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Chef of 'Church Lounge' Makes the Cut on Citysearch's 'Chef's Corner'

Monday, March 8, 2004 - 00:00

Citysearch, a leading local search service, today welcomed Franklin Becker, executive chef at Church Lounge, to "Chef's Corner", a recent addition to its Web site, highlighting New York City's top chefs. On Citysearch's New York City restaurant page, notable chefs are profiled, showcasing his or her favorite meals, inspirational mentors and culinary backgrounds. Citysearch developed "Chef's Corner" based upon insight from millions of Citysearch users who desire a behind the scenes glimpse into New York's hottest eateries.

Citysearch's Featured Chef:

Franklin Becker is the chef behind Tribeca Grand's newly-renovated and chic bar, and has the lounge on the map for its fabulous food, as well as its famous martinis. In this feature on one of the city's top chefs, Becker discusses topics such as his culinary inspirations, thoughts on a perfect meal, and the kitchen tool he can't do without.

Citysearch visitors can link directly to the feature at ( ) and can add their thoughts on their favorite restaurants in the "User Ratings" section of the site.

Each week hundreds of new restaurants open across the country, and staying on top of each city's culinary wizards seems like a hopelessly difficult enterprise. Luckily, Citysearch does the work for delighted diners, with its new reviews and first-word previews.

About Citysearch

Citysearch is a leading local search service, providing the most up-to-date information on businesses, from restaurants and retail, to travel and professional services. Citysearch empowers users to make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering more than one million editorial and user reviews and ratings of local businesses. Through its unique Local Pay For Performance (PFP) service, Citysearch enables businesses to capture their most relevant customers online while paying only for the leads received. Citysearch is both the number one provider of in-depth restaurant information on the web, influencing more than a million people a month about where to eat, and the number three local directory, supplying information for every domestic zip code. Citysearch is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE: Citysearch

CONTACT: Eric Jaffe of Citysearch, +1-213-639-8823,; or Lesley Roberts of Ruder Finn, +1-310-479-9929,, for Citysearch

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