launches in San Francisco

Updated launches in San Francisco launches in San Francisco

Foodies in the foggy city rejoice!, the online restaurant deal site, has launched its service in San Francisco. is a subscription-based (free) newsletter that's already met with huge success in Los Angeles and New York. Subscribers get a proprietary passcode for a particular deal at select restaurants and 24-hours to claim it. They then have a month to redeem the code, which usually offers them deals of 30% or more off their tabs, among other tasty deals. (Free tapas at Nobu West Hollywood, anyone?)

The site has become the darling of the foodie world because of the kinds of restaurants it features ... and the kind of boffo discounts it offers at them.

"The restaurants we approach don't need the traffic," says founder and editor Maggie Nemser, formerly Yahoo's Food space editor. The restaurants featured on the site are either well-known high-end names or the latest openings by name chefs -- in other words, the sorts of places foodies want to go.