54 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
NATIONAL HAMBURGER MONTH
I’m a social networking junkie. That’s why I created The Rev Meter for Social Community, a system for assessing how optimized a bar and restaurant is with social networking. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for more.) I’ll do just about anything to connect with other foodies, bloggers, social media thought leaders, etc. One of my new favorite ways is through Meetup.com. Quite simply, it’s a online social network made for offline social networking. Linkup with people who have similar interests and join them in public gatherings.
My good friends at NearSay, the most awesome hyper-local news site in NYC, recently asked me if I would participate in a Meetup they were hosting; Facebook vs. Twitter: Which Social Network is the Best PR? We all know I’m a self-promo whore so as a NearSay contributor, I of course replied with “I’M IN!” The panel consisted of Trevor Sumner from NearSay, Sarah Shaker from Bright Lights, My City, Stephanie Davis the “Lady Gaga of NYC Real Estate,” and Amanda Spurlock from The Mermaid Inn. It was a great discussion that was attended by many of NYC’s social media though movers and in the end, I think twitter was the winner. For more on the panel, Meetup and the participants, check here.
Thanks to Trevor, Sarah and Morgan for including me. Thanks to all who intended. As proof to those in attendance, yes, I really was Conan O’Brien on twitter.
As it’s National Hamburger Month and I have pledged to eat 31 one of them in 31 days, I chose Delicatessen, the location of the NearSay Facebook vs. Twitter Meetup, to be the obvious choice. It’s Nouveau Luncheonette located in NYC’s Nolita neighborhood. They have their very own Macbar next door, but that’s a story for another blog.
The most popular item on the menu is their Cheeseburger Spring Rolls. Now, I’m not sure if Trevor and crew planned this on purpose, but they were passed around during the Meetup, so I’ll just but out with another Thank you while I’m in the mood. However, I arrived early and sat myself at the bar for a solo dining experience.
I placed my order and they arrived in under 3 sips of my delicious Albino Pythom beer from Coney Island Brewery. The Cheeseburger Spring Rolls are crispy, fried, savory and really cheesy. I’d venture to call them an awesome snackitizer made to be like an inside-out Hamburger Helper. I loved them. As a side note, Delicatessen is the first place I’ve ever been that can recreate McDonald’s mustard dipping sauce, which I love. The rolls don’t need it but I was inclined to steal it for later use!
Thanks to Morgan Brady from NearSay for the Meetup Photos:
THE BURGER COUNTQUEST
May 2, 2011 – 6:33 pm
The Rev Meter for Social Community
The Rev recently created a meter for assessing how optimized a bar and restaurant is with social networking. He calls it “The Rev Meter.” By taking what he considers to be the 10 most important social networks and creating a point system, The Rev can accurately asses how well the business is using social networking as a tool. His goal here is to educate and assist great business to better effectively use these tools.
4 points or less You’ve missed the 5 basics and are less than optimized
5 points You’ve covered the basics, which is better than most but far from optimized.
6 to 9 points You’re doing better than most and on your way to becoming a well respected social community whiz.
10 points Congrats on a perfect score! Are you hiring?