Must Visit Restaurants in San Francisco

12 Must Visit Restaurant in San Francisco By Kaitlin Orr + bonus suggestions from a local..

1. The Mill – OMG this toast is TRULY LIFE CHANGING!!! I don’t know what Josey puts in his bread (magic, probably) but this is the best damn toast I’ve ever had in my life. I tried three of their bestsellers (Cinnamon Sugar, Avocado Lemon, Almond Butter + Honey) and am proud (embarrassed?) to say that I finished all three by myself. That good. Added bonus: the fantastic latte by Four Barrel Coffee was just what I needed after a 6am flight.

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5 Tips for Getting the Perfect Food Instagram Shot

By Kaitlin Orr for curated

When I started my food blog @Carnivorr three years ago, I had no photography experience. I just loved food and wanted to share what I was eating with other food aficionados. At the beginning, my pictures were absolutely terrible. I didn’t understand anything about lighting or making food look appetizing. (Don’t believe me? Seriously, scroll back on my feed and look at some of my earliest posts!) But as time passed I started realizing which photos looked better and which ones my friends were liking and commenting on more. I’m certainly no expert, but through a lot of trial and error I’ve learned a lot more about food photography. 

 

Here are my top 5 tips for getting the perfect food Instagram shot:

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Chefs Embrace the Power of the ‘Instagram Juggernaut’ | Grub Street

Client, Vartan Abgaryan’s (Chef/Partner 71Above) excerpt from Grub Street’s Chefs Embrace the Power of the ‘Instagram Juggernaut’ on why he hired curated to manage his social media presence.

Despite their reservations, most high-end chefs have embraced social media wholeheartedly. Vartan Abgaryan, the chef and partner at 71Above in downtown Los Angeles, says that he has yet to see any real downside to Instagram in his kitchen or dining room. At first, he was charmed when he noticed people tagging their friends to make dinner plans in the comments of the pictures of food, before he realized what a powerful marketing tool was at his disposal and hired someone full time to manage and monitor his restaurant’s Instagram presence.

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6 Foods That Stole The Spotlight At Gov Ball

Gone are the days of bland burgers on stale buns with a side of flavorless fries – music festival food has gotten a serious upgrade (and we couldn’t be happier). We started to notice this trend a few years back when visiting famous San Francisco fest, Outside Lands. From the start, they honored local restaurants, beer and wine companies to showcase some of the best food the Bay Area had to offer. The emphasis, of course, was still on the music, but also highlighted all forms of art – live mural painting, stand-up comedy, and, yes, culinary art. As eaters became pickier and Instagram food blogs multiplied, other festivals followed suit, including NYC’s Gov Ball.

This year, The Infatuation (remember those famous food lovers behind EEEEEATSCON?) curated an entire lineup of popular New York foods for the festival. Time to share the spotlight, musicians! Food just might be the main event.

Here are our favorites from the weekend:

  1. Cookie Do – Surely you’ve heard of the edible cookie dough craze that’s sweeping the nation! Not only is it totally dough-licious, but we only had to wait 15 minutes in line for it at Gov Ball (instead of 3 hours at their NYC shop)!Gov-Ball-Food-6

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The 7 Best Things We Ate At Infatuation’s EEEEEATSCON

If you’re a food lover with an Instagram, chances are you follow @infatuation. If you don’t follow them yet, you’ve probably seen their famous hashtag #EEEEEATS floating around on social media, most likely linked to a photo of a burger with a dripping egg on it, or some similar food pornography. The Infatuation is one of the leaders in today’s food scene, best known for its hilarious restaurant reviews and social media domination. They pretty much pioneered the Instagram food craze five years ago, and continued their trendsetting by throwing the first ever food festival. EEEEEATSCON was a day dedicated to all things delicious, showcasing some of LA’s best eats and featuring panels with famous chefs and other innovators in the food world.

We sampled pretty much every food they had on site (it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!) and picked our favorites.

1. Chicken Tikka Masala Tots – “You gonna eat your tots?” Famous Indian restaurant Badmaash took their popular Chicken Tikka Poutine and gave it a tater tot upgrade for EEEEEATSCON. Napoleon Dynamite would be proud.EEEEEATSCON-LA-1

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9 Hacks to Enhance your Snapchat Game

 

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The announcement of the Instagram algorithm this week has people worried about the future of the platform and what it will mean for their content. Our suggestion is to start thinking about other platforms to incorporate into your social media routine– enter Snapchat! Whether you’re an experienced Snapchat user or new to the platform, we’ve gathered up some great tips and tricks to enhance your snaps.

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5 Benefits of Social Media Business Owners Need to Understand

It’s more than just hype. Here are 5 stat-backed benefits of social media marketing.
As published on Inc.

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While the importance of social media marketing is generally accepted, the fact that people don’t question its value is all the more reason to think about exactly what its value is. The goals of social media marketing can’t be just to gain likes, fans, and retweets. These things are not ends, but means to an end. Social media marketing is far more than an online popularity contest, and the better business owners understand that, the better they can use it for their companies. Here are five benefits to social media that business owners need to understand.

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California Dream Eater Visits The Attic

From Mac n Cheetos at The Attic to top-secret burrito menus, today you can watch the California Dream Eater passionately and hilariously eat his way through some of Southern California’s best restaurants on behalf of foodies everywhere. Created by Visit California, “California Dream Eater” is an original “eatertainment” series that follows culinary connoisseur Chase Ramsey in his search of dream eats across the Golden State.

The program, which launched its pilot season during summer 2015 featuring America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, Sacramento, has already received more than 5 million video views. “’California Dream Eater’ is an extraordinary stage to showcase some of California’s most sought- after culinary creations,” said Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California. “Because the program is crowdsourced, we’re really getting an authentic look at what dream eaters everywhere want to sample, and Chase’s hilarious antics keep them coming back for seconds.” – See more at here.

The Attic on California Dream Eater.

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