My ranking of the food review sites:
RoadFood has the best quality reviews (but thin coverage - the community feel here and some regulars make reviews more "relatable")
Urbanspoon next best (massive coverage, generally reliable, but as stated harbors a lot of outdated info - but really no community)
Yelp next best (great coverage - but too damned many hipsters and pretentious wanna be's and people practicing to be bad professional restaurant critics - plus Yelp's cloaking of "not good enough" reviews with captchas plus Yelp's noted bullying tactics toward advertisers - the last two review censorship/manipulation style tactics make Yelp reviews not real credible. Yelp's basically a cult.)
Chowhound (thin, uneven coverage, and useless for cities that don't get descended on like locusts - on the Great Lakes board only Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit seem to exist. I go to Chowhound mainly to read media and home recipe reviews.)
Much Thanks or the reply!
Glad to chime in. I finally figured out foodie for myself by writing that. It's kind of a nonsense word, really.
post edited by donw9876 - 2012/01/26 12:22:39