Thursday October 4, 2012
A tasty compilation of the best food and restaurant tweets of the week.
Twitter tends to be saturated with asinine trending topics, excessive self-promotion and 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, celebrity chefs and those who incessantly photograph their food. Here are a handful of excellent food-related tweets from the past week. As always, you can find us on Twitter @LocalEaters.
Ruth Bourdain (@RuthBourdain):"I really hope the baconpocalypse doesn't affect other cured meats. I just don't think I could survive a Prosciutto di Parmageddon."
A chilling vision of the impending aporkalypse.
Jed (@jedfudally): "I would eat at a restaurant that calls itself 'shrimply the best' "
Shrimpin' ain't easy.
Moiste Porque (@MoistPork): "Someday when I'm arrested, I'll be hunched over a restaurant chef, whom I've strangled with his own sandwich, screaming, 'I said NO MAYO!'"
Not sure how the physics of strangling with a sandwich would work, but can certainly understand frustration with general disregard of "no mayo" requests.
Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip): "My greatest contribution to society today has been a headline involving 'tainted nut butter.' May I have a nap now, please?"
Nap well earned. Continuing with the nap theme ...
Scotty (@marylandmudflap): "I'm a lot like Dexter only instead of killing murderers I just killed a burrito and took a 43 minute nap in my shower."
FactHive (@FactHive) There are more French restaurants in New York City than in Paris.
But how many New York-style hot dog stands line the Champs-Élysées?
Mark Ganek (@MarkGanek): "Ordered an In-N-Out burger 'gangnam style,' so they shoved it down my throat repeatedly."
I see what you did there.
Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit): "There's a special section of hell for people who bring their kids to restaurants. It's a restaurant with their kids in it."
Fair enough, but what horrible things did the poor servers do to deserve their fate of cleaning the crushed Cherios on the floor?
Comedy Tweets: (@IQuoteComedy): "When I'm at a restaurant I like to ask the waiter, 'What's your most frequently photographed entree?' "
Restaurant menus should really come with suggested Instagram filter pairings.
Sandra Boynton (@SandyBoynton): "At lunch, the restaurant menu listed 'artisanal lettuce.' I'm so happy! I thought all the lettucewrights had retired."
That's all, folks!
The Twitter bird only eats artisanal birdseed and locally sourced worms.