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Anthony Martorina
Worked at Pinnacle Systems
Attended DePaul University
Lives in Chicago, IL
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#Google #LocalGuides #Chicago let's do this!!!
 
This September, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to earn your right to party. Now announcing our Local Guides Community Challenge → goo.gl/eR8hcX #PartyOnLG
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It's #nationalburgerday so why not celebrate with this beauty from AMK Kitchen Bar in #Chicago. It's a simple & fantastic #burger with great taste. 
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Panini's in #Italy are so good. This sandwich was very tasty & perfectly toasted with fresh basil, prosciutto, fresh shaved Parmesan, fresh mozzarella & tomato. #foodie #panini 
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#CulinaryFightClub served up #Bacon for this months #TasteBudChallenge It was a classic Chef Fight as 3 chefs threw down to win the Golden Ticket for the #WorldFoodChampionships Don't miss another month we door again on Aug 20...join in on the fun & raise money for #Fight2Feed charity. +CULINARY Fight Club +Fight2Feed OTS TV 
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The search for America's best food cities: #Chicago http://ow.ly/O8kU6
Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema continues his tour of America's dining capitals in the Windy City, where tacos take top-billing in a town better known for Italian beef sandwiches and deep-dish pizza.
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Google is kicking off a month-long challenge to inspire Local Guides worldwide to explore new places. The top 3 communities with the most active reviewers this September will be invited to an epic event in their hometown. Spread the word using #PartyOnLG and let's win this for Chicago. 
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On the beach in Marina di #Modica #Sicily celebrating St. Lorenzo Night of the Shooting Stars 
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#SixsteenCandlesBand rocked the Wrigntwood stage at #TasteofLincolnAve in #Chicago & then they rocked +Kings County Tap with the official after party. Cheers to Summer! #kingscountytap 
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I am cooking up some +Big Fork Brands #bacon sausage on a stage demo with +CULINARY Fight Club and +Fight2Feed OTS TV. it has never smelled better in a convention center. 
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Social Influencer, Spokesperson, Film Producer
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  • Pinnacle Systems
    Product Specialist / Consultant, 1996 - 2012
    Spokesperson and Product Specialist for broadcast and consumer products. Presenting film editing products at major trade shows and product roadshows around the world. Additional duties included product testing, hosting webinars, & producing training videos.
  • AVID Technology
    Product Specialist / Consultant, 2005 - 2012
    Delivering compelling presentations to audiences on film editing software around the world.
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Anthony Martorina has worked for 18+ years as a Film/Video Consultant and Spokesperson for major companies including AVID, Pinnacle Systems, Adobe, NewTek, JVC Broadcasting, Video Media, HP/Compaq and Broadcast Pix. Anthony has spoken international for major trade shows including the National Association of Broadcasters, International Broadcasting Convention and Singapore Expo to name a few. His presentations bring a mix of humor and technical expertise when it comes to the world of film editing.

Anthony Martorina has also dived into Social Media over the past few years with an interest in Food and Events.  As a long time on line restaurant reviewer and a home chef, Anthony feels right at home when talking about cooking and entertaining. He currently is a Judge for the live food competition called Culinary Fight Club and also a Moderator at Food Travelist supporting a weekly Twitter Chat. Anthony enjoys the ever expanding culinary world and is excited to see what the future holds.
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Survived 18 hours on a flight from Hong Kong to Chicago
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  • DePaul University
    Media Communications, Business, 1988 - 1992
  • Gordon Tech High School
    College Prep, 1984 - 1998
  • St. Pascal
    A,B,C's and 1,2,3's, 1976 - 1984
    The Basics...writing, adding and subtracting!
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This is no longer a Banco Popular. They sold all of there locations to First Midwest. I have no ideas why banks sell. It just seems so stupid unless the bank is totally mismanaged and losing money. The location has a parking lot and actual tellers who can assist you. I have always found the staff to be helpful and nice. Anytime I have had an issue they have figured out a way to fix it.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This is a nice big library. I often forget that this location is here. They have parking in the back but you might have to search for a spot because it is often packed. Libraries are important to the community because they provide things that other places don't. It's a shelter for children who's parents aren't at home after school. It can be a warming or cooling station for those who do not have those luxuries at home. It can provide internet to those who can't afford it. Finally it contains knowledge through its books and other resources. That can be empowering to some people. I believe sometimes it's good to put down the smart phone and pick up a book.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This gas station is sometimes a little higher in price then the gas station across the street. I typically go to the location with the cheaper price. If you do grab gas here just make sure you watch your back. Someone is always sharing a story with me or wants to pump my gas. I just want to get gas. I'm not coming in to get hassled. I only come here when my tank is really low and I'm desperate for gas.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Come for the beer but leave before your food arrives. This place has terrible food. I honestly do not know why people even order food here. Our crab balls were incredibly fishy. I personally don't like eating seafood that tastes like the sea and I believe the quality was lacking on this particular dish. I would also stay away from the fried calamari. It was just kind of blah. I'm sure it was frozen because I make fresh calamari at home and this didn't look like it was fresh. The only app I can recommend is the Southwestern Egg Rolls. These were really good but what deep fried food doesn't taste amazing with some bar beer. Speaking of beer it doesn't get any fresher then this. They brew it here, so shipping is not charged. I wish we had just stuck to the beer. Next time I come back and I mean if I come back it's only for beer. My entree was terrible. My tuna was dry and it had a weird color inside when I sliced in. My friend also remarked to me that my tuna looked strange. My fish also came with a side of garlic fries. These use to be my favorite but not after this trip. The garlic fries were missing one key ingredient & that was garlic. How does a franchise screw up their garlic fries? I'm not sure nor am I coming back to find out.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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This isn't the best pizza in the world but it's always there for me in an emergency. I love the sauce. It has a nice sweet taste that compliments the toppings. Some places charge an arm & a leg for pizza but this place is reasonable when compared with the others. Pizza can be a high profit money maker considering I can create the same product at home for dollars. So if you're looking for a good tasting affordable pizza, then this is your place. When you call ask them about the "Bella's Carryout Special", I'm not sure if they are still doing it but it never seems to go away. You'll get a deal on your pizza & a 2 liter of soda. It doesn't hurt to ask.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
If you're looking for classic Italian food in a casual & relaxed place then this is it. This place is a neighborhood gem and I've been eating here for close to 20 years. It reminds me of the family cafés you would find in Italy. So pack up the family or bring a date because it's time to go Italian.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
When I am working at the Las Vegas Convention Center this is the only place I ever eat lunch at. This review is entirely for the offsite location they have at the LVCC lower South Hall. If you find yourself on the convention floor and your looking for an authentic & delicious Indian meal, then I highly recommend this place. The food is always fresh and it uses the finest of spices and ingredients. I can really taste it and I love it when I find a whole chunk of spice. This tells me that the dish was made with love. I've also been lucky enough to meet the owner. He is a really nice guy. His love for cooking really shows in his food. The tastes are so amazing. On my last trip to Vegas I ate all of this over three days for lunch: Chicken Curry, Lamb Tikka Masala, Sag Aloo, Navrathan Korma, Chicken Karahi, Lamb Vindaloo, Dal Makhani, Gajjar Aloo, Chicken Makhani, Lamb Rogan Josh, Tadka Dal & Mixed Vegetable. That seems like a lot of food but trust me it was all portion controlled. I want to point out that the lamb is really tender and juicy. If you're not a lamb person you will be after eating here. And don't forget to wash it all down with a Mango Lassi. Eating lunch here is the highlight of my convention life and I can hardly wait until my next business trip back. This place is totally a favorite of mine and I hope you will fall in love with it too.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago