Windows 8 Food & Dining Sample App

The Windows 8 Food & Dining sample app allows the user to set their location either using a destination name (ex. New York, NY) or by finding their current location. With location set, the user will be presented with Trending Restaurants (restaurants with a number of recent positive reviews), Recently Reviewed (restaurants with recent reviews), Top Near Me (highest rated restaurants close to the user’s set location) and Favorites. Each of these sections can be viewed in grid form where the user can filter each collection by cuisine, price range and more. The user can also choose to show the results on a map view. The restaurant details page shows the full restaurant details including a snap shot of reviews from Yelp, the menu from OpenMenu and images associated with the restaurant collected from Bing. The app was built as a reference application that examples how to build a complete application for Windows 8 using best practices for data acquisition, user control and more.


  • Find Great Restauarants Close to Your Current Location
  • Find Great Restauarants Close to Another Location

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5 February 2013

This app is dev sample which is meant to be paired with the SRC which is linked to from the settings. You can also change your location by first disabling sample data in the settings and then tapping/clicking on "Set Location" in the bottom app bar in the hub.