Track Your Grub with GrubHub | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

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· Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 in Apps and Software · 2 Comments

Ever wondered where your Delivery order was? Ever waited on hold to find out where your delivery was? Ever had a driver ask you for directions to deliver your food?

Well, soon you’ll be able to save yourself the headache, and Track Your Grub with GrubHub.

Track Your Grub with GrubHub provides diners with:

  • Order confirmation SMS texts containing updated delivery and pickup estimates;
  • SMS text notifications when food is available for pickup or has left the restaurant for delivery; and
  • In select areas, mapping functionality on GrubHub’s mobile ordering apps, allowing diners to track the last leg of the delivery process.

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Yelp Invites Users to Explore the Menu | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

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· Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 in Branding · 1 Comment

Yelp invites users to “Explore the Menu” of the businesses listed on Yelp with the latest Yelp 6.3.0 release. And for the first time, since…ever, Yelp has released this feature on all three platforms, at the same time.

It’s certainly easier to check-in using Foursquare, but Yelp just gave you another reason to open Yelp first.

From the business page on the website, the mobile site or your Yelp App, look for the “Explore the Menu” link to see the new dedicated menu page when the business is open.

Specifics on menu items, like description and price, will match up with Yelp’s user generated photos and reviews mentioning that particular dish.

Feeling indecisive? Pick something with the “popular” tag – items Yelpers can’t stop talking about – and Yelp guarantees a good meal.

Other Yelp 6.3.0 features include:

We completely rebuilt our iPhone homepage notification bar to make it even easier to respond to friend requests, approve compliments, and view your past likes and comments.
Create more expressive and helpful tips on iPhone by attaching a photo to them.

While Yelp only mentions the iPhone above, the feature is visible on the iPad as well, making the change available on iOS as a whole.



IHOP National Pancake Day – March 1st, 2011 | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Monday, February 28th, 2011 in Food and Drink · 0 Comments

Join IHOP on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., for National Pancake Day and receive one complimentary short stack!

In return for the free flapjacks, we ask you to consider leaving a little something behind for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities. Thanks to our guests’ generosity, IHOP raised more than $2.1 million last year. IHOP began its National Pancake Day in 2006, and since then, has raised $5.35 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities and given away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes.


dineLA Restaurant Week 2011 | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Thursday, January 27th, 2011 in Food and Drink · 0 Comments

It’s dineLA Restaurant week! w00 h00!

dineLA Restaurant Week takes place over two consecutive weeks:

Sunday, January 23 – Friday, January 28, 2011

Sunday, January 30 – Friday, February 4, 2011.

Participating restaurants will offer specially priced three-course meals for lunch and/or dinner at a certain price level. Diners will be able to choose from three choices for each course including appetizer, entree and dessert.

Lunches
Deluxe Dining: $16*
Premier Dining: $22*
Fine Dining: $28*

Dinners
Deluxe Dining: $26*
Premier Dining: $34*
Fine Dining: $44*

*Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant and exclude beverages, tax and gratuity.

What’s Cool About dineLA Restaurant Week

  • This week is great for those who have always wanted to hit the “hot new” restaurant, but didn’t have the dollars to do it at the time. 
  • You can make reservations using OpenTable from your Blackberry or iPhone.
  • If you don’t want to make reservations, you don’t have to. Just show up! But reservations help… *wink*
  • You get all 3 courses!
  • dineLA gives you a break down of what is offered for each course during Restaurant Week, so that you’re able to see if they’re offering something you want to try ahead of time.

So, check it out! At least once!

Do something different for a change.


Do You Use In-N-Out’s Secret Menu? | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 in Food and Drink · 0 Comments

Are you one of those cool people who orders from In-N-Out’s Secret Menu?

You pull up to the window and you order some off the wall sounding burger that your friend’s never heard of?

You think you sound cool, dontcha?

Well…you are. Ha!

But just in case you need a refresher on what’s really on the menu, and what you made up in your head because it sounded good, here’s a list!

My Favorites from the List

Cheese Fries

Fries with cheese on top. Duh.

Fries Well-Done

You know those delicious little brown crispy fries that you find in the bottom of the bag sometimes? Wouldn’t it be great if you could get an entire order of them? Your welcome.

Extra Toast

Leaves your bread on the grill a tad longer resulting in “crispy buns,” which is not as dirty as it sounds. Can be ordered with any burger. You can also get the bun lightly toasted or untoasted. Not a good idea though. They toast the buns so that they have some rigidity and don’t get soggy by the condiments.

Neapolitan Shake

All three shake flavors in one delicious cup. Because shakes are so thick, the flavors stay separated.

Root-Beer Float

An old favorite. Yum.

Cut-In-Half

No big trick here. Ask for any burger to be cut in half, and it will be.

What? I like my hot dogs cut up into pieces too. #dontjudgeme

Source: BadMouth.net


Chef E. Dubble’s Champagne Sunday Brunch | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Monday, October 4th, 2010 in Food and Drink · 0 Comments

Chef E. Dubble’s Champagne Sunday Brunch takes me higher!

Take me higher, Lord! (Dear B. Scott, I miss our talks.)

Chef E. Dubble’s Champagne Sunday Brunch went from Libertines on Sunset to Club Tatou, and EYE am NOT a hater.

I think it was a great move.

For $30.00, from 12pm to 5pm – you’re privy to:

  • an all-you-can-eat champagne Sunday Brunch (waffles, bacon, made to order omelets, grits, sausage, fresh fruit, salads, catfish, chicken…(you name it, he’ll be bringing it out eventually…)
  • unlimited mimosas,
  • good music,
  • and great people.

We were just a little (read: a lot) cramped at Libertines on Sunset. It was a great “starter” location, but now that Chef E. Dubble’s fancy and famous, he’s got some new digs! There’s more space to actually stretch out and enjoy your food now.  And if you’re a Sunday Football fan like me, they’ve got about 13 plasmas for you to catch the game and yell at your fantasy team while you eat.

Celebrate your birthday or special occasion.

It’s the new hawt thing to grab Sunday brunch with your folks to celebrate your birthday or special occasion. Reserve a spot for you and your friends and meet up for brunch. You know people like to eat when they celebrate. Celebrations give you an excuse to be gluttonous. With unlimited mimosas, you can be gluttonous AND tipsy. How YOU doin?

I dig it.

….and I bet you will too.


Menchies Frozen Yogurt | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

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· Sunday, March 28th, 2010 in Food and Drink · 0 Comments

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is perfect for the creative foodie who loves mixing and matching their favorite yogurt flavors and toppings.

On a quest to find a new frozen yogurt place this weekend, we found Menchie’s on Yelp!

And now, I love this Frozen Yogurt chain! I’m discovering that it’s pretty much ALL OVER the San Fernando Valley. Not only that, but it’s my favorite type of frozen yogurt chain: the kind where you can mix and match yourself!

After falling in love with Yogurtland last year, I realized that frozen yogurt was that sweet treat I needed at night that didn’t make me feel so bad about having a sweet tooth…on a diet.

Not many frozen yogurt chains allow you to mix and match your own. I think it’s a winning combination to get both kids and adults in the door. They’ve got fresh fruit for the health conscious and fruit lovers, and they’ve got reeses and butterfinger crumbs for the junk conscious.

Winner!


Nichole Brought Me YogurtLand! OMG! | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Thursday, March 18th, 2010 in Food and Drink · 2 Comments

OKAY…so…today started off semi OK, and then went to sh*t when I realized that I had completely over extended myself.

( I’ve got too much going on this weekend, which means my next two days preparing are like…AAAAAAH! Jesus! )

But then…

Nichole came to my rescue with some Yogurt-Land Yozen Frogurt, and I can’t tell you how excited I was.

I was literally jumping up and down.

I love Yogurt-Land more than I love Pinkberry…and more than I love Top Ramen.

I know these last two posts are about food, but f*ck it.

Thank you so uber much, Nichole! <3

w00t w00t!