Sunday, September 17, 2006

Bay Area Blogger [Friendly] of the Week #53

The Wonders of Wiki: Savory San Francisco

photograph picture of the the front page wiki savory san frasncisco

Thanks to Alaina of A Full Belly for alerting me to the arrival of a new, local, wiki-wielding restaurant profiling site called Savory San Francisco. I've been digging around in it a little - it has some great features and a clean, crisp, simple-to-navigate page setup. Savory San Francisco simply details the restaurants in a factual manner and then links to reviews from elsewhere (ie Citysearch, The Chronicle and SF Weekly) to supplement the information. At one point they even link to a review we wrote here at Becks & Posh. I hope they manage to increase the review links to include more independent bloggers and other interesting resources, like Yelp, in the future. Remember Sucking Fish? They were trying to pull together a compendium of bloggers restaurant reviews but unfortunately it never seemed to catch on. Oh well.

The thing I like most about this new site are the videos. These are little one and a half minute films highlighting many of the most popular sites around town. They are great! I have been enjoying seeing inside restaurants I have never visited as well as hearing the voices and seeing the faces of the people whose restaurants I already enjoy.

They are blog friendly indeed - Savoury San Francisco even invites you to embed these video on your own web site or blog. Cool stuff.

PS - My weekend ended up being much busier than I imagined and the WBW round up is taking longer than I anticipated so I hope to publish it sometime tomorrow, now. Thanks for your patience.

Next in Line for my Bay Area Blog Roll:
The Cork Dork
Gastro Gratification
Purple Liquid

Previously Featured Bay Area Food & Drink Bloggers & Friends:

Civic Center | Meathenge | Jennifer Jeffrey | Sex & The Kitchen | Eating Surburbia | Cocktails with Camper English | Bullpen Baker | Cooking With Amy | Knife's Edge | Culinary Muse | Hungrig in SF | Mary Ladd's Food Finds | 2 tasty Ladies | Dessert First | Ms Glaze's Pommes d'Amour | Hedonia | Dive | Sweet Napa | Cupcake Bakeshop | Tea & Cookies | Albion Cooks | Blogher | Bay Area Bites | 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

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Bay Area Blogger [Friendly] of the Week #53


  • At 17/9/06 12:25, Anonymous mum said…

    Hi Sam I agree the litle videos are great. It was interesting to look at WD50.

  • At 18/9/06 10:12, Blogger Elise said…

    What a great resource! Thanks so much for bringing it to our attention. I love the videos. Hopefully wiki trolls won't ruin it.

  • At 18/9/06 12:08, Blogger Garrett said…

    Ohh! Nifty! Here is hoping that creepy wiki watchers don't destroy it, like they have so many other wikis.

  • At 18/9/06 18:03, Blogger Alice Q said…

    Love the videos, and I spotted your review of Range - fun!

  • At 19/9/06 04:43, Blogger David said…

    I know those folks who started the site, and they're great. Hopefully they'll get around to Paris, and ask for help eating at all those restaurants!


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