A few years ago I won several gift certificates to Macaroni Grill. I’m pretty sure I used almost all of the money on plates of Italian Nachos. The indulgent fried pasta sheets paired with creamy cheese and the vinegary kick of banana peppers made them hard to resist. Luckily I got my hands on the recipe and tried it at home with mouth-watering success.
When meeting up with friends at a bar, if the first thing you say to them before hello is, “wait, let me check in” then you are part for the millions of connected foursquare users. Downtown Minneapolis saw a huge jump in check-ins in 2010.