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Urbanspoon erasing thousands of Photo's from long time Prime user's ???

I posted here because many users are also Urbanspoon members as I've also been a long time member of this group,, the parent company will not respond so I'm taking this to the web on many sites. Why waste your time reviewing and placing photo's on a site when they;ll be removed. This is a head's up so no one will waste there time.

Jul 16, 2014
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Urbanspoon erasing thousands of Photo's from long time Prime user's ???

A long time Prime Member of 4 plus years,,, it's ME and many others that have been targeted by the new Management Team starting 2 months ago,,, any other questions I'll be happy to answer

Jul 16, 2014
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Why Yelp Sucks!

I did the Yelp thing for a few years and been with Urbanspoon 4 plus years and now this happens,,,,, Urbanspoon Forked UP
July 14
A email sent to IAC parent company,,,, ENJOY

The new team at Urbanspoon has lead to the departure of many and the removal of thousands of Photo's and many will soon removing thousands of there reviews from the last 4-5 years. The seems to be a witch hunt placed on the heads of the long time Prime members by BEN at Urbanspoon and his boss Keela. The have removed 1700 plus of my photo's and those of select primes. Many have stopped posting reviews and photo's because of this over the last month.

I assure you will see a major reduction in you page hits which means ad dollars under this new take control and knowing how to piss folks off. Many of us are older folk that spend thousands of dollars helping your site by eating, reviewing and posting photo's. Ben had pulled all my ranking a few weeks ago as the number one in Detroit and then this past weekend had his team remove half my photo's. This info needs to get into the hands of those concerned and DOUG LEEDS CEO of Ask.com who heads up Urbanspoon. I really need someone to contact me on this issue prior to removing everything I've contributed over the years and then recommend hundreds of other users do the same

Place to Vent Urbanspoon complaints link https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urbans...

Jul 16, 2014
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Urbanspoon erasing thousands of Photo's from long time Prime user's ???

A email sent to IAC parent company,,,, ENJOY

The new team at Urbanspoon has lead to the departure of many and the removal of thousands of Photo's and many will soon removing thousands of there reviews from the last 4-5 years. The seems to be a witch hunt placed on the heads of the long time Prime members by BEN at Urbanspoon and his boss Keela. The have removed 1700 plus of my photo's and those of select primes. Many have stopped posting reviews and photo's because of this over the last month.

I assure you will see a major reduction in you page hits which means ad dollars under this new take control and knowing how to piss folks off. Many of us are older folk that spend thousands of dollars helping your site by eating, reviewing and posting photo's. Ben had pulled all my ranking a few weeks ago as the number one in Detroit and then this past weekend had his team remove half my photo's. This info needs to get into the hands of those concerned and DOUG LEEDS CEO of Ask.com who heads up Urbanspoon. I really need someone to contact me on this issue prior to removing everything I've contributed over the years and then recommend hundreds of other users do the same. NOTE here's Facebook link for you users to vent https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urbans...

Jul 16, 2014
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Fifty Years - DTW

I say NO keep the list to originals from Michigan and Metro Detroit area,,,, NO CHAINS

Jul 15, 2014
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Detroit Breakfasts - Eastern Market

Our Favorite on the way to Eastern Market has aways been the Super Breakfast at the Classic 60 years old Hygrade Deli on Michigan ave in West Side Corktown plaiting up super special that put a smile on all our faces. The owner Stu grew up in the place and Linda the Famous waitress has to be the friendliest in the city. I get the Pastrami n eggs, wife get the Famous Reuben on Rye always a hit. Michigan n W Grand Blvd one block east.

Jul 07, 2014
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Fifty Years - DTW

take a look at there new site and maybe say owner has moved on to a new venture. Here's Facebook link ENJOY

https://www.facebook.com/DetroitHamAn...

Jun 29, 2014
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Fifty Years - DTW

Got Duly's listed wrong,,,here's correct year,,, the owner o Steak Hut sold out to Russell Street Deli and opened a place in Plymouth call Detroit Corned Beef n Ham, find them on Facebook

Jun 28, 2014
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Detroit for 4th of July

Hey Tigers at Home when you're in town,,, on the 4th a Friday night game they have Fireworks after the game and downtown will be happening,,,, you can walk just a few blocks to the park even if you don't attend the game to watch the Fireworks which you can see great view outside right field fence. Here's link ENJOY http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/schedul...

Jun 20, 2014
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Detroit for 4th of July

If your going to Dearborn and eat at Al Ameer just across the street is the Famous Middle Eastern Market Super Greenland, Andrew Zimmerman did a special on them last year. Very unique spices and goods, truly a great place just to look around there open 9-9pm everyday. Check them out on Facebook and Urbanspoon or Yelp. Motz we go once per month the Double Cheeseburger is the way to go. If you have any other questions I'm a Foodie, Blooger and reviewer along with a life long Detroiter. Enjoy your visit.

Jun 20, 2014
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Chicken Wings in Detroit?

We only go Downtown to the decades old Sweetwater Tavern that'e always packed with Happy customers enjoying there Famous Wings and Ribs,, a true Detroit Classic meeting spot for sporting events and more. The dozens of folks I've taken there over the years are all regulars like me. You must visit the real deal original I say. They come from all over the nation and Canada as the thousand of Great Reviews on many sites,,, see the reviews on Trip Advisor that shows the thoughts of folks from all around the world,,, get downtown then you be the judge,,,, http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserRe...

Jun 20, 2014
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Detroit restaurant hummus-where/how is it produced?

I know dozens of places that all make it in house,,, so cheap and easy to make and all have a little different flavor, Hummus with Pine Nuts be our favorite.

Jun 19, 2014
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Detroit for 4th of July

My TOP 10 Great Finds on the Cheap a Few Miles from Detroit Downtown I like to show those thousands of visitors to our downtown a great place to eat of Detroit classic's all with FREE parking and most have Facebook site's I also review on Urbanspoon which all are found with great photo's and reviews to help you enjoy your visit to our Great City. ENJOY

Great List Try Mine You'll LOVE them ALL

REUBEN @ Hygrade Deli Detroit

WINGS @ Sweetwater Tavern Detroit

Weezie Burger @ Weezie's Dearborn

Pozole @ Los Alto's Detroit

Double Cheeseburger @ Motz Detroit

Pizza Bread Beef Burger @ Vince's Detroit

Mexican Steakhouse Unique @ El Asador Detroit

Chicken Breasts @ Pollo Chapin Detroit

Sliders @ Green Dot Stables Detroit

Coney Dogs @ Duly's Detroit

Jun 19, 2014
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Chicken Wings in Detroit?

Rated number one in the state by many review sites and blogs,,,you have not had the Very Best until you try Sweetwater Tavern Wings that are marinaded over night and then deep fried to a blacken look and oh my the taste you'll find no where else,,,don't ask it's a secret.

Jun 19, 2014
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Fifty Years - DTW

Bob Jo's 1947
Hygrade Deli 1955
Sofie's Eldorado Wyandotte 1957

Jun 19, 2014
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Metro Detroit delis serving Detroit's own Sy Ginsberg corned beef?

Hygrade in Westside Corktown,,,see link https://www.facebook.com/pages/WEST-S...

Mar 29, 2014
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Hygrade Deli in Detroit: you win some, you lose some...

Great they made WXYZ 20/20 Best of Detroit's Gems, just aired tonight,,here's link take a look ENJOY

http://detroit2020.com/2014/01/27/9827/

Jan 27, 2014
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Tullio's LaRiviera Restaurant (Allen Park, MI)

Interesting since Marathon has already bought Giovanni's along with Gonellas across the street. Gonellas has already purchased a new location corner of Oakwood and Schefer which was the old Swanson's. Marathon has been letting the homeowners stay at least 6 months after purchase and the business at least a year after they buy,,, and all will be torn down

Jan 27, 2014
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RIP: Kiernan's - Dearborn/DTW

They have a 5-6 months till license transferred,,, owner states plating up great steaks until then. So plenty to get one last meal.

Jan 18, 2014
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Hungarian Rhapsody @ DTW/Southgate

Traditional combo plate has Chicken Paprikash,Stuffed Cabbage and WOW that Breaded Pork Chop, I'll tell you to get this combo on your first visit that shows the Love put into cooking this family provides to all. The highlight of the night was a child time favorite of mine called Palacsinta one with cheese and one with Apricot these unique crepe is a must try on your visit. So many other dishes to try will make us regular customers of the Hungarian Rhapsody, check out there website and Facebook page for specials. ENJOY

see my blog about this place ENJOY http://albeerpoe.blogspot.com/2013/12...

Dec 25, 2013
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Any restaurants serving tongue (DTW)?

Yes I LOVE the tongue,,,, almost all Mexican eating spots in Southwest Detroit offer it and the food trucks too. My favorite is at Los Alto's that make the Torta sandwich with Tongue, the Middle Eastern version is Lamb Tongue I like best is found at Tuhamas on Warren ave in Dearborn. I've has several great Beef Tongue sandwich at the Bread Basket Deli chain.

Nov 11, 2013
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Hygrade Deli in Detroit: you win some, you lose some...

From Chuck's Eat The Street ENJOY

http://detroit.eater.com/archives/201...

Chuck was asked what was the best he are in his week of filming in Detroit

What was the best thing you ate during your time here?
CH: That's a tough question. I went to Hygrade Deli, and I had the Reuben there. I'm from Montreal, smoked meat is kind of our call to fame, but I thought the Reuben I had there was one of the best. It was authentic, and it was fantastic.

Nov 11, 2013
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Hygrade Deli in Detroit: you win some, you lose some...

Did you watch to video link the interview with Stu from the Detroit News ?

Nov 11, 2013
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Bourdain in Detroit: Coneys at Duley’s. Oxtail at Full Belly’s. BBQ at Vickies.

A new Pupusa food truck just opened 3 weeks ago on Vernor a block down from Duly's,, I've eaten there twice of the chart great and cheap too.

Pupuseria Chacon http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/19/178631...

Nov 10, 2013
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24 hour restaurants in Metro Detroit!

Duly's W. Vernor and Junction

Bill's Ham Place Southfield & I-75

Dix Coney Dix & Cicotte

The Telway Michigan & Martin

Nov 10, 2013
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Hygrade Deli in Detroit: you win some, you lose some...

I would truly appreciate if you would all watch the video interview with the owner that tells the downfall of his hood and business,, just maybe you'll see what he;s trying to do here in Detroit just to survive. Please watch and then comment,,, good bad or indifferent you gotta admit he's trying. Ya Think

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20...

Nov 10, 2013
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Hygrade Deli in Detroit: you win some, you lose some...

I'm a regular that will tell you the Pickles are from Topers a Detroit Pickle company that are not brined in vinegar the typical way. There seasoned in OAK barrels and have been a classic for decades around our city. You waitress in the morning was Linda the very best she;s been there 30 years. The owner has been struggling for years to pay his bills, hence no money for remodel,,, hey the place is clean to me and dozens I've taken there,,just old. You must try there Cold Cut Plate AMAZING. There meats are Sy Ginsberg another Detroit classic a few blocks away. Stu is really a great guy who was just on Chuck's Eat The Street who made Detroit and his place look great,,, so take another look and Please don't Blast a struggling Detroit Classic eating spot,,,that's just plain wrong

Nov 10, 2013
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DTW: Best Italian Sub

Fredi's in Melvindale won the Detroit Free Press best of in 2012 for his Famous Italian Sandwich which he bakes his own bread and it's round. I've eaten dozens of these,,,so really good a must try on your venture. Here's a link to his place Fredi Bello the owner make everything by his hands.

http://www.fredispizzadinners.com/

Nov 10, 2013
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Detroit Suggestions

Great List Try Mine You'll LOVE them ALL

REUBEN @ Hygrade Deli Detroit

WINGS @ Sweetwater Tavern Detroit

Weezie Burger @ Weezie's Dearborn

Pozole @ Los Alto's Detroit

Double Cheeseburger @ Motz Detroit

Pizza Bread Beef Burger @ Vince's Detroit

Chicken Breasts @ Pollo Chapin Detroit

Sliders @ Green Dot Stables Detroit

Breakfast @ Johnny's Ham King Detroit

Coney Dogs @ Duly's Detroit

Nov 10, 2013
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NYC Chowhound needs saturday lunch suggestion!

Hofbrauhaus in Newport will be my choice by far,,, here's a link to there site ENJOY

http://www.hofbrauhausnewport.com/

Nov 10, 2013
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