Flavour of the Month

By: Angela Moore

Sifting through the thousands of restaurants in New York City to find the right place to eat is always a chore. It's usually a multistep process. I consult various sites and apps, check user reviews, and cross-reference all of the information I find with recommendations from the critics I respect and follow.

Whew. That’s a lot of work for a quick Monday night dinner, or even a special weekend outing. Luckily, I recently found Flavour.

Flavour is a new app that helps you find the right place to go with no fuss. You can search by cuisine, neighborhood or feature. It aggregates recommendations from the best critics and bloggers in NYC, San Francisco and Chicago, and also pulls in social data for the most-popular and most-visited venues. You can also book in-app through OpenTable, view menus and get recommendations.

My husband and I recently used Flavour to find some new dining destinations for a night out in Harlem. We started at Abyssinia, a neighborhood spot serving fresh Ethiopian cuisine, including excellent injera (flatbread). Then we went to The Cecil to test out its self-described Afro-Asian-American cuisine. Flavour gave us dish suggestions, so we knew to try the oxtail dumplings. We finished up the evening at Earl's Beer & Cheese, a casual sliver of a place that’s home to craft beer on tap and The Torpedo, a tasty Buffalo chicken sandwich on a potato roll.

In short, the Flavour app is beautiful, fun and informative. It provides a one-stop solution to my frequent dilemma about where to go for dinner. You can download the app here.

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