I Tried UberEATS, and I’ll Do it Again!

It would seem as though Uber is one of those companies that comes into a city, disrupts the status quo, causes chaos, and then happily and merrily moves along to the next city. Along the way, they introduce new things business ventures that are usually just a slight variation on their tried and true model. Though UberPOOL – a way for ordinary drivers to arrange for carpools with complete strangers – has been in the news recently, what interested me more today had to do with food.

It rained today, and I really didn’t want to have to leave the office – wearing canvas shoes and heading to work without an umbrella weren’t exactly the best idea. I gave UberEATS a go today, and I’m sure glad I did. Plus, it was super easy.

UberEats Toronto
Slide the Uber service all the way to the right…

Checking out the menu on the app, the first item there happened to be an amazing looking Smokey Steak & Cheese Pie from The Pie Commission. Yep. Sold for two reasons. One, this is one fantastic restaurant that’s located on the Queensway in Etobicoke near where I live. Two, I’m pretty sure this particular pie isn’t on their regular menu. Like I said, sold.

Smokey Steak & Cheese Pie - Pie Commission on UberEATS Toronto

I confirmed my address, clicked the order button, and then just like requesting a ride through Uber, I received my driver’s name, car make and model, and licence plate. My steak & cheese pie would arrive in 5 minutes. FIVE MINUTES!

The pie was delicious. I’m so glad I gave UberEATS a go. This definitely won’t be the last time. The best part of it is that there’s new menu items every day. Yeah, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Pie Commission Deliver from UberEATS Toronto

The Delicious Pie

Live Claritin Clear in Toronto

There’s a whole bunch of talk about social media lately. Everywhere I go, its ‘tweet this’ and ‘like that’. Honestly, I don’t mind. As a self proclaimed social media maniac, I endorse social media in pretty much everything in my daily life… And if it were possible for me to ‘check in’ to a massive advertisement in the sky, I’d definitely do that too.

Claritin today surprised pretty much everyone in and around downtown Toronto by making the ultimate tweet in the sky. To the shock and awe of many, they recruited 5 planes with coordinated dot matrix printing to install several giant and temporary billboards reading “Live Claritin Clear Today”. My take on this – pure awesome.

Unfortunately, I was one of the many who didn’t see it, as I was cooped up inside the office. It wasn’t until one of my coworkers who happend to be outside at the time told me about it. And that’s when I went to Google. In case you missed it, here’s what it looked like:

Live Claritin - Toronto Skywriting
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