Several times a year here at Grub Street and nymag.com we roll out guides to some of the best dishes in town, and today we learned of a new website and iPhone app that’s trying to steal our jobs! Grubster (see, even the name is similar!!) launched recently, and it’s focused on recommending specific dishes at restaurants in New York or Austin (convenient for the SXSW-bound).
It sounds like the app combines some of the benefits of other food social-media platforms. Founder Jonathan Shapiro told Food + Tech Connect that features include: “Rate, post photos, and comment on individual menu items” (kinda like Foodspotting), “Short and sweet commenting, so you can avoid reading through paragraphs of reviews” (kinda like Twitter), and “View comments/ratings from your Facebook friends, for some added credibility” (kinda like, well, Facebook!). We haven’t used the site or app, but that all sounds pretty neat-o, a sort of one-stop hub for food geeks. We also dig the throwback gingham backdrop and vintage-looking fonts, though again, we can think of somebody else with an old-school Chinese-take-out box as our logo!
Grubster [Official Site]