Yelp.com Compliment - Yelp, tasty prose and cons
I moved almost a year ago from a small city in the Pacific Northwest to a big one by a bay. I didn't know anyone and wasn't sure where to find a decent plate of biscuits and gravy (I'm from the South originally) or a fun bar to hang out on weekend nights. Luckily, I found Yelp online and got to read a ton of reviews for restaurants, nightclubs and bars, stores, and attractions such as parks, museums, and festivals. Yelp has reviews for establishments in a wide stretch of cities. The reviews range from strictly information to funny and personal accounts of individuals' trips to particular show stores and swank hotels. Many reviews are complimentary but the ones that tend to be really helpful are those that have talk about bad service, poor quality food, or just scary people who normally inhabit a place you're thinking of taking a date. It helped me become oriented in a specific way to a place I had only read about before. Yelp also has an easy to use chat feature, where you sign up to babble endlessly about anything the other members want to talk about. Think of MySpace on a very localized level.