Sometime today the new Chowhound format is being revealed...Chowhound is being integrated into CNET's Chow.com, and being totally modernized in the process. Since I'm a staunch traditionalist, I'm pretty sure I'll hate the new interface, but top dog Jim Leff couldn't have continued the site without a cash infusion, so kudos to him for finding a way to keep it going. Here's a Wall St. Journal article describing some of the changes to come.
New York Times writer Cindy Price came to Hollywood and did a fun piece on 36 Hours in Hollywood, without once setting foot in Citizen Smith, Memphis or any other annoyingly trendy spots. Speaking of trendy, the Times wouldn't let her include Lou because of the Manohla Dargis connection. Full disclosure: you can see a corner of my red hair in the video portion while we eat breakfast at Square One, but thank goodness, not my face.
Travel videos seem to be the thing these days -- Cindy was asked to do one as part of her NY Times article -- and here's a site devoted to videos about different cities. TurnHere currently covers Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, with videos on subjects such as Pink's Hot Dogs, the L.A. River and Koreatown.