I like to eat out.
And if I'm in a new area, what better place to eat than a local place?
I started messing around twitter, and seeing if there were any business paying attention when I sent out my requests. A few weeks ago when I was in Boise. I tweeted "I'm in #Boise Idaho and looking for a great local place to eat. Suggestions?" and hit paydirt.
Chandlers Steakhouse saw my "I'm in Boise, I'm hungry, what do I do?" tweet and sent me a message. I checked them out, and was completely impressed. Now, if I want a great steak or am entertaining clients in Boise, Chandlers is my place to go.
Great job, twitter. You found me a great place.
I'm in Utah this week, and wanted to put twitter to the test again. Monday I was in Logan, and tweeted up. A fellow blogger (and Logan resident) told me about a place in town called The Bluebird.
At first I was a little worried. I felt like the only one in the building not wearing a CTR ring or with 6 children. But the Utah mormons aren't as kooky as the Eastern Idaho mormons. People were friendly, laid back, and easy going.
(My theory of the 'crazies' being kicked out of Utah and pushed into Idaho still remains intact...)
Good job again, twitter.
Tuesday was Lunch in Layton, and a great Italian joint found me. Today will be Spanish/American Fork for lunch, or Cottonwood Heights for dinner. We'll see.
"What's for dinner, Twitter?" is a fun game to play. If you're in an unfamiliar area and feel like rolling the dice with a tweet, I'd highly recommend it. I haven't found a bad place yet.