Well, my friends, I have to start this - my FINAL post - by saying THANK YOU! Thank you for reading the blog, commenting, emailing me with suggestions, passing the blog along to friends and all the other things you've done to support Tally Foodie over the past year. Without you, I probably would not have continued this venture that I started as just "something fun to do." I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it. And if I've gotten you to try even one new place that you didn't know about before - my job is done, and I can close my laptop with a smile on my face!
So I'm sure you're all wondering what is to become of the Tally Foodie blog. After giving it a lot of thought, I've decided NOT to let someone else continue to write the blog. Because it was my vision, I just didn't feel comfortable handing the reins (or the knife and fork, as it were) over to someone else. I hope you can understand. I am going to leave the Tally Foodie blog up on the Interwebs for a while, however, so that you can still peruse the reviews at your leisure and pass it along to friends. I am turning on the comment moderation feature (I seem to get a lot of asian spam comments for some reason) so don't be surprised if your comments aren't posted right away. And I may end up starting a Sarasota food blog sometime in the future. At first, I'm just going to focus on settling in and starting my new job - a girl's gotta have priorities!
But, I didn't want to leave you without some alternatives to turn to. So, if you'd still like to continue reading reviews of Tallahassee restaurants, here are a couple of places to look:
UrbanTallahassee - A website completely dedicated to following the growth and development of the Tallahassee region. Reviews are often posted of new and revamped restaurants in the area.
Urbanspoon - The world's leading provider of time-critical dining data with restaurant reviews from food critics, bloggers and friends. You can find reviews here for Tallahassee and a whole host of other cities throughout the country.
Grubbus - A blog written by Eli, an Austin, TX native who travels frequently to Tallahassee on business. He writes colorful restaurant reviews for both cities.
Le Grand Fromage - A passionate food blog written by Brie, a blogger friend of mine. Many of her posts detail her adventures in cooking, but she also comments on local Tallahassee food shops, events and restaurants from time to time.
Black Coffee & Bourbon - Another blog I found recently through Urbanspoon, who posts Tallahassee restaurant reviews from time to time, along with other miscellaneous musings about his life. His restaurant rating system even looks eerily similar to mine (coincidence???)!
I know I'm irreplaceable - but hopefully one or a few of these sites can fill the empty void that I'll be leaving on your taste buds (*smirks playfully*). I also wanted to leave you with "THE LIST" all the places that have been recommended to me by you - my readers - but that I just hadn't gotten around to trying out and/or reviewing for the blog yet. Maybe it will give you some ideas the next time you can't decide where to go on a Friday or Saturday night! They're listed in alphabetical order, and I've provided links to their websites where available:
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Boss Oyster (Apalachicola)
Dog Et Al
Gordo's Cuban Food
Grandaddy's Barbeque (Thomasville)
Jim & Milt's Bar-B-Q
Mom & Dad's Italian Restaurant
Moto Sushi & Grill
One Fresh Stir Fry
Ray's Steel City Saloon
Sumo Sabi Sushi
The Dogg House
Ted's Montana Grill
Feel free to add other suggestions in the comment area as well! At this point, I think all that's left to say is - try new places and treasure your local favorites! I will miss you all.
Happy Eating Tallahassee!
Posted by Tally Foodie Thursday, August 5, 2010