SeamlessWeb’s NYC Member of the Week Profile: Manny
Every week, we ask a different SeamlessWeb member questions about ordering food online, food in general, and other fun topics. This week we have Manny, an econ student unwilling to try Japanese food! We tell him to re-consider.
Occupation: I study Economics at NYU. I’m not particularly good at it.
How and When Did You Discover SeamlessWeb? Two years ago – It was shamelessly cold out and I did a Google search figuring something like SeamlessWeb might just exist. It did. (Ed: SEO FTW!)
Where Do You Use SW? Mostly from home, but I’ve managed to order from positively everywhere. I’ve definitely used SW halfway through a horrible meal at another restaurant. (Ed: Perfect use-case for our mobile apps!)
Favorite Kind of Food: I’m from Dubai and Middle-Eastern food is definitely my thing, but anything seafood rocks my taste buds. And Indian food! And French! And Mongolian! Oh they’re all fantastic and I’m the most indecisive person ever when it comes to food. Something shrimp though. Or lobster…
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Japanese food. I refused to try it until I was 18 and then had a horrible first experience. There’s just too much going on. (Ed: Japanese food tends to be pretty popular… we say you give it a second chance!)
Favorite Place(s) to Order From on SW? Nelson Blue right by the South Street Seaport with amazing New Zealand-onian food and then there’s Zaitzeff with its burgers. There’s also this little Thai place my roommate loves – Lemongrass Grill – which has the most transportable fried rice you’ll ever have.
Least Favorite Thing About Calling Restaurants? People rushing me into the order. More often than not I forget to tell them to hold ‘anything green.’ I’m not a fan of green on my food.
Closest Previous Brush with Internet Fame? I wrote an article once that was blogged and tweeted about in a bunch of places and by some pretty serious people. It was under a pseudonym though, and ‘Marquis Escalier’ got all the acclaim. (Ed: Hm…)
Favorite Celebrity Chef? I would’ve said Jamie Oliver a few months back. I might say Anthony Bourdain now. Or still Jamie Oliver. I know who I dislike for sure – Gordon Ramsay.
Favorite Cartoon Growing Up? The Pink Panther. Never since has there been a cartoon with as much swagger. I have this image from my childhood of the Pink Panther with a monocle and a top hat; it’s my go-to outfit for the weekend. (Ed: OK, so you look like this every weekend.)
What Superpower Do You Wish You Had? Toss up between flying and whatever superpower Batman has. So, money and an awesome butler.
In the Past Year, What’s the Latest You’ve Stayed Up and Why? I’m in college. What’s the Earliest I’ve Woken Up, you ask? I was once out of bed at 9:30 AM, it was horrible.
Plans for Tonight? Someone’s asked me to come bowling tonight, but I don’t know. I racked up 200 last time but that was over the course of four games…
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