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Resource Wed Mar 21 2007

It's like Mapquest for Foodies

Now that spring weather is upon us, the season of road trips has begun. Travel to unfamiliar places comes with the added bonus of finding good places to eat, and if you aren't armed with a guidebook or the ability to ask strangers where to get a good meal, you could end up sitting in a hotel restaurant, chowing on the same chef salad that you could have at the diner around the corner from your home.

Avoid that pain and heartbreak by visiting Road Food, which is a great resource for finding solid recommendations of local restaurants in every state. I performed a test search in several states where I used to live, and was extremely impressed with the results, especially the mention of an old favorite, the soda fountain in rural Iowa whose green river sodas are well worth the drive. Most listings have pictures, ratings, comments, and most importantly, menu highlights and prices.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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