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finknottle Nov 20, 2011 10:54 PM

Hello foodies, just curious how you keep track of restaurants you want to try (recommendations from friends) and places you have already eaten at.

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    gmk1322 Nov 21, 2011 09:01 AM

    This is where Yelp takes the cake for me. They have a bookmark feature that allows you to make notes about each place for special occasions, etc... The main reason I like this part of yelp is because the bookmarks can be searched according to proximity of your location. Since I walk a lot when I am out of town I can use the app on my phone to see how far away I actually am from a lot of places. Remember, Chowhound for the reviews/recs, yelp for the locator/map function.

    1. splatgirl Nov 21, 2011 07:43 AM

      I keep a food notebook in my handbag. I also use Evernote on my smartphone. Wines to look for or try, or wines that I have loved go in there, too.

      If I'm planning a trip I like to get a smaller, dedicated notebook just for that destination. One section for food, another for activities.

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        LeoLioness Nov 21, 2011 06:39 AM

        I keep a "note" in my iPhone of restaurants, arranged by neighborhood.

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          SteveRB Nov 21, 2011 07:28 AM

          I use a low-tech method. Piece of typing paper with the names of restaurants I like/frequent, and places I want to try in the future. I don't bother with the addresses because I always look them up using Google Maps before I go.

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          mexivilla Nov 21, 2011 05:06 AM

          Microsoft Works has a very simple data base program. I list all restaurants of interest with addresses, certain reveiwer evaluations, websites, whether I've been there and if I would go back. It's possible to check those I want to go to and just print the one's selected.

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