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Yelp Apple Watch Review

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
By Jennifer Allen on May 20th, 2015
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: ESSENTIAL
Yelp is an essential for any Apple Watch owner.
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Urbanspoon Restaurant Review App Gets Redesigned for iOS 7

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 31st, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Urbanspoon is one of the best-reviewed apps on the App Store for finding restaurants, and its millions of users have provided countless reviews for countless different eateries; you won't be disappointed if you go to Urbanspoon to find a great nearby place to grab some lunch. But until recently the app was still sporting an old, clunky, pre-iOS 7 user interface. In the app's latest update, version 3.5.0, it finally got a refreshed user interface and icon to match the iOS 7 aesthetic.

Better late than never though, right? This update, on top of its redesigned UI, also packs a couple of new features. You can now filter restaurant choices based on price, cuisine, and meal services, and there's now a "nearby" button on the home screen of the app for quickly finding the nearest restaurants. Finally, you'll find the user bug fixes and improvements that come with almost every app udpate.

You can get the new version of Urbanspoon on the App Store for free.

Barrr Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Stacy Barnes on October 8th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NO TREASURE
Cutesy comic strip pirates land at the local Barrr with their beer-swilling, tattoo-inking, video-gaming demands. Keep pace with their needs or, arrrgh, they may just pee on the floor of this classy establishment.
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Cafeteria Nipponica Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on August 16th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GOURMET DINING
Kairosoft takes a stab at the restaurant business and, surprise surprise, knocks another one out of the park.
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YP Adds Ability To Search Restaurant Menus

Posted by Jennifer Allen on May 8th, 2012
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

A constant source of useful local information, YP Local Search & Gas Prices has recently been updated to be even more useful for those in need of information about nearby restaurants, other businesses and gas stations.

The latest update brings the ability to search restaurant menus for specific food items and receive relevant restaurant reviews. Something that's yet to be seen elsewhere in similar apps. Such a useful feature should ensure that users will always know everything possible before they check out somewhere tasty to eat at.

There's plenty of choice with the app offering over 13,000,000+ menu items from 300,000+ restaurants, each providing price details, ambience information, cuisine, user ratings and reviews, as well as photos and opening hours.

Alongside the recent addition of checking out cheap gas prices, this update should make YP Local Search & Gas Prices an essential tool for anyone who travels around regularly.

YP Local Search & Gas Prices is available now for free.

Fondu Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 12th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: SOCIAL DINING
A well designed solution to knowing where's best to dine locally.
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Adventure Bar Story Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER
By all rights Adventure Bar Story should be a delightfully odd rpg romp, but it feels eerily lifeless.
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Decide Where To Eat With Hngry

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 10th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

On Twitter, it's a dilemma that would be referred to as a 'first world problem' but it is sometimes difficult to decide which restaurant to go to for a meal. So many choices are out there and when it's a decision that has to be made between many friends, things can get tricky. Enter Hngry, an app that may lack an 'u' but certainly doesn't lack functionality.

At its most basic, Hngry lists all the restaurants that are nearby to the user's location, along with the ability to add opening hours, all in an attractive manner. Users can then choose from the list and flick through the selection, gradually narrowing down the selection before coming to a decision. For those with iPhone owning friends, they can share lists directly on individual devices using the Hngry app. The app can even find menu details for any restaurant on the list if one is available on the internet.

Once a decision has been made, users can dial the restaurant directly from within the app then Hngry offers a place to store order details for that meal and any helpful notes required. For those with favourite dishes, it makes it all the easier to check what meals were so nice the last time the user visited a place.

There's even the ability to take photos of a meal as a reminder of what was so tasty and Twitter integration ensures that sociable diners can share their choice.

Throughout, the app keeps track of how many times the user has visited a restaurant, making for an ideal guide at a glance as to what place is best for the user's tastes.

For those who dine out regularly, Hngry is a great resource that combines many useful meal planning features.

Hngry is available now, priced at $2.99.

Top Chef Judges' Table Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on January 25th, 2012
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: UNDERWHELMING
Critique restaurant food like the Top Chef Judges. Pity that it's not more enjoyable.
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Order Up!! To Go Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Greg Dawson on January 20th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: NEXT TOP CHEF
Order Up! To Go is a solid time-management game for those looking to become the next "Top Chef." Despite the freemium version's ad-stricken gameplay, there's a lot of addictive potential to be unlocked.
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Save Money On Dining Out With BiteHunter

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 13th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

In an ever frugal world, being able to save the pennies while not sacrificing enjoyment is a big thing. Along comes BiteHunter, an app that searches thousands of sources to bring its users the best dining deals all through a real-time interface.

Through the GPS functionality, users can view nearby deals on a map or via a list, then filter the results by price, rating, type of food and numerous other options.

BiteHunter promises more than 50,000 local deals in all covering the entire of the country. Daily deals such as those from Groupon and LivingSocial are implemented here as well as restaurants' tweets. Then the deals are divided up according to whether it's a deal for a specific day, a certain percent or amount off or simply if it's happy hour.

Food connoisseurs can always search for a specific restaurant too and then read reviews from multiple sources and see a menu. In some cases it's even possible to reserve a table right from the app.

BiteHunter looks like a great way of saving some precious pennies and it's a free download available now for all iOS devices.

Diner Dash

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Steven Wong on October 28th, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: RECOMMENDED
Easy to pick up and play
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jeff Scott on September 2nd, 2008
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ABOVE AVERAGE
Tipulator is a beautifully designed tip calculator.
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