Sneak I'm not sure I understand why you think making a Boston restaurant report thread would equate to Yelp but I could be misunderstanding your statement.
Just putting what I said up-thread another way, I don't think it's too much to ask for two different threads: one talking about specific Boston restaurant reports and another for this other discussion.
There is currently just one active Boston thread -- the last active thread was started in 2013 with the last post in 2015. Personally I would love to have more threads on Boston and splitting this current one off into two would accomplish the goals of all involved I think.
It is better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.