“Free Ties”

That’s an email I was greeted with yesterday morning when I got to work. One of my coworkers had an insane amount of new(ish) ties and was cleaning house. I jokingly donned a navy blue tie (cuz it had baby flowers on it) and thought “whoa, This actually looks kinda hot”- Not to mention that i pulled off a sexy feminine Windsor Knot…

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Im like an Office Super Hero…. Only Awesomer.

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Super Hero and Sidekick?

It started as a joke. Then Ariel came along and I put a tie on her. We took photos with our ties and sent them to the guy who was surrendering his ties.

“Wow, you girls really pulled that off! It matches nicely”

I am the proud owner of a tie that I intend to rock- LIKE A BOSS.

Speaking of Super Heroes, I got to be one for a minute…IMAG0041

But before I get into my Super meal and Super Hero name, I discovered a site called Tenka.com. Its a deals site (i know, big surprise, right?) but this site offers FREE deals. Its a site designed to encourage people to support their local vendors. So naturally, i signed up.

I kept putting deals in my “pocket” but i didn’t quite understand how it all worked. That is, until recently. Anyone can pocket a deal but only a select few can redeem the deal. Recently, a slew of Food Trucks posted some freebies. One that rung a bell was the Frites n’ Meats truck. It was the only truck that was near my office and was a truck that I needed to reconcile with…The last time I ordered from this truck, my experience was… how should i say this… Shitty. Yes, my experience was shitty. But the truck was just starting out and I was way eager. Tenka was offering a free burger at Frites n Meats… I pocketed the deal and thanks to the ways of Twitter, stalked the truck and redeemed the 189th deal out of 200! *whew* that was close.

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I made my way to the truck after work since they were in Tribeca. On the site, they said they were on Hudson… but when i got there I couldnt find the truck. I quickly logged on to twitter and found that they were actually a few blocks over… Oh, the many wonders of twitter.

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There were a few other people redeeming the last of the tenka deals (mostly college kids) but my deal was good for one angus burger and I was responsible for the rest.

You pick a menu card, circle your choices, pick your super hero name and place your order.

My superhero name?

Are you ready for it?

Are you sure?

Its a good one…

“Monique”

Isnt it awesome?

My choice: Brioche, angus burger, onion jam, applewood smoked bacon, gruyere cheese and mixed greens. My total as $2.50… DUDE! Tenka rocks My socks off!

I prepared myself in the dining area of a Whole Foods. The smell of this burger was intoxicating. Smoky. Bacony. Yummy.

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The burger itself was cooked perfectly this time around. The first time it was cold in the center and completely raw- but this time, i indulged in bite after perfect bite. It had the perfect char to it that reminded me of summer bbqs when i was younger. Even the smell brought back some memories!

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The bread was soft and buttery. It pulled apart beautifully and had a slight spring to it… fluffy. Every element i requested was there. It was delightful! I sat in that whole foods and with my greasy fingers, took pics with my camera phone of the deliciousnes you see above. I warned in my last review of Frites N Meats that if they improved, I would eat my words.

Hi, I am eating my words.

They have made some great changes! I am very pleased and would love to stop by again soon! Perhaps in the summer!

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When i got home, i took some pics of a very adorable pup. (shes gonna be 5 in April!) Mickey is sad that I didnt share my free burger.

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