Taste of Texas – Dining in Dallas During CEDIA Expo 2022!

Taste of Texas – Dining in Dallas During CEDIA Expo 2022!

CEDIA Expo 2022 is upon us, and it’s back in Dallas after a hiatus. Where will you dine this year? With tons of BBQ, Beer, Texas-sized steaks, and Tex-Mex—there is plenty to choose from. It’s just important that you choose right! That’s where #AVFoodies come in. We’ve crowd sourced the best recs from our AVTweeps and CEDIA community and the results are in. Read on to find some of the best restaurants that are sure to titillate your tastebuds, Texas-style. Meet you there at show close! And feel free to send your own recs to me at katye@kmbcomm.com. We’re always down to try new places!

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‘Unplug to Connect’ with All-Levels ‘AV Yoga’ Session at CEDIA Expo 2022

AV Yoga

Self-care is more important than ever and tradeshows can be grueling. AV Yoga offers a group yoga practice Saturday, October 1, to help CEDIA Expo attendees network and de-stress.

DALLAS, TX (September 12, 2022) — AV Yoga—a group of AV industry peers and a community of yoga practitioners—is excited to announce the first-ever in-person AV Yoga @ CEDIA Expo, hosted by KMB Communications and sponsored by CEDIA, Leon Speakers, Apex Technologies US, D-Tools, Integration Controls, Kaleidescape, NuTech Group, and PureTech Alliance.

This fun, all-levels practice is designed to help CEDIA Expo attendees de-stress and connect with friends and peers. The session will kick off the last day of the show, October 1, 2022 in Ballroom C1 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Doors open at 7:00 am and the group practice will begin at 7:30, going for roughly an hour. From 8:30-9:00 attendees can wind down and network with others or go prep for the day ahead and be on the show floor when it opens. The cost for this session is $25 per person and the first 30 registrants will receive a free yoga mat with the AV Yoga @ CEDIA Expo logo. [Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/av-yoga-cedia-expo-tickets-395266351297

“What started as a weekly Covid-era online gathering of AV industry peers from around the globe doing yoga together has grown into a tight-knit community that has connected in a way no one could ever have imagined. It’s a place where all are truly welcome, there is zero judgment, and everyone comes as they are. We have a ton of fun together,” says Katye McGregor Bennett, CEO of KMB Communications and AV Yoga founder. 

AV Yoga is led by Maddie Ringer of Sunshine Yoga located in Red Lodge, Montana. A dynamic and interactive instructor, Maddie will include inspirational stories, mantras, and exercises that can be taken home and incorporated into your daily routine to reduce stress, increase flexibility, gain strength inside and out, and even get a better night’s sleep. AV Yoga @ CEDIA Expo will be uniquely designed to accommodate attendees of all abilities—no experience is needed.  

“Maddie (Ringer) makes yoga easy to learn and fun. Her style of teaching is highly relatable and entertaining. You’ll walk away feeling revitalized, refreshed, reinspired, and ready to rock the last day of CEDIA Expo!” McGregor Bennett exclaims. “This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, see people in person, and learn some ways to relieve stress and tension. We’ll be done before the show opens so you can still get a full day in at CEDIA Expo. What better way to wrap up a tradeshow than that?”

Register for AV Yoga @ CEDIA Expo here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/av-yoga-cedia-expo-tickets-395266351297.

About Sunshine Yoga
Nurturing body, mind, and soul, Sunshine Yoga of Red Lodge, Montana, offers a variety of yoga classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Strengthening Yoga Flow, Restorative, Yin, and even Pints and Poses where they team up with Red Lodge Ales at Sam’s Tap Room to combine yoga practice and leisure in an environment friendly for all. Classes are intuitively designed to invoke a deeper sense of awareness and healing through learning pranayama (techniques to regulate the breath), Hatha asana (yoga postures for stretching and exercise), mantra (sound repetition to create intention and vibration for healing), mudra (hand gestures for channeling energy to certain areas), and guided meditation (reminding the body, mind, and soul to unwind). Classes and private sessions are available in-studio and online. Visit www.yoursunshineyoga.com to learn more.

 

Media Contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett, KMB Communications, (425) 328-8640, katye@kmbcomm.com 

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Listen Technologies to Showcase Full Suite of Listening Solutions at InfoComm 2022

Listen Technologies to Showcase Full Suite of Listening Solutions at InfoComm 2022

At InfoComm 2022, Listen Technologies will demonstrate new ADA-compliant Wi-Fi assistive listening systems. ListenTALK selected to support all Integrated Experience and Show Floor tours at InfoComm.

BLUFFDALE, UTAH – May 24, 2022 – Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of advanced wireless listening solutions for 23 years, will showcase its full suite of listening solutions at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas June 4-10, including the newest additions and updates to its Listen EVERYWHERE and ListenTALK product lines.  Listen Technologies also will provide ListenTALK to support all InfoComm-hosted tours. Media are invited to visit booth W1323 in the Conferencing & Collaboration Pavilion to see Listen Technologies product demos and learn more.

Listen Technologies is committed to providing inclusive audio experiences in any environment. Each innovative technology can be adapted and scaled to support a venue’s changing needs. All of its solutions are easy to use and deliver exceptional audio quality.

“Over the past two years, Listen Technologies has continued innovating and designing solutions that meet our customers’ evolving needs. We strive to foster inclusion with each of our products, and we are excited to return to InfoComm in person to demonstrate our technologies,” said Maile Keone, president and CEO of Listen Technologies.

Listen EVERYWHERE Product Suite Additions and Enhancements
Listen EVERYWHERE streams audio over a Wi-Fi network to smart devices and is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled hearing aids and speakers and telecoil-enabled hearing aids when paired with a neck loop.

Listen EVERYWHERE remains popular among venue administrators and end-users because it is easy and affordable for venues to set up, lets listeners use their own smart devices to hear live or recorded audio clearly despite hearing loss, noise, or distance, and offers the industry’s lowest latency. It is ideal for use in houses of worship, courtrooms, classrooms, theaters, manufacturing plants, museums, and corporate board rooms.

LWR-1020 Infocomm 2022Listen Technologies will showcase the new LWR-1020 Listen EVERYWHERE receiver at InfoComm. The LWR-1020 makes the Listen EVERYWHERE assistive listening system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Venues with Listen EVERYWHERE can now offer dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receivers to guests who do not have, or prefer not to use, their smartphone to stream real-time audio (shown above). The receiver also supports hearing aid and cochlear implant telecoils when used with a neck loop.

Having dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receivers to offer guests, in addition to neck loops and signage, ensures venues are in compliance with ADA requirements for assistive listening. All guests who would like to experience audio over Wi-Fi and the exceptional audio clarity it provides will be able to do so. The LWR-1020 receiver is available in the U.S.A. as an add-on to existing Listen EVERYWHERE servers. The receiver is also available in a bundled ADA compliant assistive listening SKU (LWS-10).Additionally, Listen Technologies will demonstrate a new Listen EVERYWHERE server and private channels feature. The new LW-150P-02-D Listen EVERYWHERE two-channel server with onboard Dante® is compatible with all Dante-enabled products. The Listen EVERYWHERE private channels feature allows venues to create confidential, password-protected audio channels on their networks.

LW-150P Infocomm 2022

Expanded ListenTALK Functionality and InfoComm Tours
ListenTALK is Listen Technologies’ award-winning mobile two-way communication system that lets users communicate in any environment, while maintaining a safe physical distance. A recent firmware update enhanced the system’s versatility and made it easier for interpreters to provide simultaneous language interpretation without additional equipment. ListenTALK transceivers (combination transmitter/receiver) are easy to set up and group. Up to 20 groups can be created or languages can be interpreted in the same space, making ListenTALK an ideal solution for trade shows, conventions, and other large events like InfoComm.

ListenTALK

“We are eager for people to experience the power, reliability, and clarity of ListenTALK during tours at InfoComm and at venues around Las Vegas,” added Keone. “We are honored InfoComm selected ListenTALK to support and enhance participants’ tour experiences with clear audio.”

Options to Meet Unique Needs and Foster Inclusion
Listen Technologies will demonstrate the new LA-438 and the LA-439 Advanced Neck Loops during InfoComm. Both provide a reliable and effective way for listeners with t-coil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants to utilize Listen EVERYWHERE and ListenTALK. The LA-438 is an adult-sized neck loop while the LA-439 is a smaller version that better fits children.

Listen Technologies also will demonstrate its ListenIR and ListenRF assistive listening systems. ListenIR is an infrared (IR) product that offers reliable coverage and a cost-effective and easy way to install a solution for assistive listening, interpretation, and other wireless audio applications. ListenRF operates similarly to ListenIR but transmits sound over radio frequency (RF). Listen Technologies is the only manufacturer that offers radio frequency assistive listening systems in both the 72 and 216 MHz frequency ranges. Systems in the 216 MHz expands coverage for large theaters, arenas, and stadiums and allows the user to move around in large venues without losing the signal.

Application Stories
The versatility of Listen Technologies solutions and creativity of Listen customers and partners are evident in several recent installations. Some of the case studies Listen Technologies will highlight at InfoComm include:

Listen Technologies product and application images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/15mlnqnxw59f6bz/AAAJc51c6x8ISj8fCxayFjeRa?dl=0

To schedule a media briefing with Listen Technologies at InfoComm, please contact Katye McGregor Bennett at katye@kmbcomm.com.

About Listen Technologies
Venues and tour operators lose business when people struggle to hear and engage. Listen Technologies enriches lives by delivering audio directly to the individual so everyone can hear clearly and share in the same great experience. We help people listen and participate in environments where hearing is difficult, whether on a guided or self-guided tour, in a house of worship, a theme park, theater, or other venue. Our solutions provide technology and storytelling services that help venues and tour operators increase business. Our vision is to improve life’s experiences through sound by providing exceptional audio and content anytime, anywhere, on any platform. To learn more about how Listen Technologies provides a better way to hear the world, visit www.listentech.com.

Media Contacts:

Kim Franklin
Listen Technologies
+1-801-542-7720
kim.franklin@listentech.com

Marybeth (McLean) Roberts
For Listen Technologies
+1-951-553-3343
press@listentech.com

 

Listen Technologies Promotes Kim Franklin to VP of Global Marketing

Kim FranklinKim Franklin also joins Executive Team; brings new perspectives and breadth of experience to role.

BLUFFDALE, UTAH – May 6, 2022 – Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of advanced wireless listening solutions for 23 years, has promoted Kim Franklin to vice president of global marketing. In this role, she will continue to lead brand strategy, corporate marketing and communications, digital marketing, and public relations, in addition to her global marketing responsibilities. Franklin also joins the Executive Team at Listen Technologies.

Franklin joined Listen Technologies in 2014 and has played an important role in developing and executing marketing strategy and global campaigns during her tenure. Under her leadership, Listen Technologies honed its purpose—everyone deserves an exceptional listening experience—and expanded and amplified its position as a leader in assistive listening and workplace communication solutions.

Franklin has helped Listen Technologies deepen its relationships with partners and customers. Her work leading communications on behalf of Listen Technologies has been vital in achieving company alignment and bringing increased awareness to the work Listen Technologies does to foster inclusion and help people hear in challenging environments.

“We are thrilled to promote Kim to vice president of global marketing and have her join the Listen Technologies Executive Team as we embark on this next stage of growth for our organization,” said Maile Keone, president and CEO of Listen Technologies. “Kim will bring greater depth and breadth of experience and new perspectives to the team. With her insight, we will ensure Listen Technologies is in a solid position to continue to maximize business value for our customers and deliver on our promise to bring exceptional listening experiences to end users.”

Franklin’s creative approach to marketing has raised awareness of the communication challenges that hinder inclusion, engagement, and shared experiences in work, educational, worship, and hospitality settings, and demonstrated how Listen Technologies solutions are helping venues and businesses overcome these barriers.

Franklin is lauded by colleagues and partners for her clarity in communication, collaborative style, and mentorship.

“Kim helps team members connect the dots, providing intrinsic motivators, including mastery, autonomy, and purpose,” said Jonathan Stanley, chief experience officer at Listen Technologies. “She is a supportive champion for others within the organization, and across our channel partners, customers, and the Pro AV industry. Kim’s advocacy for inclusion is intrinsic in her leadership and mentorship.”

“I’ve always believed that success is driven by intention. Good leaders choose to put others’ interests first,” said Franklin. “Inclusion is more than a buzzword or a company initiative; it is the catalyst for both personal and company growth—everybody deserves to be heard.”

Franklin has a bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing and she believes in being a lifelong learner. She completed the AVEC Master’s Program from AVIXA and regularly participates in other courses. She is a member of Women in AV and participates in local Women in Tech events and marketing groups. When she is not working, Franklin enjoys being in nature. She is married with one son and splits her time between Utah and Northern Wyoming.

About Listen Technologies
Venues and tour operators lose business when people struggle to hear and engage. Listen Technologies enriches lives by delivering audio directly to the individual so everyone can hear clearly and share in the same great experience. We help people listen and participate in environments where hearing is difficult, whether on a guided or self-guided tour, in a house of worship, a theme park, theater, or other venue. Our solutions provide technology and storytelling services that help venues and tour operators increase business. Our vision is to improve life’s experiences through sound by providing exceptional audio and content anytime, anywhere, on any platform. To learn more about how Listen Technologies provides a better way to hear the world, visit www.listentech.com.

 

Media Contact:
Marybeth (McLean) Roberts
For Listen Technologies
+1-951-553-3343
press@listentech.com

 

Listen Technologies to Support Tours at InfoComm 2022 with ListenTALK

Listen Technologies to Support Tours at InfoComm 2022 with ListenTALK

ListenTALK mobile communication system will ensure attendees participating in immersive off-site and exhibit hall tours can hear clearly and fully engage in the experience

BLUFFDALE, UTAH – June 6, 2022 – Listen Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of advanced wireless listening solutions for 23 years, will provide ListenTALK, its versatile, 3-in-1 mobile communication system, to support all Integrated Experience Tours and Show Floor Tours at InfoComm 2022. InfoComm is the largest technology exhibition and conference in North America focused on the pro AV industry. It is produced by AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association.

AVIXA will host multiple Integrated Experience Tours around Las Vegas during InfoComm. InfoComm attendees will see actual AV deployments during these off-site tours and hear from the creators behind them. Tours include the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Arcadia Earth, Illuminarium Experiences, Las Vegas nightclubs, and Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart and AREA15. AVIXA is also offering Show Floor Tours at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 8-9, 2022. Industry experts will lead tours of different areas of the show floor organized by technology and application.

ListenTALK helps people hear in any environment and overcome the challenges that distance, background noise, hearing loss, language, and face coverings pose to clear communication. It is ideal for assistive listening, language interpretation, and guided tours like the ones offered at InfoComm.

“Listen Technologies is thrilled participants in InfoComm 2022 Integrated Experience and Show Floor tours will experience the audio clarity and elegant simplicity of ListenTALK in real applications,” said Maile Keone, president and CEO, Listen Technologies. “We are honored to support AVIXA and its partners to ensure tours at this year’s InfoComm are exceptional and enhance attendees’ overall experiences.”

How ListenTALK Works
ListenTALK features a small, lightweight transceiver (combined transmitter/receiver) that users can wear around their neck and plug into personal, or venue-provided, headphones or headsets. To speak, users press and hold a button on the transceiver. Clear audio is transmitted to other transceivers paired to their ListenTALK unit. Users can hear as far away as 100 meters indoors and 200 meters outdoors.

Transceivers are easily grouped in a docking station or by tapping units together using near-field communication (NFC). Leaders in each group choose how their group communicates by selecting one of three communication modes: Listen only, respond, and discuss. Leaders can easily switch between communication modes.

In addition to guided tours, ListenTALK is ideal for transmitting language interpretation and simplifies simultaneous interpretation. It is as easy as creating a separate group for tour participants or audience members with the person who will be interpreting the message.

Up to 20 simultaneous groups can be created, and languages can be interpreted in the same space in North America and Japan, and up to 30 simultaneous languages can be interpreted in the same space in Europe.

Enhancing InfoComm Tour Experiences
InfoComm is an ideal setting to showcase the power and versatility of ListenTALK. The Las Vegas Convention Center is a large, open space where tour participants may be separated from each other and the tour leader by distance or crowds. ListenTALK will ensure participants hear clearly over background noise and distance. The system also will help participants hear and engage in various indoor and outdoor integrated experience tours taking place around Las Vegas.

Listen Technologies will provide 128 ListenTALK transceivers with 8 lightweight charging cases and various accessories, including headphones and microphone options for leaders, to AVIXA for use during tours at InfoComm.

Important considerations for systems supporting multiple, consecutive mobile tours like those at InfoComm are operating time (battery life) and charging capacity. ListenTALK features that ensure transceiver units are always ready and will function for the duration of tours include:

  • Long battery life – ListenTALK transceivers charge quickly (4 hours from empty to full charge). The operating life is 7 to 8 hours for leader units and 12 hours for participant units.
  • Dual functionality of transceivers – Every ListenTALK transceiver can send or receive audio. “Leader” transceivers are assigned by adding a red clip to the unit. When there is not enough time to charge leader units between tours, users can easily exchange the leader unit (remove the red clip) for another fully charged transceiver and designate that unit a “leader” by adding the red clip.
  • Easy charging between tours – A ListenTALK charging case contains a full tray of 16 transceivers. Transceivers are easily dropped into spaces in the tray between use and will charge when the case is plugged into a power source. Users can see the charge level of each unit by pressing a button on the top of the tray.

“We are excited to be working with Listen Technologies to ensure our new Integrated Experience Tours at premier venues throughout Las Vegas and our popular Show Floor Tours at the convention center are positive and engaging activities for participants that enhance their overall experience at InfoComm 2022,” said Marcella Walsh, content manager, AVIXA. “InfoComm selected ListenTALK for its audio clarity, reliability, and ease of use. Our tour leaders need a communication solution they can trust will perform so they can focus on leading great tours.”

Additional ListenTALK benefits include:

  • Flexibility – ListenTALK can be used for one-way or two-way communication and tour leaders can easily switch between modes on the fly during tours.
  • Security – ListenTALK operates on a low interference DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) band and includes encryption for secure and stable communications.
  • Safety – ListenTALK transceivers can be sanitized between use with a disinfecting wipe. They also are compatible with standard earbuds and headsets (Listen Technologies will provide headsets for tour participants who need them).

To learn more about ListenTALK and other wireless listening systems from Listen Technologies, visit booth W1323 at InfoComm or www.listentech.com. To learn more about tours at InfoComm, visit Show Floor Tours and Integrated Experience Tours.

Images of ListenTALK system: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a2td5ozsde53uvg/AAAl5BTC9U-bTjl6EGFKlP5La?dl=0

 

About Listen Technologies
Venues and tour operators lose business when people struggle to hear and engage. Listen Technologies enriches lives by delivering audio directly to the individual so everyone can hear clearly and share in the same great experience. We help people listen and participate in environments where hearing is difficult, whether on a guided or self-guided tour, in a house of worship, a theme park, theater, or other venue. Our solutions provide technology and storytelling services that help venues and tour operators increase business. Our vision is to improve life’s experiences through sound by providing exceptional audio and content anytime, anywhere, on any platform. To learn more about how Listen Technologies provides a better way to hear the world, visit www.listentech.com.

Media Contacts:
Kim Franklin
Listen Technologies
+1-801-542-7720
kim.franklin@listentech.com

Marybeth (McLean) Roberts
For Listen Technologies
+1-951-553-3343
press@listentech.com

Vegas, It’s Been a While. What’s Cooking? 

Vegas, It’s Been a While. What’s Cooking? 

Our crowd-sourced guide to the best eats in Sin City for InfoComm 2022 and beyond.

I don’t know about you, but InfoComm 2022 will be the first time we’ve been in Las Vegas since the pandemic hit over two years ago. Since then, lots has changed—and some things never do—on the Vegas food scene! We recommend you make your reservations and check that your favorite places are still open! 

Here is a good place to start. We polled #AVfoodies—including AV and some of our design industry peeps—for their fave spots in the city for eats, treats, meets, and greets, and here’s what you all had to say. 

Yard Bird—Justin Watts, Apple
Justin recommends going to Yard Bird for the Old Fashioned, Deviled Eggs, Chicken and Waffles with Watermelon, and their amazing Bourbon selection!

Bouchon and Sushi SambaRoyal Spragg, Hewlett Packard

“Sushi Samba is always fun. And Bouchon is one of the best meals I’ve had.” Royal recommends the Roasted Chicken and Salmon Rillette at Bouchon.

 

Table 34 (Off the Strip)—Micah Sheveloff, WIRC Media

Micah recommends the duck and says the “owner is super nice!”

Tacos El Gordo—Anna Gibson, AKG Design Studio

“Yes lines. Yes worth it!”

Lupo in Mandalay Bay—Maryellen Oswald, Studio Décor 

“They have the best Limoncello Mules—the best drink of the summer and the food is good too.”

 

Lotus of SiamRick Komendera, SurgeX

“I rarely make a trip to Vegas without hitting up Lotus of Siam. Some of the best Thai food around.”

Note: The Sahara location is temporarily closed but the Flamingo location is open, according to the website. 

 

THE Steak House at Circus Circus—Peter Radsliff, Speck

“Best steak is in the worst casino.”

Zuma—Ray Chu, Camera Boutique

“I was in Las Vegas two weeks ago for the first time since 2018. I had an omakase dinner at Zuma (Japanese/sushi) and it was spectacular.”

 

Eataly—Tristan Gary, Tristan Gary Designs

Tristan loves this upscale Italian food hall “because it’s great food, options for everyone to choose from and sometimes they have wine tastings!! And no joke….the security guard is very close to completing his sommelier, so if a gentleman in his mid-late 60s gives you a recommendation, get it!” 

Edge Steakhouse at the Westgate—Marisa DiSano, Delta Realty Group

“Amazing service and ambiance. I got the seafood tower, carpaccio, and the lobster and filet, and their bread was so good! One of the best meals I have ever had!”

 

Rich Ventura, Sony Electronics Professional Solutions Americas

Always Herbs and Rye for steak. Firefly for Tapas. MR CHOW for Chinese. And you can’t ever go wrong with Piero’s for Italian. The osso buco is insanely good.”

Krissy Rushing, Krushing Content

Tacos Y Tacos is way off the strip in Hendersonville, and is nothing fancy, but the best tacos al pastor I’ve ever had in my life! I’m also dying to experience the goth-vibe at Vanderpump à Paris, which is supposed to be like a rainy day in the city. Some of the food even comes to the table, weirdly, in a bird cage!” 

 

Jack-in-the-Box, David Silkin, Digital Sales Group Metro

“Jack-in-the-box just south of Mandalay Bay. Two tacos for a buck and a half. Open 24/7 and you don’t have to tip the maître d’ to get a good table.” 

Jayson Savage, Sony Electronics

“I like the downtown spots: Le Thai and Carson Kitchen (pictured). Le Thai has a short rib fried rice that is pretty tough to beat. Carson Kitchen has a solid mix. I really like the chicharron with smoked honey. Bars? I’m going Frankie’s Tiki Room, Velveteen Rabbit, Herbs and Rye, or Downtown Cocktail Room. All legit spots!”

 

Delmonico Steakhouse (Venetian), Jesse Silva, The ProView Audio Video Experience

“My favorite place with amazing service. Make a reservation and be sure to try your steak “Au Poivre.” The Caeser Salad is amazing and made fresh tableside. Oh and do yourself and anyone having dinner with you a huge favor and try the Bone-In Bacon!!!” (Shown to the right.) 

 

Katye’s Picks

“Piero’s, recommended by Rich Ventura above, is also one of my favorite spots and is right across the street from the Convention Center. It’s been there forever so it has a very cool history (think mobsters, celebrities, general intrigue). We are headed here for martinis with Alison Maxson of PPDS. It’s a ritual of hers and we’re excited to clink glasses!” 

“Heather Sidorowicz (Southtown Audio Video), her husband Bryan, my husband John, and I are eating at Amalfi at Caesar’s Palace before seeing Sting on Friday night. He’s been on my bucket list to see. We tried to go when his residency there was first announced, but then COVID hit and that was put on hold. Excited to see him live finally, and in a venue like Caesar’s. About Amalfi? Never been but we hear it’s fabulous.”

“For our Thai food fix we’re going to check out Lemongrass at ARIA. We’re hitting it up on Monday night with our friend Rodrigo Torres Guzman, who we met in Amsterdam at the Marriott where we stayed and where he worked in the restaurant during the time ISE was in Amsterdam. Rodrigo is now in the AV biz with a company called Visual Productions (booth W657 in case anyone wants to go check ’em out. Tell him Katye sent you!).”

 

Use the hashtag #AVFoodies on social and join the conversation or email katye@kmbcomm.com to add your two cents to this blog.