Molly Yeh’s Yelp Trick to Find Restaurants She Loves
It was 43 seconds, from my husband, Nick [Hagen]. We were at opposite ends of an antique store, and he called to tell me that I just bought him an antique grain sampling probe for his birthday.
Favorite food-related app:
My favorite restaurants tend to be on the third page with, like, three stars.
Most-recent Uber trip:
From Lodge Bread Company in Culver City [in L.A.]—to get a suitcaseful of seedy rye bread, challah and a cookie for Nick—to LAX airport. $19.68.
Most-essential travel app:
Owlet. I can check in on [my 9-month-old daughter] Bernie in the middle of the night without having to wake up Nick.
Most-surprising app you depend on:
Forest. It’s an app that rewards you with trees if you don’t use your phone for periods of time.
Your own favorite Instagram photo:
Bernie sitting on her toy hippo looking extra plump and happy.
Your most-retweeted tweet:
I think it was about challah hedgehogs.
Unorthodox. I feel like the hosts are my very funny, very interesting and very smart best friends. I think this is a slightly healthier version of an imaginary friend.
Strangest autocorrect mishap:
When one of my books came out, my friend Lily texted me “muzzle tough,” and it was supposed to say “mazel tov.”
Notepad. I keep everything in Notepad: shopping lists, to-do lists, recipe tasting notes, my blog content calendar, recipe inspiration, blog-post drafts.
Favorite shopping app:
Rent the Runway. I hate buying stylish clothes because I get dressed up so rarely that they inevitably go out of style before I can wear them again. So I rent them.
App you wish someone would invent:
Soup of the Day. On any given day, I want to know which restaurant near me is serving knoephla or chicken dumpling soup.
Funniest text message of the week:
A picture of my dad in a sheet mask, followed by a picture of Voldemort, followed by a picture of Kate McKinnon’s Shud the Mermaid. They all looked the same.
Person you Facetime most:
Craziest place you’ve lost your phone:
A Catskills dive bar.
Favorite Instagram filter
Gingham or Juno.
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