What’s worse, diners who Instagram photos of their food in real time, or restaurants that ban them from doing so? I’m leaning toward restaurants. In a recent New York Times article, Helene Stapinski listed a handful of NYC eateries that now ban diners from taking photos inside. Way to bite the hand that feeds them. For restaurants, there may be no better publicity than that created by customers who post social network shots of their food. That’s gold, especially in this economy.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-do-foodies-need-an-instagram-intervention-20130128,0,949059.story