Some Notable Food Destinations with Labels on Google Maps
This is really cool. Serious eater maportofu started a Talk thread and points out that there's a handful of New York City food and drink destinations with labels on Google maps: "I find it funny that it actually has labels for Magnolia Bakery and The Bitter End. I also see a label for Lombardi's, Fraunces Tavern. Mysteriously, none for Shake Shack."
My guess is that Magnolia gets one because it's a huge tourist trap for Sex and the City hauteheads while the rest get them for sheer historical value. I poked around to see if other historic or notable NYC food destinations appeared but no dice—no Katz's, no Old Town Bar, no Sylvia's, no Peter Luger, no Di Fara.
As with all things Google, I'm sure it's a work in progress and that we'll see more notable food places added as time goes by.
But I couldn't let it rest so I figured I'd see what nationwide notable food spots were labeled. Check it out:
Above, from left: Pat's and Geno's in Philadelphia, Arthur Bryant's in Kansas City, and The Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago (Hot Doug's was missing from the map). At right is The French Laundry in Yountville, California, which I located after first poking around Berkeley for Chez Panisse (which is criminally absent).
I took a quick trip down to Texas Hill Country to look for the Salt Lick in Driftwood, but it, too, was missing.
Poke around for your favorite notable food landmark. Is it labeled on the map? Should it be?
Thanks for the cool find, maportofu!