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Michael Stern

The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 3:23 PM (permalink)
Look at the toolbar at the top of the screen and you will see a new tool: "The Roadfood Insider." Here you will find Roadfood Maps and the Logbook – features we believe will dramatically increase the usefulness of the information on this site. Have a look and see if they are as helpful to you as they have been to us in the testing stages.

The Roadfood Logbook feature allows Jane and me and Stephen to log every restaurant eating experience we have – good, bad, and indifferent. Some experiences will eventually become reviews, some won't. Here you will learn about great meals as well as horrible ones. We can point out those Roadfood restaurants that have great dishes and some dishes never to be ordered again. Contents of the logbook will be updated almost every day, and once it gets rolling, the logbook will be available for all Roadfood Insider subscribers to contribute their own entries and create their own Roadfood diaries for future reference.

Every registered Roadfood user will have free access to these features until January 30th; after that, they will be available to those who subscribe to The Roadfood Insider ($19.95 for a year – about the cost of a Roadfood meal for two). Subscribers will also be able to download a template for Microsoft Streets and trips that includes all Roadfood restaurants, gas stations, hotels, and landmarks along any route in the U.S.A.
 
#1
    Sundancer7

    RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 3:30 PM (permalink)
    Is it available now? I clicked on it and nothing happened

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxvile, TN
     
    #2
      Michael Stern

      RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 3:33 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Sundancer7

      Is it available now? I clicked on it and nothing happened

      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxvile, TN


      Did you refresh your screen? It should be working. I just checked and mine does. Note the logbook entries at the right of the screen above the reviews, too.
       
      #3
        CheeseWit

        • Total Posts: 1393
        • Joined: 4/10/2003
        • Location: West Chester, PA
        • Roadfood Insider
        RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 3:54 PM (permalink)
        I like this new feature!! It is handy and easy to navigate.
         
        #4
          Sundancer7

          RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 4:13 PM (permalink)
          Refreshed screen several times and I cannot get it to work.

          Paul E. Smith
          Knoxville, TN
           
          #5
            Grampy

            • Total Posts: 1559
            • Joined: 10/14/2002
            • Location: Greenfield, MA
            RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 4:23 PM (permalink)
            Aw, Michael you treat us vagabonds and wastrels too well!
             
            #6
              mudbug

              • Total Posts: 130
              • Joined: 3/31/2003
              • Location: Nantucket, MA
              RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 4:39 PM (permalink)
              I can't seem to get the Roadfood Insider either.
               
              #7
                Edwaste

                • Total Posts: 168
                • Joined: 12/12/2001
                • Location: Milford, CT
                RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 5:15 PM (permalink)


                Excellent
                 
                #8
                  Stephen Rushmore Jr.

                  RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Wed, 12/24/03 5:25 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by mudbug

                  I can't seem to get the Roadfood Insider either.
                  For those having problems - Try clearing your browser cache.

                  You should also be able to get there directly at this URL[url='http://www.roadfood.com/insider']http://www.roadfood.com/insider[/url]
                   
                  #9
                    harriet1954

                    • Total Posts: 1084
                    • Joined: 3/29/2003
                    • Location: Edgewater Park, NJ
                    RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Thu, 12/25/03 3:35 PM (permalink)
                    Very nice! Thank you to the Sterns for adding this!
                     
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                      Big Rush

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                      • Joined: 4/20/2000
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                      RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Thu, 12/25/03 5:16 PM (permalink)
                      What a great idea- Roadfood Insider. This new feature really takes roadfood.com to a new level. Now we can learn first hand exactly what Jane and Michael really think about a particular establishment- the good, bad and the ungly. I can't wait for your updates. I also love the maping feature- just like your roadfood books. Can't wait to get a copy of maps and streets so I can download your information to my laptop and always have with me when I travel. Good work- and what a great price- your www.roadfood.com is the greatest value on the Internet. Keep up the good work.
                       
                      #11
                        JimInKy

                        • Total Posts: 599
                        • Joined: 11/29/2000
                        • Location: Lexington, KY
                        RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Fri, 12/26/03 7:00 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Big Rush

                        Can't wait to get a copy of maps and streets so I can download your information to my laptop and always have with me when I travel. Good work- and what a great price- your www.roadfood.com is the greatest value on the Internet. Keep up the good work.

                        I think folks will like MS Streets and Trips 2004. I've had it for about a month and am very pleased with it. The integrated functions are a vast improvement over my separate Streets 98 and Trip Planner 98 programs. Some GPS users want more GPS features but that doesn't apply to me.

                        I've read that the maps are much more accurate than in the past.
                         
                        #12
                          lamertz

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                          • Joined: 6/21/2003
                          • Location: Key West, FL
                          RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Sat, 12/27/03 8:43 AM (permalink)
                          What a treat to find this new tool! I travel a lot so this is really going to be great. I guess my old,dog-eared copies of Roadfood can stay home. Thanks!








                           
                          #13
                            orlady

                            • Total Posts: 1
                            • Joined: 12/27/2003
                            • Location: Oak Ridge, TN
                            RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Sat, 12/27/03 1:36 PM (permalink)
                            Nice feature.

                            However, I was frustrated when I tried to click on the flags on the map in New Haven, Connecticut -- there are too many great eateries there for all of them to be clickable.
                             
                            #14
                              TJ Jackson

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                              • Joined: 7/26/2003
                              • Location: Cincinnati, OH
                              RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Sat, 12/27/03 3:52 PM (permalink)
                              Question: in the 12/27 log entry for Carminuccio's, it says a steak sandwich was ordered, yet no picture of said steak sandwich appeared. Shouldn't the item being reviewed be pictured?

                              (not a criticism, just trying to understand this new feature)
                               
                              #15
                                Acuff-12

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                                • Joined: 12/23/2003
                                • Location: Gaithersburg, MD
                                RE: The Roadfood Insider is Here! Mon, 12/29/03 9:49 AM (permalink)
                                Cool! It gives an idea of where stuff is located. Well worth the subscription. By the way, I got the new "Roadfood" for Christmas. Its great.
                                Matt Levine
                                Acuff-12
                                 
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