Hopefully by now most of you have had a chance to check out The Roanoke Times’ brand new food microsite, PlateUp, which officially launched today.
Like any new baby, our new baby is causing us great joy mingled with a few episodes of colic. For instance, if you’ve spent much time cruising around our “Find a Restaurant” directory, you may have noticed missing restaurants or other problems. We purchased that database from an outside vendor, and the information comes to us via telephone listings. We have a team of folks combing that guide and fixing mistakes/omissions as we find them.
If you are willing to help out, please do this: If you find a mistake or a missing restaurant, please e-mail us at email@example.com. We will be checking that inbox constantly and working on those problems.
Otherwise, most of the site seems to be working very well. I’m particularly excited about the recipe database. You guys are the masters of great recipes, so if you’ve got a signature dish you have shared here on the blog in the past or would like to share here, please test out the submission function. To do that, click on “recipes” and look for the green box on the left side of the screen that says “Submit your recipe.” It requires a quick, one-time registration with no obligations. Once you do that, the rest is very easy and pretty self-explanatory, but feel free to let me know if you have questions!
Thanks for all the nice comments so far!