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Search TipTop for Weekend Fun

TipTop Search Logo TipTop is a one-of-a-kind Twitter-based search engine. Whatever you
need, TipTop Search helps you find the best advice, opinions, and answers as
well as people to engage and share experiences with.

WoW! Is the statement above true? You bet your artichoke hearts it is:) I was just fussing around this morning and remembered a good friend was participating in the PA Renewable Energy Festival this weekend and decided to do a search on TipTop's Event Channel to see if there was any real-time buzz. Techcrunch50 Not nearly as much real-time hupalala as the techcrunch50 event in San Francisco received earlier this week (on TipTop, look for "Search results from before…" to get all the best roundup Tips. The messages with red stars next to them have been ReTipped). 

Looking on TipTop Search to see what is going on this weekend, I came across a variety of messages (tweets) from contributors to this organic twittersphere. They are listed below with some TipTop sharing tips you can use to engage and share experiences with other interesting folks.

A. Event Promotions: Event_promo Click "E" to expand url or just move your cursor or mouse over external links to see a snapshot view of the content before you commit to click. Check out some great gigs in the SF Bay Area this weekend.

B. Advice or Tip Requests: Bayarea_Advice Click "Reply" with an answer if you can help a person out or "ReTip" them with another persons snippet of helpful information.

C. Activity Partner Opportunities: Activity_retweet Click "Reply" to the message if you are interested in joining in or "ReTip" the message if you think someone else would be a good match. Who knows where this might lead;).

D. Event or Activity Tips: Activity_ReTip Click "ReTip" or "Retweet" if you support, like, or are going to partake in said activity. Be real and share what you are passionate about.

E. Individual Activities or Plans: Farm_sitting "ReTip" a persons message to let them and others know what you like or think is cool. You could open up opportunities for yourself or your followers….like the surprisingly popular activity of farm sitting!

Renfaire_pirate Personally, I found out about the Northern California Renaissance Faire through TipTop Search and found out about ticket discounts, "ReTipped" the pirate invasion post, read event reviews, and discovered other positive and negative tips.

Explore TipTop Search everyday. It really does help you find the best advice, opinions, and answers as
well as people to engage and share experiences with.

Have a great weekend,

Greg Martin & the TipTop Team


TipTop Eats on the Cheap

How do you rate restaurants on Value for Money? Each person has their own interpretation of monetary value and how that relates to eating out. That's your business, just as TipTop Food's business is rating restaurants on their real and perceived value by culling through and presenting information that will help you make good decisions. At the end of the meal its really about whether or not you felt you got your mouth's worth.

If you'd like to see what the professionals say about cheap eats you can buy the latest Zagat's San Francisco Dining Deals guide  or check out last years Bay Area Bites Bargan Bites 2008 list.

If you like to see what experts like you say,  just check out  TipTop Food's Value for Money restaurant list below:

#1 Red Lotus in Portola Valley (Chinese): "Prices are very Portola Valley but the dishes are quite tasty!" Find them on TipTop Food.

#2 Super Taqueria in Morgan Hill (Restaurants): "Quality Taste at a Reasonable Price — and Consistency!" Find them on TipTop Food.

#3 Hong Woo Chinese Restaurant in San Bruno (Chinese): "wallet-friendly prices which makes you happy and good portion sized food which makes you full." Find them on TipTop Food.

#4 Simply Vietnam in Santa Rosa (Vietnamese): "The staff is totally awesome and helpful, the prices are pretty darn cheap, and the atmosphere is pleasant, often with Warriors/Giants/A's games on their wall mounted flat screen." Find them on TipTop Food.

#5 Al Castello Ristorante and Pizzeria in Campbell (Pizza): "It's a family place, and they give you rustic, unpretentious Italian food at good prices." Find them on TipTop Food.

#6 Ayuttaya Thai Cuisine in Gilroy (Thai): "Since they were so much into healthy meals and diet and exercise, I knew they would love to see the beautiful variety on the menu." Find them on TipTop Food.

#7 Meza Taqueria in Hayward (Mexican): "It's my favorite in terms of food quality and flavor, and the burritos are indeed huge– BIG AS YOUR HEAD." Find them on TipTop Food.

#8 Petaluma Market in Petaluma (Grocery): "So yeah… there food is fancy. But it's really not that expensive. I spend as much here as I do at anywhere else I eat only the food is organic." Find them on TipTop Food.

#9 Yiassoo in Campbell (Greek And Mediterranean): "At Yiassoo you don't pay much for any of their dishes, but you get great tastes and quick service." Find them on TipTop Food.

#10 Coffee Mine in San Francisco (Cafe) "The prices are super reasonable, I'd even say cheap, for the amount of good food you get. But what really puts it over the top is the service." Find them on TipTop Food.

#11 Shiraz in San Ramon (Persian Iranian): "There was so much food, we each took our leftovers home." Find them on TipTop Food.

#12 Opa in San Jose (Greek And Mediterranean): "The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. It is much nicer than you would expect from somewhere so reasonably priced." Find them on TipTop Food.

#13 Super Burger in San Leandro (Fast Food): "Excellent Value! Friendly Service! Big selection, reasonable prices." Find them on TipTop Food.

#14 El Herradero Restaurant in San Francisco (Mexican): "A definitely mid-afternoon treat on a budget with true Mission flavor." Find them on TipTop Food.

#15 Umi Sushi in San Rafael (Sushi): "He does the sushi, she does the kitchen. They make everything from scratch, from their noodles to their ice cream, and it's all really tasty! The prices are pretty average." Find them on TipTop Food.

Here's how to participate in TipTop Eats on the Cheap challenge:

A. Become a TipTop Fan on Facebook  and participate in the TipTop Eats on the Cheap event. Or…

B. Respond with a comment to this blog post sharing the name and location of the restaurant you think is a good value for the money and why.

Next Friday March 6th, check out the TipTop fan page on Facebook or the TipTop blog to see how your choice compares with all the other restaurants rated Value for Money on TipTop Food.

Happy Eating!

The TipTop Team:)

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