Hounds, I live in the Seattle area and we have a very active board. Often Chowhounds will ask for local recommendations especially for Pacific Northwest cuisine, fish and oysters. (For which we are happy to reply with local Hound favorites.)
Then they post a trip report where they ignored all of the local Hound recommendations, ate at the tourist places and then complained about the food. Why would they bother asking if they were just going to ignore locals who are serious about food?