I wrote a few weeks ago how I liked The Grey Gelding's web site, and I noted the following:
It seems like most restauraunts and other retail establishments have essentially abandoned their rather stale web sites and instead almost exclusively rely on Facebook, perhaps supplemented with Twitter and email alerts, to disseminate current information. The Grey Gelding in Saratoga Springs, to its credit, is bucking the trend with a web site that is excellent in many ways....
Another web site that is excellent in similar ways is Gaffneys Restaurant's - I could be wrong but I believe the site is at least somewhat new. It takes more than snazzy features and sharp photography to make a web site functional - Gaffney's site has those things, but equally important is the fact that it is updated regularly, mostly via it's live music calendar. Too many other restaurant sites are stagnant, or to use web site jargon, static, in that they don't change for months or even years. That is often a result of an onerous process to update some of these sites, which in some cases are relics. The business owner is forced to call, and pay, the webmaster that originally created the site to update it. That is why they choose to utilize the easily updated Facebook and Twitter instead, or blast out an email.
I've mentioned on here before how I feel Gaffney's is an underrated restaurant, and that their back patio in the summer is one of Saratoga's best dining locations. Owner John Baker should also get credit for bringing in quality musicians that don't just play the same 80s cheesy covers over and over. These musicians, both local and national, have kids to feed and bills to pay (some of them are my friends) and I appreciate places like Gaffneys and One Caroline, to mention just two, spreading the wealth around and giving them gigs year round.
There are other local web sites, from not just restaurants but other businesses and organizations, that deserve mention on here, so it is my intention to periodically feature them on here and write why I feel they are noteworthy. For now check out Gaffneys and Grey Gelding's site and you'll see what I mean.