2008 TTZ Media Affiliate Dinner


On the last day of CES, I took the affiliates of TTZ Media to dinner. The dinner was originally scheduled for the Bouchon Restaurant at the Venetian, but they were unable to accommodate a party of 17 people during a CES night. Next on the list was Envy Steakhouse, but again, nothing was open. When you have a party of ten or more people, you have to go through the restaurant’s private dining division. What that generally means is the menu becomes a set-menu (no more 22oz Porterhouse) and the price skyrockets.

With over 140,000 people in Vegas for the CES, finding a place on short notice turned out to be a lot harder than I thought. In the end, we went to an old standby – the Buffet at the Flamingo Hotel. It’s not as fancy as Roy’s Las Vegas (we went there last year) but it had its advantages. The first was the Flamingo gave us an entire section of the restaurant just for us. I could have invited 50 more people and there would still be room. The food at the Flamingo is very good for a buffet. I really liked the prime rib.


From left to right: Michael Kwan, Michael Larabel, Justin Koziol, Alex Billington, Jason Landals, Shawn Knight, Josh Maronde, Bob Buskirk, John Chow, Ashley Donaldson, Stephen Fung, Danny Chang, Greg Morgan, David Lin and Colin Dean.

The CES is like our family reunion. It’s the one time of the year where TTZ Media affiliates get together and have a great time. After the dinner, we all kind a mingle outside the restaurant because nobody wanted to say good bye. This was our last night at CES and we won’t be seeing each other again until next year. The number of TTZ Media affiliates that attend CES increases every year. If this keeps up, I’ll have to book out an entire restaurant soon. I had a great time partying with you guys. See you next year.

33 thoughts on “2008 TTZ Media Affiliate Dinner”

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    Thanks for the invite John, we had a great time at the dinner… and wow, I didn’t know Bob could eat so much!! He sure earned his dinner hah

    Can’t wait til next year!

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Yeah, it was good meeting you Shawn. It’s almost surreal meeting some of you guys in real life, after having followed your online exploits for a while.

      1. Meeting people that you follow through blogs is very cool, but it tends to blow all of your pre-conceptions out of the water fast though doesn’t it.

  2. David Chew says:

    Looks like your all are enjoying. πŸ˜€

    1. Yeah it looks like a nice crowd having fun, with daddy in the middle πŸ˜›

  3. Jacky Supit says:

    wow.. long time no see Stephen Fung photo here on johnchow.com, and now you looks so… manly dude.

    did you go to movember or something πŸ™‚

  4. It looks like a cool gang out there. But is there only one lady among gents? πŸ™‚ Lucky her!

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Two, actually. Sarah is the one with the camera.

  5. Hey John,
    Just got to tell you that I really do enjoy reading your blog. Looks like you all had a great time.

    I love Las Vegas and got married there at The Little Church of The West … My wife and I go back as often as possible. Lots of fun. Love the pictures of all the food. Time for us to go back I think.

    Take Care,
    The Blues Blogger

  6. It sure is a good reward after a year of hard, labour work. There is a time for slaving and there is definitely a time to pop the wine.
    Well then, after that dinner, more expectations are demanded from those who attended the affair. As they say, 100% reward in exhange for 100 times of effort. Jus kidding… πŸ˜†

  7. Great Dinner! Maybe you should invite all the affiliates on your network next time 😈

  8. Ronald Su says:

    Looks like a very fun time for you guys. Count me in in the near future! 😎

  9. Looks great, and as always another awesome post. That is why your are the man!!

  10. How much was the bill? 😎

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Buffet is about $20 a person if I’m not mistaken.

      1. David Chew says:

        Is cheap and worth. πŸ˜€

  11. How i wish i could join you all for the party. Too bad, too far away to join you guys. Anyway congrats to all ttz people! πŸ˜‰

  12. deejay says:

    congrats to john, and the rest of his gang of ttz peoples! πŸ˜†

  13. Was a blast as usual. See you guys next year, although I might join you for DotCom Pho one Saturday when I’m out in Vancouver.

  14. CAR says:

    John- excuse this, but your site fucking sucks. you post about stupid reviews you got paid for that are all bull shit like Agoloco or w.e. you post about your stupid fear factor type sushi dinners, and affiliates. no helpful info on here, i think the best thing on your site is the lambo on top. How you became successful is amazing, you write about stupid shit, like you’re dinner or queer light shows. Every post is dinner, or some fake website you review or try and spam us, why do people read about your stupid shit. people need to get a life then read about what you got this time at this sushi place, or what new make money trick do you have now. have you noticed all your posts have poor ratings.

    1. Matthew says:

      If you don’t like the site then why bother posting your upset remarks here? It seems your time would be far better spent worrying about your own site rather then the welfare of John Chow.

    2. Joshua says:

      Man, you are sooo right. You said what 99% of us are way too scared to say.

      John Chow has to STOP POSTING.

      I think we should start a petition and send it to Google. They can get him removed from the internet right?


  15. CAR says:

    and stop the photos of you’re revenge of the nerd friends.

  16. Contest Beat says:

    Where’s the CPM stats!?

  17. Icelebpics says:

    looks like you guys had a nice dinner
    gj every1 at ttz media πŸ™‚

  18. Sounds like u have there great time, does dinner taste good this time? πŸ™‚

  19. Looked like a nice dinner John.

  20. Looks like you all ‘CHOW’d down some good food (pun intended) and had a good time ❗

  21. enovator says:

    Hopefully I will be there next year John…. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  22. Kabatology says:

    Money talks and bullshit walks eh….

  23. Eva White says:

    You guys are on a party roll………..
    Good to see such lively pictures of all of you’ll

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