POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 2:07pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 1:16pm
BATON ROUGE, LA. (NBC33) — Whether you prefer to cook at home for the Holidays, or go out to eat, Apps for smartphones have something for everyone. If you need restaurant ideas, cooking ideas, or drinking ideas, the following Apps offer great suggestions.
The Epicurious App has over 30,000 recipes to choose from this Holiday season. The Apps recipes come from Bon Appetite Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, and other popular cooking sources. The Application also allows you to create shopping lists and send them to friends and family members.
UrbanSpoon  is a free App which uses GPS to help you find restaurants in your neighborhood. The App shows you menus, reviews, and pictures of the cuisine. If you can't decide where to eat, simply shake your smartphone and the App will select a place for you to eat.
How to Cook Everything  is a great App for those whose like to cook from scratch. The App has recipes along with tutorials which shows you step by step how to create a dish. The Application is based on New York Times best seller, with the same name, written by Mark Bittman.
Groupon  is a popular App which allows you to get deals at restaurants and other stores around town. Many of the deals allow you to get gift certificates to restaurants for $25 with a $50 value.
PairIt!  is an App that helps you pair wine with food. Can't decide what to drink? Shake your phone and and a delicious drink recipe with pop up.
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