I'm sure we've all been out to restaurants and ordered something up on the menu that sounds pretty good but when it arrives it looks more like a bird's nest than the delicate web of pasta as described in the menu. The interestingly named The Men View (no, its not an online hunky men's magazine) is a very cool way to see if the chef's culinary masterpiece lives up to it's description by encouraging members to take and display their own pictures of their culinary delights for all to see. Consequently, many restaurants have begun to upload their own food photos giving a large database of food to access.
The MenView is a free food photo share tool whose sole purpose is to have a picture of every item on the menu at all of your favorite restaurants. The idea is, anytime you go out to eat and see an item you are unsure about, check The MenView to see what it looks like from someone who may have previously tried it. Better still, try something new and be the first person to put a picture up for yourself and future guests. Users can keep track of all the items they’ve had, from appetizers to beverages. The knock on effect from this is that restaurants themselves are now joining in and putting their own pictures against the description of their food to encourage customers . The more restaurants and customers that get involved the bigger the site gets and the more reviews and pictures there are to see. It's a culinary circle.
Well, apart from the fact that you may be considered a bit of a geek for choosing your dinner from an iPhone, TheMenView is a brilliant idea. This easy to use food photo share tool looks great on your phone and makes total sense considering the price of a good meal these days. You can even use it 'back to front' if you like by finding a picture of the meal you want to eat - then you just have to get to the restaurant that serves it. The bigger TheMenView gets the more effect it has and impressive it gets.