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    Hey All,
    I'm new to silverstripe and quite excited by what I've learned so far. If anyone can help I'm in need of a little advice!

    I have a new project which will be a food & beverage listings site. There is a particular feature I am not sure how to implement - It will be a common feature across the site where on any given page (such as the homepage), the editors would like to feature a set of restaurants. The restaurants that are featured need to be different for each page, eg, if I have a content page named 'Chinese Food', I'd like a different set of restaurants to show than when on a page named 'Japanese Food', but I don't want the set to be dynamically created.

    I have followed tutorial 2 (to get news articles listed on the homepage), it is close to what I need but I need the editors to manually specify which articles should show up on a page rather than in the tutorials' case, where it is determined by date.

    I would prefer if the mechanism to feature an article was handled from within the content pages, so having a tab with something layed out like the ManyManyComplexTableField would be great.

    The stage I am currently at is I have a page type of 'Venue' for my restaurants with a few db fields (cuisine, pricing etc) and the pages containing the features will use the default page type 'Page'. I suspect what I need to do is extremely simple, but I have been stuck for hours! If anyone has any suggestions at all or can point me in the right direction that would be brilliant...

    Thanks in advance!

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