Description: Find. Eat. Drink. bills itself as "The Insider Guide to Food + Drink. Recommendations around the world from culinary professionals." If you've ever settled for an average meal after getting lost in a new city (and believing Yelp reviewers), this guide will steer you clear of any less-than-stellar establishments.
Robin Dorian, former Food Network producer/host, and Nick Bumstead, former manager of Chambers Street Wines, co-founded Find. Eat. Drink. after traveling the world and gathering insight from industry professionals.
Users can search for restaurants, bars, coffee and tea shops, and markets by location. The results pull up helpful information including maps, pricing, and tipping, and the establishments can be sorted into lists (romantic, night out, cheap, splurge, etc.) for easy organization.
Currently, the app features more than 120 cities and towns worldwide, including 2,100 establishments, and 340 experts and their opinions. Dorian says more cities, such as Austin, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Portland will be included soon, and new recommendations are added often.
Pros: Recommendations from chefs and food-industry professionals—big names include Bobby Flay, Scott Conant, and food-truck movement pioneer Roy Choi—lend credibility to the content. Bonus points for including transit options, business hours, and social-media links.
Cons: We're having a little trouble searching complete addresses in the "Where" toolbar, but searching by zip code, state, neighborhood, or current location isn't an issue. The app requires iOS 5 or later; no Android, Galaxy, or Blackberry support.
—Jennifer Shore is a freelance web producer at Details. Follow her on Twitter, @_jennifershore.