Sauerkraut Sunday: The Strip District Meats Edition

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Strip District Meats Edition

Want to know where you can buy some sauerkraut down on the strip?  I noticed this over at Strip District Meats.   If it’s as good as their fillets, I recommend it.

On to the real purpose of Sauerkraut Sundays… As I go through the week, I use Twitter to send out little updates and links.  I realize that I do this quite a bit and that not all of you use Twitter, so with that in mind I’d like to take Sunday to do sort of a week in review.  I’ve selected the most useful of my tweets from the last week and placed them in to the categories that I use in this blog.

Pittsburgh AND Startups/Social Media!!!

  • The PG’s GroupOn Clone, smart biz for a newspaper RT @PittsburghPG: PG Deals are live! Check out today’s deal at:
  • Vocollect Inc, has been one of the great Pittsburgh Startup stories for 20+ years, acquired for $190M yesterday!
  • Tackling my Question RT @aveeck: Ask The VC – Do Early-Stage VCs Prefer Safe Sale or Big IPO? | Pittsburgh Ventures
  • New CMU spinoff zooms your computer screen automatically as you lean in for a closer look. Pretty Cool.
  • Baltimore mayor in a Steeler jersey (as part of a wager with Luke):
  • Most uplifting thing about @secretagentl is not SAL missions, but the fact that someone so bright understands/embraces her mission in life.


  • $IBM and $APPL had good numbers. Won’t happen often. The proliferation of personal tech will be, partially, at the expense of enterprise.
  • Goldman, nervous about the SEC, has limited their Facebook offering to foreign investors. #ThatSoundsREALlegit

Local Politics


  • Got up an hour late this morning in honor of MLK day, just now getting to work.
  • Sugar ray on pandora? SWEET! #getit?
  • On my To Do List? Prepare to have your hind quarters struck with my foot and your identity recorded #KickingAssAndTakingNamesThisAM
  • What do you think I’m doing right now: Nerding Out w/ Some Code, Rocking Out Opera on Pandora, or Drinking Beer… #TrickQuestion
  • I’m so glad #chuck is back, I missed dreaming that computer geeks can be super spies with hot girlfriends :-P.
  • Thanks to a few 15 hour work days in a row, I feel like on the ball for the first time in weeks. Now, to get some sleep.

Personal Technology

  • Google makes your phone in to an interpreter. This is amazing.
  • The biggest question the verizon iPhone raises is, “can Android compete with iOS when the playing field is level?”


Social Media

  • Love “What’s Twitter” Tweets RT @msmon: Sometimes, I feel like twitter is just a bunch of adults yelling, “Look, mom and dad! I made a poo!”
  • Can GroupOn be held responsible if their advertisers can’t meet demand? Slippery Slope.
  • RT @mattb811 How did the people of Tunisia overthrow their government without me signing an e-petition or changing my Twitter avatar?


  • Great ESPN Article on being a Steeler’s Fan, “It’s ‘just’ football in a lot of places. Just not in Pittsburgh.”
  • From the dugout. I think I am going to get cut before spring training though.
  • RT @TheOnion: James Harrison Comes Up From Bottom Of Pile With Human Heart

Tech News

  • Why aren’t any of my tweeps talking about Steve Jobs being on medical leave? Did yinz not hear?
  • RT @cdixon: lol RT @Adam How Amazon Web Services got “Elastic Beanstalk” through the spam filters we’ll never know

Other (usually just funny observations)

  • Great chart about Rick Astley (not a Rick Roll), I would totally go to this bar’s 80’s night.
  • Men, keep in mind you will have to remember your anniversary EVERY year. RT @RenPgh: 11/11/11 is available for your wedding!

Blog Posts from this blog:

  • Did you read my post from Saturday? It’s filled with 2 dozen links to the Pittsburgh Startup Community!
  • Blog Post: When will business learn what baseball already knows, “The team with the best metrics wins.”
  • Blog Post: How I decide whose ass to kick and whose name to take each day.
  • Blog Post: Here’s how I manage my day, tell me how you manage yours!
  • Blog Post: Hey IT Sales guys, do you know why your last sale failed? I’ll bet you would if you read this book.
  • Blog Post: Do you think Amazon paid Living Social or the other way around?