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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
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2013-01-24 10:08:30 PM  
31 votes:
thechive.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-24 10:14:03 PM  
15 votes:
Obligatory.
omglog.com
2013-01-24 10:10:24 PM  
13 votes:
My last date got mad when I tried to take a pic of her cooch before diving in.
2013-01-24 09:42:03 PM  
13 votes:
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 10:32:50 PM  
10 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-24 10:30:19 PM  
9 votes:
OK. Poop is going in..
2013-01-24 10:22:41 PM  
9 votes:
www.gagtics.com
2013-01-25 12:49:03 AM  
7 votes:
minimumble.thebookofbiff.com
2013-01-24 11:23:13 PM  
4 votes:
home.comcast.net
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 10:17:03 PM  
4 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  
4 votes:
I subsist entirely on a diet of my friends' Facebook foodporn.
2013-01-25 06:58:59 AM  
3 votes:
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.

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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
2013-01-25 12:23:01 AM  
3 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.
2013-01-24 11:05:50 PM  
3 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 10:41:49 PM  
3 votes:
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 10:32:19 PM  
3 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 10:28:01 PM  
3 votes:

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


farm4.static.flickr.com

"Voila!"
2013-01-26 03:03:09 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-01-25 01:46:26 AM  
2 votes:
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 01:14:02 AM  
2 votes:
onceuponawin.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-24 11:37:48 PM  
2 votes:
obama voter problems
2013-01-24 11:27:40 PM  
2 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 11:10:39 PM  
2 votes:
2013-01-24 10:59:11 PM  
2 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 10:30:45 PM  
2 votes:

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 10:30:05 PM  
2 votes:

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

media.247sports.com
2013-01-24 10:24:54 PM  
2 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 10:21:26 PM  
2 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  
2 votes:
Solution: take a picture a day after you're done eating it
2013-01-24 10:13:25 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:13:02 PM  
2 votes:
It's the pictures of used food that bother me.
2013-01-24 09:46:44 PM  
2 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"


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

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So that's the new thing: taking pictures of people taking pictures of food? Yo dawg...
2013-01-26 02:17:19 PM  
1 vote:

FuryOfFirestorm: 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.


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 07:16:17 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-01-26 03:18:19 AM  
1 vote:

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.


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?
2013-01-25 11:45:34 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-01-25 03:47:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:11:48 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:12:54 AM  
1 vote:
I've been posting pictures of the air around me before I inhale it. Few would understand this art form.
2013-01-25 06:50:09 AM  
1 vote:
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 05:07:52 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:50:24 AM  
1 vote:
But I am TOTALLY gonna go get a hot pocket tonight and post a picture on facebook.
2013-01-25 01:44:32 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:25:42 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:08:42 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:39:41 AM  
1 vote:
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 12:31:33 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:21:50 AM  
1 vote:

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 12:02:49 AM  
1 vote:
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.
2013-01-24 11:57:37 PM  
1 vote:

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
2013-01-24 11:56:38 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:53:18 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA:
Even Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography...
2013-01-24 11:34:26 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:28:08 PM  
1 vote:

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

clickety


icky 'plants. do not want to eat off plastic dishware
2013-01-24 11:28:03 PM  
1 vote:
Why so many before and so few after shots?  Flash photography would be much less annoying in the bathroom.
2013-01-24 11:27:24 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:13:27 PM  
1 vote:
i1164.photobucket.com

/Don't photograph food..except when the GF makes a masterpiece
2013-01-24 10:58:49 PM  
1 vote:
I take a picture of the toilet the next morning and post it on twitter.
2013-01-24 10:53:29 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:52:01 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:49:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:46:46 PM  
1 vote:
As usual, America's online comedy industry is way ahead.

/sorry, Onion, they beat you on this one
2013-01-24 10:45:36 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:38:08 PM  
1 vote:

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.


Congratulations on winning Fark Bingo! You may collect your prize from Drew at the front desk.
2013-01-24 10:35:42 PM  
1 vote:
It's annoying, but not as annoying as people who record an entire concert with their phones.
2013-01-24 10:33:27 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:32:17 PM  
1 vote:
...Valery Rizzo, who teaches a class in iPhone food photography...

Seriously, fark Valery Rizzo.
2013-01-24 10:30:27 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:29:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:29:30 PM  
1 vote:
I don't know. The chef at my local seemed OK with me sharing a photo of his Bacon Chop:
lh3.googleusercontent.com

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 10:19:32 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:16:57 PM  
1 vote:
First World Problems.

It's hard to know which side in the "debate" is more ridiculous.
2013-01-24 10:11:18 PM  
1 vote:

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  
1 vote:
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.
 
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