Archive for September, 2011

The future is here… Innovative tablet menu puts info and more at diners’ fingertips.

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

In the categories: Wait. What??! and Interesting Stuff

yum!Temazcal Tequila Cantina- Fine mexican dining on Boston’s historic waterfront now features a bit of modern history.  Throw away those heavy tomes and dog-eared volumes, your menu will arrive neatly packaged on the touchscreen of an Apple iPad.

Advantages? Yes! No more wondering “what is it?” as you ponder your order.  Every dish offers mouthwatering high-res photos prepared by chef-owner Todd Hall himself. Want to know more? Just tap your way through the onscreen menu for nutrition information, a look at the recipe behind the dish, or to check out the intriguing “history” of the ingredients (like did you know the Aztecs considered the avocado to be an aphrodisiac?).

Disadvantages? Hmmmm… How would my 82 year old mum fare if handed this glowing electronic thingamajig? Oh yeah, she’d hand it to me and say “You’re the geek. How does this work?”

Welcome to the future… who ever thought it would arrive with a side of guacamole?


Straight from the Tamezcal menu, this photo of Todd Hall's Guacamole Langosta is so lifelike you might have to fight the urge to lick your screen!