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Urban Spoon is iPhone App For Randomly Finding Restaurants Near You

Geek Tip: Use Urban Spoon App For the Indecisive Diner

I work in an area that's populated with a sickening amount of restaurants, yet every single day, when it's lunch time, I have absolutely no idea what I want. Too many choices is a luxurious problem, I realize, but that doesn't make me decide on what to eat any sooner. But now I finally have someone to tell me what to do: Urban Spoon!

The Urban Spoon app for the iPhone can be used to find nearby restaurants like the Yelp app, but that's not the genius fun part: the Shake feature has you scroll to an area, a type of cuisine, and a price range (lock any of the three if you are set on an area or a kind of food), and then you literally shake it!

Shake it easy, shake it like a Polaroid picture, you know the drill. They settle on a randomized restaurant, and then boo-ya grandma, the decision is made for you!

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mikej27 mikej27 8 years
http://www.lunchpicker.net is similar to this app. I use this on my blackberry. Haven't gotten the iPhone yet...
nyklam nyklam 8 years
My fiance is addicted to shaking the slot machine feature. It got me thinking about how crazy it is that we are turning to technology/machines for randomness... if you are interested, I wrote about it at http://peopleareamazing.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/pattern-finding-and-random-delight/
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I agree with macgirl. Discovered new places in the area.
Tech Tech 8 years
Tidal: it's free!
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
how much is this for the iphone? PinkyPink: http://www.coverpop.com/wheeloflunch/ -- Just pop in your zipcode and some sort of keyword (italian, sandwich) and it'll find places near you!!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
on of my fav downloads so far! and i'm super geeked they bought boxoffice back (it sort of has a new name). and free is awesome!
CocoChic CocoChic 8 years
I'm off to download this. I love Tris, the free version of Tetris.
Britni_Marie Britni_Marie 8 years
LOVE this app!
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
geek, is this only for the iphone? my bf and i can NEVER decide on where to eat and always end up at subway or mcdonald's! lol we could sure use this!
AutumnLove AutumnLove 8 years
I need this for my blackberry.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
It is a fun app and actually it showed me some places to go that I wouldn't had thought about going for lunch (normally some place we go for breakfast or dinner only).
kathili kathili 8 years
I wish this app had a display for restaurant menus, but otherwise it's def cute for deciding where to go eat
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