Monday, Aug. 24, 2009


The truism that everybody's a critic has never been truer since Yelp arrived on the scene five years ago. Today, Yelp has ballooned into the mother of all review sites, the place to go to get a sense of what people are saying about a restaurant, bar, boutique, mechanic or dentist. Overall, Yelp proves that you can't please everybody, as even the best places may have a scathing review from a disgruntled writer. Still, a quick scan through a dozen or so Yelp reviews offers a pretty good idea of what to expect.