Seamless’ Member of the Week Profile: Jordan
Every week, we ask a different Seamless member questions about ordering food online, food in general, and other fun topics. This week we have Jordan, Daily Candy editor who has curated a fantastic list of Seamless restaurants!
Occupation: New York Editor at DailyCandy.com.
How and When Did You Discover Seamless? It was around 2007 when I was visiting friends in the city. I didn’t understand why a site for ordering food sounded like a Hanes product.
Where Do You Use Seamless? I primarily use Seamless from my sofa, but sometimes I’ll order from my smaller, slightly less comfortable sofa. I’ve also ordered from friends’ apartments and Washington Square Park using the Seamless mobile app.
Favorite Kind of Food: I have tentative plans to co-author a coffee table book about breakfast tacos. (Ed. note: We have tentative plans to pre-order that book.)
Least Favorite Kind of Food: Foie gras looks like cat food.
Favorite Place(s) to Order From on Seamless? Gusto sent me a holiday card/gift certificate for “being such a loyal customer” despite never having set foot in the actual restaurant. I also love Funayama, Bleecker Street Pizza, ‘sNice, Coppelia, Tue Thai, Balade, The Smith, AOC, Fatty Crab, Tea & Sympathy, etc… (Ed. note: That’s a fantastic curated list of Seamless restaurants!)
Least Favorite Thing About Calling Restaurants? I haven’t been a “phone person” since middle school. Also, rattling off your credit card info to a stranger is almost as daring as ordering an omelette (egg whites only, scoop the bagel, extra butter on the side, please don’t forget the avocado like last time) and expecting it to be right.
Closest Previous Brush with Internet Fame? I once worked out with Tracy Anderson in Central Park and footage of that ended up on DailyCandy. I can also be seen doing a back flip, among other things, in several additional DailyCandy videos.
Favorite Celebrity Chef? Andrew Carmellini (The Dutch, Locanda Verde) and Andy Ricker (Pok Pok). As for TV chefs, Ina Garten’s twee, staged phone conversations with Jeffrey are delicious to watch. I’m also pro-Paul Qui from Top Chef: Texas. His food at Uchiko in Austin is serious business.
Favorite Cartoon Growing Up? The Land Before Time. After retiring from show business Littlefoot signed on as my assistant. Here he is looking dapper.
What Superpower Do You Wish You Had? I wouldn’t mind being Sookie Stackhouse. She’s just full of… power.
In the Past Year, What’s the Latest You’ve Stayed Up and Why? Though I did nap on my flight back from Taiwan earlier this month, I was still awake for the better part of 30 hours. (Ed. note: We can bet the food in Taiwan was worth the lack of sleep though!)
Plans for Tonight? It’s Fashion Week so I’ll be stopping by Whitney Pozgay’s presentation (you should check out her line WHIT) before celery gimlet-ing at Saxon + Parole. I’ll tweet and Instagram both, so follow me @CandyNewYork.
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