Food Network Maps on theSUGGESTR.com
Tuesday, July 08, 2008 | posted by Mike
We got a note from someone over at theSUGGESTR.com, a site that provides local, personalized restaurant suggestions. The site is cool, as it lets you search locally, see ratings and comments for restaurants and then have them mapped on an embedded Google Map. You can set up an account and rate your favorite spots. Fun stuff.
They wanted to let us know that they've put together a couple of maps that may be of interest to food TV fans. The maps include locations from episodes of $40 a Day and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Check 'em out!
The one that I think is particularly helpful is the D,D&D map. Lots of the places mentioned on the show feature alternatingly quirky (Biff's Beef-O-Rama or the like) or mundane (The Skyline Diner) names, so you may hear about a nearby location and then manage to forget the name before you can track down a pen and paper. Nowadays, it's a bit easier for me since I can rewind with the DVR and you can always track it down on the Food Network Web site. But having it represented on a map is a cool way to scan it quickly and see what's been covered in your neck of the woods.