Suggestion --- Forum format
Can you have a forum BY Location for suggested Restaurant / Food comments??.
Ie. Separate forums for Northeast (ME, VT, CT, NH, RI, MA, NY) , East Central, Southeast, Midwest, Plains, South, Southwest, Northwest? Put incl. states as subheading as I did with Northeast. I have seen other groups do this and much easier for those looking by Location.
Then within each forum, have a Subject Guideline format, such as Chicago _ Hamburger Joints or Rt 66 _ Drive Ins
People like to go to unique places, but usually in their neck of the woods. Sorting thru a Large Forum takes time and is a bit frustrating.
Just an Idea that I think will help.