Just when we thought we’d found all the great cook-eater-review-food related spots that are worth wasting our time obsessing over, we stumble on a new one.

You know how it happens.

Going online can be like visiting Venice. You’re so happy. It’s so stimulating. On your way to a familiar cafe a glimpse of a colorful shop or the aroma from a bakery beckons, you take a right turn only to spy a fantastic building or stunning small bridge at the next corner. A series of distractions follows, you take another right and then a left and before you know it you’re lost. Not to mention you’ve totally forgotten where you were heading.

A few days ago we took our latest detour, which we want to share with you: The Daily Meal.*

Who knows which series of rights and lefts brought us there, but we were happy to find it. It’s yet another in a series of sites that aggregates a mix of their own content and reader produced material. What makes this one different? We’re not sure yet, but we liked the fact they featured one of our favorite hole in the wall sandwich shops that we thought was just our little secret. The mix of recipes, food trends, food oriented travel stories all hint at the old Gourmet.

We wondered could this be the real food deal and so we wrote to them to find out more. This is what they said:

The editorial team here is led by Colman Andrews, a celebrated cook and food writer who has received eight James Beard Foundation awards, and Valaer Murray, who headed Forbes Traveler.

“The Daily Meal covers every aspect of the food and drink experience: restaurants, chefs, food trends, cookbooks, wine and spirits, healthy dining, home entertaining, food-oriented travel, — and of course cooking. We believe that cooking and eating together unite us and connect us with the outside world. These pursuits can and should be fun—as should a website dedicated to them. And they can and should be a communal endeavor. To that end, just when we thought we’d found all the great cook-eater-review-food related spots that are worth wasting our time obsessing over, we stumble on a new one.”

They’re still in Beta launch mode and new features are being added daily. Get in on the ground floor and watch them grow.

* We couldn’t help ourselves and shared with them our recipe for The Bitches Brownies