Most of those living in big cities know that it can be tough branching out from the tried and true, regional way of life. Living or working in a specific section of a big city usually influences dwellers to play in those areas as well. How do folks find the cool new places to go? Word of mouth, usually.
Urban Dig aims to provide even more of this kind of recommendation, via experts on local culture and places, called Curators. These experts create lists like Best Dive Bars, Art in the Streets, Vintage Shopping, Food Trucks, and the like, then pass them along to users of the Urban Dig app. In addition to lists of cool places to go and things to experience, Urban Dig provides Curator Notes, to give users a richer understanding of the places and things they're being directed to.
Urban Dig is available for free now in the App Store. The cities included are Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver for now, and will add New York, Chicago, Austin, Portland and DC by the end of 2011, with more cities promised in 2012.