When Miami New Times profiled the Naughty Fork’s Samantha Schnur in February 2018, the Instagram influencer fantasized approximately developing her social media presence into a complete-fledged media organization with an app and a greater sophisticated website.
Now Schnur has released the HoneySpot, a person-generated meals app it really is a part search engine, component social media profile where participants can create, proportion, and find out eating places based at the critiques of pals and family.
“HoneySpot is genuinely particular in that we screen and decrease poor opinions through triggered questions,” Schnur says. “You’re simplest seeing the first-rate of the first-class from people you observe.”
The questions Schnur refers to variety from a short restaurant description to favorite dishes and insider tips, giving users simply sufficient facts to gauge a brand new spot, she explains.
The app also consists of curated lists and maps, and methods to have interaction with buddies. Noticeably absent can be classified ads and random opinions from unknown customers, this means that participants will handiest see restaurant enter from human beings of their immediate social circles.
Once an account is created, customers can upload their favorite eating places around the sector, at the side of the dishes they like to eat there. The app may also give reservation statistics and guidelines.
“HoneySpot has been in improvement for properly over two years,” Schnur says. “My partner, Gino Gomez, without a doubt came up with the idea a few years ago when present process remedy for lymphoma in New York. Gino could seek tirelessly on Yelp, TripAdvisor, and different neighborhood engines like Google, and changed into annoyed that he might sift via bad critiques and records from human beings he did not realize and opinions he couldn’t always accept as true with.
“People usually ask me for tips, whether it’s buddies, own family, or fans,” she keeps. “Instead of creating countless lists of my favored spots, I wanted a way as a way to arrange, percentage, discover, and hook up with people around me in a manner that felt more organic.”
From there, Schnur says, HoneySpot changed into born.
“I’ve recognized Gino for years,” she says. “We both grew up right here in Miami, and I met Adam Saad, our third partner, through operating with Gino. With Gino’s entrepreneurial historical past, Adam’s tech revels in, wherein the most currently worked at Amazon, and my passion for social media advertising, it makes the last trifecta.”
Schnur is asking ahead to growing the app and making it a network platform for individuals who love food. “We hope that HoneySpot genuinely resonates with humans as a move-to area to explore the food scene around them,” she says. “And a manner to make locating and suggesting their favorite spots that lots less difficult.”
Miami’s Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Burgers, Beer, and Bees
This week, Macchialina’s confined-edition burger returns to Miami Beach for 3 nights only, at the same time as Virgin MiamiCentral’s food corridor, CentralFare, opens for service. Plus, 10 burgers to strive during May’s National Burger Month and NightTables’ Wynwood Brewery Crawl, which is obtainable each Thursday thru Sunday.
The Big Match at Macchialina. For three days best, strive Macchialina’s constrained-version burger. Nicknamed the Big Macch, the burger includes a brisket and sirloin combo patty topped with Italian fontina, sautéed porcini mushrooms, salsa Genovese, oven-roasted shallots, and a beneficiant portion of summertime truffles on a toasted Sullivan Street Bakery Bun. A limited number of burgers are to be had every night time, so be sure to order one while creating a table reservation. 6 p.M. Monday, May 20, via Wednesday, May 22, at Macchialina, 820 Alton Rd., Miami Beach; 305-534-2124; macchialina.Com.