DaFoodie.com Launches Mouth-watering Visual Menus for Local Restaurants

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DaFoodie.com has been launched by Orlando entrepreneur Gustavo Hernando. Created in early 2010, DaFoodie.com allows people to submit entree and other dish photos so foodies from around town can decide where to eat.

Historically, a restaurant patron had one option when it came to seeing a potential dish – actually visiting the restaurant to watch steaming plates being walked by and looking at a few, pre-selected pictures on a menu. Today, few restaurants list their menus online, much less provide quality pictures of their actual dishes. Many times, these pictures are purchased from stock photography sources and don’t actually come from the restaurant’s own kitchen.

DaFoodie.com is a new tool for the visual person to actually peruse user-uploaded photos of dishes at various restaurants from around Orlando and other cities in the coming months. With the launch of this site, founder Gustavo Hernando found a way of solving the issue of going out to eat with a cuisine in mind, but not having any idea of where to go. “I decided to actually make a site where all you look at is pictures of food. Instead of deciding on the restaurant first, you decide what you want to eat first and then find where to get it,” said Hernando.

The concept of DaFoodie.com sprung from Hernando’s practice of posting pictures of his own dining experiences on the social networking site Facebook. After hearing that his photos were becoming eating recommendations for others, he decided to launch the website.

Central Florida foodies can view food photos by either ten different locations, or choose one of the ten different categories of cuisine. The content is user-generated and submitted by local contributors easily via email, Facebook, the website itself, or Twitter. To contribute a picture, there is no sign-up process or membership required. Hernando also provides photo-taking tips on the website to enhance the quality of the submissions.

DaFoodie.com currently hosts hundreds photos of Orlando restaurant dishes. Each photo contains the name of the individual dish as well as the restaurant. Clicking on the thumbnail on the main page opens not only a larger version of the photo, but also a Google map to the restaurant. Users additionally have an opportunity to share the photo to either their Twitter or Facebook accounts.

For more information, please visit http://www.dafoodie.com or contact Gustavo Hernando at 407-965-5476, by email at info(at)dafoodie(dot)com or @dafoodie on Twitter.

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