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Wednesday Tech: Urbanspoon App

In Food Tech, Jasmin Sun on November 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Urbanspoon on the iPhone. Photo by Jasmin Sun.

By Jasmin Sun

If your TV watching habits are anything close to mine, you may have already recognized this photo.  If not, this video should be a sufficient explanation for those who are more productive than me with their time.   Got it now?  Right.  I’m talking about the cool slot-machine-meets-magic-eight-ball app which, admittedly, played a disproportionately large role in my decision to purchase an iPhone: Urbanspoon.  Does this make me a sucker for marketing?  Probably.

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Wednesday Tech: 5 Dollar Lunch

In Food Tech, Jasmin Sun, Lunch on October 27, 2010 at 1:47 am

5 Dollar Lunch Logo

Broke?  Too lazy to cook?  Have no fear; new deal site 5 Dollar Lunch has got you covered.

The idea is simple but elegant.  Seemingly inspired by the genius penny-pinching business structure behind coupon sites Groupon and LivingSocial, 5 Dollar Lunch posts information daily about a $5 lunch special offered by various local Austin restaurants.

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Wednesday Tech: AustinFoodCarts iPhone App

In Food Tech, Jasmin Sun on October 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm

AustinFoodCarts Trailer Catalog

Today while browsing through Eater Austin I was lucky enough to run across their post on the AustinFoodCarts app for the iPhone. I could never resist a good app, especially one with potentially boundless foodie usefulness (I’m not exactly sure what that means either, but you get the point). Besides, it’s free!

Details and review after the jump…

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