If you live in Boston

Still in its early stages, SoonSpoon is a reservation service that texts or e-mails users up-to-the-minute data about requested restaurant availability. It also maintains a Twitter account that users can follow for breaking openings. The service launched in Boston in March and has a points system that rewards frequent diners with treats like chocolates or invites to pop-up dinners around the city. Be warned: Points are deducted when users cancel or don't show.