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(The New York Times)   Restaurants are tired of diners taking pictures of every freakin' plate of food they serve   (nytimes.com) divider line 274
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2013-01-24 08:20:49 PM  
They really wouldn't like this guy then.

http://calorielab.com/news/2005/10/08/dr-nakamats-snags-ig-nobel-for -d iet-research/

Note: he also invented the floppy disk.
 
2013-01-24 09:42:03 PM  
one diner thought nothing of subtly raising her iPhone and snapping a picture of her shaved foie

Hey, I like to trim occasionally myself but I don't take pictures of it.
 
2013-01-24 09:42:46 PM  
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2013-01-24 09:46:44 PM  
"It's really irritating," she said, "because we can't take a bite unless he takes his photo."

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"F*ck you, I'm eating"


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So that's the new thing: taking pictures of people taking pictures of food? Yo dawg...
 
2013-01-24 10:07:14 PM  
Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?
 
2013-01-24 10:08:30 PM  
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2013-01-24 10:09:12 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


Bloody this! Why would ANYONE not you or those immediately around you begin to care!?
/I can't fathom this
 
2013-01-24 10:10:10 PM  
Do I even want to know what the purpose of making a hobby of photographing your meal is?  Is this more lame them making a career out of playing WOW or collecting My Little Pony pictures?
 
2013-01-24 10:10:24 PM  
My last date got mad when I tried to take a pic of her cooch before diving in.
 
2013-01-24 10:10:30 PM  
beause everyone now thinks they are bloggers+photohraphers+foodies, so this is the result.


Remember reading real restaurant reviews in the newspapers? If you do, then you might also remember there being no accompanying photos. If the writing is good enough, photos are not necessary.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:15 PM  
Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:18 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


It's easier than writing down every single bit of food you eat. Plus it gives a more visual log of what exactly you're stuffing yourself with and can help plan meals better.

Also, sometimes I can't help but think that the food I eat looks pretty and is akin to a work of art, so I'd rather save it for posterity before I destroy it.
 
2013-01-24 10:11:37 PM  
I subsist entirely on a diet of my friends' Facebook foodporn.
 
2013-01-24 10:13:02 PM  
It's the pictures of used food that bother me.
 
2013-01-24 10:13:25 PM  
I do this for every meal, but I also take 'after' pictures if you know what I mean. You guys want to see some?
 
2013-01-24 10:14:03 PM  
Obligatory.
omglog.com
 
2013-01-24 10:16:57 PM  
First World Problems.

It's hard to know which side in the "debate" is more ridiculous.
 
2013-01-24 10:17:03 PM  

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DAMN, A swatch, bbq, hot dogs, iphones, iphone with bamboo case, gay asian, fat chick in stripes with black frame glasses, a watermelon punchbowl, and metal cups.

I need a hipster filter on fark.
 
2013-01-24 10:17:58 PM  
Solution: take a picture a day after you're done eating it
 
2013-01-24 10:18:40 PM  
Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.
 
2013-01-24 10:19:02 PM  
I'm a photographer and I can't imagine doing this in a restaurant.

Literally the only time I take photos of food is when I make it at home to be photographed before being eaten (I use the good camera) or to tease my wife when I've prepared a good meal and she isn't home to enjoy it (cameraphone). I am gentlemanly enough to make sure she gets some (food) when she gets home... I ain't that big a jerk (almost, but not quite).

I suppose if I were somewhere with haute cuisine that came out as art on a plate I might (*might*) be inclined to take pictures of it just because it is indeed a work of art, and not a work of food. I can't imagine spending that much on a meal, though...
 
2013-01-24 10:19:32 PM  
If the food is exquisitely prepared with some type of elaborate presentation I can understand this. If there was something abnormal about the food, like an insect or toe stuck in it I can understand this. If you are taking a picture of a regular meal just to post it on FB @Denny's OMG LOL, then I hope the people with you closed fist strike you in the face and leave you in the farking place.
 
2013-01-24 10:20:06 PM  
People doing this annoy me, yet the amount of but hurt in the reticle seemed a little extreme. I don't know if someone quietly taking a pic with no flash deserves a crazy person running out of the kitchen to yell at them. Now that's distracting.
 
2013-01-24 10:21:26 PM  
I'm going to start the next new trend...taking pictures of my feet before and after I put on my shoes. I only have three pairs of shoes and hairy feet like a hobbit, but who cares? Some stupid twit will look at it.
 
2013-01-24 10:21:27 PM  
I understand why people want to take pictures of food. I like food. i like making food. My gf will sometimes log her diet by taking pics of what she's eating.

What I don't agree with is the toolbags with their camera and flash at Tequilas at 16th and Locust last Sunday. It's a low-light environment and we didn't drop $300 on food to be blinded every time the table across the room received a course. Take that shiat to a gastropub or some crap place with fried food and overpriced beer.
 
2013-01-24 10:21:48 PM  

CruJones: People doing this annoy me, yet the amount of but hurt in the reticle seemed a little extreme. I don't know if someone quietly taking a pic with no flash deserves a crazy person running out of the kitchen to yell at them. Now that's distracting.


Ahem. "Butthurt in the article"

Stupid autocorrect
 
2013-01-24 10:21:53 PM  
I take photos of interesting meals I have while traveling, so I can remember them.
 
2013-01-24 10:22:26 PM  
I wouldn't go out to eat with anyone who does asinine crap like this. And if someone does, I'm farking photobombing their picture before I tell them to leave. Welcome to teh Intrawebz, where everything every one does is now worthy of everyone's attention. No one is that interesting!

/My lawn
//OFF
 
2013-01-24 10:22:41 PM  
www.gagtics.com
 
2013-01-24 10:23:40 PM  
Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography,

I would love to get paid to teach people how to take pictures of food. Good grief.
 
2013-01-24 10:24:37 PM  
while the bulk of this activity in america is high line dooshbaggery, exception should be made for our Asian tourists/friends. there are few things a Jap with a camera won't crick crick, and when they get home they will share copies with family, friends & co-workers. there are reasons why Fuji & Konica make some of the best films and papers, period. don't you mouth off about digital, purists still love their film and they will long after the likes of you is dead. i consider photography a lazy mans art but not everyone holds my opinion.

/ learn to use a paint brush, dog breath
 
2013-01-24 10:24:54 PM  

ng2810: It's easier than writing down every single bit of food you eat. Plus it gives a more visual log of what exactly you're stuffing yourself with and can help plan meals better.

Also, sometimes I can't help but think that the food I eat looks pretty and is akin to a work of art, so I'd rather save it for posterity before I destroy it.


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2013-01-24 10:25:48 PM  
Man, you people are really taking something personally that has nothing to do with you. Who cares what someone else is doing at their table?
 
2013-01-24 10:26:06 PM  

SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.


This. All this lovely technology seems to result in people spending more time documenting their lives instead of just living their lives.
 
2013-01-24 10:27:27 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Tequilas at 16th and Locust


How was it?
 
2013-01-24 10:28:01 PM  

AnubisMan: If the food is exquisitely prepared with some type of elaborate presentation I can understand this.


farm4.static.flickr.com

"Voila!"
 
2013-01-24 10:29:30 PM  
I don't know. The chef at my local seemed OK with me sharing a photo of his Bacon Chop:
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It's the same cut of pork that you use for bacon, on the bone, smoked and beer braised. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. Each bite was like a mouthful of tender, oh-so-smokey, moist bacon.
 
2013-01-24 10:29:31 PM  

SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.


Unfortunately, you'll probably have to wait at least a half century for that to happen, when Generation Entitlement begins to kick off.
 
2013-01-24 10:29:33 PM  

ajgeek: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

Bloody this! Why would ANYONE not you or those immediately around you begin to care!?
/I can't fathom this


Best I can tell from my friends who do it, the intent seems to be "Ha ha! I'm eating this delicious, expensive, beautiful food in an exotic location AND YOU AREN'T! Sucks to be you, don't you wish you were me?" It's just another way people brag on Facebook about how special they are.
 
2013-01-24 10:30:05 PM  

KrispyKritter: while the bulk of this activity in america is high line dooshbaggery, exception should be made for our Asian tourists/friends. there are few things a Jap with a camera won't crick crick, and when they get home they will share copies with family, friends & co-workers. there are reasons why Fuji & Konica make some of the best films and papers, period. don't you mouth off about digital, purists still love their film and they will long after the likes of you is dead. i consider photography a lazy mans art but not everyone holds my opinion.

/ learn to use a paint brush, dog breath

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2013-01-24 10:30:19 PM  
OK. Poop is going in..
 
2013-01-24 10:30:27 PM  

fusillade762: one diner thought nothing of subtly raising her iPhone and snapping a picture of her shaved foie

Hey, I like to trim occasionally myself but I don't take pictures of it.


Especially at a restaurant.
 
2013-01-24 10:30:45 PM  

KrispyKritter: while the bulk of this activity in america is high line dooshbaggery, exception should be made for our Asian tourists/friends. there are few things a Jap with a camera won't crick crick, and when they get home they will share copies with family, friends & co-workers. there are reasons why Fuji & Konica make some of the best films and papers, period. don't you mouth off about digital, purists still love their film and they will long after the likes of you is dead. i consider photography a lazy mans art but not everyone holds my opinion.

/ learn to use a paint brush, dog breath


I was drunk at a waffle house in Jacksonville at 4 am with my crew.  A chartered bus pulls in and about 30 Japanese people get off with cameras and start snapping pictures of food and the people within.  They then all cram into the place at the counters and the booths.  4 on each side of a booth.

The translator told me they were fascinated with  Americana, and just had to eat at a Wafflehouse.

Then this fat redneck yells out"how they going to eat Berts chili with them sticks"

IT was a good night.
 
2013-01-24 10:31:10 PM  
I took a pic of a nice reuben I had the other day; sending it the Thrasher's Pub who served me a reuben that was the size of a hockey puck.

/that's what a proper reuben looks like you cheap farkwads
 
2013-01-24 10:31:15 PM  

Braindeath: SockMonkeyHolocaust: Tequilas at 16th and Locust

How was it?


It was my second time there. I enjoyed the margaritas and the seafood fajitas were really good. We didn't realize that it was restaurant week so we all got the special menu that was suspiciously like the regular menu. The waiter had a sassy South Philly thing going on and he was kind of enjoyable. We had just seen "Assistance" at the Wilma. It was not enjoyable. Don't go to see "Assistance" at the Wilma but do go to Tequilas. It's very good.
 
2013-01-24 10:31:57 PM  
I am drinking and just want to say, kudos to every Farker who posted before me, ESPECIALLY the ones who posted the Asian snapping one off of a watermelon and the "nuke the Chinese... Oh shiat!"

/carry on
 
2013-01-24 10:32:02 PM  
I've often wondered why a lot of stores have "no photography" policies. I've even seen some secondhand stores with a big "photography prohibited" sign at the entrance. What are they trying to keep secret - product placement techniques, or ???

Not that I enjoy store photography, just curious about what they are trying to hide.

It's like all those "No Camping" signs posted by the LA DWP all over Owens Valley. Why do they care if somebody camps there or not - especially when there's BLM land with open camping allowed directly adjacent in many cases?
 
2013-01-24 10:32:17 PM  
...Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography...

Seriously, fark Valery Rizzo.
 
2013-01-24 10:32:19 PM  
I've taken two pictures of one meal. My burger had a woven blanket of bacon. The world needed to be made aware.

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2013-01-24 10:32:50 PM  
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2013-01-24 10:33:23 PM  

brap: I subsist entirely on a diet of my friends' Facebook foodporn.


And the aroma from an empty cherry pie tin.

/Mayo Clinic diet, yo
 
2013-01-24 10:33:27 PM  
Seems to be something of a minority opinion here, but I like seeing my buddy's food pics. It's interesting to see the variety of things done with food and it gives me ideas for where to out to eat next. I almost wish I had a smartphone with a camera.
 
2013-01-24 10:35:42 PM  
It's annoying, but not as annoying as people who record an entire concert with their phones.
 
2013-01-24 10:35:59 PM  

NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.


It's rude. If I'm dropping upwards of 200 for a meal I do not want you posing (it's always more than once) over a table next to me. A meal is a social, traditional aspect. The taste, smell, see, not the "Hey Look I ate at a fancy/trendy restaurant. ". It's about talking, and eating, enjoying the restaurant, not showing off.

If you want a photo ask the waiter politely to take one.
 
2013-01-24 10:37:45 PM  

rustypouch: It's annoying, but not as annoying as people who record an entire concert with their phones.


I came to see the band. I did not come to see the band through a two-inch phone screen.
 
2013-01-24 10:38:08 PM  

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DAMN, A swatch, bbq, hot dogs, iphones, iphone with bamboo case, gay asian, fat chick in stripes with black frame glasses, a watermelon punchbowl, and metal cups.

I need a hipster filter on fark.


Congratulations on winning Fark Bingo! You may collect your prize from Drew at the front desk.
 
2013-01-24 10:38:15 PM  
I NEVER "Like" food pics on Facebook.

/gets on my nerves
 
2013-01-24 10:40:46 PM  
fark you, you farking restaurant-owner snobs. If I pay you for the food, I own that farking food and can do anything I want with it before eating it, provided there's no violence or nudity.

It's not a motherfarking art museum where photography is banned to prevent art thieves from casing the joint.
 
2013-01-24 10:41:01 PM  
I only take photos when eating something really unusual like jungle fruit worms or guinea pig and even then, I'm in the photo making a weird face instead of trying to get a photo of the food untouched. It's silly but restaurants should consider themselves lucky if one of their major worries is people liking their food enough to take pictures of it. They could go somewhere else or cook at home. Given the failure rate for restaurants, it wouldn't be very smart to run off people who are helping to pay the bills and aren't really bothering anyone.
 
2013-01-24 10:41:49 PM  
Do you know what really annoys cops? When you take a picture of their face with a blinding flash while they are chasing a purse snatcher. They especially get mad if they blindly fall through a man hole that you just took the cover off of before you took their picture.
 
2013-01-24 10:43:04 PM  
While I think the trend is asinine, I don't see why it bothers some people so much. As long as you aren't using a flash or standing up on your chair to take a picture I don't give a shiat what you're doing at your table. So long as they aren't being loud or throwing things in my direction I'm really not going to notice them at all.
 
2013-01-24 10:43:07 PM  
Restaurants are tired of diners taking pictures of every freakin' plate of food they serve.

static1.businessinsider.com

/I'll bet they are.
 
2013-01-24 10:43:53 PM  
I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.
 
2013-01-24 10:43:57 PM  
I can see it if it's a specialty dish that rocks....but Applebee's?  No.
 
2013-01-24 10:44:08 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: I don't know. The chef at my local seemed OK with me sharing a photo of his Bacon Chop:
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It's the same cut of pork that you use for bacon, on the bone, smoked and beer braised. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. Each bite was like a mouthful of tender, oh-so-smokey, moist bacon.


Nice, you don't see bone in pork belly often.
 
2013-01-24 10:44:34 PM  

GreenAdder: rustypouch: It's annoying, but not as annoying as people who record an entire concert with their phones.

I came to see the band. I did not come to see the band through a two-inch phone screen.


Tell that to Dave Mathew fans.
 
2013-01-24 10:45:05 PM  
I do the same with my turds
 
2013-01-24 10:45:08 PM  
Even the GF felt weird and didn't take a pic of her plate at Del Posto when in NY, use common sense idiots.
 
2013-01-24 10:45:36 PM  

theflatline: I was drunk at a waffle house in Jacksonville at 4 am with my crew. A chartered bus pulls in and about 30 Japanese people get off with cameras and start snapping pictures of food and the people within. They then all cram into the place at the counters and the booths. 4 on each side of a booth.

The translator told me they were fascinated with Americana, and just had to eat at a Wafflehouse.

Then this fat redneck yells out"how they going to eat Berts chili with them sticks"

IT was a good night.


I think you are mistaken, the bus purposely arrived at the Waffle House as another tourist destination. You see Waffle House is sort of like a zoo containing sub humans that have a slight flicker of consciousness going and are almost unaware of their surroundings. Driven by instinct they show up to Waffle House and order this disgusting food that pigs at the trough often refuse. It's like a science exhibit that shows you how homo erectus would manage in the modern world.
 
2013-01-24 10:45:59 PM  
I don't do it, but I can see the appeal. when comparing resturaunts with family/friends, describing something they have never seen can be a pain in the ass - popping out the phone and saying "This! It looks like this!" is nice. Plus, you can send the pic to their phone, and just have them show the waiter. My in-laws have eaten at an Indian restaurant exactly once, and I had to pick out their food for them. They loved it, but have never went back because they couldn't remember what I ordered for them (and God help me if I can remember an order I made 3 years ago) and are afraid to order since they have no concepty of what dishes are. They decided to try another place this Christmas, so I had to sit down the the new restaurant's menu they downloaded off the web, and go through it line by line explaining what was what, and what they might like. I would have loved to have had some pics to send to them, with a message "Show these to the waiter; ask for uber-mild because you are heat-weenies; have him give you the menu numbers".
 
2013-01-24 10:46:24 PM  
I have a few food pics on my phone. One is a plate of Jimboy's tacos. You can't get a good taco in Georgia, dammit, so I revisit that picture wistfully to keep me from Taco Bell. Another is the burger with a cheese skirt from The Squeeze Inn. Saw it on triple D and it was the most decadent burger I've ever enjoyed. The last one is a killer steak wrap I got at a hole in the wall outside Atlanta - they deserved fantastic yelp and urbanspoon reviews and the picture accompanied them.

Can't wait to get out to CA again. I LOVE Jimboy's.
 
2013-01-24 10:46:46 PM  
As usual, America's online comedy industry is way ahead.

/sorry, Onion, they beat you on this one
 
2013-01-24 10:49:18 PM  
On a visit to Momofuku Ko, one diner thought nothing of subtly raising her iPhone and snapping a picture of her shaved foie.

Kinky.
 
2013-01-24 10:49:18 PM  

vudukungfu: OK. Poop is going in..


This is a huge win, right here. LOL.
 
2013-01-24 10:51:56 PM  

freetomato: I have a few food pics on my phone. One is a plate of Jimboy's tacos. You can't get a good taco in Georgia, dammit, so I revisit that picture wistfully to keep me from Taco Bell. Another is the burger with a cheese skirt from The Squeeze Inn. Saw it on triple D and it was the most decadent burger I've ever enjoyed. The last one is a killer steak wrap I got at a hole in the wall outside Atlanta - they deserved fantastic yelp and urbanspoon reviews and the picture accompanied them.

Can't wait to get out to CA again. I LOVE Jimboy's.


No love for the vortex burger?

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2013-01-24 10:52:01 PM  
Although even though the GF wants to take pics I have never felt the need to take a pic of anything I have eaten.

It seems to be mainly a female thing or homersexual thing
 
2013-01-24 10:52:15 PM  

rustypouch: It's annoying, but not as annoying as people who record an entire concert with their phones.


Word to the mothership.
 
2013-01-24 10:52:43 PM  
I understand the problem with flash photography and people standing on their chairs, but beyond that, it's just stupid. I don't look to see what diners at other tables are doing, and I expect the same courtesy.

But I'm on the "I like food pictures" side of things. I have an acquaintance who reviews restaurants on his blog every so often, and when the husband and I are looking for a new place, his blog is our first stop.

Oh, and the restaurant reviews in the local fishwrap/kitty box liner do indeed have photos; even the Cheap Eats short review. Their big fancy restaurant review usually has several.
 
2013-01-24 10:53:20 PM  

rustypouch: It's annoying, but not as annoying as people who record an entire concert with their phones.


That's annoying, maybe one song but fark that shiat
 
2013-01-24 10:53:29 PM  
I eat very cheaply at expensive restaurants, so I take pictures of other people's meals. I can't afford to buy what they're eating! On the other hand my friends think I have good taste in food.
 
2013-01-24 10:54:43 PM  

jtown: I've taken two pictures of one meal. My burger had a woven blanket of bacon. The world needed to be made aware.

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damn i want a bacon burger now :(
 
2013-01-24 10:55:58 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: vudukungfu: OK. Poop is going in..

This is a huge win, right here. LOL.


You're alright in my book.

/And I actually carry a book.
 
2013-01-24 10:57:12 PM  
t0.gstatic.com

Stop taking pictures and eat the farking corn.
 
2013-01-24 10:58:49 PM  
I take a picture of the toilet the next morning and post it on twitter.
 
2013-01-24 10:59:04 PM  
If I pay you for the food, I own that farking food

You're right. If it's the kind of place where you pay first, go nuts. Take all the pics you want. Dance around with your food. Make up a song about it and sing it.

If it's the kind of place that bring you a bill, don't act like a farking douchebag or they just might prefer you leaving to being paid.
 
2013-01-24 10:59:11 PM  
We must chronicle every ennui inducing minutiae of our existence so that future generations can archive it for the ages and tell our great, great, great, great grandchildren with deep and easily cited proof that; "Your ancestors had their heads so far their asses they had to sit on a newspaper and read it." Oh, the gravitas.
 
2013-01-24 11:00:53 PM  

theflatline: freetomato: I have a few food pics on my phone. One is a plate of Jimboy's tacos. You can't get a good taco in Georgia, dammit, so I revisit that picture wistfully to keep me from Taco Bell. Another is the burger with a cheese skirt from The Squeeze Inn. Saw it on triple D and it was the most decadent burger I've ever enjoyed. The last one is a killer steak wrap I got at a hole in the wall outside Atlanta - they deserved fantastic yelp and urbanspoon reviews and the picture accompanied them.

Can't wait to get out to CA again. I LOVE Jimboy's.

No love for the vortex burger?


The Vortex does make a fine burger, but that particular menu item is one I've not dared to tackle.

If you are ever headed up I85 towards SC, check out Dos Pancakes in Buford. It's a former Huddle House attached to a gas station. Those steak wraps farkin' rocked and came with homemade potato chips, for less than 7 bucks. The rest of the menu, Tex Mex, looked great. Waaaay on the other side of town for me, but it will be my go-to place when headed north to visit my friends.
 
2013-01-24 11:01:44 PM  

ajgeek: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

Bloody this! Why would ANYONE not you or those immediately around you begin to care!?
/I can't fathom this


People taking pictures of their food has never been the problem.  Its fark'n idiots who insist on taking pictures of each other and themselves every 15 minutes that is more of an annoyance;
 
2013-01-24 11:01:55 PM  

freetomato: theflatline: freetomato: I have a few food pics on my phone. One is a plate of Jimboy's tacos. You can't get a good taco in Georgia, dammit, so I revisit that picture wistfully to keep me from Taco Bell. Another is the burger with a cheese skirt from The Squeeze Inn. Saw it on triple D and it was the most decadent burger I've ever enjoyed. The last one is a killer steak wrap I got at a hole in the wall outside Atlanta - they deserved fantastic yelp and urbanspoon reviews and the picture accompanied them.

Can't wait to get out to CA again. I LOVE Jimboy's.

No love for the vortex burger?

The Vortex does make a fine burger, but that particular menu item is one I've not dared to tackle.

If you are ever headed up I85 towards SC, check out Dos Pancakes in Buford. It's a former Huddle House attached to a gas station. Those steak wraps farkin' rocked and came with homemade potato chips, for less than 7 bucks. The rest of the menu, Tex Mex, looked great. Waaaay on the other side of town for me, but it will be my go-to place when headed north to visit my friends.


I lived in Atlanta in 2004, honestly the best burger and hot dog I ever ate(there) was in a bar called the Local.
 
2013-01-24 11:02:18 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I enjoyed the margaritas and the seafood fajitas were really good. We didn't realize that it was restaurant week so we all got the special menu that was suspiciously like the regular menu. The waiter had a sassy South Philly thing going on and he was kind of enjoyable.


Thanks. I'll add it to our list of places to check out.
 
2013-01-24 11:03:54 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


My kid is learning how to make some pretty elaborate desserts so either she is sharing her own creations with friends and families or playing spy and figuring out how to put an outside meal together at home. Japanese have entire shows dedicating to talking about well prepared food so sort of part of my family culture. She tends to like to share some of the more well prepared meals here with her family back at home as they tend to share all their holiday meals with us.

Outside of that, there is a variety of reasons why people photograph food whether it be how it is prepared, presented, it's oddness or rarity to its audience, the subject of a food blog, or just good ol' fashioned spying by the competition. Probably no wierder than any other subject of interest people choose to photograph.

You ask if I could kindly not bother you by taking pictures of the food. I ask that you quit asking me to move out of the picture so you can get a family photo at Niagra Falls. All part of the fun of living in a world where people interests are not always the same as yours.
 
2013-01-24 11:04:41 PM  
I used to go to this high end mandarin buffet. It was like $22 a person, nice atmosphere. This one fat slob in a t-shirt and stretch pants goes up to the dessert area and just starts picking up little cakes and stuffing his face, crumbs raining down all over himself, the counter, the floor. Really revolting, not like when Belushi did it for yucks. People like that need to be dragged out and tased until they shiat themselves, because they have no self-respect anyway. Then I will take a picture of that person with their stained pants and post it on tumblr.
 
2013-01-24 11:05:45 PM  
I do this with food I farking make just to make sure I am doing it right
 
2013-01-24 11:05:50 PM  
I'm going to start taking pictures of every meal I eat just to piss people off. I had no idea it would bother this many people.

/and hell, if a restaurant doesn't like it i guess i don't need to buy the meal
 
2013-01-24 11:07:01 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


Consider it free advertising. (If they liked it. If they didn't, well, all the more incentive to get the order right.)
 
2013-01-24 11:07:18 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I do this with food I farking make just to make sure I am doing it right


You can't tell by looking at it? You have to facebook it and ask if it looks right?
 
2013-01-24 11:07:22 PM  

Bacontastesgood: I used to go to this high end mandarin buffet. It was like $22 a person, nice atmosphere. This one fat slob in a t-shirt and stretch pants goes up to the dessert area and just starts picking up little cakes and stuffing his face, crumbs raining down all over himself, the counter, the floor. Really revolting, not like when Belushi did it for yucks. People like that need to be dragged out and tased until they shiat themselves, because they have no self-respect anyway. Then I will take a picture of that person with their stained pants and post it on tumblr.


It's a buffet. What do you expect?
 
2013-01-24 11:07:33 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.johnmariani.com image 640x420]

clickety


Its always a safe bet that a restaurant doing the sushi of the naked model bit will be out of business in a few months.

/its a cheap gimmick
 
2013-01-24 11:10:14 PM  
Food is energy. I eat so I don't keel over when my engine quits for lack of fuel.

I realize food is an art form for some, a passion for others...whatever. This photographing food business is completely alien to me. When I see pictures of people's dinner, I start going through the checklist: "Protein, vegetable, starch...yep, all there."

Not kidding.
 
2013-01-24 11:10:39 PM  
 
2013-01-24 11:11:47 PM  

insertsnarkyusername: Bacontastesgood: I used to go to this high end mandarin buffet. ...

It's a buffet. What do you expect?


It's a high end buffet, see.
 
2013-01-24 11:13:27 PM  
i1164.photobucket.com

/Don't photograph food..except when the GF makes a masterpiece
 
2013-01-24 11:17:37 PM  
Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3
 
2013-01-24 11:17:41 PM  
I take pictures of some of my meals ... because I COOKED them.

But generally, only the first time I prepare a particular dish.

One of my latest.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
Roasted brussels sprouts, mushrooms and BACON.
 
2013-01-24 11:18:33 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3


sorry pic too large here's a link Link
 
2013-01-24 11:18:59 PM  
"I was definitely embarrassed," said the woman, who was so mortified that she spoke on condition of anonymity

LOL. First world problems, indeed.
 
2013-01-24 11:19:06 PM  
Oh God my friends do this all the time. I'm hungry and I don't want to wait for you to take a photo that no one in the world will ever look at again once you put it up on the internet.
 
2013-01-24 11:19:30 PM  

ng2810: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

It's easier than writing down every single bit of food you eat. Plus it gives a more visual log of what exactly you're stuffing yourself with and can help plan meals better.

Also, sometimes I can't help but think that the food I eat looks pretty and is akin to a work of art, so I'd rather save it for posterity before I destroy it.


That was good. For a few seconds there I was thinking you were serious.
 
2013-01-24 11:20:49 PM  

SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.


It can only get worse.
 
2013-01-24 11:23:13 PM  
home.comcast.net
 
2013-01-24 11:25:20 PM  
Oh god my friend does this. Every single fn meal he has to take a picture of and post to facebook. (Even worse is that he describes it with hashtags. #IN-N-OUT #animalstyle #extragrease etc.) Everytime he does it I want to move to a different table...
 
2013-01-24 11:27:24 PM  

NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.


Considering this story is from NYC, the restaurants are probably worried that it'll get out that their food is grossly overpriced, presented stupidly, in minuscule portions and crap.
 
2013-01-24 11:27:40 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Food is energy. I eat so I don't keel over when my engine quits for lack of fuel.

I realize food is an art form for some, a passion for others...whatever. This photographing food business is completely alien to me. When I see pictures of people's dinner, I start going through the checklist: "Protein, vegetable, starch...yep, all there."

Not kidding.


You are getting an energy bar while everyone else has a ribeye, loaded baked potato, steamed fresh asparagus, and piping hot sourdough garlic bread at my next cookout, if I invite you, you ingrate!
 
2013-01-24 11:27:53 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: It's a high end buffet, see.


Too bad you don't get the concept. The food was way better than the usual $7 chinese buffet lunch, where I wouldn't be surprised to see a total slob.
 
2013-01-24 11:28:03 PM  
Why so many before and so few after shots?  Flash photography would be much less annoying in the bathroom.
 
2013-01-24 11:28:08 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.johnmariani.com image 640x420]

clickety


icky 'plants. do not want to eat off plastic dishware
 
2013-01-24 11:29:26 PM  
I can see both sides of the issue. If I'm out dining somewhere and some asshole is farking standing on a chair, taking flash photos, and all of that nonsense, that's annoying even as a diner, not just as a restaurant owner. But if someone whips out their phone, or even a camera, and never moves from their seat and snaps a picture without making a scene and goes largely unnoticed, then who cares. That's still better than some jerkoff at the next table over yammering on their damn phone with some other asshole.

Also, as a local food writer, reviewer, etc. it's my job to take pictures of food, yet I'm still uncomfortable pulling out the camera. In fact, I always ask permission first, never use a flash, and have never had an owner or chef object. On the contrary, they are usually ecstatic that somebody with a real camera taking good, non-iphone photos, will be plastering their food online with a review.

I guess it's just like everything else in life. Don't be an asshole doing it, respect others, and chances are nobody will give a fark.
 
2013-01-24 11:34:26 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3


That looks good, really. Many props to single father food. My husband has a repetoire of those types of meals, and I happily tuck in when he makes them. I just have to remind him he's not cooking for a crowd any more, just 2. Empty nesters, we are.
 
2013-01-24 11:36:17 PM  
fark off. I'll take pictures of my food if I want to. If you don't like it... I'm sure you can get over it. If not... guess what I don't give a fark.
 
2013-01-24 11:36:33 PM  
I will occasionally take pictures of food never really at a restaurant unless it is something fairly exotic. I will also occasionally send a picture of what I am eating to a friend if I am talking to them and cooking.


Eh fark it rant time.
I have never understood people who take pictures of all of their food, yeah it is a hot dog no one cares.
Similar to how I do not understand twitter, sorry I just don't give a shiat about anyone to really care what they have to say.

I do not understand all my friends on facebook, sorry your life is just as boring as mine I don't care what you are doing the majority of the time.
-Oh you got engaged? Sorry I decided not to wade through every non-important event in your life to find one of the important ones. Guess what when you decided to announce your engagement like you announced you were walking your dog a few hours earlier, I probably am not going to pay attention to it, don't get pissed at me for not following you every minute of your life.

-A group of us are getting together later? Ok great. Good job facebook you did your job. No friends I will not talk to you over facebook we are going to see each other in a few hours you can talk to me then, you know verbally face to face and after that you can go back to talking to your friends on facebook.

-You went on a trip? Sweet let me see your pictures. Good job facebook.

Our society is going to be so farked up in a few years we live our lives behind screens. Phones, computers (look I am doing it too!!), TV, and for fark sake cameras.
You know what fark cameras. Even worse fark digital cameras. Digital cameras are great they let you instantly see if you farked up a shot and you know you have a good picture when you leave, the downside is now people take pictures of everything, you have to wade through the shiat and mediocre to get to the one or two good pictures. Just because you CAN take a picture does not mean you SHOULD. You are experiencing the event put down the farking camera for a little bit and experience it. Don't worry some other dipshiat has it on film you can just get their picture and video. You see it all the time at speeches or concerts people watching it through their camera/phone as they take pictures/video. Why bother going at that point?

Pictures meant more when you had to put thought in the picture you wanted to take. Do I take pictures? Sure, I go for an average quality of a good shot. If I wanted a perfect picture of something I will talk to the guy that just spent an hour setting up his camera equipment talk to him for two or three minutes and get his copy of the shot. Why? Because most photographers are not dicks, in turn I will tell them about a less known place where they can get an awesome shot. Why? Because I spent an hour going someplace awesome rather than setting up a camera to take a picture in the exact spot that thousands of other people have taken.

The best pictures you will ever take are not the ones that anyone could take but the pictures that only you could take.
i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-24 11:36:48 PM  
chips.jpg
tater-tots.jpg

/beer.jpg
//more beer.jpg
 
2013-01-24 11:37:48 PM  
obama voter problems
 
2013-01-24 11:41:19 PM  

Bacontastesgood: Fuggin Bizzy: It's a high end buffet, see.

Too bad you don't get the concept. The food was way better than the usual $7 chinese buffet lunch, where I wouldn't be surprised to see a total slob.


Sorry, man, $22 isn't a high end buffet. It's pure mid-range. High end is $30 and up.
 
2013-01-24 11:44:39 PM  

beta_plus: As usual, America's online comedy industry is way ahead.

/sorry, Onion, they beat you on this one


And the comments are a real whoosh moment. Talk about missing the point.
 
2013-01-24 11:46:11 PM  
High-end buffet. That's cute.
 
2013-01-24 11:48:05 PM  

lordargent: I take pictures of some of my meals ... because I COOKED them.

But generally, only the first time I prepare a particular dish.

One of my latest.

[sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x637]
Roasted brussels sprouts, mushrooms and BACON.


Try nutmeg butter on the brussels sprouts.
 
2013-01-24 11:48:08 PM  

freetomato: theflatline: freetomato: I have a few food pics on my phone. One is a plate of Jimboy's tacos. You can't get a good taco in Georgia, dammit, so I revisit that picture wistfully to keep me from Taco Bell. Another is the burger with a cheese skirt from The Squeeze Inn. Saw it on triple D and it was the most decadent burger I've ever enjoyed. The last one is a killer steak wrap I got at a hole in the wall outside Atlanta - they deserved fantastic yelp and urbanspoon reviews and the picture accompanied them.

Can't wait to get out to CA again. I LOVE Jimboy's.

No love for the vortex burger?

The Vortex does make a fine burger, but that particular menu item is one I've not dared to tackle.

If you are ever headed up I85 towards SC, check out Dos Pancakes in Buford. It's a former Huddle House attached to a gas station. Those steak wraps farkin' rocked and came with homemade potato chips, for less than 7 bucks. The rest of the menu, Tex Mex, looked great. Waaaay on the other side of town for me, but it will be my go-to place when headed north to visit my friends.


No pics? Then how can I know? Just take your word for it?

Pfft! Slacker.
 
2013-01-24 11:49:15 PM  
I actually took a picture of food the other day. But that's because it was a French Toast Pizza that I had made myself. I think that's okay, right?
 
2013-01-24 11:50:06 PM  

kyrg: obama voter problems


Amazing how Obama voters frequent high-end restaurants what with them all being welfare-check unemployed 47% looters and takers.
 
2013-01-24 11:52:43 PM  
From Saigon about 5 years ago.

x7e.xanga.com

Not quite a fish burrito, but very delicious. I think I've taken like one or two foodpics a year.
 
2013-01-24 11:53:18 PM  
FTFA:
Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography...
 
2013-01-24 11:54:54 PM  

jaytkay: kyrg: obama voter problems

Amazing how Obama voters frequent high-end restaurants what with them all being welfare-check unemployed 47% looters and takers.


Don't forget, they're using their obama phone to take the pictures too. EBT ya you know me!
 
2013-01-24 11:56:38 PM  

sleeps in trees: NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.

It's rude. If I'm dropping upwards of 200 for a meal I do not want you posing (it's always more than once) over a table next to me. A meal is a social, traditional aspect. The taste, smell, see, not the "Hey Look I ate at a fancy/trendy restaurant. ". It's about talking, and eating, enjoying the restaurant, not showing off.

If you want a photo ask the waiter politely to take one.


I have never taken a picture of a meal at a restaurant, but I am going to start in hopes that you are at the next table getting all pissy over nothing.
 
2013-01-24 11:57:16 PM  
People get so angry at the smallest things. Yes, taking a picture of your food is stupid, but it's FAR MORE STUPID to get angry when somebody else does it.
 
2013-01-24 11:57:37 PM  

Snazzy1: [i1164.photobucket.com image 850x638]

/Don't photograph food..except when the GF makes a masterpiece


My wife made this masterpiece

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-01-25 12:01:24 AM  

PirateKing: I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.


Deconstructed food=functionally retarded.
 
2013-01-25 12:02:49 AM  
There are those who come equipped with gorillapods - those small, flexible tripods to use on their tables.

nerdmonkey42.files.wordpress.com
I had no idea.
 
2013-01-25 12:05:39 AM  
I take pictures of my food, because I have a blog about food processability. Haven't posted much yet (I spend a lot of time on the can), but I got a lot of food pics.
/ Kernnel corn is your friend
// It's natures way of letting you know where you are in the processing process
/// And dear GOD, I'm nerer eating brussel sprouts ever again. Poor processsing.
 
2013-01-25 12:05:56 AM  
Lligeret: Even worse fark digital cameras. Digital cameras are great they let you instantly see if you farked up a shot and you know you have a good picture when you leave, the downside is now people take pictures of everything, you have to wade through the shiat and mediocre to get to the one or two good pictures. Just because you CAN take a picture does not mean you SHOULD. You are experiencing the event put down the farking camera for a little bit and experience it. Don't worry some other dipshiat has it on film you can just get their picture and video. You see it all the time at speeches or concerts people watching it through their camera/phone as they take pictures/video. Why bother going at that point?

as someone who's shot plenty of film, and more importantly not shot a lot of shiat because I wanted to actually absorb the experience, I say good jorb!
 
2013-01-25 12:05:59 AM  
Seems like every restaurant I go to lately has security cameras aimed at the dining area, so if they are going to take pics of me I'm going to take pics of the food.

Maybe I should just dine at higher level establishments?
 
2013-01-25 12:06:01 AM  

NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.


Its the ruining of the experience as a whole for others around you when a flash goes off in an otherwise dimly lit environment.
 
2013-01-25 12:06:31 AM  
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NewWorldDan: Why would any chef object to people blogging their food, unless they serve terrible food. And if the food is that bad, why are people going there to eat it? Word of mouth is the best god damn advertising you can get. Pimp that dinner plate.


came to say this BUT I can see people being annoyed by flashes. Standing on your chair to take the pic is just stupid
 
2013-01-25 12:07:00 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Single father's Chicken noodle and jiffy cornbread $12 feeds 3

sorry pic too large here's a link Link


What the hell, man? That ain't enough cornbread.
 
2013-01-25 12:13:15 AM  

kyrg: obama voter problems


The ones who can afford to eat out, or the underpaid restaurant staff?
 
2013-01-25 12:20:20 AM  
I occasionally will take pictures of food because I have foodie friends who I think might be interested. I do it discretely, without the giant flash of doom, and then I put my camera or my phone away and eat. Far as I'm concerned, that shouldn't be an issue. If someone's up on the chair taking pictures of their food with a giant DSLR and a flash pumping out enough light to match a nuclear explosion at close range, then yeah, I can see the chef getting pissy about it.
 
2013-01-25 12:21:50 AM  

TastyEloi: SpdrJay: Keeping a digital record of the excruciating minutia of our daily lives has become fashion.
I'll be glad when it dies off.

Unfortunately, you'll probably have to wait at least a half century for that to happen, when Generation Entitlement begins to kick off.


then we will see lots of pictures of designer incontinence products
 
2013-01-25 12:23:01 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


For your hipster food blog. It's sort of a mating ritual: you take pictures to put on your food blog, and other people see you and think, "whoah, she has a food blog. I bet she has a canvas messenger bag with a bird on it too." These people will fall in love with you and you can marry one of them, who will support your later efforts to sell artisanal pickles from a recumbent penny-farthing.
 
2013-01-25 12:24:39 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.johnmariani.com image 640x420]

clickety


I see your sushi girl and raise you Minka:

/I wasn't always a liter, y'know
 
2013-01-25 12:24:45 AM  
vagina...it's not just for dessert

vie?

eip
 
2013-01-25 12:27:00 AM  

nmemkha: Why so many before and so few after shots?  Flash photography would be much less annoying in the bathroom.


This is why I always rock the EF 28mm f/1.8 for all my food shots. No flash needed.
dl.dropbox.com
The chicken fried bacon topped coq-au-vin at the Mural Room was delicious.

If there's a view, I'll go with the EF-S 18-55mm IS.
dl.dropbox.com
Sunset over the Tetons is gorgeous.
 
2013-01-25 12:27:58 AM  
Real reason is most food looks like shiat when shot by amateurs.
 
2013-01-25 12:31:33 AM  

Yoyo: The chicken fried bacon topped coq-au-vin at the Mural Room was delicious.


And it literally looks like crap.

Professional food photographers know how to make dishes look appetizing.

The rest of you, just stop. Stop it.
 
2013-01-25 12:31:46 AM  

Xcott: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

For your hipster food blog. It's sort of a mating ritual: you take pictures to put on your food blog, and other people see you and think, "whoah, she has a food blog. I bet she has a canvas messenger bag with a bird on it too." These people will fall in love with you and you can marry one of them, who will support your later efforts to sell artisanal pickles from a recumbent penny-farthing.


Never knew what those were called. Thanks.
/and just now noticing that artisanal contains both art and anal
 
2013-01-25 12:38:07 AM  

Yoyo: This is why I always rock the EF 28mm f/1.8 for all my food shots. No flash needed.
[dl.dropbox.com image 640x427]
The chicken fried bacon topped coq-au-vin at the Mural Room was delicious.

If there's a view, I'll go with the EF-S 18-55mm IS.
[dl.dropbox.com image 640x339]
Sunset over the Tetons is gorgeous.


No flash needed, but some serious white balance needed.
 
2013-01-25 12:39:41 AM  
I photograph my meals because after Obama wrecks the economy and we're all eating Soylent Green in FEMA camps, I want to be able to show my kids how we used to eat.
 
2013-01-25 12:40:12 AM  
I hate everything about that article.
 
2013-01-25 12:42:28 AM  

DanTheMan1024: PirateKing: I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.

Deconstructed food=functionally retarded.


I'm going to pretend you're not stupid for a second.

Deconstruction is simply looking at the ingredients for a dish in a different way. I agree with what I think you're trying to say, if you were capable of actually conveying a real thought. All too often deconstruction is simply piling ingredients on a plate. But really deconstructing something requires not only being able to construct it in the first place, but to use those ingredients in a different way that you probably hadn't thought of. Not that you're capable of actual thought or anything. Like I said, we're pretending.

If you can't look at a dish and say "I bet all that stuff would taste good together even if we cooked it differently", you're really missing the whole concept.

Some of us like food for reasons beyond appreciating the consistency of the resulting turd.

Philistines call something retarded when they're not capable of operating on that level.
 
2013-01-25 12:43:02 AM  
Just be thankful these people are taking pictures of their food BEFORE it enters their digestive systems rather than after it leaves.
 
2013-01-25 12:49:03 AM  
minimumble.thebookofbiff.com
 
2013-01-25 12:50:27 AM  

PaLarkin: Just be thankful these people are taking pictures of their food BEFORE it enters their digestive systems rather than after it leaves.


I could do without people taking pictures after they've already started eating it though. Nobody needs to see that.
 
2013-01-25 01:02:48 AM  

PirateKing: But really deconstructing something requires not only being able to construct it in the first place, but to use those ingredients in a different way that you probably hadn't thought of. Not that you're capable of actual thought or anything. Like I said, we're pretending.


Wow, we all feel ashamed that we don't have an exquisite palate like you. We are not worthy. We bow our heads in deference.

farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-25 01:04:09 AM  
I've only taken a picture of food at a restaurant once, of some really, really nice nachos at a little hole-in-the-wall Mexican place in southern Arizona.

If some waiter or cook was rude enough to tell me they didn't allow photography, I'd tell him tough, and there went his tip. I'd be angry at their arrogance to be honest.

I know people here on Fark would call me an ITG for it, and I don't really care, but if I want to snap a picture with my camera phone, they can cope or they can throw me out, but they can't stop me.
 
2013-01-25 01:04:15 AM  
It's not-so-subtle "suck my dick or I'm going on Yelp" blackmail.
 
2013-01-25 01:08:42 AM  

jaytkay: And it literally looks like crap.

Professional food photographers know how to make dishes look appetizing.


If part of your feces comes out looking chicken-fried, you might want to see a proctologist.

Sure, professional food photographers know how to make dishes look appetizing, but as far as food you can actually eat, no so much.
 
2013-01-25 01:10:14 AM  

theflatline: pxlboy: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x667]

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x666]

[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x667]


DAMN, A swatch, bbq, hot dogs, iphones, iphone with bamboo case, gay asian, fat chick in stripes with black frame glasses, a watermelon punchbowl, and metal cups.

I need a hipster filter on fark.


This.
 
rka
2013-01-25 01:10:49 AM  
We can have weeks of threads on why people should be able to horde semi-auto weapons "for target practice" or for "non-of-your-goddamn-business-what-I-do" but yet people think they have to do society a favor and biatch about someone taking an iphone picture of a hamburger.

Christ, what a retarded bunch of busybodies the internet is turning into.
 
2013-01-25 01:14:02 AM  
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rka
2013-01-25 01:15:55 AM  

jaytkay: Professional food photographers know how to make dishes look appetizing.


Yeah, by basically staging everything and pulling such tricks as using scoops of lard instead of ice cream. You'd never actually eat anything a professional food photographer took a picture of.

Pro Food photography is a bigger lie than the crap they pull on the cover of Cosmo. At least you can be reasonably sure the model actually started out as a woman.
 
2013-01-25 01:17:55 AM  
Cant say I've ever noticed anyone taking pics of their food, but I have seen people taking pics of each other in a restaurant and it never bothered me. I don't think I would ever do this anyway, but if someone told me I couldn't take a pic in their restaurant I'd thank them and promptly leave without paying.
 
2013-01-25 01:19:19 AM  

Silverstaff: I know people here on Fark would call me an ITG for it, and I don't really care, but if I want to snap a picture with my camera phone, they can cope or they can throw me out, but they can't stop me.


It's not like you sign a binding agreement not to photograph your food when you order.
 
2013-01-25 01:20:23 AM  
Oh man, who the heck cares? I seriously have no idea what other people are doing at their table. If it's an interesting meal, sure I'll snap a photo. But people actually care?? CHEFS actually care? BAHAHAHA.

Seriously, this is just... sigh. Boy, I can't imagine if an establishment tells me I cannot do something as harmless as taking a photo of my food (assuming no flash, humongo tripod, etc).

It's amusing to see all the "why would you do xyz?" posts here. Uhh people generally do things because they enjoy it. The F do I care what people do? Plenty of people do things I don't care for.
 
2013-01-25 01:25:16 AM  
I'm an easily irritated person, but not even I get irritated by other diners snapping photos of their food.
 
2013-01-25 01:25:42 AM  

jaytkay: Yoyo: The chicken fried bacon topped coq-au-vin at the Mural Room was delicious.

And it literally looks like crap.

Professional food photographers know how to make dishes look appetizing.

The rest of you, just stop. Stop it.


Take chili. It looks like shiat in a bowl yet it is so tasty. Then it turns into shiat and you drop it into a bowl. Funny how that works.
 
2013-01-25 01:28:09 AM  
Sounds like an east-coast thing.
 
2013-01-25 01:42:19 AM  
Wow... some high-strung nancy-pants in this thread.

How about you just keep your eyes on your own farking plate if you're so ill-socialized that perpetually pissy about trivial nonsense other people are doing that has no impact on you.

"Unnnnhhhhhh, why is she taking a picture of her hamburger?!?!?!? My meal is ruined!!!!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgi7QCu1qAo
 
2013-01-25 01:44:32 AM  

PirateKing: DanTheMan1024: PirateKing: I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.

Deconstructed food=functionally retarded.

I'm going to pretend you're not stupid for a second.

Deconstruction is simply looking at the ingredients for a dish in a different way. I agree with what I think you're trying to say, if you were capable of actually conveying a real thought. All too often deconstruction is simply piling ingredients on a plate. But really deconstructing something requires not only being able to construct it in the first place, but to use those ingredients in a different way that you probably hadn't thought of. Not that you're capable of actual thought or anything. Like I said, we're pretending.

If you can't look at a dish and say "I bet all that stuff would taste good together even if we cooked it differently", you're really missing the whole concept.

Some of us like food for reasons beyond appreciating the consistency of the resulting turd.

Philistines call something retarded when they're not capable of operating on that level.


Gay
 
2013-01-25 01:46:26 AM  
One time Chris Brown and Rhianna got some drive through and Rhianna snapped a picture of their meal as they were driving. We all know how that turned out.
 
2013-01-25 01:49:12 AM  
I love me some food...

I have NEVER been tempted to take a picture of my meal.
 
2013-01-25 01:50:24 AM  
But I am TOTALLY gonna go get a hot pocket tonight and post a picture on facebook.
 
2013-01-25 01:51:09 AM  
I was very impressed with the presentation of a crème brûlée. It's not the only food photo I've taken, but it's the only one worth sharing:

www.mikepirone.com
 
2013-01-25 01:56:07 AM  

technicolor-misfit: Wow... some high-strung nancy-pants in this thread.

How about you just keep your eyes on your own farking plate if you're so ill-socialized that perpetually pissy about trivial nonsense other people are doing that has no impact on you.

"Unnnnhhhhhh, why is she taking a picture of her hamburger?!?!?!? My meal is ruined!!!!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgi7QCu1qAo


Look, nobody begrudges you a photo of your bloomin' onion, sport. Enjoy.

The complaint mostly has to do with how this sort of amusement park behavior is creeping into fine dining establishments. If you're so ill-socialized that you honestly don't understand why such places might expect and impose a different set of manners than you would find a family restaurant...that's cool, just don't dine there. Bunch of high strung nancy pants' eating there, anyway...
 
2013-01-25 01:58:18 AM  

lordargent: I take pictures of some of my meals ... because I COOKED them.

But generally, only the first time I prepare a particular dish.

One of my latest.

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Roasted brussels sprouts, mushrooms and BACON.


Nice. I'm mostly the same; it's incredibly rare that I'd do that in a restaurant, but a bunch of people in my guild talk about various types of food we like to make (the BBQ thread is epic), so I do take photos for that kind of thing. Also, occasionally to rub it in the faces of people who don't know how to cook :D
 
2013-01-25 02:17:05 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


You never know when you might strike it rich with a Subway Footlong that's only 11-3/4 inches.
 
2013-01-25 02:19:56 AM  
The only time I would have been tempted to photograph food would be my first jerked chicken experience at Harrahs in Las Vegas. The year was 1999 and it remains a culinary milestone for me. Long story short :
McKormicks jerk seasoning
soy sauce
apple cider vinegar
vegerable oil
Common sense will tell you the ratio.
The dry ingredients in the bottle is good to go.

A 3:3:2:1 ratio marinade
Serve it over some black beans and yellow rice
Chop up some scallions from the backyard.
That's good food right there guranteed.
 
2013-01-25 02:28:43 AM  
very rarely I'll take a picture of food I've prepared but only to make my facebook friends jealous
 
2013-01-25 02:44:34 AM  
Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography, thinks the trend has crossed a line.

www.cavemancircus.com
 
2013-01-25 03:25:57 AM  
I ate at a seafood / fish & chips place at least once a week last summer.
26 weeks.
I photographed everything I ate.

/suck it
//no facebook
///I'd love a lobster roll and a beer on the deck right now.
 
2013-01-25 03:35:24 AM  
Pictures of food seems like a good idea, Growing up as the youngest child of many
brings back memories from the 1980;s. I had two older brothers and two older sisters.
Twice a month we would have fast food and soda as a special dinner treat. Every two
weeks my order would not be placed in the bag for some reason. If I was lucky I could get
the dark meat nuggets from the Mc Donalds meals my sisters ordered.

Many years ago a McNugget meal included two dark meat nuggets that nobody liked,
My family had a impolite racist term to refer to these dark meat nuggets. As usual my order would never be bagged by the fast food workers. On a good day I would get four dark meat nuggets minus a bite from each of my sisters.

In retrospect there were many days that had great potential :
The bonus onion ring from a order of Burger King fries
Dipping a fry into that weird shake Wendy's sells.

Hershey's minis also led me to enjoy dark chocolate (coccao
Once again, as a youth, the Hersheys minibag would be picked clean within seconds of coming back from the Jewel-Osco

Mr. Goodbar ?
Krackels ?
Hershey Bar ?.

Not a chance -- Just me and my Hershey Special Dark.
 
2013-01-25 03:41:28 AM  
I actually like that people do this. I like trying new restaurants, and if I can search for a restaurant and find pictures of different dishes that restaurant serves on review sites or blogs, I have a better idea what to expect going in. I've ordered meals that I would never try based on their description in a menu, but because I was swayed by how tasty it looked in a picture.

I should add that I'm not really going to fancy places, I'm more of a hole-in-the-wall, greasy spoon kind of adventurous eater. I basically draw the line at about $15 for the price on entree. So I doubt pictures are discouraged at these types of establishments. if anything, they free advertising is helping them get the word out.
 
2013-01-25 04:01:57 AM  
I don't mind when people do this. Especially if you're at a Michelin star restaurant it makes sense that you'd want to save a little memory, especially if the food is pretty.

Ate at Tickets (Adrià brothers) in Barcelona and the tapas were little works of art. Going to Carme Roscalleda's place in Sant Pol del Mar in April. You can bet your buns I'm snapping a picture.
 
2013-01-25 04:05:42 AM  

Stinkyy: Doodie.

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Nasty business.
 
2013-01-25 04:32:22 AM  

merrillvillain:

Mr. Goodbar ?
Krackels ?
Hershey Bar ?.

Not a chance -- Just me and my Hershey Special Dark.


Meh. Even the Special Dark is lackluster compared to the good stuff. Lindts and Ghirardelli have the right idea.
 
2013-01-25 04:37:29 AM  
I bet restaurants will get REALLY tired of people posting vids of themselves getting kicked out of restaurants for taking pictures...probably to the point where they stop kicking people out for taking pics.
 
2013-01-25 04:47:50 AM  
I work in a creative field and I'm thrilled when someone appreciates my work. If I were a chef, I'd be proud of my work and I'd be thrilled if people found it so appealing that they chose to share pictures of it.
 
2013-01-25 05:07:52 AM  

PirateKing: DanTheMan1024: PirateKing: I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.

Deconstructed food=functionally retarded.

I'm going to pretend you're not stupid for a second.

Deconstruction is simply looking at the ingredients for a dish in a different way. I agree with what I think you're trying to say, if you were capable of actually conveying a real thought. All too often deconstruction is simply piling ingredients on a plate. But really deconstructing something requires not only being able to construct it in the first place, but to use those ingredients in a different way that you probably hadn't thought of. Not that you're capable of actual thought or anything. Like I said, we're pretending.

If you can't look at a dish and say "I bet all that stuff would taste good together even if we cooked it differently", you're really missing the whole concept.

Some of us like food for reasons beyond appreciating the consistency of the resulting turd.

Philistines call something retarded when they're not capable of operating on that level.


After your done pretending I'm not stupid and thinking what I'm trying to say ""if I'm capable of a thought"" or something about retarded philistines do me a quick favor and go fark yourself. Seriously, how much more of an annoying foodie hipster could you be? And you are the worst kind, one that isn't all that intelligent.
 
2013-01-25 05:16:51 AM  
Why do people feel compelled to do this? I could understand taking a picture of a meal you cooked yourself, or a table laid out for a holiday meal, or even a buffet spread, but your meal at a restaurant? Why?

I like the idea of the restaurant providing professional photos of the dishes they serve. But then the foodographers would just be sending around the restaurant's pasta primavera, and not their own personal serving of the pasta primavera.
 
2013-01-25 05:29:50 AM  

technicolor-misfit: Wow... some high-strung nancy-pants in this thread.

How about you just keep your eyes on your own farking plate if you're so ill-socialized that perpetually pissy about trivial nonsense other people are doing that has no impact on you.

"Unnnnhhhhhh, why is she taking a picture of her hamburger?!?!?!? My meal is ruined!!!!!!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgi7QCu1qAo


The issue is not people taking discreet photos with their cell phones. It's people standing on chairs, setting up small tripods on their tables, using a flash, etc. when taking a picture. If someone is facing towards me and takes a flash picture, that affects me or anyone else in its line of sight.
 
2013-01-25 05:52:42 AM  

Stinkyy: Doodie.

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GAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
2013-01-25 05:53:47 AM  
I'm with you restaurants, those people are obnoxious.
 
2013-01-25 05:55:38 AM  

I sound fat: But I am TOTALLY gonna go get a hot pocket tonight and post a picture on facebook.


Well, I am going to eat 5 bowls of Chili, a plate of hot wings, and drink a 12 pack of Budweiser. Then I will wait until the next day when I take a huge shiat and take a picture of THAT and post it to facebook.

TOP THAT!
 
2013-01-25 06:44:17 AM  
Hey! I don't want your free publicity! And don't you dare reccommend us to a friend!
 
2013-01-25 06:50:09 AM  
You know what, douchebags? No one gives a fark what you're eating. You're the kind of assholes that send out those pompous letters at Christmas to tell everyone what a great year you had and how awesome your kids are, aren't you?

/die
 
2013-01-25 06:51:50 AM  

mikebdoss: Man, you people are really taking something personally that has nothing to do with you. Who cares what someone else is doing at their table?


We said the same thing about the Nazis

until we realized just how monstrous the threat to civilization was that we were ignoring.
 
2013-01-25 06:58:28 AM  

Paris1127: Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography, thinks the trend has crossed a line.


The words iphone photography should never go together.
 
2013-01-25 06:58:59 AM  
Assholes standing on chairs is a bit much, but if they're not ashamed of their food they should be happy that they're getting free marketing on teh intertubes.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-25 08:12:32 AM  

Stinkyy: Doodie.

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"Mmmmm, Hulk like raw fish covered in boob-sweat!"
 
2013-01-25 08:23:47 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.johnmariani.com image 640x420]

clickety


Well... she was going to smell like fish sooner or later.
 
2013-01-25 08:23:51 AM  
I take pictures of food I make and then send them to friends who didn't want to eat my yummy food.

I'm on a gluten and dairy free diet. But I have mastered quinoa and it is farking delicious.
 
2013-01-25 08:31:17 AM  
Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography

Oh, Brooklyn.

I might offer a class in photography of people taking photos of their food.
 
2013-01-25 08:46:15 AM  
My life is so much more interesting than yours; I'm doing you a huge favor by taking pictures of my food so that you can live vicariously through me. You mundane nobodies should be thanking me.
 
2013-01-25 08:48:22 AM  
I was going to say "who cares", but then I RTFA and they have a point. It would be really annoying to the other people in the establishment if some idiot was standing on his table doing a flash photo shoot of his Cobb salad...

Technology is great. The obnoxious people who use it... ehhhh... usually not so much.

People were assholes before technology like camera phones existed, but technology like camera phones really lets them be assholes on a whole new level, it seems.
 
2013-01-25 08:54:17 AM  
I will never for the life of me understand why so many people are concerned with the stupid shiat other people do. Yeah theyre doing something stupid. Roll your eyes and go on with your life.
 
2013-01-25 09:06:38 AM  

LemSkroob: beause everyone now thinks they are bloggers+photohraphers+foodies, so this is the result.


Remember reading real restaurant reviews in the newspapers? If you do, then you might also remember there being no accompanying photos. If the writing is good enough, photos are not necessary.


Well, that, and because taking photos of every dish served to you would make it hard to conceal the fact that you are a restaurant critic.
 
2013-01-25 09:12:54 AM  
I've been posting pictures of the air around me before I inhale it. Few would understand this art form.
 
2013-01-25 09:17:02 AM  

ultraholland: Lligeret: Even worse fark digital cameras. Digital cameras are great they let you instantly see if you farked up a shot and you know you have a good picture when you leave, the downside is now people take pictures of everything, you have to wade through the shiat and mediocre to get to the one or two good pictures. Just because you CAN take a picture does not mean you SHOULD. You are experiencing the event put down the farking camera for a little bit and experience it. Don't worry some other dipshiat has it on film you can just get their picture and video. You see it all the time at speeches or concerts people watching it through their camera/phone as they take pictures/video. Why bother going at that point?

as someone who's shot plenty of film, and more importantly not shot a lot of shiat because I wanted to actually absorb the experience, I say good jorb!


I was watching Obam

Lligeret: You know what fark cameras. Even worse fark digital cameras. Digital cameras are great they let you instantly see if you farked up a shot and you know you have a good picture when you leave, the downside is now people take pictures of everything, you have to wade through the shiat and mediocre to get to the one or two good pictures. Just because you CAN take a picture does not mean you SHOULD. You are experiencing the event put down the farking camera for a little bit and experience it. Don't worry some other dipshiat has it on film you can just get their picture and video. You see it all the time at speeches or concerts people watching it through their camera/phone as they take pictures/video. Why bother going at that point?


I was thinking the same thing just the other night while watching Obama's speech at the Inaugural Ball. He's speaking and all you can see of his audience is the people holding up their cameras to capture the moment. For Gods Sake People! It's on National TV. If you were smart, you would have set your DVR so you can capture it later. Enjoy the moment. Not everybody gets to see the President give a speech live.
 
2013-01-25 09:21:46 AM  

CruJones: People doing this annoy me, yet the amount of but hurt in the reticle seemed a little extreme. I don't know if someone quietly taking a pic with no flash deserves a crazy person running out of the kitchen to yell at them. Now that's distracting.


On one hand; why take pictures of the food you're about to eat and post it on facebook, like anybody gives a sh_t?

On the other hand; Who cares if morons take pictures of their food?
 
hej [TotalFark]
2013-01-25 09:26:16 AM  
I understand you don't want people standing on chairs. I understand if you feel camera flashes are obnoxious (though I don't really sympathize with it). That said, if I take a picture of my food, why the fark is it a problem for you?
 
2013-01-25 09:31:25 AM  

OriginalReaper: Solution: take a picture a day after you're done eating it


i text those pictures to my friend all the time
 
2013-01-25 09:36:36 AM  
As long as the photography doesn't interrupt my meal I don't care. If a chef is worried that their less than stellar looking food will wind up on Yelp or FourSquare or the like how about turning out better food?

/dont recall the last time I read a real restaurant review
DSB:
The local big cheese critic gives more weight in his reviews to 1. If hes recognized (free 3 stars!) 2. Decor 3. Amount of attractive young men that dote on him 4. Ambiance 5. Music 6. His pocket lint 7. What hes going to wear tomorrow 8. Food

He did a review of a Trader Vics where the first time he went he was treated like an average customer - notes from that slammed the place. On his second visit he was recognized as the critic, got the captains table, personal attention from the GM and Chef, special dishes from the chef and more. Great review for the restaurant. Because everyone who goes in will get that service. This douche seems to fall into the Herb Caen school of "is it blackmail or just an amazingly long string of coincidences?"
//replace Bauer with a rabid bonobo
///The above is my OPINION
 
2013-01-25 09:55:31 AM  

DanTheMan1024: PirateKing: DanTheMan1024: PirateKing: I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.

Deconstructed food=functionally retarded.

I'm going to pretend you're not stupid for a second.

Deconstruction is simply looking at the ingredients for a dish in a different way. I agree with what I think you're trying to say, if you were capable of actually conveying a real thought. All too often deconstruction is simply piling ingredients on a plate. But really deconstructing something requires not only being able to construct it in the first place, but to use those ingredients in a different way that you probably hadn't thought of. Not that you're capable of actual thought or anything. Like I said, we're pretending.

If you can't look at a dish and say "I bet all that stuff would taste good together even if we cooked it differently", you're really missing the whole concept.

Some of us like food for reasons beyond appreciating the consistency of the resulting turd.

Philistines call something retarded when they're not capable of operating on that level.

After your done pretending I'm not stupid and thinking what I'm trying to say ""if I'm capable of a thought"" or something about retarded philistines do me a quick favor and go fark yourself. Seriously, how much more of an annoying foodie hipster could you be? An ...


While he was a dickhole about it his point still stands, the fact that you don't understand something does not mean it is retarded. I am sure you have an interest that I know very little about, that doesn't mean your understadning of it at a higher level than mine makes you stupid.
 
2013-01-25 10:13:20 AM  

SDRR: I sound fat: But I am TOTALLY gonna go get a hot pocket tonight and post a picture on facebook.

Well, I am going to eat 5 bowls of Chili, a plate of hot wings, and drink a 12 pack of Budweiser. Then I will wait until the next day when I take a huge shiat and take a picture of THAT and post it to facebook.

TOP THAT!


You should "deconstruct" that, then it will not only taste amazing but you will sound smart.
 
2013-01-25 10:15:15 AM  
I was going to take a picture of the book with my phone, but then I thought, "meh."

i64.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-25 10:19:25 AM  

SuperTramp: I was going to take a picture of the book with my phone, but then I thought, "meh."

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Says the guy posting on the internet as if his opinion matters...
 
2013-01-25 10:22:22 AM  
I cant decide what is douchier taking a pic of your food or getting pissed off because someone else is taking a pic of their food.
 
2013-01-25 10:31:22 AM  
jst3p

Says the guy posting on the internet as if his opinion matters...

You've had a Fark ID for how long?
 
2013-01-25 10:39:28 AM  
I don't care when people take pics of food, I just think the people who do so are all a bunch of lemmings. It's nothing more than bullshiat to try to impress your friends or to showoff how cool you are - no one gives a fark what you're eating. Seriously.
 
Ant
2013-01-25 10:44:28 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?


I've done it for Yelp, or to show somebody how freaking huge a burrito was. I never use a flash, and I don't stand on a chair or do anything like that. The only people who could possibly be annoyed would be people who wanted to be annoyed.
 
2013-01-25 10:51:10 AM  

Silverstaff: If some waiter or cook was rude enough to tell me they didn't allow photography, I'd tell him tough, and there went his tip. I'd be angry at their arrogance to be honest.


Yeah, because it's the waitstaff and line cooks that make the restaurant's policies.
 
Ant
2013-01-25 10:51:31 AM  
If you really want to see people who should never be allowed to take pictures of food - at a restaurant, or anywhere else, for that matter - look no further than the user-submitted photos at allrecipies.com. It's uncanny how closely meatloaf resembles a 3rd degree burn victim.
 
Ant
2013-01-25 10:52:55 AM  

LemSkroob: Remember reading real restaurant reviews in the newspapers? If you do, then you might also remember there being no accompanying photos.


Because photos take too much space in a printed newspaper, not because the writing was so good.
 
2013-01-25 10:59:18 AM  

SuperTramp: jst3p

Says the guy posting on the internet as if his opinion matters...

You've had a Fark ID for how long?


Long enough to not call out others for narcissism unless I am point out their hypocrisy.
 
2013-01-25 11:00:46 AM  
I take pictures of food occasionally. Hell, more than occasionally. sometimes it's to convey a message like

"Dear god I needed this Pho after last night"

Sometimes it's a nice looking, original dish.

Most of the time it's something that i've cooked or in the process of. You know, to go along with the recipe.

Sometimes it's b/c my girlfriend lives 900 miles away and we only get about 10 days a month together, both love to eat, and enjoy sharing wtf is going on at any particular time.

So, chill out, people. It's not like someone's invading your privacy. it's none of your farking busines (unless people are doing the flash thing in a low-light/chill restaraunt. That's farking annoying no matter what the picture is of.
 
2013-01-25 11:06:33 AM  

ng2810: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

It's easier than writing down every single bit of food you eat. Plus it gives a more visual log of what exactly you're stuffing yourself with and can help plan meals better.

Also, sometimes I can't help but think that the food I eat looks pretty and is akin to a work of art, so I'd rather save it for posterity before I destroy it.


I do it to upload to FoodSpotting, Yelp, etc for small local restaurants that don't have much information about their menus online, since pictures of menu items and what the restaurant looks like are something that makes me more likely to try a new place.But this is usually for takeout since I always forget in a restaurant and I like the lighting more here.

My mom is the "take pictures of the food for our vacation photo album/Facebook!" type. I don't get it either. Our friends and family don't care.
 
2013-01-25 11:09:01 AM  

destrip: I've often wondered why a lot of stores have "no photography" policies. I've even seen some secondhand stores with a big "photography prohibited" sign at the entrance. What are they trying to keep secret - product placement techniques, or ???

Not that I enjoy store photography, just curious about what they are trying to hide.

It's like all those "No Camping" signs posted by the LA DWP all over Owens Valley. Why do they care if somebody camps there or not - especially when there's BLM land with open camping allowed directly adjacent in many cases?


Yeah, I like to use pictures on my phone and iPad as reminders since notes get buried. So things I intend to buy later or research or whatever, snap a picture and move on, come back later.
 
2013-01-25 11:09:14 AM  
My wife likes to take pictures of her food, both what we cook at home and what we order in restaurants.

I'm not a huge fan of it, but last time I checked this is a free country, and her lifting her phone up and pointing it at a plate doesn't seem to be bothering anyone.

If someone came out and told us that she can't take pictures of the food I would tell them that we aren't paying for it. I mean, if I'm paying for something that I'm about to shovel into my mouth and eventually shiat out the other end, I don't see how holding my phone next to it for a few seconds is an issue.

But, as this is Fark, I anticipated a bunch of people who are normally all up in arms about their 1st and 2nd amendment rights to be on the side of those trying to tell others that they can't do something.
 
2013-01-25 11:11:08 AM  
Oddly enough, taking pics of your food might help you lose weight. It's in the same vein as keeping a food diary: http://www.lifescript.com/diet-fitness/tips/y/your_weight-loss_solutio n_photograph_your_food.aspx?VID=125854&FromNL=1&sc_date=20121020T00000 0
 
2013-01-25 11:16:47 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Considering this story is from NYC, the restaurants are probably worried that it'll get out that their food is grossly overpriced, presented stupidly, in minuscule portions and crap.


Hey, we all cant eat at Friday's
 
2013-01-25 11:20:28 AM  

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All I can think of when I see those tiny boney hipsters do it is: "This is the food I'm going to throw up later!"

I can't stand these people, do you really have to instagram everything you do to broadcast your uniqueness to the world?

Farking Attention Whores.
 
hej [TotalFark]
2013-01-25 11:24:38 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Silverstaff: If some waiter or cook was rude enough to tell me they didn't allow photography, I'd tell him tough, and there went his tip. I'd be angry at their arrogance to be honest.

Yeah, because it's the waitstaff and line cooks that make the restaurant's policies.


Still serves them right if they're dumb enough to say that to you directly, instead of letting their manager tell you.
 
2013-01-25 11:36:03 AM  

All I can think of when I see those tiny boney hipsters do it is: "This is the food I'm going to throw up later!"

I can't stand these people, do you really have to instagram everything you do to broadcast your uniqueness to the world?

Farking Attention Whores.


...posted the guy on a Fark discussion thread as he basked in the glow of his perceived superiority.
 
2013-01-25 11:36:37 AM  

destrip: I've often wondered why a lot of stores have "no photography" policies. I've even seen some secondhand stores with a big "photography prohibited" sign at the entrance. What are they trying to keep secret - product placement techniques, or ???

Not that I enjoy store photography, just curious about what they are trying to hide.

It's like all those "No Camping" signs posted by the LA DWP all over Owens Valley. Why do they care if somebody camps there or not - especially when there's BLM land with open camping allowed directly adjacent in many cases?


Product Placement, Inventory, Store set-up, Contract Obligations, etc. There is an actual honest-to-god science and big stores have research and usability teams for it.

For example, the middle rack is the most sought-after spot in a supermarket because it is at eye-level and gets the most views. The stuff most profitable to the store goes there OR there was sometimes brand contracts that stipulate that their products will always be placed on the middle rack.
 
2013-01-25 11:37:00 AM  

jst3p: DanTheMan1024: PirateKing: DanTheMan1024: PirateKing: I've done this, when I want to share a meal that I eat while I'm traveling on business with my chef girlfriend. But she's the only one I show it to, because she has a professional interest. Otherwise, even my gourmet friends know that if you weren't at the restaurant with me, you don't get to see it. Go eat there yourself.

That said, one of the most beautiful meals I've ever eaten was at a local restaurant here in Louisville.

It was a Pork Belly Reuben at St Charles Exchange. A deconstructed Reuben with vinegar braised cabbage, pickle relish, rye bread pudding, and Gruyere fondue.

Amazing, beautifully presented, and delicious.

Also fie on you bacon nerds. Properly cooked pork belly is what bacon uses for porn.

Deconstructed food=functionally retarded.

I'm going to pretend you're not stupid for a second.

Deconstruction is simply looking at the ingredients for a dish in a different way. I agree with what I think you're trying to say, if you were capable of actually conveying a real thought. All too often deconstruction is simply piling ingredients on a plate. But really deconstructing something requires not only being able to construct it in the first place, but to use those ingredients in a different way that you probably hadn't thought of. Not that you're capable of actual thought or anything. Like I said, we're pretending.

If you can't look at a dish and say "I bet all that stuff would taste good together even if we cooked it differently", you're really missing the whole concept.

Some of us like food for reasons beyond appreciating the consistency of the resulting turd.

Philistines call something retarded when they're not capable of operating on that level.

After your done pretending I'm not stupid and thinking what I'm trying to say ""if I'm capable of a thought"" or something about retarded philistines do me a quick favor and go fark yourself. Seriously, how much more of an annoying foodie hipster c ...


You sound like a very nice person, we would never get a long.
 
2013-01-25 11:44:07 AM  

hej: WhiskeySticks: Silverstaff: If some waiter or cook was rude enough to tell me they didn't allow photography, I'd tell him tough, and there went his tip. I'd be angry at their arrogance to be honest.

Yeah, because it's the waitstaff and line cooks that make the restaurant's policies.

Still serves them right if they're dumb enough to say that to you directly, instead of letting their manager tell you.


Wanna know how I know you've never worked in the service industry?
 
2013-01-25 11:45:06 AM  
Count me in as one who would take picktures of food I made myself that I am proud of. I'm proud of my pizza skills. Just wish I had a wood burning oven.

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2013-01-25 11:47:27 AM  

DanTheMan1024: You sound like a very nice person, we would never get a long.


I am really kind of an asshole.
 
2013-01-25 12:10:01 PM  

hej: WhiskeySticks: Silverstaff: If some waiter or cook was rude enough to tell me they didn't allow photography, I'd tell him tough, and there went his tip. I'd be angry at their arrogance to be honest.

Yeah, because it's the waitstaff and line cooks that make the restaurant's policies.

Still serves them right if they're dumb enough to say that to you directly, instead of letting their manager tell you.


Hahaha, how cute. You think the manager is going to bother to personally give your precious ass the rules of his establishment when he could very easily hand that off to a subordinate who is going to be face-to-face with you anyway.
 
2013-01-25 12:11:48 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Count me in as one who would take picktures of food I made myself that I am proud of. I'm proud of my pizza skills. Just wish I had a wood burning oven.

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Your pizza is shaped a little like Forever Alone guy, and that makes me want to hug it.
 
2013-01-25 12:13:31 PM  

sdromeo: All I can think of when I see those tiny boney hipsters do it is: "This is the food I'm going to throw up later!"

I can't stand these people, do you really have to instagram everything you do to broadcast your uniqueness to the world?

Farking Attention Whores.

...posted the guy on a Fark discussion thread as he basked in the glow of his perceived superiority.


Posted the girl in the Fark thread who knows exactly what these biatches do in the bathroom.
 
2013-01-25 12:18:35 PM  

Xcott: Satanic_Hamster: Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?

For your hipster food blog. It's sort of a mating ritual: you take pictures to put on your food blog, and other people see you and think, "whoah, she has a food blog. I bet she has a canvas messenger bag with a bird on it too." These people will fall in love with you and you can marry one of them, who will support your later efforts to sell artisanal pickles from a recumbent penny-farthing.


Made my favorites list with that one. Awesome!
 
2013-01-25 12:33:56 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Count me in as one who would take picktures of food I made myself that I am proud of. I'm proud of my pizza skills. Just wish I had a wood burning oven.

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Riddle me this: Whenever I see 'artisanal pizza' the cheeze is applied in tiny patches and is never even. To me, this makes the pizza look much less appetising. . Why is this done? I think it is still possible to shred cheese even if it is coming in tiny little balls in a vat of water.
 
2013-01-25 12:41:35 PM  

Cortez the Killer: Count me in as one who would take picktures of food I made myself that I am proud of. I'm proud of my pizza skills. Just wish I had a wood burning oven.


Looks good; storebought or homemade dough? I think I have that same cookie sheet which I also use for pulling the finished pizzas off the stone. But I don't have a good homemade dough recipe.
 
2013-01-25 12:48:42 PM  

fusillade762: one diner thought nothing of subtly raising her iPhone and snapping a picture of her shaved foie

Hey, I like to trim occasionally myself but I don't take pictures of it.


My first chuckle of the day. Thank you.
 
2013-01-25 12:51:08 PM  
My wife does this whenever we go out to a fancy restaurant, meaning it's either our anniversary or her birthday. The latest was some molecular gastronomy place that does a lot of playful stuff using high-tech equipment -- the kitchen looked like a high school chemistry lab. She then sent the pictures to her girlfriends so they could have an extended gabfest about it. I think it's a bit weird but it makes her happy, her friends like it, so my attitude is, whatever.

That being said, if anyone comes out and tells me wife to stop, my measured reaction would be this: fark you, I'm paying hundreds of dollars for this meal and if my wife wants to photograph your slop, so be it.
 
2013-01-25 12:54:00 PM  
If there is a thing, there will be people expending energy thinking about disliking said thing, often writing articles about it or trying to convince others to also be annoyed with said thing. Instead of dismissing/ignoring said thing.

I think saying grace before meals is stupid too, but I'm not about to walk over to someone's table in a restaurant and confront someone over it. This will be a short problem anyway, once we all have smartglasses you can just videotape your whole meal if you want, from first person perspective.

/note to self: start a paid website where you can "eat" at a fancy restaurant in Italy by watching someone else eat their meal first-person while you home-make a shiatty equivalent and eat it without looking down
 
2013-01-25 01:37:05 PM  
I don't get the food photo thing. Are you an "epicurian"? No, you're a fatty with a dull life.

I suspect it's because people aren't having as many children as they used to and everyone's so over pictures of the house pets.

The photo quality is right up there with those realtor photos of unmade beds, messy living rooms, and open toilets.

It must stop.
 
2013-01-25 01:44:24 PM  
Food photographers pretty up the food...they spray stuff on it, make it stand or lean like so... they "pose" the food and it is completely inedible after. But they do make it look pretty and yummy. Look at a BK or McD's menu, looks awesome but in reality what you get is not the same.

I only take pics of what I make, and not all the time.
 
2013-01-25 01:58:27 PM  

Smacker: Seems to be something of a minority opinion here, but I like seeing my buddy's food pics. It's interesting to see the variety of things done with food and it gives me ideas for where to out to eat next. I almost wish I had a smartphone with a camera.


I like it too. I definitely have seen a picture of my friend's breakfast on Instagram and have made something similar for myself. And... it was delicious.
 
2013-01-25 02:00:10 PM  
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I made the best baby back ribs I've ever done so I felt the need to take a pic for posterity.
So now I share it with you all.
 
2013-01-25 02:31:34 PM  
Is this something I care about?

a. yes
b. no
c. only enough to post that I don't care about this.

/going to have to go with c
 
2013-01-25 03:47:16 PM  

freetomato: Fuggin Bizzy: Food is energy. I eat so I don't keel over when my engine quits for lack of fuel.

I realize food is an art form for some, a passion for others...whatever. This photographing food business is completely alien to me. When I see pictures of people's dinner, I start going through the checklist: "Protein, vegetable, starch...yep, all there."

Not kidding.

You are getting an energy bar while everyone else has a ribeye, loaded baked potato, steamed fresh asparagus, and piping hot sourdough garlic bread at my next cookout, if I invite you, you ingrate!


Make it three energy bars, and you have yourself a deal.
 
2013-01-25 07:30:37 PM  

Gig103: I was very impressed with the presentation of a crème brûlée. It's not the only food photo I've taken, but it's the only one worth sharing:

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My friend, you are wise beyond your years.
 
2013-01-25 10:37:39 PM  
Sometimes a picture works so much better. Kudos to Il Flauto di Pan.

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2013-01-25 11:45:34 PM  

ScShag: Sometimes a picture works so much better. Kudos to Il Flauto di Pan.

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Mmmmm Mmmmm an entire onion on cornbread with bits of dyed flowers and gold foil. My favourite.
 
2013-01-26 02:13:22 AM  

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DAMN, A swatch, bbq, hot dogs, iphones, iphone with bamboo case, gay asian, fat chick in stripes with black frame glasses, a watermelon punchbowl, and metal cups.

I need a hipster filter on fark.


That watermelon punchbowl looks awesome!!!!
 
2013-01-26 02:25:53 AM  

Yugoboy: I'm a photographer and I can't imagine doing this in a restaurant.

Literally the only time I take photos of food is when I make it at home to be photographed before being eaten (I use the good camera) or to tease my wife when I've prepared a good meal and she isn't home to enjoy it (cameraphone). I am gentlemanly enough to make sure she gets some (food) when she gets home... I ain't that big a jerk (almost, but not quite).

I suppose if I were somewhere with haute cuisine that came out as art on a plate I might (*might*) be inclined to take pictures of it just because it is indeed a work of art, and not a work of food. I can't imagine spending that much on a meal, though...


Your (posts) are (hard) to (read) for (some) reason
 
2013-01-26 02:34:45 AM  

mikebdoss: Man, you people are really taking something personally that has nothing to do with you. Who cares what someone else is doing at their table?


Pretty much how I feel while reading this thread... what a bunch of anger issue having jagoffs
 
2013-01-26 02:36:09 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: I don't know. The chef at my local seemed OK with me sharing a photo of his Bacon Chop:
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It's the same cut of pork that you use for bacon, on the bone, smoked and beer braised. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. Each bite was like a mouthful of tender, oh-so-smokey, moist bacon.


The cut of meat to make bacon is belly.... there are no bones on the belly....
 
hej [TotalFark]
2013-01-26 02:50:24 AM  

WhiskeySticks: hej: WhiskeySticks: Silverstaff: If some waiter or cook was rude enough to tell me they didn't allow photography, I'd tell him tough, and there went his tip. I'd be angry at their arrogance to be honest.

Yeah, because it's the waitstaff and line cooks that make the restaurant's policies.

Still serves them right if they're dumb enough to say that to you directly, instead of letting their manager tell you.

Wanna know how I know you've never worked in the service industry?


I worked at Wendy's for a week and a half. That's close enough.
 
2013-01-26 03:18:19 AM  

Acharne: ScShag: Sometimes a picture works so much better. Kudos to Il Flauto di Pan.

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Mmmmm Mmmmm an entire onion on cornbread with bits of dyed flowers and gold foil. My favourite.


Lol! It reminded me of a team-buiding exercise where you build a go cart out of a 'tater.

Seriously, how does one eat that dish/piece of modern sculture? And how does it taste?
 
2013-01-26 07:16:17 AM  

Acharne: ScShag: Sometimes a picture works so much better. Kudos to Il Flauto di Pan.

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Mmmmm Mmmmm an entire onion on cornbread with bits of dyed flowers and gold foil. My favourite.


Don't be silly. It's a candied Christmas ornament served on a dish sponge with potpourri gravy.
 
2013-01-26 10:07:33 AM  

Acharne: Cortez the Killer: Count me in as one who would take picktures of food I made myself that I am proud of. I'm proud of my pizza skills. Just wish I had a wood burning oven.

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Riddle me this: Whenever I see 'artisanal pizza' the cheeze is applied in tiny patches and is never even. To me, this makes the pizza look much less appetising. . Why is this done? I think it is still possible to shred cheese even if it is coming in tiny little balls in a vat of water.


I like pies made both ways, like the one you see and with cheese all over. I guess it's a mood thing.

Gig103: Cortez the Killer: Count me in as one who would take picktures of food I made myself that I am proud of. I'm proud of my pizza skills. Just wish I had a wood burning oven.

Looks good; storebought or homemade dough? I think I have that same cookie sheet which I also use for pulling the finished pizzas off the stone. But I don't have a good homemade dough recipe.


Dough is homemade. Here is my dough recipe. Always measure by weight.

500g Tipo 00 flour (if you can't find, use half bread flour, half all purpose flour)
325g water (about 95 degrees)
10g fine sea salt
3-4g Active dry yeast

Mix flour and water together until incorporated with dough hook on a stand mixer (about 2 min). Cover and let rest for about 15 minutes. (this step is important; allows flour to absorb the water). After rest, start mixing again and add salt and yeast. Continue mixing at lowish spead (2 on my mixer) for about 10 minutes. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and kneed for about 1 minute and form into a smooth ball. Put into a greased bowl and let rise in a warm spot for about 1.5 hours. Punch down and divide into 3 or 4 equal peices (depending on how big you want your pies). Form each into a smooth ball and put into an individual greased tupperware container and put into fridge for 24 hours. Pull out of fridge an hour before making into pizzas.

This is my standard recipe for a crust much like the kind you get at a woodfired oven pizza place. I find that my oven in the kitchen doesn't get hot enough (max is 500 degrees). I use my iron grill/smoker. I first heat my stone in the oven at 500 for about an hour. I then get a fire on one side of my grill as hot as i can get it - all the air vents are wide open. I put the hot stone on the other side of the grill. For the pies, i use a cookie sheet without sides as a pizza peel. Dust it slightly with semolina flour before putting the shaped pizza dough on it, dress it with whatever you light, then slide it onto the hot stone. Takes about 4 minutes per pizza, with a quarter turn half way through. I try to be quick about all my turns so as not to lose too much heat. This dough also makes good calzones which I make in my oven.
 
2013-01-26 02:17:19 PM  

FuryOfFirestorm: Acharne: ScShag: Sometimes a picture works so much better. Kudos to Il Flauto di Pan.

[img.photobucket.com image 850x478]

Mmmmm Mmmmm an entire onion on cornbread with bits of dyed flowers and gold foil. My favourite.

Don't be silly. It's a candied Christmas ornament served on a dish sponge with potpourri gravy.


Sir I do believe I am in your debt for correcting me! Until now I had not noticed the potpourri was gravied. Now that I have, my error is clear. I'm a bit saddened though, as I really did think it was my favourite dish. It is mostly nostalgia, as my Gram made us chilluns' the mightiest, finest onion on cornbread I've ever eaten.
 
2013-01-26 03:03:09 PM  

Acharne: It is mostly nostalgia, as my Gram made us chilluns' the mightiest, finest onion on cornbread I've ever eaten.


In those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say.
 
2013-01-26 07:33:59 PM  
ladyfortuna:
merrillvillain:

Mr. Goodbar ?
Krackels ?
Hershey Bar ?.

Not a chance -- Just me and my Hershey Special Dark.

"Meh. Even the Special Dark is lackluster compared to the good stuff. Lindts and Ghirardelli have the right idea."

I do believe you missed the point of his post.

I occasionally take pix of food (and restaurants) to post on yelp. I find it useful, so I try to do it for other people.

The gratuitous food posts on fb are lame tho. But it's mostly stuff people make themselves and are proud of, so whatever.
 
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