Grubgirl Reviews and Yelp
With the explosion of local review sites like Yelp, everyone can be a Grubgirl now. In fact, after I eat at one of these joints, why not just post a review on Yelp instead?
Believe me, I have done this, and also tried searching on Yelp for restaurants that are grubworthy. But Iâ€™m realizing that all these writers have a different perception of what â€œcheapâ€ is. I went to a Pho restaurant on Clement based on a Yelp review and itâ€™s â€œbargainâ€ accolades.
Well, first, realize that Asian food â€œcheapâ€ is in its own little world of bargain prices. In this city, you can find genuinely cheap Chinese or Vietnamese food for $5 per hearty dish. I was immediately disappointed at the prices of this Clement street establishment. I meanâ€¦an average of $7.50-$9 per dish?? An abomination. For Vietnamese food. When the dÃ©cor and service doesnâ€™t matter. Of course.
So Iâ€™m going to keep posting my bargain-hunting escapades on this site. At least others can trust what I mean by â€œcheapâ€. The two sites are actually complementary â€“ think of Grubgirl as leaning more towards the Chowhound part of the meter.
Also, if you have suggestions on what else youâ€™d like to see (say, more recipes??), post your comments here.