If you like to discover new restaurants or cuisine, or if you’re of the kind that routinely takes pictures of their food to show off on Facebook, you might be interested in Foodspotting.
Foodspotting is a app that works with your location, so wherever you are in the world, you can see where and what people are eating. This is my go-to app when I’m out of town.
Two testimonies: A few weeks ago I attended the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago. A friend and I wanted breakfast. We were walking around for a bit when I decided to pull up my app. We were able to scroll through dozens of plates posted by other foodspotters. We picked what looked like a cute brunch place, clicked on the link for directions (which melds really nicely with the navigation on your phone) and walk right to it. My friend said it the best oatmeal of her life–it did look really good, they bruleed the top! And I had some really wonderful soft scrambled eggs topped with fried kale.
I also use the app when I’m in a very touristy location–like Gulf Shores, and Savannah, and New Orleans. I’m not often dazzled by the pirate ships and neon…I want the small local places. I was able to find a place in Pensacola called Fisherman’s Corner…it is literally under an overpass and hands down has the most unique shrimp and grits I’ve ever seen, and one of the best tasting.
Pros: If you’re a fan of Yelp Reviews, they are featured with every foodspot. Quick connection to maps and directions. Great when you’re already on the go. I’ve never been disappointed with the restaurants I found with Foodspotting. Less chance of being disappointed in your meal when you can rely on real people to do the research for you.
Cons: There are plenty of pictures of McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks. And so you have to scroll through some unexciting, typical chain eateries. There is a desktop version, but it doesn’t have as much to offer.
And on a related note: Birminghamians know that Birmingham is a foodie town. From our well-renowned fixtures (Highlands, Botega, etc.) to the newly established food trucks (Shindigs, Melt, etc.) this town makes some really good food. So show the world! Take a picture of your food, be proud, and post it to Foodspotting!
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