by Steven Doyle
Did you burn the prime rib, or forget to brine the bird? We have a few Christmas Day alternatives that will make dining a snap. I am still available should you decide to make one of the following places for your holiday feast. These are in order in which we received the information. Note that Royal China and Howard Wang’s will be open with a regular menu and regular hours Christmas Day. For best service and entry, look for odd hours to enjoy your dinner. And there is always IHOP which will be open regular hours.
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by Steven Doyle
Not a day goes by where we don’t spot a handful of people in restaurants snapping photos of their catch of the day. It has become a national obsession, and as our phones become better integrated with superior photographic abilities, our handiwork becomes increasingly better. Last week we started a new feature called “What’s Eating Your Phone” where you send us your favorite food shots, and the response was simply amazing. We literally were sitting on hundreds of your photographs within the first hour. If you have an original photo taken by your phone’s camera, please feel free to send it to us for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org. A brief description is always helpful. Continue reading
YoBelly, a free-to-download app for hungry bellies, is answering the question “Where should we eat?” once and for all. Leveraging individuals’ specific food preferences and their locations, the newly launched app assigns each user a personal “food zodiac” to guide them in their dining adventures. Pooling from over 60 different cuisines and millions of menu items from top restaurants nationwide, YoBelly is tastefully aligning patrons with their ideal restaurant dishes. Consider it the new matchmaking app leading to thousands of happy unions (between dish and belly, that is).”
After downloading the YoBelly app to any Android or iPhone, users will be asked a series of detailed questions pertaining to their food habits and taste. Once the survey is completed, individuals will be assigned a “food zodiac” or avatar, such as a bear, lion, or gazelle. Users will then be sent YoBelly dish recommendations from a diverse selection of restaurants selected specifically for their avatar. Continue reading