At a dinner party in 1979, Tim and Nina Zagat groused about the local newspaper restaurant reviewer. Afterward, they rallied 200 of their friends to provide amateur reviews of 100 New York restaurants. Soon, the city's gastronomes were clamoring for the results, which had been consolidated and photocopied on legal-sized paper. Zagat guides quickly upended the role of the hoity-toity newspaper review. But today, even those once-mighty Zagat guides are being bumped in relevance by the Yelps and the... More >>>