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Yelp's Emoji Search; Josey Baker's Cookbook Party

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THE INTERNET—Are you too hungry to type out full words to search Yelp? Now, Yelp has instituted an emoji search functionality that allows you to search by hamburger, martini, or whatever other emoji your phone has to offer. Though it sounds farfetched at first, Yelp's design parses your emoji into results that work surprisingly well: the French flag brings up French food, the fried egg brings up breakfast spots, and the donut directs you to your closest glazed old-fashioned. [Bold Italic]

NOPAThe Mill's resident baker Josey Baker (who, it seems, also lives on Baker) is releasing his cookbook on Tuesday, April 15th. You can snag an early copy on Monday at The Mill's release party, which will feature festivities and taco pizza from 6pm–9pm. [Hoodline]

MISSIONThe New York Times took a stroll around SF's 'Mission Creek' neighborhood recently, noting that this is an area "where men are comfortable in aprons" and "where people make things." Heath Ceramics, Charles Chocolates, Central Kitchen, Trick Dog and Local Mission Market get mentions in the piece, which describes the up-and-coming northeast section of the Mission as "a creative hub for local goods." [NYT]

INDIA—Over in India, a "San Francisco-style" restaurant has been named the best restaurant in the country. Called The Table, it's a Mumbai-based spot by local chef Alex Sanchez (La Folie, Michael Mina, Manresa). The spot earned recognition for elements San Francisco diners know well: farm-to-table practices, seasonal menus and ingredient-driven dishes. [Inside Scoop]

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