…a get-together at Bar Covell
Abe got a hemp beer…
…I ordered one of their two dessert options – the Croissant Bread Pudding
…and a shot of vanilla creme anglaise
Still hot! I ate about 2/3 of it.
Since Abe is a vegetarian and I don’t drink, we usually end up contributing a lot more than our “fair share” at these group gatherings (typically heavy on the meat and alcohol). But not last night! We arranged to pay for our portion of the bill through a new digital payment platform by American Express, called Serve.
It takes about a day to set up, since you have to apply and wait for your account to be verified. But once it is, you and anyone else who uses Serve can immediately send one another $$$
That means one person pays, without everyone having to plunk down a cluster of credit cards, or asking the waitress to break a wad of twenties. I can now use my iPhone App to deposit funds (you can also do this via computer) directly into my friend’s Serve account, since he ran the tab.
As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a $250 stipend to try Serve from American Express. Sign up for Serve and receive $10 credit towards your first use. Comment below within the next 7 days for your chance to win an extra $100 credit to your account! Official sweepstakes and regulations may be found here.