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Hotpot Jackpot Update

Friday, December 3, 2010 | 8:46 AM

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Last month at our first L3 Location, Location, Location meetup in the San Francisco Ferry Building, we kicked off Hotpot Jackpot, a contest to reward the most active Hotpot users who attended the event. The competition’s been pretty heated since that night. One especially determined user invited almost 300 of her friends to join her on Hotpot — so not only does she have a better shot at winning, but now she and her friends will see better Google search results as they rate the places they’ve been and share recommendations with one another.

In the spirit of a little friendly competition, we wanted to give you an update on how things are shaking out with the contest. Just to recap, the rules are pretty simple: Rate the places you know using Hotpot, share your ratings with friends, and win sweet prizes, including dinner for 10 at top-notch Bay Area restaurants such as Chez Panisse, Gary Danko and The French Laundry.

Much to our excitement, you guys hopped right to it. Let’s take a moment to give kudos to some of our leading contenders, listed by their Hotpot nicknames:
  • Curtis
  • Amy Lee
  • Caroline
  • thegrubster
  • LT
  • Vijay
  • Caitlin
  • mlo
  • Jen
  • Daniel Levine
Congrats for setting the bar high, guys! Bravo.

If you don’t see your nickname on that list, just remember: This is a list of some of our top contenders as of today, there’s still plenty of time for you to step up your rating game and reach the top (we’ll be announcing the winners around January 11). So get out there and rate! Trust us, you and your friends do not want to miss out on that cheese course at Gary Danko.