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Does Ordering Di Fara on Facebook Really Work?

Last week, Chicago food writer Michael Nagrant emailed me asking for some tips on scoring a Di Fara pizza in as little time as possible. "Haha, buddy," I said. "How 'bout after I finish moving this mountain?" But I told him that Di Fara had been experimenting with taking pizza orders on Facebook. "Maybe you could try that. Lemme know if it works. I'm really curious." Well, here's Mike's report. More

Di Fara Taking Pizza Orders via Facebook

On Di Fara's Facebook page, someone asks: "Can we place orders via facebook???" To which the Di Fara page improbably answers: "I do not mind at all allowing orders to be placed via facebook. the only issue is I only check in to facebook a certain time of day and if its not placed within that window of time , I may miss it ...happens often ! if you know a day or two in advance that you intend to come in, that is always helpful ..." More

Facebook Friday! Come 'Like' Us on FB for a Chance to Win an Amazon Gift Certificate

We know a lot of SE'rs are also serious Facebook addicts, which is why we hang out there, too (at facebook.com/seriouseats, of course). So we started something new over on our Facebook page exclusively our FB fans. Head over there and tell us your favorite place in America to eat breakfast, where it is, and what you order. Be it a diner, restaurant, cafe...for eggs, pancakes, waffles, etc. You'll be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate! More

Video: How to Play Farmville, the Facebook Farming Game

You know farming has reached faddish proportions when there's a Facebook game devoted to it. Farmville was launched in June but now has nearly 60 million users. It's somewhere between the Sims and Charlotte's Web where players harvest raspberries, pumpkins, and other foods, then sell their bounty for online coins. As this recent New York Times piece points out, more and more people are becoming obsessed with putting on their virtual overalls. "The game seems to have mesmerized people from all walks of life. Every night for the last two weeks, Jil Wrinkle, a 40-year-old medical transcriber in the Philippines, has set his alarm for 1:30 a.m., when he will wake up, roll over and harvest his blueberries." See... More

Pizza Hut Facebook App Enables Facebook Pizza Orders

"Pizza Hut said it is one of only a few companies using a Facebook application for ordering food, and the only pizza chain to do so. Registered users will be able to browse the entire Pizza Hut menu without leaving Facebook. The application also remembers previous transactions for quick reordering." [Media Post; add Pizza Hut app here]... More

Di Fara on Facebook

With Facebook, I go through fits and starts. I'll leave it alone for weeks and then get a bug and play with it obsessively for a couple of days. Last night I was on the damn thing and noticed this whole "Pages" thing, where you can become a "Fan" of someone or something. I was already a fan of Grand Sichuan International restaurant, so I checked to see if there was a Di Fara fan page. Nope. Zilch. Nada. Bupkes. Sure there was a Fans of Di Fara group, which I'm also a member of, but no Di Fara page.... More


Are you addicted to the Scrabulous Facebook app? Here's an option to make the game a little more interesting—and more difficult: food-based wordplay. We outline some basic rules here. More

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