Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
ICANN has released thousands of new domain extension–including .food and .restaurant and even .organic. This could be a windfall for small food businesses, as long as they can figure out how it works.
Lawyers may tell you not to compare apples with oranges. But Google’s new tool allows you to compare the nutrition of any food in a huge government database. You might even learn something surprising.
The 2014 San Francisco Bay Area Zagat Guide comes out today. Along with information about nearly 1,500 restaurants, it also includes a survey of residents’ eating habits — including our tendency to take photos of our food.
Google’s extensive and delectable food offerings have long been part of the company’s perks. Now startups in other cities are hiring chefs that prepare fresh, creative food to attract and keep top talent.
Some of you may have read my post last week about Google dining. I was fortunate enough to be asked to have lunch on the Google campus, and while I was there, Google was incredibly accommodating. They set up a time for me to interview Scott Giambastiani, one of their Executive Chefs, and tour some of the Google cafés. But what was the food like? Eclectic, fresh, and small. Let me explain.
For years I have heard people wax poetic about the food at Google. The rumors seemed unbelievable: fresh organic, sustainable and locally grown foods prepared under the tutelage of a five-star chef. Oh, and did I mention it’s all free? Well, free if you work there. As if those stock options weren’t sufficient. It’s enough to make a freelance editor and writer cry. So when a friend of mine who works for Google asked me join him for lunch one day, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to see for myself how the food operation at Google worked, and, more than that, if the hype lived up to the reality.