Vancouver Food Sites Dish It Up

Posted by Victoria Revay

Since I'm on a roll here about hyper-local Vancouver events sites, I thought I'd review a few food and restaurant review sites including Tasting Vancouver and Foodists

Tasting Vancouver is an online social networking site for restaurant reviews, a guide that gathers user-generated reviews, photos and videos about Vancouver restaurants.  I really like the way the site is broken down into sections of neighbourhoods and then cuisine-type.  It actually reminds me of Dine Here a bit, not sure why.  The site uses Google maps, has a search area and is very user-friendly.  It also looks like the more reviews someone submits, the more "trusted" they become, earning kudos with the community.  Anyone can submit a recommendation or review, but it is reviewed or edited by someone on the back end before it is posted. Think crowdsourcing for food with a managing critic at the end.  The food, service and value of each restaurant is rated by the community which gives you a clear indication of not only who is visiting these places, but a general consensus on the restaurants popularity.  The sites seems to connect with a novice

Foodists is for a more educated palate, not only offering sophisticated reviews of restaurants, but also really cool recipes, beautiful photos, and food news about the Vancouver scene.  It's not a community, but a destination site where you have to know what you're looking for instead of coming to the site in hopes of finding somewhere to go and I like the commenting functionality. Where do you go online to get a useful local restaurant review?

Tasting Vancouver is Vancouver’s newest web-based social-networking online restaurant guide. You can find information about each restaurant including contact information, photos, menus and reviews. more


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Victoria Revay

Victoria Revay

Like many, freelance journalist, Victoria Revay is ambitious and adventurous by nature.  Since leaving television news, Victoria has worked for Nowpublic.com, she has been published in Western Living Magazine, Blackbook Magazine’s Jet Set Travel Guide, Western Living Condo and Travelmuse.com, and she’s hosted an online entertainment show. She recently returned from her travels, blogging across... more



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