Restaurant Info at Your Fingertips: MenuPix.com
We're pretty stoked about the recent launch of the LA version of MenuPix.com, the online database that features scans of the menus of hundreds of local eateries. The interface is quite user-friendly, and allows you to search or browse for what you want by name, neighborhood, zip code, or cuisine. After you've culled a list to work with, you can then further refine your search by the availability of a menu scan, delivery, or a combo of both. Once you select a restaurant you can see the MenuPix page that breaks down the important details, like address and phone number, official website, hours of operation, delivery options, and any user ratings and/or reviews that have been submitted. As an example, here's the page for downtown's delectable Water Grill (which, incidentally, happens to be where this LAist wants to be taken to celebrate getting her Master's this week).
We gave MenuPix a spin over the weekend, when a hankering for good Chinese delivery had us scrambling in our kitchen catch-all drawer for the menu for Dragon Street, a nearby spot we really like. But alas, where was it? Nowhere to be found! So online we went, and there it was on MenuPix, complete with a scan of their menu. Within moments we'd mapped out our meal and placed our order via phone. We noticed that the restaurant hadn't included a copy of their menu in our delivery bag, as these joints tend to do. But that's okay; we've got MenuPix!