For those who like to geek out on new stuff, Product Hunt is Elysium. Every day, the golden fields lie replenished with useful programming and design tools, creative new ways to prank your friends via the internet, and mashups of your favorite tech products.
The Product Hunt team has done a great job building out a gathering place for the world's people who like playing with new toys. (Count us among them.) It's not hard to see where this is going — PH is on its way to being the world's repository of expert opinions. Its "collections," curated lists of tools in categories like "Apps for students" and "food tech," are already useful in deciding what to buy or use. Imagine Consumer Reports, except constantly updated for every product in existence, and carefully curated by the top experts in each field. Sounds like a cool future, and hopefully these guys will get us there.
So how's their food expertise? Not bad at all. Apparently the burger aficionado on staff ate every burger in SF (citation needed) and chose Super Duper. Souvla and the Benjamin? Also worthy choices. So check out Product Hunt for the next Yo, Meerkat, or Tesla Powerwall, before they get huge. Okay, you probably could have found that last one in the NYTimes, but you'll still have fun playing around on the site. We guarantee it.
the product hunt team's "perfect for" picks
"This is where Product Hunt got started. Ryan has spent countless hours and $ on Philz Coffee. He goes there every morning and often sneaks away during the day to get another dose."
"Rado loves meat – when he was visiting from Bulgaria he tried every burger place in SF. Literally. This was his favorite."
"This is Mike’s go to place in Hayes Valley. It was one of the first places he went to dinner (after moving to SF). It is usually paired with drinks at Brass Tacks before or after."
"If you have not had a beer at the Biergarten, then you haven’t lived. This is the go to place for the Austrians on the team. And is a place we will all meet up as a team – sometime on purpose and sometimes by accident. :)"
"One of the few really relaxing cafe places in SF. The retro chic of the glamorous US 50s meets Austro-Hungarian Food. It’s hard to describe but makes completely sense when you are there. Imagine 60s plaid meets Bagel meets Sacher Torte. A place with charm. Perfect to start lazy Sundays."
"This is basically our company lunchroom. Most days all of us walk over to get a salad. The salads are great and cheap. And they will customize them – as we all have our favorites (that we customize)."
"A number of people on the team love and frequent Souvla. This is Erik’s go to early date place. The food is great and relatively healthy. And it doesn’t break the bank."
"This place is fantastic. It is what a French bistro in San Francisco should be. The atmosphere is great. My favorite meal there – champagne, roasted chicken (or mussels), and frites. Yes, it is a perfect way to escape to Paris without leaving SF."
"We are all waiting anxiously for this to open, which is looking like early July :) Jacq’s husband is the brewmaster. We cannot wait to give both beer and food a try. (FWIW, we already know it is going to be awesome!!!)"