Austin Apps and Blogs
- NWLarry Feb 15, 2011 08:00 AM
I thought it would be good to have a thread sharing indispensable Austin-centric apps and food blogs. I have yet to find any great food apps for my ipod touch, so here are a couple of quick reviews.
Austin Way promises 60-something apps in one handy-dandy icon, but I have yet to find any of them particularly *useful*. It seems like it may be doing too much, as any greatness is obscured by a molasses slow interface.
Though not as slow, Food Trucker also fails to deliver. This app promises to go out and grab twitter updates from all your fave trailers, but as near as I can tell....it has about 10 trailers programmed. Maybe I could program more. By the time I figured out how to do that however, I could get on Twitter and know where I'm going.
I don't follow a lot of local food blogs (most of what I have found is too....cutes-y). Forklore is in the RSS feed, and I was quite happy to see the Chow team give Virginia Wood some props-I find her writing and sensibility to be in step with my own, and have resolved to try the Carillon based on her pounding the table for their greatness. The Chronicle website leaves a bit to be desired however in terms of search.
food trucker's iphone app was also a disappointment for me.
it's clunky, and only parses a small amount of twitter feeds.
i ended up deleting it.
I don't know who Virginia Wood is but she certainly loses credibility with me if she is pounding on the table for the greatness of Carillon. We have eaten there 3 times and believe that are any number of places where your dining dollars are better spent. I was invited there for a free dinner through an organization I belong to and I am not even bothering to go. Well, that's just me.
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i couldn't sleep at 4am the other night, so i started flipping through foodporndaily.com which led me to googling the FPD bloggiest and coming across a Top 30 or something food blog list. enjoying Serious Eats a lot and Homesick Texan. But Austin-wise, http://austin.eater.com/ is pretty informative.