Infatuation, gastronomical adventures (without invitation)
“Loved by many, trusted by everybody, in debt to nobody.” The 244K following @infatuation on Instagram (36.3K on Twitter and 31.4K more on Facebook) are waiting: their creators are landing in Los Angeles, and they are hungry. They’re not professional food critics and define themselves rather as “those friends you can trust whenever you are looking for a restaurant.” They don’t accept any invitations or reservations. Ever since Chris Stang and Andrew Steinthal (music industry executives) opened the site theinfatuation.com in 2009, they haven’t stopped commenting on restaurants in an honest and trustworthy way. Their guide is made for friends and by friends, with reviews of New York, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and starting this July, of Los Angeles. They do it all under the hashtag #EEEEEATS, with eight other writers helping them discover restaurants though an honest, true and spontaneous opinion. They’ve even been nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Journalism awards for Underfinger’s (NY) restaurant review.