Bravo’s attempt to capitalize on the sudden fame bestowed upon their reality TV stars proves useful with Guides by Bravo, a select city guide to shopping, bars, clubs and restaurants.
For each listing, a Bravo TV star offers a review. You're a little skeptical, right?
Well, after exploring the Guides by Bravo recommendations, I realized that no one would be better suited to offer Big Apple shopping tips than the Real Housewives of New York and the Top Chef contestants would provide useful and eclectic restaurants in their area. Of course, the reviews are limited to the cities where Bravo has hosted its reality fare, so this guide is far from complete. It does cover 30 cities, including international locations Paris, London and Dubai, so there are more locations than you might expect.
But keep in mind the suggestions in Guides by Bravo are not geared toward the budget minded. Plus, Bravo TV chefs and housewives are not known for turning a phrase in print, even if they are snarky on TV.
As a bonus for foodies, Guides by Bravo features a limited number of recipes from Top Chef contestants.
If you’ve got the budget for such recommendations and visit Bravo's featured cities, this free app is entertaining.