Restaurateur creates site that’s an alternative to yelp

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paulHOUSTON, TX – The review website Yelp let’s people post sometimes harsh stuff. And since the service business can be so brutal, restaurateur Paul Petronella created an alternative. He wants to be a more positive perspective.

“I wanted to give people another platform to find out who they should be visiting and where to eat and drink,” says Petronella, who’s also the owner of Paulie’s in Montrose.

Petronella’s site is a database of Twitter handles from inspiring food and beverage industry professionals. It also features standouts in the field.

“It’s going to start in Houston, but eventually I want it to be global.”