71 posts tagged foodspotting
Now you can get dishes recommended to you based on foods you’ve loved in the past, see Yelp star ratings and reviews, and even make a reservation right in the Foodspotting app. It’s the food app we always wanted to use ourselves and make for you, and now it’s here!
Introducing Foodspotting 3.5: Your Personal Picture Menu
Free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone foodspotting.com/apps
My company, Foodspotting, was nominated for a Webby in the Mobile & Apps: Guides / Ratings / Reviews category. Our fellow nominees are formidable and more established, but I’ve always been of the mind that the underdog shall not be underestimated. Please vote!
Just two weeks ago I was in Texas with the Foodspotting team tearing the meat off the bones on this plate and drowning them in barbecue sauce at the famous Salt Lick…
Afterward, my coworker Chris and I hopped on a party bus outfitted with a karaoke machine, Christmas lights and feather boas back to Austin. Meanwhile, champion eater Kobayashi napped in the back of the bus on an elevated platform that looked like a canopy bed. It was one of the weirder experiences I’ve had in my life.
Earlier this month, the Foodspotting team reunited in Austin, Texas for our third annual SXSW Street Food Fest which drew 5,000 attendees despite the rainy weather! Check out the recap and pics from our food truck extravaganza.
cool new thing: cardflick
I’m off to SXSW Interactive today with the Foodspotting team to help host our Street Food Fest on Saturday!
For those unfamiliar with SXSW, the first week is like spring break for nerds (self included) where tech people from all over descend on Austin to meet and eat and drink and cure hangovers with free brunch sponsored by companies like Groupon. It’s an opportunity to network and, usually, a great escape from the cold still plaguing New York City and Silicon Valley at this time of year. Except for this weekend, of course, with blue skies and high 60’s projected for New York and rain and humidity in Austin. Ah well, what can you do…
So, you know all that moving around I did back in November and December? No? Well, let’s just say I moved three times in thirty days and, somewhere in the shuffle, left my Foodspotting business cards at my cousin’s apartment where Mittens and I were staying for a few weeks.
Enter CardFlick to save the day. I just learned about these sexy - free! - digital business cards from Foodspotting CEO Alexa yesterday. You can design your cards however you’d like, but even the stock templates are pretty good looking if you’re feeling lazy. CardFlick lets you link to all your social networks and allows you to display everything you would expect from a paper card except it’s all hyperlinked and you can email the card to anybody. (Muy importante because not everyone has a smartphone, but most people have email addresses.)
Sign up at cardflick.co and then download the iPhone app to share your contact deets easily without having to trek all the way to Queens to retrieve the boxes of business cards that you abandoned at cousin Lily’s.
in honor of fat tuesday
Late last year, I had the chance to visit New Orleans with American Express Travel’s NEXTPEDITION program. NOLA is a fabulous place for those who love spices, seasoning, sauces, dishes loaded with flavor, and deep-fried beignets. And while Bourbon Street isn’t usually my cup of tea, you still gotta experience it. Drunk, preferably.
next stop: sxsw
If you’re heading to Austin next month for SXSW Interactive 2012, join me and the Foodspotting team at the 3rd annual Foodspotting Street Food Fest on Saturday night, March 10th. Save the date and don’t forget to RSVP.
The poster was designed by our illustrator Cat Oshiro. It’s so cute I could eat it.
the latest and greatest foodspotting
I got up at 4:30 to catch a 7am flight to San Francisco this morning so I’m operating on about two hours of sleep. There was turbulence (yikes!) and there was anxiety (worsened by the turbulence), but the big news is out - Foodspotting 3 is here! After much hard work and many late nights, it’s awesome and rewarding to get feedback from our friends, followers, users, everybody.
Foodspotting in restaurants. Not just for customers anymore…
Foodspotting Trends: Foodspotting in the kitchen. Check out our spotlight on Chef Derek Simcik of Atwood Cafe in Chicago…
Photo by Chris Connolly
Check me out. I found a golden ticket in the Foodspotting iPhone app the other day! I did not try to redeem it though seeing I am an employee of the company and trying to cheat us out of a prize would make me a jerk.
Have you found a golden ticket yet?
… how bout now?
After losing two rental cars in four days while driving around Ireland, my Foodspotting colleague Chris and I realized we have the worst car luck in the world. When we got back to Dublin, we forged ahead on foot and stumbled across a new restaurant called San Lorenzo’s on opening night. I ordered the rack of lamb, which filled my stomach and calmed me down. Good food has a way of making bad times better.
On the last day of their whirlwind trip around Ireland, Chris and Amy found themselves back in Dublin after a tire on their rental car blew out. In this video, they venture out looking for dinner with our trusty Foodspotting app leading the way…
Awesome turnout for our NYC Dumpling Waddle through Chinatown! Here are steamed dumplings from Excellent Dumpling House captured in all their glory on this sunny Saturday afternoon. See and follow all our stops on the Foodspotting NYC Dumpling Waddle
Ten dumpling shops to visit today. Tough undertaking, but someone’s gotta do it…
spotted on foodspotting
You look like you could use a free Sony camera.
For each day in December, Foodspotting and Sony Electronics will give away a Cyber-shot camera to anyone who stumbles on a “golden ticket” within our iPhone and Android apps! All you have to do is download the app and who knows? You might just chance upon a new toy while browsing for good food around you…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This December, we’re celebrating the holidays with our first ever Golden Ticket giveaway. Check out the awesome gifts you can win…
Have a favorite restaurant server who always makes your day? Tell us about him or her for a chance to leave them a $100 tip this Thanksgiving…
I’m so proud and happy about this Foodspotting campaign.
This week, Foodspotting is celebrating Restaurant Staff Appreciation Week to show our thanks for the passionate individuals who make a great meal – and great foodspotting – possible.
From now until Monday, November 28th, tell us about your favorite restaurant service experience and about the individual who made it happen. Leave your story on the Foodspotting blog, Twitter, Facebook or Google+. Be sure to include the tag #tipitforward so we can find your entry.
Our favorite entry will receive a $100 gift certificate to that restaurant and the staff member who provided the service will receive a $100 American Express gift card aka a $100 “tip”…
Photo via Flickr.