Ever noticed that there are a lot of seafood restaurants near bodies of water? I'm not about to blow your mind or anything, but here's a fun look at the location of seafood restaurants as compared to the location of barbecue restaurants in the United States
Seafood restaurants (blue) vs. Barbecue restaurants (red)
Close ups of the East Coast
Last week, Matt Healy, author of many of foursquare's fine data visualizations, gave a talk about some of the tools he uses when attacking a data viz project. One of the tools he talked about, TileMill, seemed pretty straightforward so I hit up our internal Hive instance and spit out some data about where restaurants of various categories are located. I'm still digging through the data, but this is the most interesting comparison I've rendered so far.