In the culinary world, recipes and restaurants aren’t the only ones getting upgrades! Many businesses are branching out in the wide world of technology to reach the savviest foodies with new and exciting social media sites and convenient and informative apps. Not sure about which wine to pair with your meal? Want to know where the best chefs go to eat in your area? If these are the sort of questions you find yourself pondering on a regular basis, check out these innovative ways to learn more about food and how to find it, make it, and enjoy it, techie style:
— When personal recommendations fall short, why not try Chefs Feed? Chefs Feed is the first restaurant guide to be entirely chef-powered. The app compiles recommendations from renowned chefs, and allows you to interact with your favorite food & beverage icons. Currently, the app is live in Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, and Austin, and you can download the app for free from the iTunes store.
— Cypress Restaurant in Charleston has recently released an iPad application for its award-winning wine list featuring more than 400 wines and information about the vineyards and wineries where they were produced, alongside tasting notes from winemakers to inform your decision. Cypress made the digital shift to help guests understand, order, and enjoy their extensive cellar, and with user-friendly iPads, choosing the perfect wine just got easier. Hard copies of Cypress’ list will still be available, but we encourage you to try the virtual list …you just might like it!
— Here at TLP, we are also keeping up with the technological times! Follow us on Twitter at @TheLocalPalate and Jennifer Hitchcock, our Assistant Art Director, at @jghitch. If Instagram is more your thing, then our Director of Digital Content & Special Events Stephanie Burt posts there as @beehivesteph.