You want to go out to eat on a Friday evening with friends in the Meatpacking area but you’re broke OR it’s Sunday afternoon, your sister and her date feel like having oysters in the Chelsea area, and ask you where to go?
You know you’re a foodie (read: perfectionist) when you take what you recommend to your friends seriously. Imagine recommending a restaurant to your friends who are taking their significant others out to dinner and the place/food ends up to be not as expected? You will be responsible for that and have secondhand embarrassment for whoever believe(d) you and your taste.
‘what is the place in Chelsea to have oysters on a Sunday afternoon with a date’; shiz just gets too complicated. The UrbanDaddy App (it is also called The Next Move) is here to help you keep your dignity (and friends).
WHAT: A concierge in your hand!
HOW: - Download UrbanDaddy on your iPhone/Android devices
- Turn the Location Services on (so they can stalk you down, just kidding)
- They have 4 options: Food & Drinks, HypeCycle, Perks, and ShortLists
- Click on one of them and start browsing!
For you foodies out there, go to the Food & Drinks section where we can select a day, time, neighborhood, what we want, who we’re with, cuisine, and atmosphere. There is also a map that shows the locations of the restaurants, so we know how far they are from where we are. Nom Nom Nom!
For those of you who want to be always under the radar, HypeCycle is where it’s at. This section is simple and straight-forward. The App tells us what places that are hot right now (the New Black), in its prime (EPIC), etc. According to UrbanDaddy, the current restaurant that is in its prime is Catch. If we want to know more about Catch, we can click details and it tells us the current net rating (from 0-100), venue details, and links to its menu and OpenTable to make reservations.
Not to forget a good deal while enjoying the finer things in life, go on Perks, where it gives us access to discounts for almost everything (clothes, food, etc). $$$$
Last but not least, the Shortlists section, where the App gives us recommendations on where to go based on current condition. It was Wednesday night (midnight) when I went on Shortlists and it said ‘It’s late Wednesday night, and it’s freezing out. You need…’ and there were multiple options we can choose from. If we click on Late Night Burgers, the app will give us options on where to go for burgers at that time near our current location!!
This App is Weather.com, Yelp, OpenTable, and New York Magazine Restaurant Guide combined. Give it a try and let me know what you think!