Can TripAdvisor's latest Facebook app take on Yelp and its food reviews? I'm still waiting for dessert.
Name: Local Picks Facebook App, apps.facebook.com/localpicks
What it does: Aggregates advice about more than 850,000 restaurants in 200 countries. Find out which restaurants and food trucks your Facebook friends approve of.
What's hot: Of course I want to know which restaurants my friends think are cool. But because many of them are not yet participating, I think the tool to make your own list of restaurants is the most handy. I looked for foodie haunts that were highly reviewed and made my own "Must Try" wish list. But you could make a custom list of any type of restaurant because you title it yourself.
What's not: I know it's new, but when I typed in "lunch" in "Downtown Los Angeles, CA" nothing came up. There was one recommendation for "breakfast" in "San Diego." If you wanted to scout "food trucks" in Los Angeles, there was one — Kogi BBQ Taco Truck, of course. By comparison, Yelp shows 1,122 food trucks in L.A.
Worth it: If you're a big fan of Yelp, I don't see any reason to change. Yet.