Wednesday April 4, 2012
A tasty collection of the best food and restaurant tweets of the last two weeks.
Twitter tends to be cluttered with asinine trending topics, endless self-promotion and unintelligible tweetspeak that those over the age of 22 may have trouble deciphering. But, it's also proved to be a valuable social media platform for restaurants, food photographers and celebrity chefs. Here are a handful of excellent food-related tweets from the past couple of weeks. As always, you can find us on Twitter @LocalEaters.
Andrew Knowlton ( @AndrewKnowlton): "Something about multi-colored tortilla chips that makes me think less of Mexican joint serving them. Justified?"
Completely. Goes doubly for places that serve radioacative neon green margaritas.
Alton Brown (@AltonBrown): "I am turning away from my media career to focus exclusively on producing artisanal bacon-bit peanut butter."
Though we've gone too far with bacon-infused everything, I'd get behind this.
Matt Yglesias ( @Mattyglesias): "Has anyone in human history ever gone to a restaurant website and been disappointed by the absence of music?"
Nope. I also doubt anyone's ever bemoaned the lack of Flash Animation on a restaurant website.
John ( @sarcasticapple):"Restaurant bills sometimes come with complimentary mints, it would be nice if electricity bills came with a little bowl of AA batteries."
Conan O'Brien ( @ConanObrien): "Anyone else worried that we're in the midst of a cupcake store bubble?"
Less worried and more ready for it burst.
Tumblr Funniest Post ( @tumblrfunniest): "My friend said 'Onions are the only food that can make you cry.' That was before I hit him in the face with a watermelon. #tumblrfunniest"
I guess someone had to pick up the slack following Gallagher's retirement.
Ray Isle (@islewine): Ad on the subway for soup w 'artificial goat flavor.' Why do I find that so much more disturbing than artificial beef flavor?"
Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) "Yup. If pasta & antipasta ever touch, they annihilate. For your safety, that's why restaurants never serve them together."
World's funniest astrophysicist. How can you not love this guy?
Kat Kinsman ( @kittenwithawhip): "Just read the phrase 'penetrates deeply into the ham' in a press release & may need a moment to heal."
Not sure how that got by their copy editors.
Don't call me Tweety.