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Food Blogs in Major US Cities Other than NY/LA/SF?

Alice Q Feb 4, 2007 03:43 PM

I am hoping some Chowhounds can point me to restaurant-focused food blogs in other major U.S. cities - like Chicago, Portland, Miami, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Dallas, Phoenix - etc? I have a pretty good handle on LA, NY and SF - and of course my own home town - San Diego, but if you know of a good new one in one of those areas, please let me know. I am looking for blogs with at least some restaurant content - 50% or so.

Thanks!

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  1. mnosyne RE: Alice Q Feb 4, 2007 04:35 PM

    Go to Blogspot.com, and search for food blogs. There are quite a few listings you may find interesting.

    1. Alice Q RE: Alice Q Feb 4, 2007 05:38 PM

      Thanks, but I'm actually looking for input from people who live in these cities (and others) regarding foodblogs they enjoy - not just a general source of listings.

      1. Seth Chadwick RE: Alice Q Feb 4, 2007 08:59 PM

        For Phoenix, you might want to check out Michele Laudig's blog "Chow Bella" (http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/...) which lists the various food blogs in the Valley of the Sun.

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          silverbear RE: Seth Chadwick Feb 5, 2007 01:42 PM

          Seth is modest and therefore does not promote his own, which is quite well regarded:

          http://www.feastinginphoenix.com

          From either his or Michele's, there are links to several others that serve the Phoenix area.

          On a more general note, one observation I have made is that some of the restaurant blogs in the very largest cities (NY, LA, etc.) are gossipy and include news of chef comings-and-goings, insider information, etc. In some other cities, the food blogs tend to focus more on reviewing restaurants from an ordinary customer's perspective.

        2. Xericx RE: Alice Q Feb 4, 2007 09:02 PM

          PORTLAND, OREGON:

          http://extramsg.com/

          1. hiddenboston RE: Alice Q Feb 5, 2007 05:53 AM

            One of my favorite food blogs in Boston is http://www.eatanddestroy.com which has lots of interesting information on restaurants in the Boston area. I get a lot of ideas for restaurants from this site.

            1. Alice Q RE: Alice Q Feb 5, 2007 03:01 PM

              Thanks guys for the help - I have found some in Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Chicago and Boston - but what about Denver? Minneapolis? Dallas? Anywhere in the the South or Midwest? I didn't realize how many blogs are mostly cooking and recipes.

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                RoseViolet RE: Alice Q Feb 6, 2007 01:45 PM

                Alice, would you please share with us the blogs you've found that you enjoy?

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                gophercat RE: Alice Q Feb 6, 2007 06:56 AM

                IMO, the best food blog in Dallas so far is News You Can Eat (http://tgubbins.blogspot.com/), written by local food writer Teresa Gubbins, also a frequent contributor to the Texas Chowhound board. NYCE focuses on products (lotsa chocolate and coffee-related stuff) a little more often than places, but there are plenty of restaurant-related entries.

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                  Scott RE: gophercat Feb 6, 2007 09:23 AM

                  NYCE is one of my regular reads for Dallas. Teegee is a tremedous wit and the hardest working food writer in this town.

                  I also enjoy --

                  Charles Kemp's East Dallas Restaurants Page (hyper localized, with the best Vietnamese coverage in town):
                  http://chaskemp.googlepages.com/east_...

                  And Tex's Barbecue Page (covering DFW and beyond):
                  http://www.texasbbqreview.com/

                  Though fairly new and including a mix of restaurants and recipes, I also like Chowhound donnaaries blog, Donna Cooks:
                  http://donnaaries.wordpress.com/

                  Scott

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                    MPH RE: Scott Feb 6, 2007 10:16 AM

                    Scott's too modest to mention his own excellent blog:

                    http://www.dallasfood.org/

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                  cooknKate RE: Alice Q Feb 13, 2007 02:20 PM

                  Minneapolis restaurant food blogs

                  Dining for Sport (http://johngolden.wordpress.com/
                  )Twin Cities Eats (http://www.twincitieseats.blogspot.com/
                  )Renee and Steve (http://www.reneeandsteve.com/lreview....
                  )The Bloated Belly (http://bloatedbelly.typepad.com/the_b...
                  )Two MN Foodies (http://twomnfoodies.wordpress.com/
                  )Twin Cities Dining Guide (http://www.twincitiesdiningguide.com/)

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                    Tonto RE: Alice Q Feb 13, 2007 03:38 PM

                    If New Orleans is of interest try NOLA.com and NOMENU.com.

                    1. Alice Q RE: Alice Q Feb 13, 2007 04:18 PM

                      Thank you! I am still surprised that I haven't found any in Denver (or anywhere else in CO) or in Texas?

                      if anyone is interested in the list of blogs that I read - I have it on my own blog at www.aliceqfoodie.com. Most of those blogs also have lists of blogs - which will lead you to other lists of blogs ... you get the picture. Still, lots of them are repeats and I am looking to break out of the mold a bit.

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