Chow (website)

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"Chowhound" redirects here. For the World War II Allied operation, see Operations Manna and Chowhound.

Chow or was a food website brand maintained by CBS Interactive that included the food message board they had purchased. As of 2016, redirects to, deemphasizing the "Chow" brand.


Chowhound is a popular online food discussion board founded by Jim Leff and Bob Okumura in 1997, known for its user base of food fanatics. In 2006, they sold the board to CNET Networks, which took over and redesigned the site, merging it with CHOW magazine, redirecting the domain to, but keeping its busy forums, grouped by locale.

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Penguin USA has published two Chowhound restaurant guides, The Chowhound's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area and The Chowhound's Guide to the New York Tristate Area.

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