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Posted by epic2012 at 05:42am Permalink
Or maybe its just healthy living?
San Francisco has recently passed a resolution mandating restaurant chains with more than 20 locations in the city to list the nutritional content of their meals.
San Francisco is the latest city to implement nutritional laws following after New York and Washingtons King County. Despite opposition from the industry this appears to be a slowly growing trend, one which Subway has already implemented. Which seems to run contrary to the claims that listing nutritional information will lower sales.
Of course, when you think about it, that does make sense, after all, people still have to eat, how many people really pay attention to all the information already on packaging out there?
Posted by thetruth at 03:24am Permalink
A restaurant is generall not the sort of place you would expect to find animals. But to some people their pets are often seen as an extension of themselves, much like a child. Just like a child the parents takes him/her everywhere and recently we have noticed that trend here at MiniatureCube towers.
Dogs at a picnic or other outdoor event, are perfectly acceptable, generally because with the ability to run around and be away from the food in general people dont consider it to be a threat, then again, maybe cooking outdoors is considered 'roughing' it enough that a few more dog germs around the place wont spoil the hotdogs?
What baout you, have you seen this first hand? does it bother you? maybe you enjoy it? send your thoughts and feedback along to http://www.miniaturecube.com/contactus
Posted by thetruth at 04:00am Permalink
Well in our case an Apple a day allows you to use MiniatureCube on the go!
visit www.miniaturecube.com/iphone to get a slimmed down version of the site directly on your iphone!
With this new streamlined version, you can quickly cube your local restaurants, find something you like, and then click on the restaurants phone number to immediately dial them (Unfortunately you will have to speak and book a table yourself, MiniatureCube doesen't do that yet (Maybe one day?))
This has been one of the main features of the site that has been in constant demand, so we are proud to offer it.
If you have more suggestions (and you guys always do!) just head on over to:
Or click on the contact us button on the front page.
Posted by thetruth at 05:00am Permalink
After a short few posts we appeared to have vanished!
Well, good news, we are back, and this time with a host of exciting things to talk about, not only here, in a general chit chat sort of way, but we also have a number of fun things to talk about around the site.
So what do we have lined up for you? heres a sneak peak:
And more breaking news from around the world of culinary delights and our very own take on them all!
Posted by thetruth at 04:00am Permalink
Both equally delicious, both weigh about the same and both make you feel content on the inside.
Trading one for the other? Probably not so much.
The Westin Hotel in New York City, is selling a $1000 bagel in the latest of what has become something of a trend in NY, selling super premium food items at super premium prices. The Bagel comes smothered in a white truffle cream cheese and goji berry infused Riesling jelly and topped with golden (real gold!) leaves.
Interestingly this practice can be traced back to the humble beef burger. As we moved into the 20th century and restaurants ceased to be the province of the middle to upper classes, the American population began to see a larger and larger selection of food types becoming available. This increase in selection was the marker of competition. Restaurants sprung up offering foods from all around the world, cooked in all manner of styles to entice clientele into their establishments. Soon enough, clientele in most major markets had been exposed to almost every style of restaurant known to man, from Mongolian to Sushi. Now restaurants in whatever food niche they are in have to compete by redesigning an existing dish (The Taco Salad) or by price (Fast Food) or in some other more interesting way, which leads us to the humble beef burger.
It takes something truly interesting to grab the average Americans attention beyond a cursory glance, and a 15pound burger might just do it! Dennys Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA began offering this two person ‘belly buster’ back in 2005 and its been a huge hit ever since. If two people can wolf it down in under 3hrs its theirs for free! For everyone else this 15 pounds of meat, 25 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, three tomatoes, two onions, plus massive quantities of mayo, ketchup, relish, mustard, and peppers is a mere $30.
Other interesting food choices have popped up across the country, but the super premium food choices appear to have trumped everything else by offering something that is truly the domain of those with large disposable incomes. Few people can afford to spend $1000 on a simple bagel, especially one that for all its delicious toppings is over in a few brief moments. Even fewer people will want to spend that much on a momentary taste bud explosion. But perhaps, just maybe a few people will be willing to spend a little more than average for something truly unique, and when that day comes I may be one of those few, re-mortgaged house cash in hand, standing in line, waiting to experience a $3000 Taco Salad.
Posted by thetruth at 10:26am Permalink
I thought I would take this opportunity to highlight a few of the lesser known site features:
Firstly on the main page you can select a quick pick city and then narrow your search from there via ZIP code and Cuisine type, allowing you to see more than just one decide result.
Second in your user profile you can list your 5 top websites to visit, obviously MiniatureCube will be one of them :-) but the other four can lead visitors to sites you find interesting.
And lastly we have the decide feature. This is something that we have been trying highlight to users on a regular basis, but proportionately few still use this feature. By creating a list of your favorite restaurants you can tell the cube to select from only this list, cutting out the unknown when you just want to go out for a 'safe' meal.
Posted by thetruth at 02:00am Permalink
Welcome to MiniatureCube.com!
This is the first post in our shiny new weblog which we now aim to try and update with useful articles and content updates.
The launch of the weblog coincides with the launch of a huge new data push into the Miniature Cube databases. This means we now have well over 370,000 restaurants to help you decide where to eat along with 65,000 freshly moderated comments to some of the great restaurants in your area, this was no small feat but we think you will like the results!
Along with the data push you can now expect the site to load much more quickly as we have had a partial rework to the backend database query system to ensure that when under a large amount of stress the site is still productive and slick in the way it works.
As always, we are always introducing new features to the site so please keep checking back for more updates.
And remember, your feedback is always more than welcome!
Posted by epic2012 at 15:00pm Permalink