Facebook’s Latest Update Is the Tastiest One Yet
Picture it: You’re out and about when the hunger pangs strike. Your first thought is to swing by one of the country’s top restaurants — sadly, they’re all booked until fall. So you’re next stop is to open up your review app of choice — Yelp, Google Maps, Urbanspoon, etc. Now there’s another contender looking to make waves in the restaurant review world and it’s probably already DLed on your phone: Facebook. The social media platform that none of us can seem to let go of just launched a partnership with food critics to provide in-app legit reviews from some of the nation’s best. Bon appétit, c/o FB ;)
After launching Instant Articles earlier this month, Facebook is already tackling a new lineup and while it involves publications, this partnership is for a different kind of consumption. According to The Verge, the social media network will be tackling the restaurant industry a la Zagat instead of Yelp. Starting today when users look up food spots within the search bar they will be able to see critic reviews from publications like Bon Appétit, Conde Nast Traveler, Eater, New York Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. Have no fear, hometown reviewers, as your insights will still appear on a restaurant’s page, they just won’t be featured. After all those in-depth Yelp etc reviews we posted, we thought we were finally being taken seriously as food critics…
Whether you trust the pros or your friends’ insiders recs, cheers to a good meal ;)
What are your thoughts on Facebook’s food critic review integration? Let us know in the comments.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!