Restaurants Began Banning Food Photography

FoodstagramSome restaurants have started banning customers from taking photos of their food, the New York Times reports, quoting several chefs in New York City. If other restaurants follow suit, it may signal the demise of "foodstagramming," a popular practice that involves restaurant-goers taking Instagram pictures of their meals, and sharing them online. While some find it silly and annoying, others just can't stop themselves from photographing that juicy steak in front of them. Policies around food photography vary from restaurant to restaurant; they range from restrictions on using flash to outright bans. “Some people are arrogant about it. They don’t understand why. But we explain that it’s one big table and we want the people around you to enjoy their meal. They pay a lot of money for this meal. It became even a distraction for the chef,” said Moe Issa, owner of Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare. Read the full story at Mashable.