Monday, January 26, 2009 

2009 NAMM Show In Anaheim, CA

For those who may have heard of the NAMM Show (National Association Of Music Merchants), they know it's pretty much the holy grail for musicians. Closed to the public, it's a huge deal featuring anything & everything related to music - including the musicians who play and endorse the products.

It was a last-minute decision for me to go, and it wasn't even the initial reason I was headed to L.A. in the first place - that's another story. But my hope & feeling is that some of the people I met & interviewed will open new doors, leading to fun & opportunities...

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 

Select Outdoor Kitchens

I met Mike Miller at Carmichael's Steakhouse in Chicago's West Loop at a Big Green Egg event. Mike saw a vacuum for decent-looking, all-weather rolling kitchen cabinets as a "nest" for ceramic grills. His stuff looks great... AND I WANT ONE!!!

Select Outdoor Kitchens | Chicago IL Nov 2008 from Rocknrollchef on Vimeo.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009 

Illinois Dept Of Agriculture Food Show | Oct 2008

Finally got approval on some video I produced as a barter with Larry Aldag at the Il Dept Of Agriculture. Long story short: As a food manufacturer (Totally Chipotle), I'm always hearing from them about participating in trade shows, buyer's missions, etc - but there's not a lot of content to give a clear picture of what's waiting there. And so... In return for a booth space at their show, I offered to produce a quickie video, to be featured on the Dept Of Ag website. Although it's admittedly not real fancy, I'm not sure if there's any other video on their site yet. Discuss....

Il Dept Of Agriculture Food Show | Oct 2008 from Rocknrollchef on Vimeo.

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