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April 2012

I missed the free Dirty Sanchez?

by Emily O'Shaughnessy

A taqueria in Houston that gave out free tacos at lunch today caught my eye, as it was a nice follow up to my recent post titled 6 Reasons Giving Away Free Stuff Can Work For Your Small Business. Earlier today, Torchy’s Tacos gave away free “Dirty Sanchez” tacos at lunchtime in response to an […]

This article in the LA Times about Sam Wo, a long-established hole-in-the-wall restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown reminded me that sometimes businesses succeed even when conventional wisdom says otherwise. It was interesting to read, and what stood out was the overwhelming response of the loyal customers. The picture shows the line out the door, with […]

I came across this article in the Dallas Morning News about how Jimmy Buffett “was social networking long before the Internet” and smiled. I’d never thought of it that way before, but he made a good point. Buffett has a loyal, extremely dedicated group of followers (aka “Parrot Heads”) that have been with him since […]

Earlier this week I had dinner plans with a good friend. Out of habit, we began driving to our “go-to” restaurant at Market Street, but at the last minute I remembered hearing about a new bar that opened up at the nearby Waterway.  We decided to check it out, and I’m glad we did. Bar […]

Yesterday my four year-old asked me what I want to be when I grow up (I like her optimism in thinking I’m not there yet). Without missing a beat I answered “a Saturday Night Live writer.” Maybe it was because I recently watched last week’s 30 Rock and female comedy writers were on my mind. […]