Posts Tagged ‘daily deal sites’

Bloomberg dining critic goes after bogus bargains on deal sites.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Fed up with ridiculous fine print restrictions on daily deal sites, Bloomberg dining critic Ryan Sutton created TheBadDeal.com.  Although it’s  focused on NYC, it’s a neat idea and a fun read.

TheBadDeal.com joins Sutton’s other website, ThePriceHike.com which tracks price changes at restaurants.

Both are a mix of juicy facts and blunt opinions that also point out why professional journalism and critique are needed more than ever.

So are people taking advice from deal sites on where to dine, rather than the professionals? I hope not.

Maybe that’s why I like Gilt Taste. It’s an interesting hybrid of curated products, deals and editorial writing.