A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 23, 2013
Foodstagram (food + Instagram)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Death of Foodstagram? Restaurants Ban Customers From Taking Food Pics
JAN 24, 2013
Some restaurants have started banning customers from taking photos of their food, the New York Times reports, quoting several chefs in New York City.

If other restaurants follow suit, it may signal the demise of “foodstagramming,” a popular practice that involves restaurant-goers taking Instagram pictures of their meals, and sharing them online. While some find it silly and annoying, others just can’t stop themselves from photographing that juicy steak in front of them.

The Huffington Post
As Restaurants Ban Photos, Some Worry About The End Of Food Porn
By Dominique Mosbergen
Posted: 01/24/2013 6:08 pm EST | Updated: 01/24/2013 6:34 pm EST
Have you ever snuck a snap of a sumptuous cupcake or stolen a shot of an exquisitely plated entree? If you have, we’ve got bad news for you: Your “foodstagramming” days may be numbered.

In the aftermath of a recent New York Times report, entitled “Restaurants Turn Camera Shy,” food porn enthusiasts everywhere have begun to cower in fearful anticipation of the potential demise of “foodstagram.” According to the report, which quoted several New York City chefs, some restaurants around town are banning customers from taking photos of their meals and uploading the pics to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

The Huffington Post
Instagramming Your Food May Signal Bigger Problem, Researcher Says
By Tyler Kingkade
Posted: 05/07/2013 1:11 pm EDT | Updated: 05/10/2013 12:13 pm EDT
Friends who seem to post a photo of every meal they eat on Instagram or Twitter may not just be annoying, they may have a problem.

The trend of “foodstagramming” has bothered some restaurants to the point they have prohibited diners from snapping photos of their meals. But Dr. Valerie Taylor, chief of psychiatry at Women’s College Hospital at the University of Toronto, argues that obsessively documenting one’s meals could be a signal of a larger dieting problem.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, September 23, 2013 • Permalink