DC-area food specials? There’s an app for that.

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Shoofa, courtesy of Me

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.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


One thought on “DC-area food specials? There’s an app for that.

  1. This app rocks! I’m using it every time I go out, and suggesting places to my peeps based on the nearby promo’s… and it’s saved me lotsa cash. This app should be on every iPhone in DC!