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iPads Replace Plates At This Restaurant In San Francisco

Nope, sorry, this is hipster nonsense.

I have never found myself thinking, "This meal is delicious, but you know what would make it better? If I was eating it off a video of dogs."

And I love dogs.

"A Dog in Search of Gold" is a dish that can be found at San Francisco's Michelin-starred restaurant Quince.

It is served on iPads.

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Why though??

How do you... how do you even wash that? There's gotta be a health code violation for this, right?

Do they just chuck the used iPads away?

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"White truffle croquettes on iPads playing videos of water dogs on the truffle-hunt" sounds fake, but OK.

Obviously, the internet was very, very confused by this form of serving dish.

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The year 2016 strikes again.

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Maybe we could send these iPads to a school instead of using them under rich people's meals? Just throwing that out there.

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But if you're still wondering just how in the Sam Hill this restaurant can afford so many iPad plates, the answer is this: The food doesn't really sit on top of one.

The chef and owner of Quince, Michael Tusk, had a custom box designed by a local woodworker to hold the iPad.

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Tusk explained,

The iPad slips in and out of the box and we designed a sheath that is cleaned after each order. The food does not directly sit on top of the iPad at all.

Hmm, okay. I guess that's better than what I originally thought of an iPad serving as a dish.

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Tusk said,

Living in San Francisco for over twenty years I have witnessed the tech boom and I wanted to combine a little bit of gastronomy with technology and a little bit of education. Truffles and where they come from is always a question that the guest asks about. [This] allows a dialogue to begin and start the meal in a relaxed manner.

Will this inspire a new craze of restaurants showing videos of dogs doing jobs for humans? Oh, God. I hope so. They are so good to us.

Citations: A Restaurant In San Francisco Is Apparently Using iPads As Plates (Cosmopolitan)