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May 2008



Chowhound > Yelp

I’m a Chowhound convert. I used to use Yelp for all of my foodie selections but after being disappointed again and again, I started using Chowhound…the well known website for FOOD SNOBS! I’m not a food snob, but I’ve found that the reviews and suggestions are a lot more on target there. The only bad part about Chowhound is that it’s a forum rather than a review site. So it’s harder to find places by category/location. I usually just use their search tool to find types of food I’m interested in. It’s always interesting to look at the most recent posts….sometimes you’ll find an interesting topic and discover a restaurant/type of food that you never even knew existed in Los Angeles (or wherever you live). Anyways, for all the foodies out there….I present you some useful Chowhound links (for the LA area since that’s where I’m from. Bookmark it! if you’re from out of town…you never know when you’ll be visiting!)

Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2007
Help me leave LA with no regrets
Vote for the best hole-in-the-wall

Mmm. I’m hungry!


Comment from Louise
Posted: May 15, 2008 at 10:06 am

I agree that Chowhound is a bit snobby and snarky, but I like it a lot more than Yelp. Yelp reviews seem so random sometimes. People will mark a restaurant down for not having a big parking lot! That’s ridiculous.

I love just browing all the new topics in the LA section of Chowhound. You get a lot of good restaurant ideas there.

Comment from suki
Posted: May 17, 2008 at 8:28 am

With Yelp, anyone can write, which is why you have the inconsistencies. With Chowhound, groups of people go out together, order all the dishes and critique ’em. I prefer Yelp b/c I can pick and choose whose reviews I read [my friends’], and usually they have the same taste.

Comment from whatyourbfreallythinks
Posted: May 19, 2008 at 2:15 am

HAHAHAHA…I have a foodie site too…

I would tell you, but it has my picture on it…

Comment from yangbot
Posted: May 28, 2008 at 5:31 pm

I agree with how Yelp is! Yelp is not so bad in LA, but when I’ve used it on my trips outside of LA, it’s been pretty bad!!!

I wish chowhound was easier to navigate…