Here is an actionable list that will help you attract publicity to your restaurant from Food Bloggers:
1- Food bloggers they blog about food because of their passion and appreciation for food, they have that special connection to food, like most of them are chefs by hobby or trade.
2- To connect with a food blogger, you need to show the blogger you are authentically interested in his blog, follow him/her on Twitter and Instagram show that blogger you really care about good food as much as he does
3- Give tips every now and then whenever a new venue opens up, because they are always looking to review venues.
4- The pitch: Let the blogger know about your new menu dish, or inform the blogger about an important event coming up in your venue, you could mention it to the blogger via email, he would recognise you because of your interaction with him/her on their blog, social media accounts.
5- Setup food bloggers meetup at your venue to try your new menu, they can dine in at no charge, in return they end up blogging about your venue on social media, their blog, and reviews sites like Yelp and Zomato.
6- Invite a key food blogger in your city for an exclusive event, like he/she gets to try your new venue menu before the opening day.
7- Give an influencer blogger a monthly on the house tab, where he frequently comes in to dine in at no charge in return to keep blogging about your place.
This is what we call PUBLICITY on steroids!