Gah... so maddening. So this is how it's gone for me so far. Put on calendar to dial for reservation on the first business of June for a July reservation. Kept speed dialing for hours for that elusive ring tone before finally giving up. Called a few days later and of course they are fully booked but put my name down in case of a cancellation. They actually called me with a cancellation a few weeks later but I was in a meeting so it went to vm. By the time I called back a mere 20 minutes later, the spot was already taken. Called me again a few days later offering me a 10:30 spot. uh... kinda late for dinner and I was going to be out of town anyway.
Same story this month so far for a September reservation (tomatoes!!). Will I get lucky this time? Is there a trick to this?(other than waiting for the hype to subside, although there seems to be no sign of that happening any time soon)