When I was younger we grabbed the yellow pages and scrolled through print to find what we were looking for. As things inevitably evolved, we began hopping online to search for hot spots in desirable areas. Again, things have evolved and when the phone book was delivered last month, I tossed it in to the recycle bin without opening up. Why? All the information I need, is just a touch away.
My iPhone is my phone book, internet, search engine, social media, restaurant and cocktail review source and it fits so nicely in the palm of my hand. When I want a stellar new cocktail recipe, I download an app. Grilling recipes, tips do’s and don’ts? Yes, I download an app for that as well, but my favorite apps so far are for locating area restaurants and great places to meet with my friends.
I have three apps for my area that I use on a consistent basis. Seattle Met Best Restaurants is an app that costs $.99 and allows the user to search by neighborhood or cuisine ( or both ) and then filter by neighborhood, price and how many miles you are willing to travel. There are more filters from that point some of them being; breakfast, lunch, dinner, carryout, food trucks, kid friendly, late night dining, outdoor etc…
App two is Seattle’s Best Dining. This app is a bit pricier at $2.99 but is a step above Seattle Met’s. The filter list includes; amazing views, burgers, destination dining, foodie fav / celebrity chef, happy hour favorites, hidden gems, late night, street eats and vege friendly. Of course cuisine type and breakfast, lunch or dinner as well. From that point the filters are name, cost and neighborhood. When you locate a couple you would like to view you can then browse through photographs and comments from other users.
Last but definitely not least is Seattle Sips or Seattle’s Cocktail Culture ( you purchase as one, the app is in your phone as the other ) ~ $1.99 for this app and it is a stellar one. A few of the filters are; authors picks, cocktail masters, DJ / Live music, grab a bite, free Wi-Fi, happy hours, hotel bars, original cocktails, patios, private rooms, restaurant bars, specialty liquors and a few more. Sort then by cost and neighborhood and again browse photos and read user comments.
If you haven’t tried one or more of these apps and love to eat out and hit local hot-spots, I recommend you try one. It saves time and you can be checking out the menus and making dinner and cocktail plans with your friends while standing in line at the super market. I love progress.