Best Foodie Web Site - 2005
As Thackeray once said, "Next to eating good dinners, a healthy man with a benevolent turn of mind must like, I think, to read about them," and we're with him, especially when the reading can introduce us to more of those good dinners to eat. Chowhound.com is a longtime favorite, and its local message boards are essential reading for food-obsessed San Franciscans. Despite the site's difficult-to-navigate, long-loading threads, we love to read its impassioned contributors, who are quick to jump on new places and just as speedy in assisting residents and visitors in finding the dishes and places their hearts, minds, and stomachs desire. Clicking around on Chowhound has also brought us to such scholarly, fascinating, and useful Web sites as www.eatingchinese.org and www.eatsushi.com.