard’s Pub has a truly unique, award winning design. A spacious room with a high copper ceiling, a warm décor, and an ample size bar mentioned in Architectural magazine as one of the finest in the city. Built by Irish craftsmen, this bar truly is a New York experience.


Willie McBride’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Branchburg, NJ & Hoboken, NJ.

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Willie McBride’s Irish Pub & Restaurant features outside dining, stone fireplaces, cherry wood furnishings, themed dining rooms and décor imported from Ireland. Willie McBride’s serves up delicious Irish cuisine that will always keep your appetite satisfied.


Five Roses Pub in Rosemont, IL.

Five Roses Pub

For centuries, pub culture has been associated with comfort and hospitality; a tradition Five Roses Pub has built into their pub. Enjoy amazing food, craft beer, and classic cocktails in this cozy eatery.

To learn more about Dinova and the restaurants we have in our marketplace, check out!


New Dinova Restaurants: March 1, 2018.

Twice a month at Dinova, we take a moment to celebrate all of the restaurants across the US who have joined our marketplace. If any of these new restaurants fulfill your taste buds, plan your next business dining experience there through our Dinova search.  Here are the new members to the Dinova team as of March 1:





Appaloosa Bar & Grill in Denver, CO.








2 locations for Beelow’s Steakhouse



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Bourbon Street Bar & Grille in New York, NY.



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Chez Vincent in Winter Park, FL.



Five Roses Pub





Five Roses Pub in Rosemont, IL.




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Hannibal’s Lounge in Winter Park, FL.







Irvington in New York, NY.




Jimmy's old town tavern



Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon, VA.



JJ fusions grille



JJ’s Fusion Grille in Orlando, FL.








Kingside in New York, NY.









18 locations for Lenwich.




Master Pizza




2 additional locations for Master Pizza.



Oink and Moo BBQ




Oink and Moo BBQ and Brew in Hampton, NJ.




Oink and Moo BBQ Catering





Oink and Moo BBQ Catering & Food Trucks in Warren, NJ.






Rigatoni’s Red Smoke Grill in Pleasanton, CA.




Something's cooking catering




Something’s Cooking Catering in Des Plaines, IL.



The Kati Roll




5 locations for The Kati Roll Company.



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Two Men and an Appetite in East Hanover, NJ.


New Dinova Restaurants: February 15, 2018.

Twice a month at Dinova, we take a moment to celebrate all of the restaurants across the US who have joined our marketplace. If any of these new restaurants fulfill your taste buds, plan your next business dining experience there through our Dinova search.  Here are the new members to the Dinova team as of February 15th:




Amberjax Fish Market Grille in Dallas, TX.




Bread Board


Bread Board Plus in Haddonfield, NJ.







3 locations (Seattle, WA) for Eltana.




Fire and Oak



Fire and Oak in Jersey City, NJ.







Firehouse Grill & Brewery in Sunnyvale, CA.



Five Crowns



Five Crowns in Corona del Mar, CA.





Garbanzo Grill



Garbanzo Grill in Weehawken, NJ.





Lawry's The Carvery


2 locations (California) for Lawry’s Carvery.




Lawry's The Prime Rib



4 locations for Lawry’s The Prime Rib.



Little Beef



Little Beef’s Deli, Grill & Catering in Glassboro, NJ.



Pit Boss BBQ



Pit Boss BBQ in Hapeville, GA.




Pit Boss BBQ Express



Pit Boss BBQ Express in Stockbridge, GA







Plateia Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar in Glenview, IL.





3 additional locations for Rodizio Grill.





Side Door




2 locations (California) for SideDoor.






Slideways in Hapeville, GA.







Terilli’s Italian Restaurant & Bar in Dallas, TX.




The Tam O'Shanter



The Tam O’Shanter in Los Angeles, CA.

New Dinova Restaurants: February 1, 2018.

Twice a month at Dinova, we take a moment to celebrate all of the restaurants across the US who have joined our marketplace. If any of these new restaurants fulfill your taste buds, plan your next business dining experience there through our Dinova search.  Here are the new members to the Dinova team as of February 1st:

Big Fish Grille cuisine


Big Fish Grille in Wilmington, IL. Located at Harborside Marina in Wilmington, IL, Big Fish Grille’s menu centers around the freshest seafood & fish, prime steaks, jambalaya & gumbo.



Craig Miller's



Craig Miller’s Fieldhouse in Orlando, FL. Field House Orlando, a classic sports bar and restaurant, is designed for the sporting and culinary enthusiast. Immerse yourself in their energized atmosphere and get into the game with their ‘All-Star’ staff.




Da Domenico Ristorante Italiano




Da Domenico Ristorante Italiano in Tysons, VA.  Da Domenico offers their guests a memorable and unforgettable dining experience, serving southern Italian cuisine.








Delta’s Southern Cuisine & Cocktails in New Brunswick, NJ. Delta’s Southern Cuisine & Cocktails has been providing a complete Soul experience with food, music, and atmosphere since 1999.






Lovies in Atlanta, GA. In the hustle and bustle of Buckhead, LOVIES is an unexpected, down-to-earth comfort food spot that celebrates contentment, convenience and community.



Morris Chop Shop


Morris Chop Shop in Morris, IL. The Morris Chop Shop is THE place for those who can only last days without a piece of the highest quality, perfectly seared and flavored steak or chop.





2 Locations for MuncheezFounded in 2010, Muncheez recipes are made to order for you to enjoy Lebanese food whenever you get the craving.



New York YankeesNew York Yankees Steakhouse in New York, NY. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the New York Yankees Steakhouse goes beyond the traditional American steakhouse to create a unique dining experience that infuses one of America’s greatest pastimes – baseball – into its decor and menu offerings.

Peli Deli



Peli Deli in Houston, TX. Peli Deli will bring South African flavors & Southern Hospitality to the Esperson in downtown Houston!



Peli Peli Kitchen



Peli Peli Kitchen in Houston, TX. Peli Peli Kitchen serves American comfort foods with a South African twist by Chef Paul Friedman.



Pesciolino Osteria


Pesciolino Osteria in Channahon, Illinois.  Pesciolino Osteria is an Italian restaurant featuring authentic handmade pasta, fresh seafood, house made mozzarella and more.



Pizza and Sandwich




Pizza & Sandwich Express in Little Falls, NJ. Pizza & Sandwich Express started out as a “mom& pop” pizzeria and have since blossomed into a very successful pizza and sandwich delivery and catering business.




Roberto'sRoberto’s Cantina in Sunnyvale, CA. Roberto’s Cantina is a family restaurant created around Roberto’s family recipes for Jalisco style traditional meals. Found in these recipes is one of the more popular traditional dishes made from slowly cooked beef, a very juicy and tender birria.




24 Locations for Showmars. Casual dining… fast! Choose from Showmars delicious dinners and garden fresh salads served in a crisp shell, their signature pita burgers, and the best fish sandwich you will ever have.




Thalassa Restaurant in New York, NY. Thalassa Restaurant offers a menu of delicious Greek and Mediterranean dishes featuring fresh seafood and organic produce.



Turning Point


15 Locations for Turning Point. Turning Point is a unique daytime restaurant that serves creative breakfast and lunch meals using the freshest ingredients.





Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano in Herndon, VA. Since opening in 1991, Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano has been established as a fine Italian tradition in historic Herndon.