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Searching The Local Dish

The Local Dish Directory does not use algorithms in presenting services, products and events in response to search requests. Users will be provided with all results specific to their search.

The Local Dish business directory listings are labeled by up to 3 (three) categories. Business will appear in search results in all categories selected at the time of initial listing. Search results of events will be returned according to all event categories selected at the time of initial event submission.

How do you recommend users search for businesses and events on The Local Dish?

On The Local Dish search bars, “Places” refers to businesses. Search bars appear at the top of all “directory” pages of Places and Events. Users can search for Places by choosing a category or entering your specific search term on this search bar. In cases where there are no business listings/places in a particular city, we recommend adjusting your search criteria and trying again.

If you have a favorite business you’d like to see on The Local Dish, send us an email using our contact form. We’ll reach out to the business and let them know.

Will closed businesses continue to appear on The Local Dish?

Businesses that close permanently will have been posted on the site for an extensive period of time and will have established Google ranking. Continuing to show closed businesses in search results will also help users know the situation in the event they were planning to visit the business.