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Saturday, December 31, 2005

Raise your hand if you like food!

All right, I've been out of touch for a few days, so I'm gonna make it up to you right now.

I like food. This, in itself, is not remarkable. However! I also travel a lot, which means that I'm constantly in a new city and I'm hungry when I get there. The first thing I do is when I get to a new place is head to Zagat's to get the low-down on what's good on that town.

Now, I know the complaints against Zagat's. They vary a little in its wording, but the basic gist of them all is "The premise of grading restaurants by a popularity contest of the general public is flawed, because taste is so subjective, and also more importantly, most people are morons."

I can't argue with this logic. Most people are morons. However, generally speaking, Zagat's does a pretty good job of steering you towards the better restaurants around. Yes, they may miss sometimes, but they're easy and convenient, and that's pretty key when you're hungry.

Normally, the subscription for a year of access to the Zagat website is $24.95. But because I love each and every one of you so much, I'm gonna give you a year's subscription for free. Just click on this link here and fill in all the info. Use promo code G1C3Q2.Go ahead, find some great restaurant on me. Eat yourself silly.

P.S. - If you're really looking for the lowdown in awesome, yet off the beaten path, restaurants in NYC, LA, and San Francisco, I cannot recommend highly enough Chowhound. These people are serious about food, and they are never wrong. It's a huge sprawling site but it's free to enter and look around as well. I have found some of the most incredible restaurants ever through Chowhound, including some AMAZING barbeque at this church called Prayer Assembly Of God in El Segundo, which basically has this huge pit in its parking lot every weekend. Parishoners make the bar-b-q and people line up from miles around.

Now that, you ain't gonna see on Zagat's.


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