Hello Vino has participated in a few expos, attended some conferences, and presented our work to industry folks interested in mobile. We met Brady Sadler and Justin Griffin of dishKarma at the 2010 Boston Wine Expo and chatted about food, wine, and business.
The dishKarma goal is to improve individual dining experiences by developing a unique recommendation engine that takes the guesswork out of not only where to eat, but more importantly what to order. You begin by creating your personal menu through the dishKarma site or mobile application. Add as many of your favorite dishes as you can remember, course by course, from restaurants around the world. Each time you experience a remarkable new dish, add it to your menu so you can share and compare it with others. Your menu will constantly evolve based on new discoveries and suggestions from the dishKarma community. Say you’re wandering the streets and want a burger. You could stop someone on the street, search Google on your cell or tap into a restaurant review site…or…try dishKarma which will suggest the best place to find that burger based on the dishes you’ve enjoyed in the past, or offer recommendations from your friends and community members.
The dishKarma blog offers short videos of chefs, foodies, and personalities sharing their “Ultimate Meal.” Past videos include Gary Vaynerchuk, KISS 108 radio personality and host of TV Diner, Billy Costa…and Hello Vino :)
My Ultimate Meal with Wine Pairings:
Bread, Cheese and olive oil – Countryside farmhouse, Florence, Italy
Wine Pairing: Chianti
Mushroom Risotto - Brookstone Grill, Derry, New Hampshire
Wine Paiting: Dry Merlot
Pad Tai and Sushi - Ruby Foo’s Time Square, NYC
Wine Pairing: Semi-Dry Riesling
Porterhouse steak and creamed spinach – Gibbet Hill Grill, Groton, MA
Wine Pairing: Pinot Noir
Table-side s’mores - Unwine’d, Vancouver, BC
Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon
Jim from Hello Vino