I wanted to thank you for fixing the tab problem on search. I can now right click and open a new IE tab. This is a major help.
I'll probably have more search comments later, but I sort of think that splitting the search on Chow and Chowhound might not be a good idea. It would be nice to have an option that returned all on both sites.
Also, I was searching on Chow just to try it and there was no tab to get back to Chowhound.
Frankly my main reason to visit Chow was using search. I would search a topic in the past, and some interesting story or article would pop up. It at least sent more of my personal traffic to Chow.