Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Jeff Show: Great Eats Around Frankfort

Between the launch of Microsoft's Surface 2, a meeting for Bankers Life, and Casualty, and a few other events, it's been super busy around Warner AV over the past few months.

My plan was to write about a place my family loves this month, Hawaii. But then I read an article about Chicago eats the other day that changed my mind.
Chicago is a great restaurant town. Since I live in the area I never seem to write about it. But this month we are staying close to home. Meaning my favorite restaurants in the Southwest Suburbs.

Courtwrights in Willow Springs announced that after 19 years they are closing on December 31. If you have never been there, a window is closing to eat at a great restaurant. It's located on Willow Springs Road and sits up against the forest preserve, making for a pretty view on of the back of the restaurant. It’s one of those foodie places that receives great reviews all the time, and the wine list is unreal. They have more fine wine than maybe any place I have been. And it’s not cheap.

Another great place that is tucked into an old building in downtown Lockport for over 15 years is Tallgrass. Now, anybody who knows the south suburbs is going to say: Lockport, really?  Yes, really. The menu changes all the time, and they also offer a terrific wine list. They also give their customers a real fine dining experience, so be prepared to relax over a delectable dinner for at least 4 hours. It's also not cheap.

Hey, how about going to Frankfort? I go there pretty much every day. That’s Frankfort, IL by the way.

Dan McGee Restaurant is located in a strip mall on Route 30. It only has 10 tables, but what it lacks in size it makes up in menu. They change the menu often to keep things fresh. Be sure to try whatever they offer as the special. I promise you it will be great. And again, it’s not cheap.

What would Frankfort be without Chef Klaus’s Bier Stube. It’s been there for as long as I can remember. And that my friend is a long time. OK so it’s German; and go figure, it’s an institution. Harry loved it. And it’s not expensive.

I'm getting ready to head up to Canada. I imagine next month will be how to get to Saskatoon and what that's like. I get all the good stuff.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jeff Warner on CEOIntroNet

"By the end of the event people are talking to each other, and I think that's why these corporations spend thousands of dollars on these meetings."

Jeff Warner had the pleasure of sharing his insights on trends in meetings and events, and how technology has changed in the audio visual industry for corporate meetings and trade shows over the last 30 years.

Click here to watch the entire interview. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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