Posts Tagged ‘Scouts’

  1. Don't Call it a Comeback

    February 8, 2013 by Sid E. Serch

    Okay, you can call it a comeback. If you haven’t checked it

    out already, we’ve totally revamped our app to include expert content like tips and guides from the movers and shakers in your city. We have everyone from former a Top Chef contestant in Seattle to the founder of New York magazine’s Grubstreet bringing you the best and brightest recommendations across eating, drinking and living in your city. People have been taking notice. Business Insider recently checked out our brand spankin’ new redesign and broke it down for you here: Check it out and download our mobile app here or browse guides online.

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  2. 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



  3. 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 @

    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,

    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.

  4. 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, Adrianna Adarme of, Whitney Friedlander of LoisLane79, Clarissa Wei, of, Nicole Carbon of, Valentina Silva of, Natalie James of, Ana Lilia of, Eden Dranger of, Tara de Lis of

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


  5. Our New About Us Video!

    July 19, 2012 by Sid E. Serch

    In a world where there’s way too much information… a world where every business listing has 3.5-4 stars… only one thing can save you.… [insert exploding/smashing sound effects that are generally too loud compared to the rest of the trailer]

    Yes, we’re back and better than ever! Don’t

    believe us? Check out this brand-spanking new About Us video created by the amazing NYC-based animation team Twins Are Weird.

  6. Meet Our Austin Team

    March 2, 2012 by Sid E. Serch

    Our Austin Citysearch Captain and Scouts had a fun night out getting to know each other recently at Clay Pit in downtown Austin. Good food, good wine

    and good people! We’re so happy to have this amazing collection of bloggers and tastemakers creating local Austin recommendations for Citysearch. From left to right: Amber Demure, Tolly Moseley, David Israel, Nicole Carbon, Allison Hoffman, Kathryn Hutchison, and Cathy Benavides.