Judy "the foodie" Asman's Blog – March 2008 Archive (7)

Wendy's Putting Digital Ads in Bars

This is really interesting.



With jukeboxes going digital, so invites more opportunities for advertising. And Wendy's was wide awake for this one. I'd like to see how this plays out. But kudos to them for playing off of the post-party munchies angle. I smell subliminal attraction.




Interactive Jukeboxes Will Make Pitch as Patrons Browse Music Selections

By Emily Bryson York



Published: March 25, 2008



CHICAGO (AdAge.com) -- Out drinking and… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on March 26, 2008 at 9:57am — 10 Comments

Food Network stars dish about ethnic cuisine in American mainstream

I know we've been hearing about the popularity of ethnic cuisine for a while. Here Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Danny Boone and Robin Miller break it down. We really are the world.



By Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY

USA TODAY's Jerry Shriver asks top TV chefs....Which ethnic cuisines or ingredients are ready to break into the American mainstream?



Masaharu Morimoto



A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Morimoto built his reputation as executive chef at Nobu in New… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on March 17, 2008 at 11:46am — 2 Comments

5 Ways to Pimp Your Profile

I don't know about all of you, but lately I find myself really enjoying the profile features here. Have you noticed the technology makes it easy to show off our creative mojo? I'm enjoying seeing all of yours while working my own personal e-space.



My discoveries:



1) The templates. They can say so much about our personalities. As an add on to Mark McKellier's post about avatars, our profile patterns and colors create a mood while telling others a little bit about… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on March 17, 2008 at 2:15am — 17 Comments

How creative will you get for March Madness?

If you're a pizza joint, you can partner with a place like this.



Oregon firm offers March Madness vasectomies

March 10, 2008 (source: various online mags)



The Oregon Urology Institute is running a college basketball-themed vasectomy promotion, urging men to "lower your seed for the tournament."



"When March Madness approaches you need an excuse ... to stay at home in front of the big screen," says the radio ad. "Get your vasectomy at Oregon Urology…
Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on March 15, 2008 at 1:02pm — 7 Comments

Chef's blogs—even sharper than their knives

This article ran in Wednesday's LA Times:



Foodies have been doing it for years. But now some pretty big names are logging on to the bandwagon.



By Regina Schrambling, Special to The LA Times





March 12, 2008





WHO knew chefs see macarons in Christian Louboutin colors? Who knew restaurant plates and saucers are sold like hot dogs and buns, in mismatching quantities? And who would ever expect chefs to be as proficient with a keyboard as… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on March 14, 2008 at 10:10am — 2 Comments

Who's doing what to cut costs?

This article featured in The Wall Street Journal (March 8) talks about how restaurants—fancy or not—are using cheaper ingredients to off-set soaring food costs.



The online version shows an interesting video of the Blue Water Grill in Manhattan. There, "the trimmings, left after slicing the tenderloin into center-cut filet mignon steaks, used to be eaten by the staff," says WSJ writer Juliet Chung.… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on March 10, 2008 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Online cooking video fans: The few. The nourished. The significant.



In a recent survey measuring the popularity of online video, Burst Media found that 9% of those who view Internet videos either watch or have watched cooking segments online.



Of the 2,600 men and women (18-65+) surveyed, 64% said they watch online videos. Meaning 149 of the respondents actually dabble or regularly engage in watching online cooking videos.



While this is… Continue

Added by Judy "the foodie" Asman on March 10, 2008 at 1:31pm — No Comments

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