Hi there Tristate Chowhounds.
Many of you might not know this but we're in GREAT danger of losing Chowhound. How many of your favorite restaurants are chowhound tips? What if you found this FANTASTIC, unheard of restaurant that you just knew your fellow hounds would die for. Went to chowhound.com...and it was gone.
Although this may be somewhat of a surprise to you, this financial crisis has been brewing for a long time. Jim has been footing the chowhound.com bill for years and now has a huge, scary debt.
What's the best way for you to help? Well Jim has been cooking up some really clever offers in his newly-hatched ChowMarket (link below). The biggest investment in the site would be the $15 subscription-type ChowNews for NYC, LA and SF.
"ChowNews digests the action into a neat, organized bundle. Each Friday, we send you an email expertly boiling down the best info of the week. For each restaurant, we provide address, phone, links to maps and driving directions, and a summary of the opinions and advice -- the inside scoop you've come to expect from Chowhound.com."
ChowNews is $15 for 6 months, or 58 cents a week. And as Dave Feldman pointed out, this makes a super-creative holiday gift for friends!
If ChowNews doesn't appeal to you, check out the ChowMarket at the link below. You have many options: Straight donations (a.k.a. Goodwill), Jim's ChowAlert, t-shirts, etc, etc.
While this debt may seem daunting, I know how fiercely loyal chowhounds are to this site. Here's to never having a bad meal!!!