Why a Blog on Restaurants and Food?

I'm a big fan of Yelp and have been posting there regularly since 2008. Recently I began noticing more and more that I was hitting the word count limit on Yelp and was having a really difficult time curtailing my review. The idea of this blog came from that - basically I have two versions of my reviews - the short that I publish on Yelp, and my more detailed reviews on this blog. The other advantage is that I'm better able to place photos from the restaurants I review inline with the words and descriptions I use in the reviews. And finally, I'm also able to speak a bit more candidly about my experiences rather than fit into guidelines of "political correctness" expected when sharing reviews on Yelp.

Recently I also added Urban Spoon to the mix (I've had an account there for many years but had focused on the larger Yelp community).

You can find me on Yelp here: johnnyapollo.yelp.com
And on Urban Spoon here: http://www.urbanspoon.com/blogger-reviews/w/14455/independent-restaurant-review

-- John