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gastro friday: how mobile devices affect the food world part 3: mobile meets the chef/proprietor

By on Oct 29, 2010 in Gastro Fridays, The Gastronomical Leena | 0 comments

As seen in my first post on the eater and second post on the traveler, that little phone in your pocket has already started, and will continue to greatly shift the world of food.  But it doesn’t just impact the individual.  Mobile phones and other devices will also alter the actual dining experience and how chefs and restaurateurs manage the business of food. Do you own a restaurant or food related establishment?  Or are you at all interested in how individuals engage with food experiences?  Then it’s incredibly important to understand how mobile can play a role from discovery to digestion for your customers. Let’s go through the experience: Customer Discovers Your Establishment Whether you’re a five star establishment with full blown marketing budgets having an agency create a mobile site or application, or you’re a street cart whose only promotion is tweeting out its location on a...

Amuse bouche: Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Website

By on Oct 28, 2010 in amuse bouche, Food News | 0 comments

A new website, Allergy Eats, is dedicated to making eating out easier for people who suffer from food allergies. It is a crowd-sourced tool that posts restaurants ratings based on how friendly the staff and restaurant is to allergy sufferers. Source: October 20, 2010 Lifehacker article *************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Leena Eats: Kitchenette in Dogpatch, SF

By on Oct 27, 2010 in California, Food Porn, Leena Eats, San Francisco, Street food | 1 comment

I love that living in the Bay area means that there is literally a new food surprise around every corner…or in this case, in every loading dock. Meet Kitchenette, a food stand open Monday through Friday at a loading dock in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood. This place’s menu changes daily, and always features locally sourced, organic, gourmet food that is surprisingly good. Like pork belly and fried oyster sandwiches, chicharones, and The Buster- a sandwich stacked with fried green tomatoes, bacon, peaches, aioli and arugula. Kicks the crap out of McDonalds if you ask me. More food porn after the jump. All in all, I loved my meal and felt it was a decent price (spent just over $10). I can’t wait until I get an excuse to stop by again and see what they have cooking! ~LTG! *********************** Kitchenette SF 958 Illinois Street San Francisco, CA 94107...

Amuse bouche: How did the chicken cross the road? CO2 gas!

By on Oct 26, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

Premium chicken producers across the country are considering switching to a more humane method of killing that involves putting the chicken to sleep with a carbon dioxide gas before slaughter. Researchers claim this will yield a stress-free and tastier chicken. Currently, most chicken producers electrically stun the birds before slaughter. Source: October 21, 2010 NY Times article ********************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Amuse bouche: One step closer to healthy school lunches

By on Oct 26, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

Michelle Obama’s new program, Chefs Move to Schools, has been encouraging chefs to help out public schools with healthy school lunches, and the program is really taking hold in New York. Chefs have been helping cafeteria employees learn to cook healthier food for the students, and working with school budgets to provide the healthiest, tastiest food possible. Source: October 22, 2010 NY Times article ********************* Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain....