What are the Best Boston Blogs to Read for Downtown Restaurant News?

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Posted August 7, 2013 by Jen Dorman in Eat & Drink
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When you live in the city, keeping up with the restaurant scene is a dizzying task. Downtown, in particular, is booming with appealing new spots, not to mention venerable old gems that deserve a second look.

Reading random Yelp comments doesn’t always give you the most complete information, or keep you up on new openings. These Boston blogs, however, share juicy details and food photos for a more informed look, and they’re particularly good for picking out the best of the downtown restaurant scene:

  • Urban Daddy is the perfect blog for busy foodies, and it’s one of the most visually interesting sites out there. Those who are most pressed for time should check out the Urban Daddy Short List of their favorite food spots, which is the content that greets you when you visit the blog. Scanning here is your best bet for finding a place quickly, so you can make plans fast and get your evening started without a lot of hassle.
  • Boston Restaurant Talk is ideal for people who want to know all about the hippest spots before they even open. It dishes news about restaurant openings and closings, updates to existing restaurants — such as new offerings or menu changes — and a highly comprehensive view of the greater Boston area. Read it to get an insider’s take on the business and impress your friends with all your fascinating restaurant gossip.
  • Boston’s Hidden Restaurants includes detailed reviews and dining commentary from the same blogger who brings us Boston Restaurant Talk. Posts are thorough; this blogger dines out frequently, so the site is a wealth of in-depth Boston experience and knowledge. Little-known restaurants are the focal point here, so it’s especially great if you want to dig deeper and find some worthy places that deserve more attention.
  • Eater has a “News by Neighborhood” option that filters the latest updates so you can focus on nearby restaurants and dining events. Eater also includes maps showcasing the best drinks, dishes and restaurants in the area for when you’re planning a night out. Its maps present a useful layout and include essential details for each dining spot with address, phone number and website. Eater, along with Urban Daddy, are national players with huge local influence.
  • The Boston Restaurant Week Blog highlights select restaurants and dishes in Boston. Restaurant Week, if you’re unaware, is actually two weeks every March and August when participating restaurants offer full-course, prix-fixe options. The blog delivers content continuously to keep readers up on what’s happening, and it offers links to most of the participants’ prix-fixe menus. Dish of the Day posts highlight meals offered by participating restaurants and the blog’s food-photo contests are a fun way to interact with the site.

To stay in-the-know, these Boston blogs will give you a taste of the hottest restaurants and the best dishes, so give them a scan from time to time if you want to make informed decisions on where to go. Happy eating!

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