It's been almost two months now since I moved to NYC, and this thought still runs through my head on a daily basis. It is mind-boggling how many tempting dining options there are! Not a day goes by that I don't pass some adorable little bistro tucked in a corner or hear a friend describe the "New York's best [insert cuisine here]" and think: I've gotta remember to try that place.
But I'm kind of a scatterbrain when it comes to this stuff. Which is why I'm so happy that KartMe offers everything I need to keep all of my foodie thoughts and plans organized!
For instance, I keep all of the places I'm dying to try in my Restaurants to Try Kart. I update it at every time I see or hear of a place that sounds good - which is pretty much daily. And when my husband or friends ask where we should go for brunch/dinner/lunch/drinks/whatever, I just email them a link to my Kart, complete with my comments and filters, or links to a few restaurants. Reviews, maps, the phone number and links to OpenTable and Yelp are right at their fingertips - so they can decide and reserve!
KartMe is also an easy way to get your friends' recommendations without even having to ask.
I know which of my friends have good taste in food (well, let's be honest, would I be friends with them if they didn't?) and I watch their Karts to see what their favorites are. Especially helpful if I'm headed to a particular neighborhood - I can find an individual Kart like Phil's Best of LES/East Village
or use the filters
to look across Phil's Karts for something in the West Village. I've even made Karts specifically for friends who are visiting my adopted hometown, Cleveland
, or traveling to a place I know and love, like Las Vegas
. Of course, online review sites can also be helpful for finding restaurants, but none can let me see my friends' favorites at a glance, along with their comments, in such a quick and easy way.
Are you always on the go? KartMe for iPhone (and coming soon for Blackberry!) allows you to see what's in your Karts on your phone, including key information such as address, phone number and map of cross streets. Pretty helpful when you screw up your subway directions and find yourself in an unfamiliar neighborhood with a growling tummy and it's way past lunch time and you just need a slice of pizza NOW before you absolutely LOSE IT. (Not that I've done this, personally. Nooooo way.)
Whether you're an hard-core foodie who's looking to share your restaurant-picking prowess with the world or a more casual diner who's just looking for an easy way to find a great dinner, KartMe is the simplest and most effective way to find and share the best restaurants out there. Use it in your hometown or when traveling for the weekend.
So what are YOUR favorites? Kart 'em!