As you know, OpenTable acquired Foodspotting in 2013, not only for its amazing content, but also for its incredibly loyal and engaged community. Since then, you’ve been instrumental in how friends and experts alike discover the best dishes across the world, and for that, we just want to say thank you.

But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. After much deliberation, we have chosen to discontinue the Foodspotting app and website in early May. If you’d like to keep all the photos you’ve captured over the years, we encourage everyone to take this opportunity to download your content. Click here for details

On behalf of our entire team, thank you again for using our product and for all the feedback you’ve provided along the way–we couldn’t have done it without you. If you have any questions or concerns, let us know and we’ll be sure to follow up directly.

2009年より運営してまいりました Foodspotting ですが、2018年5月上旬をもちましてサービスを終了させていただくこととなりました。

OpenTable は Foodspotting のコンテンツの素晴らしさ、コミュニティの絆を高く評価し、2013年に買収いたしました。以降、皆様のお陰で地元や旅先での美味しいものを発見、共有するお手伝いを続けていくことができました。これまでご愛顧いただきましたこと、心よりお礼を申し上げます。

お客様がこれまでに投稿された画像につきましては、パソコンから一括ダウンロードする機能を提供させていただきます。詳細については、 こちら でご案内させていただきます。

サービス終了に伴い、皆様には多大なご迷惑をおかけいたしますことを深くおわび申し上げます。本件に関するお問い合わせは こちら より、お願いいたします。長らくのご利用、誠にありがとうございました。

  • How Foodspotting Came to Paris

    Editor's Note: Today's post is by food writer Lindsey Tramuta, a Philly native turned expat living in the City of Light, an experience she blogs about with heart on Lost in Cheeseland. We first met Lindsey on Twitter when she asked when we'd bring Foodspotting eatups to Paris. Since we're a small team based in the US, we asked her to lead our first French Foodspotting gathering...

    There aren’t many aspects to Parisian life that disappoint, but the active and accessible social food community in the States is unmatchable. I began using Foodspotting shortly after it was launched and started following their Facebook and Twitter accounts to be part of the rich community that was developing. I watched enviously from afar as my Twitter feed filled with messages of fun eatups in New York, LA, Washington D.C., Chicago and Orlando, so I messaged Amy, Foodspotting's Head of Community, “But when will you come to Paris?!” She threw the ball in my court and gave me the opportunity to organize Paris’ first eatup, an unexpected honor that I gladly accepted.

    Choosing the venue for a Foodspotting event was a no brainer - it had to be my favorite local spot, Le Pearl. Still I wondered - Will the guests understand the purpose of the event? Will I fail as a host? Will there be enough space at the restaurant? So many questions, but the number of RSVPs quickly jumped to 30, 40 then 45 before settling at 48. The owners of Le Pearl were ecstatic but knew they'd have to come up with a feasible offer for everyone given their small kitchen and lack of staff. Thomas, the chef and owner, prepares everything himself from scratch so catering to 40+ hungry guests all at once would require finesse.

    We settled on a mixed savory platter for one flat fee with reduced prices on cocktails. Guests would be able to order dessert off the menu but the savory dinner options would not be available. The hope was that guests would enjoy the preview and be motivated to return to test out the full menu. Given the great turnout I'd say people are likely to return!

    Everyone was intrigued by Foodspotting and saw its potential in Paris, a city where food and dining out trumps virtually all other activities. More than that, they were enthusiastic to meet some new, international faces and chat over food and wine, like fellow bloggers and food lovers Anne Ditmeyer of Prêt à Voyager, Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day! and Kasia Dietz of Love in the City of Lights, among many others. I even got to meet Claire Goasdoue, the Brittany-native who recently opened her very own crêpe restaurant called Little Breizh in the heart of Saint-Germain.

    The evening’s last guests started heading home close to midnight and I can only hope the second Foodspotting event in Paris will be as successful.

    Read more about Paris' first Foodspotting event on Lindsey's blog, and click here to learn how you can host a Foodspotting eatup in your own home city.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lindsey Tramuta is a food writer and co-owner of Lola's Cookies, an online bakery based in Paris specializing in American-style handmade cookies, brownies and bars. Follow her adventures on Lost in Cheeseland, Foodspotting and Twitter.

    All photos courtesy of the author.

    • over 6 years ago.
      So thrilled to have gotten the opportunity, Amy! Can't wait for the next =)
    • about 6 years ago.
      Very very very
    • 5 months ago.