Dear friends and contributors, I want to re-raise a question that was asked a couple of years ago and get your weigh-in. I would like if the WFD threads, being under the cooking compartment of HO, could focus on what we’ve cooked, and the inspiration - or recipes - we provide each other. And to relegate the restaurant reviews to the regional boards. Perhaps with a quick mention in WFD, and a link.
My reasoning is this: I go to WFD to get ideas, and it’s relatively easy when I see something interesting to go to that person and ask about an ingredient, a recipe, a technique. If you write about your dinner in a resto, unless I’m traveling, I’m not going to that place. If I am traveling, I can easily go to the regional board and look at your reviews there, and even ask the regional folks for additional suggestions. The regional boards - at least some - get very little traffic. Up here in PNW, we have a new post maybe 2-3x/yr! Those boards could use more love. And my 2cents (YMMV!) is that your review is much more helpful and informative to your geographic neighbors. Anyway, shall we have a discussion? If it’s helpful to actually create some metrics around this, why don’t you include with your feelings a thumbs up, thumbs down, or thumbs sideways re restaurant reviews in WFD threads. Thank you!! Sasha