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Epicurator is food porn for your iPhone

Submitted by Craig Agranoff on Monday, 15 July 2013 No Comment

A new app for the iPhone, made right here in Florida, has launched in the Apple AppStore. When I stumbled upon it, it was a surprise to see that it features food from some of my favorite restaurants here, though the app is international in scope and the data is user-driven.

Epicurator is free to download and use and allows you to ask for restaurant recommendations based on your location and preferred food type. The reviews and photos presented are from other Epicurator users and give a real, living account of what the food is actually like in any given restaurant that’s been reviewed. The ratings are fun too, being on a scale of “Blech” to “Foodgasm.”

The app is fun and growing quickly. I noted, in just two or three days of use, that a couple of new places were added from the same neighborhood. The co-founder of Epicurator is none other than local restaurateur Buzzy Sklar of Burger & Beer Joint and Automatic Slims fame. Buzzy has since sold those places, of course, but is obviously right back into food again.

“Really amazing food is meant to be shared and we want to simplify the way you discover food,” he said. “We want Epicruator to be the ultimate collection of food porn.”

I’ve found Epicurator to be easy to use, a fun discovery tool, and a great way to satiate my personal appetite for foody photos, since I’ve been known to take a lot of them.   It comes pre-loaded with over 400,000 restaurant menus, making it easy to find what you’re looking for or rate what you’ve just eaten.  New menus are added regularly as well.

It even has a little game feature that lets you compete with friends and makes for easy sharing on Facebook, Twitter and the like.  Definitely a great app!


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