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Where are the SA foodies getting their information?

idyllicnereid | Aug 31, 201108:43 AM

As much as I wish SA had it's own board I'm asking this question within the context of the texas board. Even if we had our own board I realize that we'd still be fielding questions like "where's the best tex-mex", "Where's the best places to eat on the riverwalk", etc.

There are great SA finds that I've discovered through Chowhound, but I find myself going to other sources for information on the SA culinary scene. I was curious whether fellow SA hounds use some of these sites as well.

Urban Spoon (http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/39/San-An...): great for general info, websites, menus, and photos, reviews are hit or miss. Wish you could filter out every single fast food chain featured. Most of the food blogs I follow I found there.

Open Table (http://www.opentable.com/start.aspx?m...): great for making reservations, unfortunately a lot of great SA spots are not on OT

SavorSA (http://www.savorsa.com/): great reviews, some info on openings and closings, great coverage of restaurant week

SA current (http://sacurrent.com/dining): great reviews, but you have to filter through coverage of the club scene to find them

Express News: does anyone even read the paper anymore?

CulinariaSA (http://culinariasa.org/wine-festival/...): great information on events, but that's pretty much it.

City-data (http://www.city-data.com/forum/san-an...): If you need to know where the latest Popeyes has opened, it's great. There was a 2011 restaurant week thread this year so it's not a total loss.

Zagat (http://www.zagat.com/c/san_antonio-tx... Critic (http://www.fearlesscritic.com/sanantonio): Full functionality requires a paid subscription, not sure if I want to go there.

Food blogs: You have to find the good ones yourself and there's a lot of junk out there.

Twitter: great for last minute info on specials and it's the best place for info on Weissman's places

Facebook: Nothing you can't find on twitter other than photos.

Are there any other sources I'm missing here?

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