As another Chowhound survivor, I am so thrilled to find this board and remove CH from my “top sites” pages, where has resided for years. I’m assuming that the plethora of “fucking” in the posts here is a response to some puerile restrictions imposed at CH during its death throes.
I do a lot of traveling, and used to depend on CH in different cities for dining tips. I’m hoping that this board will become national or international in scope. My favorite of CH’s local boards was the one in Seattle, which was really informed and opinionated. That’s where I found out about Salumi, which was the only restaurant about which nobody posted “it’s not as good as it used to be.”
In other cities, the discourse was less elevated. In one city, I was referred to the world’s worst barbecue, in another city it was claimed that the best Italian restaurant in town was Olive Garden. Even in LA, I read that Cactus Tacqueria was “high quality,” when it actually turned out to be a downgrade from Henry’s Tacos, serving nothing edible.
Anyway, I’m happy to welcome myself to this board, and to see so many familiar names. Chow lives, even after the Hounds are put down.