Let a Chowhound Lead You!

A good friend of mine recently went on a Hungarian food binge.  With her parents – both second-generation Americans with origins in Hungary – in tow, she visited three of New Jersey’s finest Hungarian restaurants.

According to my friend, her parents have a “sixth sense” when it comes to locating Hungarian food. It’s as if they have culinary GPS and can identify where to turn based on the aromas of cooked cabbage, sour cream, and paprika.

If you don’t have culinary GPS, there are still some great online resources to track down the food you’re craving – or just craving to try.

Chowhound

Chowhound provides restaurant reviews as well as recipes to try. They promise they are the people who “know where the good stuff is, and they never settle for less than optimal deliciousness, whether dining in splendor or grabbing a quick slice.”

Urbanspoon

With fifty states and four countries to choose from, urbanspoon helps you localize where you’re trying to eat before you even think about what you want to eat.

The first step on urbanspoon is choosing your area and then you can identify what foods are tickling your fancy. Feeling brave? Try signing in to add your own take on the food you consume or give a boost to a favorite restaurant.

Yelp

Yelp is more than just restaurants but it’s such a good resource that I had to include it. Since March 2010, more than 31 million people have visited Yelp. They include listings for dentists, hair stylists, and mechanics as well as restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

Like other sites you can localize your restaurant search to make it easier to find the food that appeals to you – and is in your time zone!

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