This guide to over 2000 restaurants in San Francisco and surroundings was developed especially for PowerBooks. Each restaurant is located by its geographic coordinates on the many maps. The product allows users to search for restaurants in a variety of different ways, including geographically, alphabetically, by food type, by rating, and from a list of “Bests.” Users are able to start and edit their own “Bests” lists and make changes to the data for their personal uses. The information includes ratings for overall performance, coffee quality, wine list, ambience, and service. Many menus are included, as well as prices, descriptions, hours, and parking information.

The Digital Restaurant Guide was designed for legibility on monochrome screens and is currently available through Digital Lantern and the Apple Company Store. It is updated quarterly. It was also available as a website at one time but, as you can see, the monodhrome display isn’t what it could be in the medium of the Web.



Mark Beaulieu: Producer, Writer, Content Aquisition
Henri Poole: Programmer
Nathan Shedroff: Information, Interaction, and Visual Design