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2013-07-25 04:14:20 PM  

tricycleracer: Many of these restaurants are owned by chefs with entitled rock-star attitudes who view you as a necessary evil to fund their practice of culinary art cocaine habit.

 
2013-07-25 04:14:35 PM  
I have definitely pre-eaten dinners before.

If i am going out for a dinner with 10 or more people, i know the wait for a table to fit us all is gonna be long and it will be at least an hour before i get my food.  And some people will be late.  If it is scheduled for 7pm, i probably won't be eating until 8:30.  Yeah, I am gonna pre-eat that.

The fancier the restaurant, the smaller the meals.  Fancy restaurant, special occasion and/ or work dinner like a banquet or awards ceremony or birthday party or something - i don't want to look like a pig and be stuffing my mouth the whole time.  I pre-eat those.

/sounds fat, but isn't.  i eat a lot, but i exercise a lot too - at a very high level of intensity
 
2013-07-25 04:15:31 PM  

TheEvilOne23: It used to be that the meal was just the pre fun thing you were gonna do. But these foodie asswipes have turned food into orgasms. Taking pictures of your food while you are at a restaurant I think deserves you getting beat in the face at least once. Trendy or not, fark that noise. I'm happy having a steak at outback as I would at Peter Lugers. Why? Because I am not a lard ass who's world does not relolve around food and/or being seen sitting in stuffy diners that serve barely above McDonalds grade food just to be seen like some asshat with acute attention whore disease. That is a real thing isn't it? If not, just make it up like some mother who is struggling to make their precious snowflake different than all the other booger eaters by saying "My Little Rian Tyan Jefferson cannot eat any food that has touched air" Foodies are idiots. The lot of them. I place them right under lawyers, but above rap talkers (never heard a rapper actually sing before).


1/10

You were off to a good start, and I almost bit on the comparison between Outback and Lugers, but you sort of went off the rails at the end with the unrelated anti-rap tirade and an attempted lawyer joke.  Sometimes less is more.
 
2013-07-25 04:15:33 PM  
I've waited 2 hours to eat before, but that's usually while I'm waiting for the roast or chicken or whatever to finish cooking.

/12 hours or more for a pork butt.
 
2013-07-25 04:18:06 PM  

ManateeGag: /CSB

Incidentally, I went to Dinosaur BBQ with my wife and some friends.  we were seated in about had our orders taken in about 20 minutes.  after 45 minutes of waiting for food, the waiter comes over, said they ran out of pork and would we want anything else.  We decided to leave, but my wife raised a shiatstorm with the manager, and we ended up getting a comped dinner out of the deal the next time we are there.

/CSB


And I'm sure it was spit on.

Anyway...  I have the patience of about a 15 minute wait.  Any longer than that, I go elsewhere.
 
2013-07-25 04:19:31 PM  

downstairs: As well, large parties are most likely not going to cancel or be late.


cancel, probably not.  late - aren't large parties always late?  there are more opportunities for a laggard to hold everyone else back.
 
2013-07-25 04:20:38 PM  
I find this thread pretty amusing. I'm fairly certain that many the people calling New Yorkers idiots for waiting 2 hours for an amazing dinner have probably waited 2 hours to get into the Cheesecake Factory.
 
2013-07-25 04:24:02 PM  

vernonFL: UsikFark: Brooklyn is "New York's most populous borough." It's weird when people discuss it like it's a quaint place when the "neighborhood's" aggregate society is bigger than entire metro areas on the mainland US.

Yeah but the parts of Brooklyn where the hipsters are form a small part of the borough.


They seem to be in a few parts of the borough, actually.

downstairs: InmanRoshi: I never understood what's the incentive for a restaurant to take reservations in the first place.

It is helpful for large parties.  I can understand having a minimum number of people of reservations.  If its a party of 10 or so... reservations help everyone.  As well, large parties are most likely not going to cancel or be late.


It's helpful for everyone, and that's why it's nice when restaurants have it.  Taking reservations means repeat customers if you're a busy restaurant.  Granted, the only thing worse than not taking reservations is taking reservations and then making people wait, then you're definitely not getting repeat customers.
 
2013-07-25 04:24:12 PM  

brap: Al Di La is pretty excellent as is Roberta's.  Have I ever stood in line two hours to eat at either of them?  Hell no.

But Al Di La is good enough where if I'm walking by it and it looks fairly empty, I will eat there without a second thought.



Especially since Al Di La's wine bar down the block serves the same menu and often has little or no wait (I've walked in there without a wait, when the main restaurant was telling people it would be an hour or more).
 
2013-07-25 04:24:26 PM  
one thing to keep in mind is that 2 hours in new york time = 30 minutes in georgia time.
 
2013-07-25 04:24:50 PM  

vernonFL: UsikFark: Brooklyn is "New York's most populous borough." It's weird when people discuss it like it's a quaint place when the "neighborhood's" aggregate society is bigger than entire metro areas on the mainland US.

Yeah but the parts of Brooklyn where the hipsters are form a small part of the borough.


I can get that articles would only be about this hip parts, but don't those hip parts have names? You don't just lump together two million people and hundreds (?) of city blocks under one name if your audience is local, or even if it's national... unless it's Brooklyn :-|
 
2013-07-25 04:26:52 PM  
Fark brooklyn and fark hipsters.  If you blow your life waiting on shiatty greasy food prepared by hepatitis-ridden emo kids in barely-"renovated" tenement buildings with inadequate power, water, and sanitation and you want to live in a place of the same description and overpay for both, don't turn around and tell me how cool you are.  Take your farking fixie and go back to Great Falls.
 
2013-07-25 04:31:05 PM  

The Face Of Oblivion: Fark brooklyn and fark hipsters.  If you blow your life waiting on shiatty greasy food prepared by hepatitis-ridden emo kids in barely-"renovated" tenement buildings with inadequate power, water, and sanitation and you want to live in a place of the same description and overpay for both, don't turn around and tell me how cool you are.  Take your farking fixie and go back to Great Falls.


I recently speak 3 days in Bogota, rounding off a two week vacation visiting family in Colombia.

Bogota is chock full of hipsters, who look and act just like the american ones.  One off copies with the same bad tatoos, clothing made to look like it is vintage, etc.

They were all over the local brew pubs, 5 people sharing 2 beers, taking up space and talking about bands no one ever heard off while requesting the Human League from the dj.
 
2013-07-25 04:32:11 PM  

InmanRoshi: I never understood what's the incentive for a restaurant to take reservations in the first place.   So a potential table just sits there empty bringing in no revenue while the reserving party is late and/or no shows?   The fact that they have to take reservations suggest they can't meet current demand of waiting customers.


I'm with you.  If I'm running a restaurant and people are lined up out the door, why would I take reservations and lower the number of people I can serve?

I see it at bars fairly often, too.  The bar puts out "reserved" signs on a bunch of tables, the people never show, those tables sit empty for half the night before the bar gives up and opens the tables up.  In the meantime, people who are actually there and buying drinks can't get a table because the only ones not in use are "reserved".

I don't blame people for not being willing to wait 2 hours to eat.  I wouldn't.  But if the restaurant has a line of customers who *are* willing to wait, I can't blame them a bit.
 
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2013-07-25 04:34:49 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: So do you have a dedicated sous vide machine, or did you make one yourself? (SO jealous, I really want a sous vide.)


I made one out of a digital temp controller, a spare electrical box I had laying around and a piece of extension cord.  It's really simple to make, and costs around $35.  Here's a video of me testing it right after I first wired it all together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt6eho1GFF8

I hooked up an old crock pot to it: http://i.imgur.com/RY7BqXD.jpg  You can also use a rice cooker if you like, but the ceramic gives you a little more "thermal battery".  Lots of folks say you need to stir the water or whatever, but since it heats from all around, there's no real need.

Best steaks you can eat, let me tell you.  For an inch and a half, they stay in for two hours.  Then out of the bag and into a hot, buttery pan 60 seconds per side. Really nice crust, and almost zero internal transition between medium rare and the crusty outside.

I'll build one for you if you like, for the cost of the parts.  Send me an email if you're interested.

The_Gallant_Gallstone: You gonna deglaze that farkin' pan?


Hell yeah. Another good reason not to make steak on the grill!
 
2013-07-25 04:34:52 PM  

Tigger: Brooklyn is a place for people who want to experience gritty urban authenticity.

Of course none of these people know what gritty urban authenticity is, or how farking unpleasant it is for real.


Great, now I have to feel guilty about not living in the slums of Mumbai?
 
2013-07-25 04:36:47 PM  

El_Perro: brap: Al Di La is pretty excellent as is Roberta's.  Have I ever stood in line two hours to eat at either of them?  Hell no.

But Al Di La is good enough where if I'm walking by it and it looks fairly empty, I will eat there without a second thought.


Especially since Al Di La's wine bar down the block serves the same menu and often has little or no wait (I've walked in there without a wait, when the main restaurant was telling people it would be an hour or more).


Yeah, it's nice to go there and have a couple glasses of wine and and app while you wait.  Yet another misdirected outrage article and thread.  Don't get me wrong though, I love a good misdirected outrage article thread almost as much as I love a good homosexual panic.
 
2013-07-25 04:37:57 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: TheEvilOne23: It used to be that the meal was just the pre fun thing you were gonna do. But these foodie asswipes have turned food into orgasms. Taking pictures of your food while you are at a restaurant I think deserves you getting beat in the face at least once. Trendy or not, fark that noise. I'm happy having a steak at outback as I would at Peter Lugers. Why? Because I am not a lard ass who's world does not relolve around food and/or being seen sitting in stuffy diners that serve barely above McDonalds grade food just to be seen like some asshat with acute attention whore disease. That is a real thing isn't it? If not, just make it up like some mother who is struggling to make their precious snowflake different than all the other booger eaters by saying "My Little Rian Tyan Jefferson cannot eat any food that has touched air" Foodies are idiots. The lot of them. I place them right under lawyers, but above rap talkers (never heard a rapper actually sing before).

1/10

You were off to a good start, and I almost bit on the comparison between Outback and Lugers, but you sort of went off the rails at the end with the unrelated anti-rap tirade and an attempted lawyer joke.  Sometimes less is more.


I'm in a pissed off at the world mood LOL
 
2013-07-25 04:38:24 PM  

brap: Tigger: Brooklyn is a place for people who want to experience gritty urban authenticity.

Of course none of these people know what gritty urban authenticity is, or how farking unpleasant it is for real.

Great, now I have to feel guilty about not living in the slums of Mumbai?


Some people just won't be happy until we're all eating dirt and praying to Al Gore for another ration of carbon-free food pellets.
 
2013-07-25 04:39:08 PM  

brap: Tigger: Brooklyn is a place for people who want to experience gritty urban authenticity.

Of course none of these people know what gritty urban authenticity is, or how farking unpleasant it is for real.

Great, now I have to feel guilty about not living in the slums of Mumbai?


I heard a radio-essay on NPR about how "New York was 'back'" because some black hipster got sprayed with bum piss.
 
2013-07-25 04:42:57 PM  

FlashHarry: "pre eat?" fark you. seriously. fark you.


No, how about I really wouldn't be caught dead in those restaurants.  Not because they don't have great food, but because I don't really give a fark about my hipster cred.

Seriously, if you care about your hipster cred enough that you need to be in one of those restaurants, then you're a loser.
 
2013-07-25 04:43:44 PM  

UsikFark: I heard a radio-essay on NPR about how "New York was 'back'" because some black hipster got sprayed with bum piss.


I too am a big fan of the dadaist direction that Car Talk is taking.
 
2013-07-25 04:43:47 PM  
I knew a New Yorker. Claimed over and over again how "this restaurant had the best..." over and over again. Tried a few. None of them had close to the best of anything. High rent and high prices does not mean high quality...


And hey NYC you rarely have the best, of anything...
 
kth
2013-07-25 04:44:05 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah, THIS. Fark that noise. And I can almost guarantee you that what we "pre-eat" at my house will be better than what the restaurant is serving, though probably not nearly as precious.

My thoughts exactly.  I made sous vide scallops pan seared in beurre noisette the other night.  No reason to eat out, definitely no reason to wait two hours to do so, unless it's for something I can't (or won't) make at home.  French Laundry or whole-hog BBQ come to mind.


We love our sous vide. We just did a roast beef a few days go and it is awesome (sous vide 36 hours, blowtorch to sear).  It gets both of us: my OCD self loves the sous vide and my pyro husband loves using a blowtorch.

GQueue: InmanRoshi: I never understood what's the incentive for a restaurant to take reservations in the first place.   So a potential table just sits there empty bringing in no revenue while the reserving party is late and/or no shows?   The fact that they have to take reservations suggest they can't meet current demand of waiting customers.

Next and now Alinea (same people, it worked for Next so they started doing it at Alinea too) in Chicago don't take reservations, they sell tickets.  You pay in advance, so there's no more no-show problem of a table going unused with no revenue.


Between that and Girl and the Goat, I want to eat my way through Chicago (once my long-lost aunt I've never heard of leaves me a boatload of money).

naughtyrev: Treygreen13: So I got out my phone and called the restaurant and made a reservation for 5 minutes after I called. Then I walked up and told her I had a reservation and that I was early.

I did this in DC recently. Walking around, see someplace that looked good, hopped on OpenTable and booked, then walked in the door, past lines and declared I had a reservation. Worked every time, and just made me wonder what the hell the people in line were thinking.


We also love Open Table. I used to travel all the time for work, and racked up lots of points eating at nice restaurants serving whatever the local specialty was. We still go out a fair amount, and every now and again I get $20. Plus, since I use them all the time, there's a little flag on my name that says so, and I occasionally get amuse bouche and other assorted stuff.

Earlier this month, we went to Frasca  in Boulder, and since I put that it was our anniversary in the reservation, the staff stopped by to congratulate us, we got a special dessert and the Chef came by to chat for a while (although that could just be because he caught our eye as he wandered by after talking to the kinda douchey people at the next table).

all that for using a streamlined system that makes it easy to make reservations while parking the car.

/I sound fat
//and happy
 
2013-07-25 04:47:05 PM  

TheNewJesus: I knew a New Yorker. Claimed over and over again how "this restaurant had the best..." over and over again. Tried a few. None of them had close to the best of anything. High rent and high prices does not mean high quality...


And hey NYC you rarely have the best, of anything...


The original Russian Tea Room was amazing.  And NYC owns on deli food.

The three cities in the US I can eat well in.

NYC
New Orleans(hometown)
San Francisco
 
2013-07-25 04:47:16 PM  
"Hip borough restaurants..."

Please don't move to Austin or San Antonio once you hate living there.

Sincerely,
Native Texans
 
2013-07-25 04:52:38 PM  

UsikFark: vernonFL: UsikFark: Brooklyn is "New York's most populous borough." It's weird when people discuss it like it's a quaint place when the "neighborhood's" aggregate society is bigger than entire metro areas on the mainland US.

Yeah but the parts of Brooklyn where the hipsters are form a small part of the borough.

I can get that articles would only be about this hip parts, but don't those hip parts have names? You don't just lump together two million people and hundreds (?) of city blocks under one name if your audience is local, or even if it's national... unless it's Brooklyn :-|


Here's what I can tell from my time here so far: Brooklyn Heights, Borough Park, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, and Williamsburg are all straight-up hipster. Downtown/Metrotech and Fort Greene are somewhat/in some parts(and downright sketchy in others).  Granted, I haven't been all around the borough, but those are my observations so far.
 
2013-07-25 04:59:31 PM  

Rincewind53: This sh*t is common in DC too. Many of the hottest restaurants in town don't take reservations. One of them I used to go to when the waits were only 45 minutes. The restaurant was above a bar, and they'd just text you when your seat was ready. So you could just go out your name in, then go downstairs and have a few drinks first.

Sadly, the wait had doubled, so it's just not worth it anymore.


I hear that. I am in DC as well (Farragut North) and it's down here as well...........I am originally from Brooklyn so I thought I left all the hipsters behind up there but guess not!
 
2013-07-25 04:59:35 PM  
Brooklyn Heights is considered hipster?  Book it folks, the word has officially lost all meaning.
 
2013-07-25 05:02:17 PM  

Tigger: Brooklyn is a place for people who want to experience gritty urban authenticity.

Of course none of these people know what gritty urban authenticity is, or how farking unpleasant it is for real.


Ya. Two hour wait food isn't about the food. It's about the experience or whatever.

Anyone recommend a cheap good French place in DFW? Never tried that and I'm sure there has to be one somewhere.
 
2013-07-25 05:04:42 PM  

jedichrist: Rincewind53: This sh*t is common in DC too. Many of the hottest restaurants in town don't take reservations. One of them I used to go to when the waits were only 45 minutes. The restaurant was above a bar, and they'd just text you when your seat was ready. So you could just go out your name in, then go downstairs and have a few drinks first.

Sadly, the wait had doubled, so it's just not worth it anymore.

I hear that. I am in DC as well (Farragut North) and it's down here as well...........I am originally from Brooklyn so I thought I left all the hipsters behind up there but guess not!


Yeah. I was talking about Toki Underground, which is DELICIOUS.
 
2013-07-25 05:06:41 PM  
eat at P.F. Chang's b4hand

www.southwaltonliving.com
 
2013-07-25 05:11:13 PM  

brap: Brooklyn Heights is considered hipster?  Book it folks, the word has officially lost all meaning.


I hit up google streetview and it looks authentic, you know? I'm not from New York, but the streets I "wandered" probably have some demand from people willing to pay rent rent for their sense of authenticity.
 
2013-07-25 05:11:39 PM  

vernonFL: tlchwi02: i assume the harlem one? i can't imagine that troy or rochester are that busy

I love the one in Syracuse. That is a fun place. Good food, loud music


i've been to 'cuse, troy and harlem. i can't judge harlem too harshly because it was an early lunch but the others were rocking.

/also you can buy their sauce in grocery stores over most of the north east and its pretty good
 
2013-07-25 05:15:22 PM  
Oh, they take reservations. But from a phone line shared only with Amex Platinum and Centurion concierges
 
2013-07-25 05:18:20 PM  
26 College Place, New York, United States
Someone has a smart car parked in their "driveway" which appears to be the sidewalk. It's so hip.
 
2013-07-25 05:22:19 PM  
eat this
dustinstockton.com
then fancy food
with your $1,407,632.98 NYC salary
 
2013-07-25 05:24:05 PM  
Tadich Grill doesn't take reservations.  But it is old school and in the financial district.  Not some trendy hipster grill.


http://www.tadichgrill.com/
 
2013-07-25 05:27:02 PM  

ManateeGag: /CSB

Incidentally, I went to Dinosaur BBQ with my wife and some friends.  we were seated in about had our orders taken in about 20 minutes.  after 45 minutes of waiting for food, the waiter comes over, said they ran out of pork and would we want anything else.  We decided to leave, but my wife raised a shiatstorm with the manager, and we ended up getting a comped dinner out of the deal the next time we are there.

/CSB


Makes me think of the time I was in High School and went to Drive Thru Arby's and they told me they were out of Roast Beef. That's what you do! How do you run out of the thing you do?
 
2013-07-25 05:27:51 PM  

bhcompy: As a current, temporary Brooklyn resident, I haven't seen this.  Walk down Smith St and some restaurants have lines, and some don't.  They're all the same French-inspired bistro/steakhouse style with overpriced hanger steak, truffled mashed potatoes, truffled fries(sorry, frites), green beans(sorry, haricot verts), and a moderate liquor selection(but shiatty, hipster beers), so it doesn't really matter where you eat.


uh, yeah that's because Cobble Hill has been a boring (though beautiful) place for temporary residents like you for a long time now. They need to offer the typical bourgeois crap bourgeois people like you have come to expect

go to bushwick, greenpoint, bed-stuy, or williamsburg and you will find a lot more interesting new-fusion

/wanted to live in cobble hill but couldn't afford it back then and certainly couldn't afford it now so good on you
 
2013-07-25 05:30:02 PM  

bhcompy: UsikFark: vernonFL: UsikFark: Brooklyn is "New York's most populous borough." It's weird when people discuss it like it's a quaint place when the "neighborhood's" aggregate society is bigger than entire metro areas on the mainland US.

Yeah but the parts of Brooklyn where the hipsters are form a small part of the borough.

I can get that articles would only be about this hip parts, but don't those hip parts have names? You don't just lump together two million people and hundreds (?) of city blocks under one name if your audience is local, or even if it's national... unless it's Brooklyn :-|

Here's what I can tell from my time here so far: Brooklyn Heights, Borough Park, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, and Williamsburg are all straight-up hipster. Downtown/Metrotech and Fort Greene are somewhat/in some parts(and downright sketchy in others).  Granted, I haven't been all around the borough, but those are my observations so far.


Ha.
 
2013-07-25 05:31:42 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-25 05:37:50 PM  

tricycleracer: Tat'dGreaser: Goddamn, New Yorkers have to be the dumbest people on the planet

It's a city full of people who moved to New York to be New Yorkers.  The problem is that all the transplants are unknowingly taking cues from each other.


Silicon Valley is like that.  Everyone in it is from the midwest, because the actual Californians got tired of putting up with CA's shiat and moved to the other western states (and then got busy making those states just as screwed up as CA).

/Seriously, at my 8 person company, not one person is from CA originally.  4 immigrants, 4 people from the midwest.
 
2013-07-25 06:07:00 PM  

Hoboclown: it's a Croissant crossed with a donut. From what I hear, people show up crazy early for them and sell out by 9am every morning.

Isn't it because they deliberately only make a small amount each day?


No because the world is chock-full of hipster dufii.
 
2013-07-25 06:08:58 PM  
Is this a foodie biatching thread?  Because I would like to nutpunch whoever got people to start calling appetizers 'apps.'  No, farkfaces, if I can't download it to my smartphone, it's not a farking app, it's farking food and you can say a few extra syllables.

It's a minor thing and someday I'll get over it, but goddamn, that phrase annoys me.
 
2013-07-25 06:15:00 PM  

KhamanV: Is this a foodie biatching thread?  Because I would like to nutpunch whoever got people to start calling appetizers 'apps.'  No, farkfaces, if I can't download it to my smartphone, it's not a farking app, it's farking food and you can say a few extra syllables.

It's a minor thing and someday I'll get over it, but goddamn, that phrase annoys me.


Say it with me:

"Application".  What you run on your smartphone is an "application".  You can say a few extra syllables, can't you?
 
2013-07-25 06:23:48 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: KhamanV: Is this a foodie biatching thread?  Because I would like to nutpunch whoever got people to start calling appetizers 'apps.'  No, farkfaces, if I can't download it to my smartphone, it's not a farking app, it's farking food and you can say a few extra syllables.

It's a minor thing and someday I'll get over it, but goddamn, that phrase annoys me.

Say it with me:

"Application".  What you run on your smartphone is an "application".  You can say a few extra syllables, can't you?


I grant your point, but when we're discussing food, it sounds stupid as the loanword already has a societal meaning.   Unless I'm downloading food from a Starfleet replicator, it sounds absolutely ridiculous when said by someone or emblazoned on a billboard.
 
2013-07-25 06:26:06 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: KhamanV: Is this a foodie biatching thread?  Because I would like to nutpunch whoever got people to start calling appetizers 'apps.'  No, farkfaces, if I can't download it to my smartphone, it's not a farking app, it's farking food and you can say a few extra syllables.

It's a minor thing and someday I'll get over it, but goddamn, that phrase annoys me.

Say it with me:

"Application".  What you run on your smartphone is an "application".  You can say a few extra syllables, can't you?


I like 'app' for smartphones and tablets and 'application' for full blown PC/Laptop/full-computer programs.  While there is some crossover between most smartphone/tablet programs are smaller and less fully featured than full 'applications' so 'app' works.
 
2013-07-25 06:33:30 PM  
Holy shiat, I can't think of anything I'd be willing to wait two hours for. Who the hell would I invoice for that?
 
2013-07-25 06:41:12 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Kraftwerk Orange: KhamanV: Is this a foodie biatching thread?  Because I would like to nutpunch whoever got people to start calling appetizers 'apps.'  No, farkfaces, if I can't download it to my smartphone, it's not a farking app, it's farking food and you can say a few extra syllables.

It's a minor thing and someday I'll get over it, but goddamn, that phrase annoys me.

Say it with me:

"Application".  What you run on your smartphone is an "application".  You can say a few extra syllables, can't you?

I like 'app' for smartphones and tablets and 'application' for full blown PC/Laptop/full-computer programs.  While there is some crossover between most smartphone/tablet programs are smaller and less fully featured than full 'applications' so 'app' works.


in my day we called them progs.  Get off my digital lawn you computer hipster!
 
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