Hey baby, dinner’s on me tonight.
Sort of — read on!
A couple weeks ago, I got an e-mail from GrubHub letting me know that their service is now in Beta in Houston. If you’re not familiar with GrubHub, it’s a website/app that lets you quickly find takeout wherever you are. (Well…as of now, if you’re living in or visiting Boston, Boulder, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Oakland, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Orange County, Miami, Dallas, Fort Worth, Phoenix, Seattle, and Washington DC….more to come this year!)
This is definitely the kind of app I need; I’ve had many times when I’m out and about in Houston and I get hit by a food craving. At that point, I need to find that exact kind of takeout on my way home or I’ll go crazy. But the last time I tried to use my phone to find food nearby, I ended up driving out of my way and eating the spiciest Indian food of my life.
With my burning mouth in mind, I took them up on their offer for a GrubHub gift card, which I used on Saturday night. Eric was watching the K State football game at a bar in midtown. Toward the end of the game, he used the app to order food from Birraporetti’s, an Italian restaurant down the street from the bar. (Since Houston is still in Beta, you have to type in your address to find food nearby; later you’ll be able to just search by city.) A little while later, he showed up at home with dinner!
GrubHub gave me two $25 gift cards to give away which can be used to order food from any restaurant through the GrubHub app!
To enter: leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d have delivered if you could have anything delivered to you right now. It can be a specific type of food or you can get creative.
You have until Thursday, October 13 at 11:59 PST when I’ll pick a random winner.
If you don’t want to wait, GrubHub is also offering first-time users $10 off your first online order — just visit http://www.grubhub.com/HoustonSneakPeek. You can also receive the discount on your first mobile order by downloading one of their apps from the iTunes app store or Android market. (Then search for food, fill the cart, and the $10 will automatically be deducted during checkout.)
Over and out!