I still am not on Twitter, but increasingly chefs are, says the Wall Street Journal. Sounds like a double-edged sword to me, and a potentially big time sink. Also, some of these guys (e.g. Bobby Flay) have over half a million followers. Crazy. The last paragraph may be most significant: Twitter and other social media may help restaurants optimize customer flow, helping them stay in business.
In other not-necessarily-new but possibly more-Wheatony news:
- Tom Sietsema mentioned Ren’s Ramen again in today’s chat at WaPo.com, calling it an “inexpensive newcomer” — inexpensive being in the
eye of the beholderwallet of the spender, of course;
- Todd Kliman continues to list Ruan Thai among “Places I’m Eating Now” at the beginning of his Washingtonian weekly chat;
- Hungry Like The Bear visited Limerick Pub about a month ago, and found that the atmosphere beats the food, which sounds about right — I’m not even sold on the atmosphere, though I bet it is more fun in the evening at the bar than for lunch in the dining room;
- New England lawmakers want to make selling fraudulent maple syrup a felony. But what jury would have sufficiently cruel hearts to send the likes of Mrs. Butterworth or Aunt Jemima to prison? Sadly, I suppose this is as good a use of congress’ time as any…;
- Peanut butter prices are spiking, reports WSJ — more from Serious Eats here. I may have to do a combination peanut butter-lime index. Also, now I am hungry for curry…