Some lesser known online sites to check out...
FoodDigger, a recently launched restaurant recommendation site based in LA.
Gobbl, a food blogger and recommendation site based in NYC.
Flavorpill, an events, entertainment, and culture news site. They cover New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, and London.
ZonkIt, a new (still in beta) online event site focused on the LA nightlife scene.