Yelp

Because I can’t be all things to all people at all times (nor can most of my other fellow Houston bloggers), a site called Yelp has stepped in to fill our gaps.  Think Citysearch, but more in-touch and with a cleaner interface.  It also has the added bonus of allowing users to add local events and happenings, not just reviews of restaurants and other attractions around the city.

For example, Sur La Table is having a spring tapas party this evening at 6:30 at the River Oaks location.  For $69.00, you and your friends can learn to make a variety of tapas and learn shortcuts and timesavers in the kitchen to help you spend less time at the stove when guests are over.  Sur La Table  — like Williams-Sonoma — offers classes like these nearly every night of the week, so check out their calendar to see if any of them sound fun to you!  Next Tuesday is “cooking with beer” night!

As far as I’m concerned, there aren’t nearly enough foodie events listed yet.  But the good news is that the way that websites like Yelp, along with Citysearch and b4-u-eat become successful and reliable is by people like you and me adding information, events and reviews and participating in discussions.  So go check Yelp out when you get a chance and start adding your two cents!