With the change of the season comes crunchy leaves, apple cider and pumpkin-spice everything. Though summer tomatoes are out, the bounty of fall is in, which is why we think this is the best season for dining out.
In celebration of the official arrival of Fall, we’re going to be giving out 14 Golden Tickets in New York and San Francisco this week. We’ll pick up the tab for one lucky table in each city every night from Monday, September 22nd–Sunday, September 28th.
All of our restaurants in both New York and San Francisco are eligible. And every diner counts as an entry, so take friends with you to increase your chances of winning. Create or join a table anytime this week and we’ll consider you entered. Winners will be notified via push notification at the end of their meal.

Keep us posted on your dining adventures via Twitter and Instagram using #covergrams and we’ll give you an additional entry.
Good luck and happy eating!
- The Cover Team

With the change of the season comes crunchy leaves, apple cider and pumpkin-spice everything. Though summer tomatoes are out, the bounty of fall is in, which is why we think this is the best season for dining out.

In celebration of the official arrival of Fall, we’re going to be giving out 14 Golden Tickets in New York and San Francisco this week. We’ll pick up the tab for one lucky table in each city every night from Monday, September 22nd–Sunday, September 28th.

All of our restaurants in both New York and San Francisco are eligible. And every diner counts as an entry, so take friends with you to increase your chances of winning. Create or join a table anytime this week and we’ll consider you entered. Winners will be notified via push notification at the end of their meal.

Keep us posted on your dining adventures via Twitter and Instagram using #covergrams and we’ll give you an additional entry.

Good luck and happy eating!

- The Cover Team

PSA: Cover is hiring!

Love restaurants? Ready to join one of the fastest growing startups in NYC? Cover is hiring Partner Solutions Associates! 

PSAs work directly with the top restaurants in the city to deliver the best experience possible - for both diners and waitstaff. You’ll make friends with GMs, drive new initiatives, spot problems before they arise and help Cover grow everyday. You’ll also eat very well. 

Great candidates are resourceful, creative problem-solvers, and relationship-oriented. You will have lots of responsibility and autonomy - and an immediate impact on who we are as a company. 

Sound interesting? Read more and apply here to join the Cover crew. 

Support Share Our Strength This September
1 in 5 children in America will go to bed tonight without enough to eat - that’s nearly 16 million kids. Share Our Strength is an organization that’s dedicated to solving the problem of childhood hunger, and they’re teaming up with restaurants to raise $10 million during the month of September. 
This month, restaurants nationwide will donate a percentage of proceeds to help provide nutritious food and culinary education to families in need. Each $1 raised will provide up to 10 meals for a child. 
We’re happy to support Share Our Strength by dining at these participating restaurants: 
Left Bank  - The focus here is fresh, simple food with farmer’s market ingredients in a cozy atmosphere. The menu appeals to carnivores and veggies alike with dishes like a classic bar steak alongside a flourless swiss chard cake. Dine here on September 8th—50% of the evening’s food sales and drink sales of a cocktail made with Half Moon Gin will go to Share Our Strength.
Tarallucci e Vino - This all-day spot serves a menu of Italian classics like gnudi with bufala ricotta, rainbow kale and pine nuts, and branzino with parsnips, capers, meyer lemon and rosemary. End your meal with one of their equally-compelling desserts (like ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu) and Tarallucci will make a donation on your behalf.
Annisa - A neighborhood gem with outstanding food and service worthy of its Michelin star, Annisa serves contemporary American food that incorporates Asian ingredients and is often playful, as in the case of their signature dish: seared foie gras soup dumplings with jicama. Order an Annisa cocktail with dinner and 30% of sales will be donated to Share Our Strength.

Support Share Our Strength This September

1 in 5 children in America will go to bed tonight without enough to eat - that’s nearly 16 million kids. Share Our Strength is an organization that’s dedicated to solving the problem of childhood hunger, and they’re teaming up with restaurants to raise $10 million during the month of September. 

This month, restaurants nationwide will donate a percentage of proceeds to help provide nutritious food and culinary education to families in need. Each $1 raised will provide up to 10 meals for a child. 

We’re happy to support Share Our Strength by dining at these participating restaurants: 

Left Bank  - The focus here is fresh, simple food with farmer’s market ingredients in a cozy atmosphere. The menu appeals to carnivores and veggies alike with dishes like a classic bar steak alongside a flourless swiss chard cake. Dine here on September 8th—50% of the evening’s food sales and drink sales of a cocktail made with Half Moon Gin will go to Share Our Strength.

Tarallucci e Vino - This all-day spot serves a menu of Italian classics like gnudi with bufala ricotta, rainbow kale and pine nuts, and branzino with parsnips, capers, meyer lemon and rosemary. End your meal with one of their equally-compelling desserts (like ricotta cheesecake and tiramisu) and Tarallucci will make a donation on your behalf.

Annisa - A neighborhood gem with outstanding food and service worthy of its Michelin star, Annisa serves contemporary American food that incorporates Asian ingredients and is often playful, as in the case of their signature dish: seared foie gras soup dumplings with jicama. Order an Annisa cocktail with dinner and 30% of sales will be donated to Share Our Strength.

Frank joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to have Frank Harris join the team. He’s taking the lead on product development. 

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Previously, Frank co-founded Radico, was a Group Product Manager at Etsy, and a User Experience Designer at Google. 

A former recipe tester at The Washington Post, Frank equally enjoys cooking as well as dining out with friends. He considers the Chicago hot dog to be near-perfect: part salad, part hot dog. 

He swears by the fried chicken at The Commodore and anything off the menu at Estela.

When he isn’t eating, he is probably using Fancy Hands, working out, tweeting or telling a story. Sometimes all at the same time. 

Find him on Twitter: @HireFrank

Arielle joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to have Arielle Shipper join the team. She’s working on our marketing and content strategy. 

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Arielle previously curated dates for HowAboutWe Couples and worked on Time Out NY’s offer program.

Outside the office, Arielle is a passionate cook who loves the challenge of dreaming up a recipe from fresh ingredients. Her favorite restaurant in NYC is Babbo, but more often you’ll find her enjoying a bowl of late-night noodles at Momofuku.

Welcome her on Twitter: @ArielleShipper

Jami joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to welcome Jami Servidone to the team. She’s working on strategic partnerships with hospitality brands nationwide. 

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Jami joins us from Travelzoo, where she helped launch their Local program in the Northeast. 

Jami is our team travel and hotel buff - she loves the finer things in life! She’s also a huge animal lover, with two cats and a Border Collie at home in Chelsea. After work you can find her enjoying a glass of wine at Toro, before heading home on the High Line.

And she just joined Twitter! Lets get her started with some followers: @homerunhero

Kishin joins the Cover crew!

We’re excited to have Kishin Manglani join the team. He works on our iOS apps and the backend.

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Kishin previously worked with Lucas and team at Venmo, after finishing up his Computer Science MS at UPenn. 

Outside the office, Kishin enjoys creating all sorts of hardware hacks and exploring his neighborhood, Murray Hill. He’s also our newest resident photographer, so expect more beautiful food photos flooding the blog anytime. On the weekends you can find him at Rouge Tomate, one of his favorite Cover restaurants. 

Find him on Twitter: @KishinManglani

Corey joins the Cover crew

We’re excited to welcome Corey Segal to the team. She’s working on sales and business development on the restaurant side.

Corey attended culinary school at the French Culinary Institute in San Jose before graduating from Stanford Business School. She later led business development for Hill Country Hospitality, so she’ll be teaching us a thing or two about BBQ. 

Outside of work, Corey loves hanging out with her husband and goldendoodle puppy on the UWS. Her favorite restaurant in New York is Bar Pitti, but she can’t wait to go to Eleven Madison Park someday. 

Let’s get her some more Twitter followers - maybe then she’ll tweet more: @CoreySegal

Our Series A

We’re excited to announce our Series A, led by Spark Capital. Below are some thoughts from our founders, Andrew Cove & Mark Egerman.

Today, we announced that we’ve raised $5.5M in a new round of funding. With the new capital, we can continue to build our team in New York. We’ve already added two awesome new team members, and we’ll grow from 10 to 20+ as Cover becomes a daily part of dining out in New York and San Francisco. I couldn’t be more excited. I think about who will join us this year, and the knowledge and experience that they’ll bring, and it makes our earliest ambitions for Cover feel small.

Andrew Parker led the deal for Spark Capital and will be joining our board. We wanted Andrew’s involvement for a lot of reasons: he’s a product thinker with an engineer’s brain; he’s had experience with marketplaces and location-based services; he’s a genuinely nice dude to be around. But we also wanted it because he saw Cover, immediately, as we see it - and the same can be said of the other Spark partners. When Mark and I walked out of a meeting with all of the partners I felt that they had a clearer picture of the company, of the vision, and of us, than anyone else we’d met. We’re excited to work alongside them and to join the tight-knit community of companies in their portfolio.

Last year, Mark and I pitched Bryce Roberts of OATV on a future where apps are mostly invisible, running in the background to enhance the world around us, and we gave him a demo of how that should work for payments - at Yunnan Kitchen in the LES. Bryce invested and joined our board. A year later, thousands of customers experience part of that future daily in 100+ of the best restaurants in New York and San Francisco. One of my favorite things about Cover is that our team dines out together often (we can’t really call it ‘dogfooding’). This year, I’ll enjoy great meals at dozens of new restaurants with new investors and new team members, and each time my experience will be better because of Cover. That’s what we’re building: the feeling of enjoying the moment and focusing on what matters. And this year we’ll share that with thousands of new customers.

In case I haven’t made it clear enough, we’re hiring. Email me or tweet at me. Reach out to the team or our investors. And/or find us on AngelList (we’ll be updating our page with new job openings shortly).

- Andrew Cove (@aac)

I’m thrilled to announce Cover’s Series A, led by Spark Capital. This new investment will let us continue to grow Cover and further our vision of building the best possible experiences. I’ve had the pleasure of spending the past two years working with incredibly talented people on the Cover team and I’m excited that we can expand this team and bring even more outstanding people onboard. And that starts with Andrew Parker, who is joining our board of directors.

We had lunch with Andrew recently at Bar Primi - it was the first time we’d all gotten together since the investment. We caught up, had a nice conversation, and when we finished eating we headed back to the office. The lunch was one of the thousands of moments that Cover enables - letting people focus on what matters. As we’ve grown to over 100 restaurants and two cities, I’m fortunate enough to be able use Cover almost everywhere I go. To me, this has become normal.

When we got up from lunch, Andrew Parker said “this just feels right” - and he’s right. I use Cover so much sometimes I forget. That’s what Spark felt like and that’s why we’re excited to partner with them.

- Mark Egerman (@megerman)