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Serendipity3

Serendipity3

So I’m looking for a cool spot to go to for my only day off and I decide I want to go to this resturant I saw or heard about on TV. The hot cold chocolate (whatever its called) was the REAL reason why I wanted to check it out.

But I didn’t know where it is.

So I do a search and land on a few links right off the bat. I find out that its callled frozen hot chocolate and I get a interesting menu (hot spring wings? what’s that?).

So why am I writing about this? A few places online have reviews of resturants, and I got to tell ya, I never thought I would see so many opinions on one place.

Basically what I get is that you will be waiting depending on what time you get there. What time that is seems to be a guess. Obviously holidays are out and I would guess the Friday and Saturday night wait is long too. I figure I should go during a week day. Probably me and everybody else is thinking the same thing, but I figure one of these days I’ll give it a shot.

Since I did the search on Yahoo, a bunch of Yahoo stuff came up. Yahoo Local had about 53 reviews and I even got something from Yahoo Answers. The Yahoo Answers one wasn’t totally related to Serendipity so I’m not sure why it came up… but one of the reply comments (by GloriB) was pretty good. I live in NY and I don’t do any of those things or go to any of those places.

Another interesting review was by sar19ma. SinceI can’t direct link to the post, I’ll put some here:

 I loved Serendipity 3! After reading the reviews from other users on here, I thought twice about going, but I’m glad that I did! We got there at aboue 11:22 AM, a few minutes before the restaurant opened, and there was a line about a quarter of a block long. We gave our name to the host, who told us that there would be a 1-2 hour wait, and we were welcome to leave and then come back. That wasn’t a problem at all, since there is plenty to do around the area. We walked down the street to Dylan’s candy shop, which was really cool. You could also walk to Central Park which isn’t that far away, or to Fifth Avenue.
After about 1 1/2 hours, we went back to wait outside the restaurant. Soon, my name was called and we were escorted inside. The host was very friendly and funny. He brought us upstairs to our table, where after looking at the menu (the menus are really neat looking, they are huge!), we were promptly greeted by our waiter and our order was taken. The food portions were plentiful (i just got potato skins, my friend got a BLT) and the Frrozen hot chocolate was great! (tasted like a chocolate milkshake).. If you’re going to get the Frrozen hot chocolate, i would recommend sharing it with somebody, since it’s huge!
The atmosphere of the restaurant was very interesting..

Yahoo Local is doing something pretty interesting… saving your spots and your reviews, related resturants and such… probably standard fair for sites like this, but Yahoo is using web 2.0!!! LOL So I give them some more props.

I guess I better plan this in advance… hope it doesn’t turn out wack.

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April 26, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Entertainment, Family, Food, Opinion, Travel | Leave a comment

How Fat is Your Country?

Well isn’t this interesting? many diggers found it interesting too. Its a little strange to have so many comments (312 so far) and have less than 1500 votes for the story. The first comment got dugg down so far it took a while for me to see what he (or she) wrote! What does beer have to do with all of this? Apparently many people felt the same way for that first comment got 118 comment diggs down.

Now all of a suddent, beer is the main topic. LOL the site that is linked to aslo has plenty of interesting comments (212 comments on the actual site so far)

Digg link pick quote:

I am surprised by some of the ones at the top, but not the one at the very.

In your comment, tell what your country’s ranking is.

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April 7, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Digg Link Picks, Family, Food, Health, Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

A guide to eating a “delicious” MRE« FraudWasteAbuse

A guide to eating a “delicious” MRE « FraudWasteAbuse

What an interesting and outrageous post. The pictures of the ‘food’ is all it takes to let you know that this is not luxury food; its survival food.

This blog post made blog of the minute front page of WordPress.com today and currently has 47 posts. A couple of readers let you know that this version of the emergency food is better than in the past. C rashions anybody?

Its also on Digg, but so far it has not gotten many votes (13 currently).

If you want to know about army food rashions, and he stories related to them, give the link above a click.

March 26, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Food, Health, War | Leave a comment

Yahoo! Answers – What are the best restaurants in lower Manhatten, i.e., Tribeca, Financial District, SOHO, Little Itally, etc?

Yahoo! Answers – What are the best restaurants in lower Manhattan, i.e., Tribeca, Financial District, SOHO, Little Itally, etc?

This got about 10 answers… about 10 months ago so I am pretty sure that you will not be able give any answer to the posed question.

The best chosen answer was given by TheSearcher who gave a list of places by area:

Tribeca… Nobu, Bouley, Chanterelle, Danube, Il Giglio

Financial Dist… Bayards, MarkJoseph Steak, Roys, 55 Wall, Bridge Cafe, Au Mandarin

Little Italy… Il Palazzo, Pellegrinos, Il Cortile, Nyonya, Angelos of Mulberry, Ferrara

Greenwich Village… Gothem Bar & Grill, Pearl Oyster Bar, Tomoe Sushi, Babbo, Il Mulino, Annise

All I can say is WOW. I think I’m gonna impress someone in the next few weeks with this list. The other comments are pretty good too and a few gave links like this: http://www.tasteoftribeca.com and http://www.menuserve.com/

Yahoo Anwsers also shows more related questions that are currently open as wel as a few that are closed.

While your looking here are some other links that might be helpful:

Lower Manhattan

MTA Lower Manhattan train an bus map

gormenghast10014 Level 6 202 Best Answers 

March 18, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Entertainment, Food, Opinion, Travel, Yahoo Answers | Leave a comment

Why did your employees ejaculate into my grandmother’s milkshake?

You have GOT to be kidding me… 50 comments and over 600+ diggs.

Digg Link Pick Quote:

An actual question in the FAQ section of the UK McDonald’s web site. How often has this question been asked to get on the FAQ page???

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March 17, 2007 Posted by | Business, Digg Link Picks, Food, Social Bookmarking | Leave a comment

jonkenpon – 5 Ways to say “Be My Valentine” to a Geek » The Story of a Tokyo Web Startup

jonkenpon – The Story of a Tokyo Web Startup » Blog Archive » 5 Ways to say “Be My Valentine” to a Geek

LOL

That would work on me… hint hint. Then again, anything that has some relationship to what your relationship is about or something that they like will work. There are only 3 that would work for me here (more hints for anyone who cares, it has to do with cake… well 2 have to do with cake  or pie maybe LOL)

 D4V3 says: HTTPanties are sweet in principal, but only fat chicks wear granny panties. I hope they sell thongs. February 14th, 2007 at 4:03 p

 Jon says: oh come on that’s a little unfair!

ever been to a site called consumating.com? It’s a dating site just for geeks and there are LOTS of hwat!!1 ladies on there.

9 comments in total.

February 24, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Food, Gaming Culture, Love, Relationships | Leave a comment

How Sysco came to monopolize most of what you eat. – By Ulrich Boser – Slate Magazine

How Sysco came to monopolize most of what you eat. – By Ulrich Boser – Slate Magazine

Wow! This is pretty amazing. What is even more amazing is this claim:

The ingredients alone on some of the pre-made items are enough to make a restaurant-goer swear off eating out. The breaded cheese chicken breast, for instance, contains monocalcium phosphates, sorbic acid preservatives, and oleoresin in turmeric. The Serve Smart Chicken is particularly frightening. While it looks natural, it consists of parts of other chicken breasts mashed together into a single, chicken-breastlike block. As the company notes on its Web site, our “unique 3-D technology gives you the look and texture of a solid muscle chicken breast, at a fraction of the cost. … Available in four great flavors: teriyaki, BBQ, fajita and original.” What Smart Chicken tastes like, I’d rather not know.

I am sure that I don’t have to tell you that the comments on this blog post really got into it. I mean we all eat right? Well? Chicken breastlike block? LMAO

Editors Choice Comments:

jelpacDramatics vs Good Cooking

EllamentaDay for Elaboration

EigenvectorKilljoy at Thanksgiving


I still don’t quite understand how The Slate organizes its comments… but I’m trying.

February 22, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Business, Food, Opinion, Travel | Leave a comment