Saturday, January 28, 2006

Bay Area Blog of the Week # 30

Today's featured food blog, is the KQED sponsored site, Bay Area Bites that features many of the food bloggers you may already be familiar with. Jen, Shuna, Amy, Laura, Fatemeh and Stephanie to name a few.

The reason I am featuring it this week is because Jen Maiser wrote extremely useful posts summarizing Restaurant Review Sites in San Francisco. They are a great reference. When somebody at work, yesterday, asked me for restaurant review site recommendations I was simply able to point them in the direction of Jen's roundup. If you are confused about all the options available to you when looking for restaurant information online, be sure to check out these two posts:

1), Egullet and Craigslist

2) Chowhound, Yelp and Citysearch
is the only truly local option amongst these sites, so Jen's posts will be equally relevant to those in other parts of the US too.

When looking for restaurant information online, don't forget to check the blogs collective as well. I often to a google search using a restaurant name + city + blog formula which does a good job of searching for bloggers' reviews.

PS - I am now working six day weeks and overtime so please forgive me as your emails go unanswered, I ignore your meme tags and don't enter your blogging events. It doesn't mean I don't care, I really do, I am just struggling to honour all of my commitments at the moment. Thank you for your patience and understanding over the next couple of months.

Links, Resources and Further Reading

Daily weight loss, weightwatchers and diet notes:
The reason I chose Weightwatchers # 1: It's a diet that has no restrictions. If you follow the Flex plan you can eat anything you like. Diets that enforce denial induce cravings. But with Weightwatchers, nothing is denied, so if you crave something you can indulge without guilt and still lose weight.

Previously Featured Bay Area Food & Drink Bloggers:
Hungry Hedonist | Mighty | Chez Pim | The Blue Bottle Clown College | The Novato Experiment | Amuse Bouche | Feeding Fashionistas | All In | Dr Five Pints | SF Gourmet | Small Farms | In Praise of Sardines | Life Begins @ 30 | Gastronomie | Confessions of a Restaurant Whore | Bunny Foot | Sweet & Savory | I'm Mad and I Eat | Yummy Chow | Nosheteria | Vivi's Wine Journal | Epicurian Debauchery | Food Musings | Pfiff | Marga's Food Blog | Where the Wild Things Are | Eggbeater

Archive Alert! On this date in 2005: Bloggers versus Bauer.

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Bay Area Blog of the Week # 30


  • At 28/1/06 08:53, Anonymous Tana said…

    Psssst. Best change "Mouthfuls" to "," as the other is, er, well, um, something that could get some people fired from their jobs, if you know what I mean and I think you do.

    ; D

  • At 28/1/06 10:08, Blogger Sam said…

    I have no Idea what you are talking bout - my brain isnt awake yet, but i changed the referenc as adviced anyway. Hope that's better for you Tana,


  • At 28/1/06 10:50, Blogger Rose said…

    I don't think its your brain, I'm confused too.

    Thanks for all the useful resources and search tips (even if I don'live in the Bay Area, i can now figure out a better way to search for rest. reviews in NYC)

    Good luck with work and may the year of the dog bring you prosperity, fortune and happiness :-)

    Gong xi fa cai

  • At 28/1/06 10:58, Blogger Sam said…

    Maybe it's a porn magazine reference, Rose?
    That's as far as my imagination will take me.

  • At 28/1/06 13:25, Blogger cookiecrumb said…

    That's exactly where my imagination took me! Ack.
    Dear Sam, generously promoting your colleagues (as usual), even while you are swamped with work.
    Here's an idea for a quickie post in the future for you: Passionate Eater, another local food blogger.

  • At 29/1/06 03:15, Blogger Monkey Gland said…

    They work the pixel monkeys hard, the evil bastards!

    Don't work too hard sweets.

  • At 29/1/06 06:26, Blogger Tana Butler said…

    I was trying to be subtle about it, but merely meant that if you go to, instead of, you will get a rude surprise--and that's if your porn-blocking software at work lets you through to begin with. Okie dokie?

  • At 29/1/06 07:44, Blogger Sam said…

    Cookie - we were right, us and our filthy minds.

    Monkey - I am not sure I have any choice, At least, being unionized, we get paid OT, which doesn't happen for a lot of the other monkeys.

    Tana - but a girl like me wouldn't mess up her links, would she? I was curious as to why you didn't give KQED the same warning - they might have children reading their blog

  • At 29/1/06 13:06, Blogger Sam said…

    cookie - ps - had the passionate eater on my rss reader radar since last week when i spotted her via your site i think

  • At 29/1/06 13:35, Blogger Dagny said…

    Thanks for the links. I was just checking out the first of the Jen's two posts over this weekend.

  • At 2/2/06 09:11, Blogger Jennifer Maiser said…

    Thanks Sam!

  • At 4/2/06 13:20, Blogger cucina testa rossa said…

    thanks for the feature! hope we can make our schedules work next time i'm in town!


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