Monday, October 25, 2010

TV Food Maps (guest blog)

I've been tracking fan sites of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for a few years now. Not only are the sites based solely on Guy Fieri's Food Network show, but due to the increase of like-minded programming, websites and cell phone apps are being created to track all the food travel shows. Frank of recently wrote to me about what he and his team are doing. In his own words...


I recently created a website called TVFoodMaps ( The site is for people who love food, eating, travel and most importantly food tv shows. We make it easy for people to find the restaurants visited on shows like Diners, DriveIns & Dives, Man v. Food and many others. We also have a Road Trip search feature that lets you find places along your next road trip or drive.

The site was built by two friends/programmers who both love watching and traveling to the places they see on shows like DDD, Man vs. Food and just about any other show on Food Network and Travel Channel. While we found a number of great fan sites for individual shows we hadn't come across a single site that would act as a "hub" for all of these shows.

The goal of was to provide a single site that would allow users to find the places they saw on TV when they are traveling to or through different places. We currently have a robust search feature that allows you to search by show, cuisine or cost. We also have a Road Trip search feature which allows user's to search for places along the route they are taking. In the future we plan on adding a number of additional features such as tracking of places you've been / want to go, comments and linking to featured blogs (to provide more detailed content about the restaurants).

We plan on adding a feature where blogs who post about a specific restaurant or episode would be featured on our pages for that restaurant with a short blurb (intro to blog entry) and a "see more" link to your site, with a backlink of the blog entry, "As Seen on TVFoodMaps."

Twitter: @tvfoodmaps


Interested readers might also enjoy:
FlavorTown, U.S.A.
Food Lovers' Bucket List (related content)
Official Page Productions' DDD Map
Famous Food Finder
Famous Food U.S.

Or these iPhone / Palm Pre Apps
Flavortown, USA App
Triple D App
TV Diner
Guy Ate Here

Related Posts:
Fans visit over 100 Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
DDD iPhone apps violate trademarks?
Dr. M’s TOP TEN reasons that visiting Triple Ds is a great hobby!

1 comment:

Brad said...

Cool, thats really helpful!