‘Scouts’ Category

  1. Polls are Open! Cast Your Vote for Best of Citysearch Spa & Beauty!

    May 13, 2013 by Sid E. Serch

    The polls are open ladies and gentleman! Run don’t walk (or just stay seated in front of your computer) to cast your vote for Best of Citysearch Spa & Beauty! We enlisted our expert scouts

    to help us separate the milk from the cream in all things pampering. Cast your vote to help us determine the local businesses deserving of the coveted “Best” title in categories ranging from massage to tanning. Whether Citysearch users want to get their hair colored or torn out, we want to tell them where to go. Help us, help them (and you) by casting your vote and being automatically entered to score a chance at a dream day of pampering. So don’t just sit there–sit there AND vote in Best of Citysearch!
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  2. Cinco De Mayo: Our Favorite Mexican Dishes and Margaritas from Coast to Coast

    May 2, 2013 by Sid E. Serch

    Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican freedom and democracy, appropriated by some into a celebration of delicious margaritas and guacamole, happens to fall on a Sunday this year, which means you have the whole day to observe the holiday. Because we care about you and want you to be happy, we’ve had our scouts from coast to coast compile their favorite Mexican eateries and margaritas, from cheapies to cadillacs,  so you can have the best day ever. Click on your city to see where you should be come May 5th.  Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles,

    New York, San Francisco, Seattle. Visit www.citysearch.com/guides for more guides from our awesome scouts!

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  3. Get Voting: Best of Citysearch Restaurants is Here

    February 25, 2013 by Sid E. Serch

    Run don’t walk (or just stay seated in front of your computer) to cast your vote for Best of Citysearch restaurants! We enlisted our expert scouts to help us determine the cream of the crop

    dining destinations across the country. Cast your vote for your favorite local restaurant and help them nab the coveted BEST title. Beyond just helping the best business take home the title, you can also score a chance to win a dream dinner. Get voting!best of restaurants



  4. Guides, Guides, Guides!

    January 29, 2013 by Sid E. Serch

    We’ve been shaking it up like a dry martini over here at Citysearch and we think it’s high time we filled you in on one of our most exciting new developments. Our Guides page can now be categorized by city so you explore adventures in your area code any time! Whether you’re looking for a dose of romance,  new watering holes to head to after filing your taxes or your town’s best tapas- we bet we have what you’re looking for. Don’t

    believe us? Check it out for yourself. RIGHT HERE



  5. Josh Ozersky Boldly Determines Manhattan's Best Slices

    November 26, 2012 by Sid E. Serch

    New York may be the pizza capital of the world and those guys

    take their slices seriously. Josh Ozersky risks a flogging by dissenting New Yorkers as he boldly declares Manhattan’s best pizza pies after some unforgettable taste testing. Watch and salivate at our latest episode of Hungry In…. Want more of Josh’s recommendations? Check out his tips right here.

  6. Holy Mole! San Francisco's tablehopper Eats Her Way Through the Mission!

    October 12, 2012 by Sid E. Serch

    Hungry? You will be after watching Citysearch scout Marcia Gagliardi, aka San Francisco’s tablehopper, hunt down the Mission District’s most

    mouthwatering and authentic Latin eats.

  7. 20 Question with Anthony Todd

    September 18, 2012 by Sid E. Serch

    Welcome to the sophomore edition of 20 Questions, this time featuring our Chicago scout Anthony Todd. Anthony is many things, from an environmentalist to a cocktail enthusiast, but most of all, he appears to be something of

    an insomniac. Between juggling law school, being the food and drink editor of the Chicagoist and penning the New & Notables for Citysearch, we can’t imagine this guy sleeps too much. He did do us the favor of taking a minute out of his impossibly busy schedule to answer our questions though, so cheers to that.

    Check out his picks for New & Notable businesses @ Chicago.Citysearch.com

    Name: Anthony Todd

    Age: 29

    Neighborhood: Lincoln Square

    Day Job: J.D./Ph.D. Candidate at Northwestern University School of Law

    Night Job: Food and Drink Editor, Chicagoist.com

    Chicago Resident for: 9 years.

    Favorite Chicagoan living or dead, real or fictionalJane Addams, the famous progressive activist and founder of hull house.  Yup, I’m a nerd.

    What’s the best meal you’ve had in town? A three-hour long romantic, snow-covered masterpiece at El Ideas in 2011.  Tied with a memorable birthday dinner at North Pond in 2008.

    Favorite Bar? Sable Kitchen and Bar

    What’s your drink? Dirty Martini, gin only please. Up, blue cheese olives, North Shore #11 Gin.

    What’s your favorite thing in your house? Where did you get it? My first edition copy of Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink from 1946, which I got at a dusty used book store.  It’s signed by the Trader himself!

    How much is too much to spend on dinner? If it’s more than $100/person, it had better be extraordinary, memorable and beautiful.

    What’s your least favorite thing about Chicago? The fact that the entire north side goes into paralyzed apoplexy whenever a certain losing baseball team happens to be playing.

    What is your mortal enemy? Televisions in bars.  I want to bring a BB gun to about 8/9 of the bars in Chicago and have my way.

    Spring or Fall? Fall

    Deep sea or outer space? Outer Space

    Soup or Salad? Salad – a perfectly crafted, traditional caesar salad is one of my favorite indulgences.

    Element of another city you would incorporate into Chitown? Streetcars!  We used to have them, and now we need them again. Calling Portland, please!

    What’s your favorite vegetable that most people hate? I am completely addicted to cauliflower.  When I’m depressed and down, I eat it by the handful, covered with oil and garlic.

  8. LA Scouts Launch Party

    August 17, 2012 by Sid E. Serch

    We got our amazingly talented group of Los Angeles Scouts together last night at Sotto. There was some business accomplished, a lot of small plate sampling and a few fun rounds of “Guess What Car I Drive Based on My Personality!” Not to slight our other wonderful teams around the country, but there’s no question that LA gets the Most Fashion-Forward and Best Looking awards.

    From Left, clockwise: Nastassia Johnson of LetThemEatCake.com, Adrianna Adarme of AKozyKitchen.com, Whitney Friedlander of LoisLane79, Clarissa Wei, of ClarissaWei.com, Nicole Carbon of NicoleCarbon.com, Valentina Silva of EastSideFoodBites.com, Natalie James of NJinLA.com, Ana Lilia of SplashofPretty.com, Eden Dranger of EdenEatsEverything.com, Tara de Lis of


    Regrettably, Christine Ziemba from LAist.com, and SCVFoodie.com and Nicole Iizuka from CakeAndHeels.com couldn’t join us, but they were with us in spirit!


  9. There's a New Citysearch in Town…

    June 28, 2012 by Sid E. Serch

    Why is everything 3 stars? Are three stars good? Are three stars bad? Why is this person using a business page on a peer review site to air out their fears about turning 40?

    If you have asked yourself any of these questions, the new Citysearch is for you. If you haven’t asked yourself any of these questions, but like going out to eat, or shopping or getting massages, the new Citysearch is for you too.

    We’re entered a new era: one of recommendations, not reviews.

    What’s the distinction you ask? It seems small, infinitesimal. Just semantics you say.

    But it’s not, it’s huge.

    Recommendations are 140 characters on mobile and 280 on the web. Brevity is key.

    Recommendations combine both the advice of hand-selected tastemakers with user voting to help distinguish the best businesses in your city.

    Recommendations come with a scorecard for more discerning information, not a smattering of stars.

    The result? You can make fast and informed decisions about the businesses you’re planning on visiting.

    What else? New & Notable businesses selected every three days by big shot bloggers and tastemakers featured on the homepage of ten amazing cities across the country. Oh yeah— and there’s also our brand spankin’

    new look and a handsome mascot named Sid E. Serch.

    In other words–I think you’re going to like the new Citysearch!