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

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

    1. 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. 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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        1. re: Seth Chadwick

          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.

          1. 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. 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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              1. re: Alice Q

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

              2. 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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                1. re: gophercat

                  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

                  1. re: Scott

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

                    http://www.dallasfood.org/

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

                    1. 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.