IT’s been known to plan entire vacations around food. In fact, for your bloggers, restaurants tend to be paramount to all else. Which is why we’re rather ecstatic to share IT’s newest find: Savory Cities. So far, the company only has two city sites—Savory New York and Savory San Francisco—but we love their idea, their utility, and best of all, their great videos. The two sites, built as wikis, offer detailed information about popular restaurants in each city—from the basics (address, cuisine, price) to the specifics (occupancy, noise levels, house specialties). However, their cool drool-inducing feature is their video footage, one- to two-minute documentaries usually featuring an interview with the restaurant’s chef or owner (think: Thomas Keller), a behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen (think: stainless-steel paradise), pictures of the various entrees (think: salivation), and a tour of the dining room (think: get me there now!). If you can’t already tell, we love these sites, so much so that we’ve dropped more than an hour this week watching videos of Hayes Street Grill, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Tocqueville, Pearl Oyster Bar, and more. Our one complaint? You can’t sort by price. IT likes to eat, but we can’t always (er, ever?) splurge at The French Laundry.
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