Where Should We Eat Dinner?

This is the second year I’ve been volunteering at the information booth for Bethlehem’s Christmas City Village and the number one question I get from tourists is, “Where should we eat dinner?” I respond with, “What are you in the mood for?” and am usually met with, “something good.” Sure, that gives me a lot to go on.

With loads of stale or missing data out there on the various search engines, review and social check-in sites I’ve decided to do what I can to inventory the small businesses downtown, if for no other reason than to make my job easier while I’m giving out information, but it may not be a bad resource for other people to use in the long run. It’s a bit of reinventing the wheel, but it’ll be a fun project and it’s always fun to learn more about where I live. I’m not sure what will be the best way to display the data, but initially I’ll be surveying things on foot listing:

  • name
  • address
  • GPS coordinates
  • hours of operation
  • a brief description of what they do/sell

What additional information do you think I should collect? What do you think would be the most useful way to share it?

One thought on “Where Should We Eat Dinner?

  1. You should inquire about any specials they run; i.e. Kid’s eat free 5-8pm on Tuesdays. Half off appetizers on Monday’s. Senior or Veteran discounts available. Also don’t forget to include any dress-code or reservation requirements they may have if it is a more upscale establishment. Good luck and have fun!

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