Like the rest of the iOS-using world, we’re bursting with excitement over the release of the new food (and more!) emojis. Finally, we can tell our friends in icons (as well as actual pictures) about all the delicious things we have — or want — to eat and drink. As we’re celebrating the new food emojis, we thought it would be fun to highlight reviews of the IRL versions.
If any diner needs a cheese emoji, it’s this one, who recently feasted on this perfect plate at Rotisserie Georgette in New York City.”The service was wonderful, the food original, especially the sugar snap peas and the first course, called a burrata, I believe.” Yes, it’s burrata — and yes, it’s fabulous!
The humble American favorite was dubbed an “uber hot dog” by a recent guest at The Kirkland Tap & Trotter in Somerville, Massachusetts. “We came for the hot dogs and beer and were not disappointed. Pickled mustard seeds were a revelation.” Something tells us that Tony Maws and his crew are going to be seeing an awful lot of tweets with hot dog emojis very soon if this pup remains on the menu.
Thanks to Apple for granting our gourmet wish for a taco emoji. Or maybe we should say mahalo instead, if we’re talking about the amazeballs fish tacos at Blue Dragon in Kamuela, Hawaii? A guest writes, “We ‘discovered’ Blue Dragon a few years ago, and I fell in LOVE with the fish tacos. Delicious, flaky fish in corn tortillas with salsa and guacamole. YUMMO!!”
The only thing that might make this diner at El Pinto in Albuquerque, New Mexico, more pleased after this meal would be a burrito emoji, based on one very gushy review: “Outstanding! Best salsa and chips in ABQ. The waitress suggested a variation on the veggie burrito and the chef happily complied. In a word — amazing!”
Toast the new Champagne emoji with a flute of one of the fine selections at RM Champagne Salon in Chicago, Illinois. A recent reviewer said of this bubbly boîte, “Our table was adjacent to the candle-lit fireplace, and it was a very romantic setting. Our server was great, the Champagne was worth it, and we enjoyed a sample of the macaroons. A great place for a date night out.”
Ever have a showstopper of a popcorn dish and you just need that little something extra to convey how absolutely fabulous it is? If you wrote this review of the popcorn shrimp at Barton G. The Restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida, you just may have! “This restaurant pulls out all of the stops! There’s nothing short of excitement when eating here! The presentation is awesome! The popcorn shrimp actually came out in a popcorn maker on a bed of popcorn! How adorable!”