It’s that time of year when school’s out (well, almost), sun’s out (sometimes), and it’s time to start planning how you’re going to spend the three glorious months of summer that lie ahead. What better place to start than the greatest city on earth? Okay, fine, if you don’t want to come visit us in Boston, may we suggest a long weekend in NYC?
This week, we’re featuring a whole section of “Destination: #NYC” notebooks on the Springpad Explore page. We also asked our friend Tara Egan Wu (Teganwu), Springpad superstar and jetsetter extraordinaire, to give us a few pointers for planning the ultimate NYC getaway.
Springpad is great for saving things you need to remember and want to reference again and again. Try using Springpad to save a list of your favorite restaurants so you’ll always have their phone numbers and take-out menus just a few clicks away.
Step 1: Create a Take-Out Menu Notebook Read more…
Springpad users have been saving many eateries, so we thought we’d give you a peek into the top restaurant chains saved into Springpad. We recently wrote about using Springpad to help you save restaurants you want to try, and also about the features of restaurants in Springpad. Now take a look at the Top Ten Restaurant Chains in Springpad:
1. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: This upscale steakhouse is a popular restuarant among Springpad users in the mood for a NY Strip.
Save this restaurant:
Last week, I wrote about a SeriousEats March Madness post covering delicious meals from the team’s hometowns. Boston.com has approached March Madness from the food angle as well with ‘Munch Madness,’ a bracket of Boston area restaurants that local readers can vote on. This expansive list of eateries covers many of Boston’s best, so whether you’re visiting Bean Town, or a local simply looking to branch out, check out this post for a great list of restaurant ideas.
While you’re browsing Munch Madness, spring the restaurants you want to try into your account. Check out Katin’s post on how to save restaurants into Springpad for some pointers.
While many of us dream of one day opening a restaurant, few can deny the competitive nature of the restaurant business. In order to stay afloat, restaurants often choose to get creative, offering folks a dining experience that goes beyond the line items of their menus. In honor of the creative impulses within us all, below we’ve spotlighted 25 of the most unusual restaurants in the country.
Travel much? You can save every wacky eatery on this list, or any other restaurant you hear about, with Springpad. Check out the Spring It! buttons below. When you save a restaurant, Springpad will automatically give you links to reviews, directions to the restaurant, Open Table reservations, and menus. (New to Springpad? We’re a free application that makes it easy to save anything you want to remember. Learn more here.)
Save the entire list:
When you think of March madness, you think of food. No? Well, Serious Eats does. And we like that. As the brackets are being filled and the NCAA Basketball Tournament is well underway, Serious Eats has impressed us with this post: 64 Great Foods in 64 College Towns. They’ve covered each team’s hometown, and the end result is a mouth-watering list of dishes across the country. If any of these places pique your interest, save it to your Springpad (try using the web clipper!) to try next time you’re in any of these cities. Check out some of our favorites below:
I am an organized person. Although, over time, unless it’s project related, I tend to just file things for later. With springpad it’s so easy to organize however I want. There is no pressure to fill out every single tag and category, but they are there if I want them.
This restaurant is the perfect example, Franklin Cafe is one of my favorites here in Boston. I am able to put in all kinds of information including my favorite dish, but I can also just leave it all blank and put the name and phone number in there so I can call ahead to see what the wait is like…
There are so many applications out there that force you to organize things the way they do in order to get full functionality out of the application. With springpad you can store anything for use later, edit it as much as you want, add the tags if you want. Or, you can just grab a bunch of stuff from all over the web and drop it into my stuff and its always going to be there for you.
The real benefit of getting organized with springpad is that I can do it my way. It’s all stuff that I have found, that I want to keep track of, that I want to use to help me get things done. It’s all mine all the time.
Organizing things in springpad is going to be even easier on October 5th. We are really excited about what’s coming, so stay tuned!
When looking for advice online, many people turn to specific sources – like Yelp for restaurants, Amazon for products or Hotels.com for places to stay. These sites are chock-full of reviews from the general public, but is that where our advice-hunting ends?
I’d argue that most of us still ask our friends for advice when it comes to important decisions. Because, really, do we care what the general public says about the best plumber in town or which baby stroller to buy? No, we value the opinion of our friends above all else.
springpadcan help you access the opinions of your trusted friends. So, the next time you’re looking for a seafood restaurant in Boston you don’t have to depend on a sea of anonymous reviews, you can check out which restaurants your friends prefer.