Archive for September, 2008

Win A Carbon Fiber Wallet

I just launched an ecommerce section of Carbon Fiber Gear, and one of our first products is a carbon fiber wallet. To celebrate the launch, I’m giving one away for free, all you have to do is post a comment with your three favorite carbon fiber products I’ve written about on the blog.

For complete details, and to enter, check out the contest page.

I’m using this contest to not only promote the carbon fiber wallet and new ecommerce store I launched, but also the content in the blog. The content is very viral in my opinion, people like to see what kind of products are made out of carbon fiber. By making the requirements that a person has to go through the content and pick their top three choices, I’m hoping to generate some new dedicated readers as well as RSS subscribers.

We’ll see how it works out!? Right now there are only about 20 submissions, so your chances of winning are quite high!

Dining At Central In Washington DC

A little while back I ate at Citronelle, which was rated the #1 restaurant in Washington DC. This time around, we headed over to Central, which is also owned by Michel Richard, and is rated the #4 restaurant in Washington DC. The idea behind Central I believe is to offer unique higher-end food, at a more affordable rate in a more laid back atmosphere.

I started off with Michel??s charcuterie plate, which includes prosciutto, salami, garlic sausage and faux gras:

Michel??s charcuterie plate

Marcel had the filet mignon tar tar and french fries. This was my first time eating beef tar tar, I can’t really say it’s for me.

Filet tar tare

For my entree I had heard the burgers here were amazing, so I had to try it. I was pretty disappointed:

Burger

It looks great, and it tasted pretty good, but it wasn’t “amazing”.

Andrew had the filet mignon as his entree, which I tried and thought was decent:

Filet mignon

As usual I forget to take dessert pictures until too late, but I still got a bit. Andrew had the banana split, which was amazing!

Banana split

I had the chocolate mousse, which was also very good.

Chocolate mousse

I’d have to say that we all thought Central was a bit over hyped for what it was. The food was alright, but we thought the desserts were phenomenal. It isn’t anywhere near as expensive as the $1,600 dinner we had at Citronelle, so I still think it’s worth checking out if you’re ever in DC.