Ottawa, Canada (4:35) Alta Vista query: +pfeffersteak +hagerstown maryland One hit: http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/entrees.html -> go there. "Pfeffersteak" occurs on page, description: "Tender Filet Mignon grilled to perfection and topped with Sauce made from Imported Green madagascar Peppercorns, served with Potato Snow, and Green Beans wrapped in Bacon" satisfies my definition of "good". Verify that The Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant -> found that on 'Stube'-homepage http://www.schmankerlstube.com/index.html (4:39) Case closed. Answer: The Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant.
Place: Dublin, Ireland Date: June 11th 1998 Time: 3:00pm (local time) Started search using Fusion Query: Hagerstown MD Restaurants Clicked on #1 "Hagerstown MD - Yellow Pages - Infospace" Went back up a level and down into the restaurants by speciality section. Since I haven't had a good Pfeffersteak before I presume it'll be under Barbecue (Kerch's Southern BBQ) or Deli (Janets, Rons)
Place: Aberdeen, Scotland Date: 12. June 1998 Time: 2:30PM (local time) yahoo search again for Hagerstown, MD Usa found the hagerstown online web page. carried out another search on this page for steak restaurants 7 results given. Clicked through each to find out about Pfeffersteak. No mention of this at all. 1 restaurant only had a url which could not be accessed. gave up.
Iowa City, Iowa, USA 8 hours for 10 queries over 2 afternoons o Submit to Altavista the query: +Hagerstown +Maryland +restaurants Pfeffersteak o Browse several entries in the first page: Lycos City Guide: Hagerstown, Maryland; Hagerstown Area Restaurants and Bars;(MD) Hagerstown Travel & Tourism;Hagerstown, MD;Discover Downtown Hagerstown; o Nothing there. o try with the second page: entry 15 is promising: + Maryland Restaurants & Cafes Web Directory (maryland, Restaurants & Cafes, dir [URL: www.dailyorbit.com/maryland/min6.shtml] Maryland Restaurants & Cafes Web Directory. Last modified 2-Apr-98 - page size 27K - in English [ Translate ] o look for Hagerstown in that page. The first occurrence is a pointer to Schmankerl Stube Restuarant -- Bavarian restaurant. (Hagerstown, Maryland) (URL: www.schmankerlstube.com ). o Check that URL. This seem to be a "good" restaurant specialized in Bavarian cousine. o Click on the menu,(www.schmankerlstube.com/html/menu.html) o Click on Entrees,(www.schmankerlstube.com/html/entrees.html) o Find Pfeffersteak in page. The result is: PFEFFERSTEAK 'MADAGASKAR' Tender Filet Mignon grilled to perfection and topped with Sauce made from Imported Green madagascar Peppercorns, served with Potato Snow, and Green Beans wrapped in Bacon o Go back to the restaurant's Home Page and check for directions (http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/directions.html)
Tokyo, Japan June 12nd, 1998 Local time By default, search on Altavista 12:35 AM Query : MD USA hagerstown restaurant pfeffersteak clicked on 5 : 5. (MD) Hagerstown Travel & Tourism [URL: www.gates96.com/cam/North%20America/USA/(MD)20Hagerstown/tr] Travel & Tourism Schmankerl Stube Menu Entrees Result : PFEFFERSTEAK 'MADAGASKAR'Tender Filet Mignon grilled to perfection and topped with Sauce made from Imported Green madagascar Peppercorns, served with Potato Snow, and Green Beans wrapped in Bacon
Using a custom front-end tool AltaGCL Waterloo 13 June 15:06 altagcl Pfeffersteak Hagerstown ...struck out. lots of pfeffersteak but none in hagerstown infoseek got it ... pfeffersteak was 2 words (was about to try that on alta gcl but didn't - tried later and still didn't get it) http://www.goldenfork.com/states.htm later tried altagcl and got http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/entrees.html ... it turns out that our original query capitalized Pfeffersteak and Alta Vista respects capitalization, so didn't find PFEFFERSTEAK. note these are 2 different pages: Pfeffer Steak and PFEFFERSTEAK. Total time: 11 minutes to get first URL. 4 more minute to get next.
Waterloo, Canada Using a custom front-end tool AltaGCL 15 June, 9:33am issue query: "pfeffersteak" and "hagerstown" answer: www.schmankerlstube.com At the Schmankerl Stube Restaurant time: < 30 seconds I then spent about 5 minutes looking around for a glowing review of the restaurant but didn't find anything appropriate.
Using Fusion2 - a metasearch engine with marking of relevant documents and query expansion. Place: Dublin, Office at work Date: 16 June, evening search for "Hagerstown food" Finds 36 URLs choose rank=2 www.truckers.com but it is a list of places for donating food Then try rank=5 "Olivers restaurant pub in Hagarstown" and from there I look at the menu but there is no pfeffersteak so I mark this as relevant Then I look at rank=7, the Econo Logge in Hagarstown, follow link to local attractions but just tourist stuff Then I look at rank=11, "City of Hagarstown" which looks like a municipal site, follow link to hagarstownbusiness.com but that takes me to "why to set up a company in Harastown". Dead end. Moving back to rank=4 this is not a complete page but one window from a frame set, so I chop off a bit from the URL and I get a listing of 11 restaurants in Hagarstown, names, addr, phone, but no links or menus. I mark this as relevant and then do an expand search. I add the terms "restaurant" "serve" and "maryland" and re-submit search, this time getting 24 URLs. Rank=1 is onlinemenus.com so I fill in the city but that is another dead end. Rank=2 is Excite travel: Baltimore/Maryland food & drink. This is a city.net website so I follow link to Hagarstown Rank=7 is www.diningmetro.com which ends up as another dead link rank=11 is a local.yahoo.com so I go there, follow some links to www.marylandrestaurants.com but another dead end Then I jump to AltaVista searching for +Harerstown restaurant Follow links to "The Plumb" but dead end. Follow link to www.schmankerlstube.com, a Bavarian restaurant, go to menu and BINGO ... The Schmankerl Stube !!! Total time taken: 21 minutes.
At a university in Glasgow, Scotland run full query with Yahoo, obtained 30 sites and 2 categories: under Regional: U.S. States: Maryland: Cities: Hagerstown: City Guides * City of Hagerstown http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/hag/ link to Hagerstown City Market Online: http://www.hagerstownmarket.com/ which mentions ****German foods ******* available at Hagerstown City Farmer's Market, cated at 25 W. Church Street, just two blocks from Hagerstown City Hall. Open Saturdays 5 AM to 12:30 PM all year round! Call 301-739-8577 (extension 193) for details. But we were not convinced so: Altavista searching the same query (4627736 results!) : (MD) Hagerstown add new travel & tourism - http://www.gates96.com/cam/North%20America/USA/(MD)%20Hagerstown/index_travel.ht ml with a link to Schmankerl Stube Bavarian restaurant: http://www.schmankerlstube.com/ under menu http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/menu.html under entrees http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/entrees.html: PFEFFERSTEAK 'MADAGASKAR' Tender Filet Mignon grilled to perfection and topped with Sauce made from Imported Green madagascar Peppercorns, served with Potato Snow, and Green Beans wrapped in Bacon hmmmm......... this sounds better! Our German expert said that PFEFFERSTEAK is not typical from Bavaria but it is indeed popular all over Germany. Answer: Schmankerl Stube Bavarian restaurant For Reservations Call: (301)797-3354 FAX (301)797-2249 How to get there: To get to The Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant from the Washington, DC Area, go north on 270 to Frederick. From 270 get on 70 west to exit 32b. Follow the Dual Highway (40 west) into town. Make a left on Potomac St. The Schmankerl Stube is on the left on the corner of Potomac and Antietam St. To get to The Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant from the Baltimore, MD area, go west on 70 to exit 32b. Follow the Dual Highway (40 west) into town. Make a left on Potomac St. The Schmankerl Stube is on the left on the corner of Potomac and Antietam St.
Novice WWW searcher! Place: San Diego, CA Date: June 16, 1998 Search begun, 8:53 am (local time), on Infoseek Query: Hagerstown Maryland Clicked on "Lycos City Guide, Hagerstown MD" Clicked on "restaurants" Clicked on a different listing for "restaurants" After ending up with a list of 100 restaurants by name, had no idea how to find Pfeffersteaks, so I give up & go to Denny's. Gave up search at 8:59 am
Australia Using a query re-formulation tool, the Hyperindex Browser (HiB) HiB + AltaVista o entered "hagerstown" o beamed down using refinement: "hagerstown breakfast" gave B&B's - dead-end o beamed down using refinement: "downtown hagerstown" thinking of cafes but it gave commercial leasing info - dead-end o beamed down using refinement: "pubs in hagerstown" (modify query so "pubs" did not have to be in the title. See conclusion 4 above for the reason) o select the last of the four choices:"(MD) Hagerstown Travel & Tourism" o select " Travel & Tourism " in the main frame o under Restaurants, choose "Schmankerl Stube Bavarian restaurant with home-style atmosphere. Menu, events, directions, address" since Pfeffersteak sounds German o select "Menu" button to get to : http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/menu.html o select "Entrees" button to get to : http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/entrees.html where there is advertised: PFEFFERSTEAK 'MADAGASKAR' presumably they think it is a "good Pfeffersteak"!
Place : Nacsis. Tokyo Japan Date : June 18, 1998 Time : 5:15 PM (Japan Time) Started search on Netscape Navigator Query : Travel Clicked " North America" Clicked "U.S.A" Clicked "Maryland" Clicked "City Hgerstown" Clicked "Yellow Page" Clicked "Restaurant" But there are 112 Restaurant list. I can't choose. Finish Time : 5:35 PM
At a university in Toronto, Canada Metacrawler query: Pfeffersteak Hagerstown Two solutions. Clicking on #2: "Entrees". (http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/entrees.html) I guess this might be "good": PFEFFERSTEAK 'MADAGASKAR' Tender Filet Mignon grilled to perfection and topped with Sauce made from Imported Green madagascar Peppercorns, served with Potato Snow, and Green Beans wrapped in Bacon Truncating URL to http://www.schmankerlstube.com. Hagerstown's Bavarian restaurant Schmankerl Stube A link with directions is at the bottom of the page.
At a university somewhere in Massachusetts, USA Using multisearch Entered "Pfeffersteak in Hagerstown" >From Excite, I went to http://pilot.wash.lib.md.us/hag/index.html, no good >From WebCrawler, went to http://city.net/countries/united_states/maryland/hagerstown/, no good >From HotBot, went to http://www.econolodge-md.com/, no good >From AltaVista, went to http://www.greenbean.com/xocatoma/xoca97.html, no good Searched on just "Pfeffersteak", no good Searched on "Where can I get a good Pfeffersteak in Hagerstown, MD USA" >From AltaVista went to http://www.gates96.com/cam/North%20America/USA/(MD)%20Hagerstown/index.html from there found link to http://www.schmankerlstube.com/ Where on the menu is PFEFFERSTEAK 'MADAGASKAR' Tender Filet Mignon grilled to perfection and topped with Sauce made from Imported Green madagascar Peppercorns, served with Potato Snow, and Green Beans wrapped in Bacon
At another university in Glasgow, Scotland Date: 09/06/98 Time: 2 PM (local time) Started search on Excite Clicked on "Lifestyle" Clicked on "Departments: Food and drink" Clicked on "Web directory: restaurants" Clicked on "Subtopics: restaurant guides" Clicked on "dine.com" (http://www.dine.com/) Dead end - large cities only shown on map Back Clicked on "restaurant home pages" (http://www.restaurant-pages.com/) Clicked on "search for restaurants" Queried search engine for: German restaurants in Maryland Dead end - no results Back to search form Queried search engine for: German/American restaurants in Maryland Dead end - no results Back Back to "restaurant guides" page Clicked on "ultimate restaurant directory" (http://www.orbweavers.com/ULTIMATE/main.asp) Queried search engine for German restaurants in Hagerstown, MD Dead end - no results Back Queried search engine for German-American restaurants in Hagerstown, MD Dead end - no results Back Queried search engine for German/American (yes, really a different category!) restaurants in Hagerstown, MD Dead end - no results Clicked on "search in another guide" Clicked on "Maryland restaurants online" (http://www.marylandrestaurants.com/) Clicked on "find a restaurant" Queried search engine for: German restaurants in Hagerstown Clicked on the only result - Schmankerl Stube / Bavarian Rest (http://www.marylandrestaurants.com/Menu2/schmankerl.html) Clicked on menu button Yes, pfeffersteak is on menu
Elsewhere in Ottawa, Canada, using AltaVista ... ANSWER: Schmankerlstube Queries: 3 Links: 4 Time: 10 minutes ---------------------------------------------------- Query: Pfeffersteak Hagerstown Maryland MD restaurant* All rare words. Expand state name Add restaurant for general category Found out: Many different restaurants Followed first obvious restaurant (second link) Followed Link: http://www.oliverspub.com/ Found out: Pfeffersteak did not appear and only appears 154 times on Alta Vista ---------------------------------------------------- Query: +Pfeffersteak Hagerstown Maryland MD restaurant* Found out: most hits were in German restrict the search to English pages Followed Link: http://www.gerhardscafe.com/prod01.htm Most American sounding no obvious address Followed Link: http://www.gerhardscafe.com/ oops, wrong city Probably the query was overly specific ---------------------------------------------------- Query: +pfeffersteak Hagerstown Maryland MD restaurant* Followed Link: http://www.schmankerlstube.com/html/entrees.html Second most American sounding description
France Metacrawler: pfeffersteak hagerstown --> 2 results. --> 1st: http://www.goldenfork.com/states.htm Bingo: The answer is: THE SCHMANKERL STUBE BAVARIAN RESTAURANT
Saarbrucken, Germany 22 June 1998, 19:20-21:20 p.m. Alta Vista: +Pfeffersteak +Hagerstown - no results Metacrawler (find all words): Pfeffersteak Hagerstown - first result: http://www.goldenfork.com/states.htm contained the information: "Hagerstown: The Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant: [...] specialties include Wiener Schnitzel, Baked Pork Shanks, Schmankerl Wurstteller, Pfeffer Steak A La Madagaskar [...]"