Chow is a client of an outfit called "Outbrain.com", that provides content to a whole host of different websites. You can see their link below the From Around the Web content - "Recommended by" and a tiny icon.
My first post on Chowhound, which I have been visiting for quite awhile. Too bad it's in agreement with something that isn't flattering about this site. Personally, I'm tired of seeing the ad for the 2014 Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival!