Online ordering service has acquired Eats Media LLC, a restaurant information portal and social networking site for food enthusiasts. The acquisition strengthens's positioning and growth potential as an online destination providing local, same-day delivery of food and other items to individual consumers and companies.

" has a unique partnership model that pays customers substantial referral commissions for bringing new merchants and users on board," said Howard Lutnick, chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, the financial services firm that owns, in a press statement. "The addition of Eats brings even more compelling content that our partners can leverage when promoting our properties."

Eats was created in 2002 in New York and has expanded to several other U.S. markets since. Joe Ariel, CEO and cofounder of Eats, will be the CEO of post-acquisition Joining him are Jon Gershman, vice president of sales for post-acquisition Eats; Jonathan Mark, vice president of marketing; and Colin Sims, vice president of operations.

Regal Springs Tilapia "Fishing for Frugal Recipes" contest challenged creative and cost-conscious cooks to devise frugal family meals costing less than $15 to prepare. A team of four Chicago restaurant chefs judged the amateur contest: Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno, Roger Herring of Socca, Chris Macchia of Coco Pazzo and Dirk Flanigan of The Gage.

(l to r) Regal Springs Tilapia contest judges Tony Priolo, Piccolo Sogno; Chris Macchia, Coco Pazzo; Dirk Flanigan, The Gage; and Roger Herring, Socca

The winning recipe was Tilapia Tostadas, by Emily Hobbs of Ozark, Mo., which included 1 pound of pan-fried Regal Springs Tilapia served with pineapple salsa. Hobbs was awarded a $5,000 prize for her entry; she plans to put the money toward attending the French Culinary Institute.

In addition to Hobbs' first-place finish, there were five finalists who each earned $150 and a three-month supply of tilapia. There were also five honorable mentions.

For the winning recipes or more information on Regal Springs Tilapia, visit