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SF's State Bird Provisions Requires Proof of Humanity to Get a Reservation

Photo: Patricia Chang

The hit,recently-renovated San Francisco restaurant State Bird Provisions has overhauled their reservation system. The online reservation process now requires customers to prove their humanness with a security check. Per the site: "Occasionally, automated programs (known as 'bots') attempt to access our website. This security check helps us ensure that our services are made available for individuals."

Last Summer, State Bird Provisions became something of a reservation bot target. Computer nerd Diogo Mónica wrote a code that alerted him whenever the reservation page changed. This meant that as soon as the reservations were released, or if someone canceled, Mónica knew. He speculated that he was up against other resy bots and made the code publicly available. But it seems, for now anyway, that State Bird Provisions has beat the bots.

· State Bird Provisions Reservations [Official Site]
· There's a Reservation Bot Arms Race in San Francisco [-E-]
· All State Bird Provisions Coverage on Eater [-E-]

State Bird Provisions

1529 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94115

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