For our final print edition of the year (coming to a free distribution point near you, from Friday December 5th), we’ll be celebrating the very best food and drinks hangouts in the area.
2014 has been a fantastically foodie twelve months in NW5: as much for the hot new openings as the growing confidence and success of our more established restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes.
But with so many excellent choices in this neighbourhood alone, how do you tell which one really is the top dog, the big cheese, the whole enchilada?
Well, to answer that all-important question, we’ve called upon the help of Twizoo, a new mobile app that finds the best places to eat or drink, based on real-time Twitter buzz.
They have been analyzing millions of tweets about London’s food and drink hotspots all year, so we’re really looking forward to crunching all the data for Kentish Town to see what it reveals. And from today until next Monday (Nov 24th) you all have the chance to vote for a ‘people’s choice’ winner for 2014 too.
All you need to do is add the hashtag #Twizoo when tweeting about the restaurant, bar, pub or café in question. We’ll get the Twizoo guys to do some complicated algorithm stuff, and publish the scientific findings in our December print edition.
There are over 150 places in the running in the local area (defined as centered on the NW5 postcode), meaning every tweet counts. And there are sure to be a few surprises too, so get involved and support your favourites. It’s super easy.
Twizoo is part-funded by the innovations charity Nesta, much like Kentishtowner was back in 2012, so we’re happy to team up with them, helping their service to grow, while enjoying their tech expertise.
We also really like their mission: to improve on the horror of public review websites such as Tripadvisor, swerving the usual ferocious negativity or fake glowing praise (you know the kind) in favour of real opinions and genuine recommendations.