This city is woefully lacking in useful online entertainment and restaurant information in English that's targeted at people who live here rather than visit. Props to Yigal Schleifer (of the excellent Istanbul Calling) and Ansel Mullins (who hosts our favorite Turkish radio show on Açik Radyo called Soul Sendikası) for starting a new restaurant blog Istanbul Eats.
It's got reviews of off-beat places like one of our favorite bean restaurants, Fasuli, and odes to Kaymak, the best condiment ever. Better yet, it seems to avoid the obvious places deemed "hot" by the travel press a year after they start to suck.
We've often considered writing more restaurant reviews but we think sometimes you need to be nicer to be in that line of work. Go show Yigal and Ansel some hit love!