Simmer is a food-blogger generated guide to the restaurants. It provides a live menu of food. The app was developed by University of Chicago alumni to bring reviews for every dish on the menu.
They collect publicly available reviews (i.e. social media, blog posts) and run the content through their sentiment analyzer to algorithmically produce ratings. They offer ratings for Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco restaurants.
The app includes a feature for item education in which a user can explore a dish ingredient's history and significance. Simmer also offers a delivery integration.