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Old 04-15-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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Someone at the Strand just told me that Zagat has stopped publishing their restaurant review books - and presumably will only have everything online.

Funny, I fought against Zagat reviews, because I felt the more descriptive long reviews, like in the NYT, were far more useful. But I eventually came to depend on the quickie numerical ratings that Zagat used. But online is terrible for this kind of stuff! It entails constantly clicking in and out, and that's find if you're looking up one item, but not if you want to skim a large territory.

I could understand it if they stopped publishing in other cities - but NYC?!?!?

Dammit.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Someone at the Strand just told me that Zagat has stopped publishing their restaurant review books - and presumably will only have everything online.

Funny, I fought against Zagat reviews, because I felt the more descriptive long reviews, like in the NYT, were far more useful. But I eventually came to depend on the quickie numerical ratings that Zagat used. But online is terrible for this kind of stuff! It entails constantly clicking in and out, and that's find if you're looking up one item, but not if you want to skim a large territory.

I could understand it if they stopped publishing in other cities - but NYC?!?!?

Dammit.
Time to get with the times...
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:52 PM
 
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Time to get with the times...
She is, she already said she read the NY times. hahaha
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:12 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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She is, she already said she read the NY times. hahaha
lol I can't remember the last time I used a Zagat book to read a review...
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:47 AM
 
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Last time I used a Zagat book was 1999
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:39 AM
 
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Someone at the Strand just told me that Zagat has stopped publishing their restaurant review books - and presumably will only have everything online.

Funny, I fought against Zagat reviews, because I felt the more descriptive long reviews, like in the NYT, were far more useful. But I eventually came to depend on the quickie numerical ratings that Zagat used. But online is terrible for this kind of stuff! It entails constantly clicking in and out, and that's find if you're looking up one item, but not if you want to skim a large territory.

I could understand it if they stopped publishing in other cities - but NYC?!?!?

Dammit.
Resistance is futile, Earthling....

Now bow to the Internet...
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Rego Park, Queens
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Surprised to hear that -- while I like to use sites from Yelp to the Michelin Guide, Zagat was always a big part of the restaurant review list. The Zagat guides are pretty respectable.

The best, of course, are when you have detailed reviews by local reviewers, like this diligent guy:

http://eateryrowforesthills.blogspot.com/
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Rego Park, Queens
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Resistance is futile, Earthling....

Now bow to the Internet...
Reminds me of this classic scene:


Print Is Dead
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:30 PM
 
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Do they have an app? And if they do it’s likely designed to be more efficient and easier to navigate than the print version.
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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Do they have an app? And if they do it’s likely designed to be more efficient and easier to navigate than the print version.
She don't wanna use no app
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