I was alerted to this a few days ago by the very seductive website, Free App Alert. Personally I have a hard time believing anyone ever spent money for this app, but for free it’s worth a shot. Shoofa is basically just a coupon service for various local restaurants and bars but it uses the iPhone and its location awareness to provide them.
In theory you’ve got to be bold enough to feel comfortable holding up your phone to show your server what the deal is but in scrolling through some of the offerings ($2.50 drafts from 4-630P Monday & Friday at Mango Mikes, 2 for 1 appetizers at Cap City Brewing from 4-7p weekdays) sure look like standard advertised items. Which is fine – the app nicely shows you who has a deal and how far away they are, even providing a map link and phone number hotkey.