I have now provided restaurant picks by friends for an increasing number of cities and towns. I also do a few myself. This blog post serves as an index to them with links for easy access. I will continue to update this index as I add more places. It is past time to update it as I last posted the index on May 2010.
Why do I write about restaurant picks by friends when Zagat and other places have plenty of reviews for most cities? My reviews are by people I know and trust their tastes. I do not know the people in Zagat’s or Gourmet. etc. and I do not always agree with them even though I do use them as useful input. You just have to decide how much you trust me versus the “official” guides. I certainly do not pretend to be an expert but I also am not connected with any places or have an agenda except to give my opinion and those of people I trust. I just know what I like and the list is part of my personal knowledge management system. I often consult it myself went going on a holiday or business trip. I hope it helps you, also. Here is a post that explains it in more detail, Restaurant Reviews – Why I Blog Them. In this post I also show how I both agree and disagree with another ’official” reviewer, Gourmet Magazine.
Here are the places:
BBQ Part One: Louisiana vs. Texas
BBQ Part Two: Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
BBQ Part Three: North Carolina and eastern Virginia
BBQ Part Four: western Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia
BBQ Part Five: Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia.
BBQ Part Six: Alabama and Mississippi.
BBQ Part Nine: Gulf Coast
Europe & Asia