BlogSoop LA: The Food Bloggers Virtual Combo Plate
Earlier this week came the launch of BlogSoopLA, a searchable restaurant database that brings together the reviews and write ups from local bloggers. The LA outpost is following closely on the heels of the site's origins in New York, and its first sequel in San Francisco. Users of the site can either search for specific dining spots, or browse; listings are sorted by the number of blog posts for each restaurant. Here in LA, folks are blogging the most about Jin Patisserie, Tender Greens, and that place that has a nasty case of the neverending hype--you know the one: Pizzeria Mozza. Registered users of the site have the option to rate the restaurants and the reviews, which keeps the site interactive.
On BlogSoop LA you'll find all your favorite local food bloggers, including our favorites, like Eating LA, la.foodblogging, The Delicious Life, Triplecreme, and the soon-to-be-moving-away Erin's Kitchen. (Oh, and, why, yes... LAist's tantalizing food coverage can be found there, too!)
We like the idea of an aggregate of the local food bloggers, whose work is mostly done out of the pure love of food and words, and who don't get to turn in a stack of recepits to the corporate accountant to get reimbursed. BlogSoop does the work for you, and gets everyone all in one place, which is like taking a beautiful Wusthof knife to your search time. And that's a very good thing.