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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 97
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2013-01-24 10:25:48 PM  
7 votes:
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 10:18:40 PM  
7 votes:
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 10:11:15 PM  
6 votes:
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  
5 votes:

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 10:10:30 PM  
5 votes:
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.
2013-01-25 01:51:09 AM  
4 votes:
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
2013-01-24 11:17:41 PM  
4 votes:
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.
2013-01-24 11:05:50 PM  
4 votes:
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 10:43:07 PM  
4 votes:
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 10:32:19 PM  
4 votes:
I've taken two pictures of one meal. My burger had a woven blanket of bacon. The world needed to be made aware.

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-01-24 10:19:32 PM  
4 votes:
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.
2013-01-25 01:02:48 AM  
3 votes:

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
2013-01-24 11:36:17 PM  
3 votes:
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 11:27:24 PM  
3 votes:

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 11:23:13 PM  
3 votes:
home.comcast.net
2013-01-24 10:35:42 PM  
3 votes:
It's annoying, but not as annoying as people who record an entire concert with their phones.
2013-01-24 10:21:53 PM  
3 votes:
I take photos of interesting meals I have while traveling, so I can remember them.
2013-01-24 10:20:06 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:08:30 PM  
3 votes:
thechive.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-25 05:07:52 AM  
2 votes:

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.
rka
2013-01-25 01:15:55 AM  
2 votes:

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.
rka
2013-01-25 01:10:49 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:31:33 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:27:00 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:23:01 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:20:20 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:01:24 AM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-01-24 11:29:26 PM  
2 votes:
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 11:13:27 PM  
2 votes:
i1164.photobucket.com

/Don't photograph food..except when the GF makes a masterpiece
2013-01-24 11:03:54 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:59:04 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:51:56 PM  
2 votes:

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?

4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-01-24 10:41:01 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:40:46 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:32:50 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-24 10:32:17 PM  
2 votes:
...Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography...

Seriously, fark Valery Rizzo.
2013-01-24 10:28:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:22:41 PM  
2 votes:
www.gagtics.com
2013-01-24 10:21:27 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:16:57 PM  
2 votes:
First World Problems.

It's hard to know which side in the "debate" is more ridiculous.
2013-01-24 10:14:03 PM  
2 votes:
Obligatory.
omglog.com
2013-01-24 10:10:24 PM  
2 votes:
My last date got mad when I tried to take a pic of her cooch before diving in.
2013-01-24 10:07:14 PM  
2 votes:
Why the fark would you take a picture of your dinner?
2013-01-26 07:16:17 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-01-25 10:37:39 PM  
1 votes:
Sometimes a picture works so much better. Kudos to Il Flauto di Pan.

img.photobucket.com
2013-01-25 12:33:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:11:48 PM  
1 votes:

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.

[i296.photobucket.com image 768x1024]


Your pizza is shaped a little like Forever Alone guy, and that makes me want to hug it.
2013-01-25 11:44:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:37:00 AM  
1 votes:

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 10:31:22 AM  
1 votes:
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 09:21:46 AM  
1 votes:

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?
2013-01-25 09:12:54 AM  
1 votes:
I've been posting pictures of the air around me before I inhale it. Few would understand this art form.
2013-01-25 09:06:38 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:42:19 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:25:16 AM  
1 votes:
I'm an easily irritated person, but not even I get irritated by other diners snapping photos of their food.
2013-01-25 01:17:55 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:08:42 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:04:09 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:50:27 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:49:03 AM  
1 votes:
minimumble.thebookofbiff.com
2013-01-25 12:42:28 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:40:12 AM  
1 votes:
I hate everything about that article.
2013-01-25 12:38:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:06:31 AM  
1 votes:
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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 12:06:01 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:05:39 AM  
1 votes:
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.
2013-01-24 11:57:16 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:56:38 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:37:48 PM  
1 votes:
obama voter problems
2013-01-24 11:36:33 PM  
1 votes:
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.
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2013-01-24 11:27:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:19:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:10:39 PM  
1 votes:
2013-01-24 11:10:14 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:07:22 PM  
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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 11:07:01 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:05:45 PM  
1 votes:
I do this with food I farking make just to make sure I am doing it right
2013-01-24 11:04:41 PM  
1 votes:
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 11:01:44 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:59:11 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:58:49 PM  
1 votes:
I take a picture of the toilet the next morning and post it on twitter.
2013-01-24 10:45:36 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:45:05 PM  
1 votes:
I do the same with my turds
2013-01-24 10:43:53 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:43:04 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:38:15 PM  
1 votes:
I NEVER "Like" food pics on Facebook.

/gets on my nerves
2013-01-24 10:38:08 PM  
1 votes:

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

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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.


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2013-01-24 10:33:27 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:29:31 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:24:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:21:48 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:21:26 PM  
1 votes:
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 10:17:58 PM  
1 votes:
Solution: take a picture a day after you're done eating it
2013-01-24 10:17:03 PM  
1 votes:

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

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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 10:11:37 PM  
1 votes:
I subsist entirely on a diet of my friends' Facebook foodporn.
2013-01-24 10:10:10 PM  
1 votes:
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 09:46:44 PM  
1 votes:
"It's really irritating," she said, "because we can't take a bite unless he takes his photo."

farm2.static.flickr.com

"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...
 
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