â€˜Tis the season to get the heck out of the rain and snow and cold, and get ye to warmer climes. (At least the lucky and/or smart people do that.) So itâ€™s no big surprise that one of my friends happened upon one of the Stumptown Lunch signs at a Five Guys in Orlando. Coolest of beans!!!
[Thank you, Bernstein! Enjoy your vacation in the sun, and I’ll probably see you in freezing D.C. sometime soon.]
P.S. Weâ€™ve been on a mini hiatus due to LOTS of IRL changes going on. Weâ€™ll be back in the New Year with more reviews, videos and all-around fun Stumptown Lunch stuff!
I became a huge fan of YouTube dudes ManHaulsÂ awhile back while researching BirchBox Men reviews. Bucky and Matt made me seriously LOL, so I subscribed to their channel. When they did a ‘lil video about their impressive hot sauce collection, I immediately noticed it was missing something important: Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce!
I knew I needed to remedy that massive missing piece in their collection (die-hard â€˜Bama fans, or not), so I sent them of a bottle.
What I didnâ€™t expect was that theyâ€™d make a sweet video about their thoughts and feelings on the sauce. Check out the video above to see how many ManHauls “beards” they awarded Secret Aardvark!
Of course, if you live in Portland and donâ€™t already know about Secret Aardvark, you’re not just missing the boat, youâ€™re missing the mfâ€™ing yacht of hot sauces. Itâ€™s truly the best aroundâ€¦even if a bottle will set you back about $6 and it can be hard to find.
Secret Aardvark has two other saucy varieties: the Drunken Garlic Black Bean and the Drunken Jerk (not to be confused with the PDX bridge-and-tunnel crowd at Blitz or Splash Bar or The Crown Room or Barrel Room orâ€¦OK, OK, just jokinâ€™).
Currently Secret Aardvark is available at various retail outlets in Oregon and Washington (and one random shop in NYC), but you can also order the spicy stuff online.
Also, be sure to check out ManHauls’ awesome beauty guru wives over at EleventhGorgeous!
OK, you know we love Five Guys Burgers and Fries, right? Did you know that all across the country Five Guys uses some of the quotes from our review on their in-store marketing displays? Mind you, we’re not in all of their restaurants, but we are in a lot of them. Like here. Here (in a ShayTards video!). Here. And here. So cool!
We’ve been using LivingSocial’s Instant Deals for awhile. They’re SO easy to use and the deals are fantastic. If you plan to eat lunch tomorrow (and you probably are), I recommend checking this out. But get up early, I’m sure many of the most popular spots are going to sell out fast!!! Some of the participating eateries include Aybla Grill, Fuego Food Carts and Pacific Pie Company.
LivingSocial Bringing Dollar Lunch Day to Portland
Wednesday, December 7
Vouchers will be available for purchase beginning at 6:00 a.m. PT
Vouchers will be available for redemption from 11:00 a.m. PT to 2:00 p.m. PT
$1 lunch deals will be available at nearly 100 food merchants in Portland
Starting just after sunrise on Wednesday, 12/7, eager Portland eaters can log into their LivingSocial app andÂ select Instant, or logon toÂ orÂ livingsocial.com/instant and marvel at a mass of $1 lunch offers available around town.
Step by step instructions:
1. Download the LivingSocial mobile app to your smartphone. When the app opens, click on Instant. Or, visitlivingsocial.com/instant and select â€œPortlandâ€ as your city.
2.Â Select from the list of available Instant deals near your current coordinates and pay one dollar per voucher.
3.Â Visit your selected merchant location and display your Instant voucher on your mobile device at check-out (or print a hard copy from your computer).