He’s Irish. She’s Italian. Both are excellent on camera and great to work with.
Sean and Cathy Cummings chef-it-up every other month with the OPUBCO video crew. We keep a small footprint, usually 2-3 people running a two-camera set-up. The videos are released twice a month on NewsOK.com. And they can be watched at Buy For Less’ web site and YouTube page. Also they can be viewed on the many screens inside the Buy For Less Locations.
We usually tape four episodes per session. Today we cranked out nine, including five :15 clips that will play on the Buy For Less screens promoting their new cheese section.
Click on the diagram to the right for a larger view of the set, located just outside the Buy For Less deli.
Here are a few recent Gourmet Grille videos from Sean and Cathy.
And yes, that first segment involved donuts. Really low-fat, healthy donuts of course! With bacon. And sprinkles.
I ran into Sean Cummings last night at the Buy For Less on NW Expressway in NW OKC. Up to his elbow in flour, Cummings was in the bakery cheffing up bread in preparation of today’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Vito’s and Sean Cummings Irish Pub on North May and Grand.
Cummings said he was set to appear on this morning’s OKC Fox morning show around 5 am, then would work until 2 am at the Pub, then wind up buying his crew breakfast as they cleaned up until 5 am.
Long day for Cummings, but that’s good news for the rest of us. Last year, Cummings threw quite the party in the parking lot at the previous location further north on May. We’ll see if the weather cooperates today for an outside celebration.
McNellie’s told me a few weeks ago they planned a big truck with Guinness taps to accommodate today’s beer drinkers and that they planned to block off an area of the street in MidTown at NW 10th and Walker.
Did you know Guinness has a seasonal, lighter beer call 250? Much lighter in taste, not bad at all.
Call it a wake. Call it a party. Call it clever.
Sean Cummings led some faithful friends and customers down N May Avenue in Oklahoma City today. He led them on a short parade from its former location to its new home, right next to his wife Cathy’s restaurant, Vito’s Ristorante.
Why simply close and reopen/resurface down the street? Why not reward your friends and faithful with a party, an event, a good time, something for all to remember?
Looked like fun. Looked like a lot of pennies.
I shot this with a Sony HVR A1U and was very disappointed with the results. Had the auto focus on, which is sometimes a good idea with this camera, but not today. Also, the wind sock was missing when I picked up the camera over the weekend. You’ll notice the wind noise since this was mostly shot outdoors.
Working with the Canon 7D will spoil you.
Shot the latest four segments in our Gourmet Grille at Buy For Less series to begin the day. Sean (Sean Cummings’ Irish Restaurant and Pub) and Cathy (Vito’s Ristorante) Cummings were in rare form this morning. They cheffed up two soups, some scallops and a pepper crusted steak.
Caught up with the Food Dude, The Oklahoman’s food editor, Dave Cathey for lunch. Cathey and I discussed some of our upcoming video series, the Lunch Birds, Try This! and a Chef’s Table concept. We were joined at Rococo Restaurant & Fine Wine by owner/chef Bruce Rinehart, Iguana Grill owner/chef Ryan Parrott and Kristy Klockhart. I recommend the Rococo’s Gangster Sausage Grinder. I’d also recommend a pair of Rinehart’s always flashy pants. Next time you’re there, see for yourself.
Back at OPUBCO Studios, I interviewed the National Weather Service’s Rick Smith via Skype this afternoon. Rick is the warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Norman Forecast office. It’s going to get cold. We will do more interviews throughout the winter and spring, including tomorrow morning for an update.
May is beef month. Sean and Cathy Cummings taped four segments with us last week as part of our Buy For Less Gourmet Grille series.
Here’s the first segment, on hot dogs.