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There's been some good material on the SF and LA Food-News sections during April. But, while it still exists for NY food news, there's nothing pointing at highlights from the SF and LA regional boards.

Is Chow going to write about interesting things on the SF and LA boards in the future, or is Food-News taking a new direction? Heh, it's conceivable nothing worth highlighting was posted in April on the SF or LA boards.

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  1. Everything points to the fact that CHOW has slashed many/most features from their site. Maybe going out of business ?

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    1. Thank you for bringing this up, and for the feedback - we really appreciate it.

      There are a number of improvements that are coming to our editorial content (and newsletters) in the next few months. Please let us know what you think!

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      1. re: CACulinary

        I've been very happy with the editorial content-- the Bay Area ones have covered a lot of businesses I'm interested in.

        Perhaps I should re-ask my question though. I realize that changes are brewing. My question is whether those changes are going to be integrating contributions from the local boards (e.g. "overheard on the boards") or developing more of a unique voice for Chow.com and its writers.

        A "we can't tell you just yet" answer would be fine if that's the case :-)

        1. re: hyperbowler

          We can't tell you just yet ;) but stay tuned!

      2. Regional coverage of Chowhound threads is dead:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8814...

        "As I understand it, newsletters will be personalized to user behavior and the geographically specific content will go away, or already has."

        This explains a lot.

        The, or perhaps "my personalized," SF digests have been bizarre for a while. The last one focused on the opening of a local chain the entire thread agreed was awful. The one before that focused on an out of the way restaurant recent posters were saying to avoid. What a waste of subscriber's time.

        1. This week's tip, coverage of an event that happened a year and a half ago: