Buckle up for a Random Reveal with Jon Bross, VJ’s media director and possibly our best chance at beating Bobby Flay in a cook-off. Jon uses his more than 25 years of media planning and buying experience to guide our media team to deliver the best advertising strategies in the business. Simply put, no one knows how to pair the message with the media better than Jon.
Alright, alright, enough stanning. Onto his Random Reveal!
You’re going on a road trip. Where are you headed?
I’m typically headed to the first area that is significantly different from the place I’m leaving. Changing scenery offers me a different perspective and that feeling of escape, even if it’s only for a short time.
If you could bring back an artist from the past for one last show, who would it be?
Elvis Presley, he died when I was six and I was a big fan at the time. He inspired me to play guitar at a young age and I would have loved to see him in his prime.
You’re going toe-to-toe in a cook-off with Bobby Flay, and you pick the dish. What are you making?
Standing Elk Rib Roast. I figure Bobby is a city guy and wild game is going to be my only competitive advantage, FTW.
If you’ve ever had a celebrity encounter, who was it?
I went to see the original Batman movie in 1989, a 3 p.m. matinee in Milwaukee. Sitting in front of me were four guys with a lot of hair, not all that unusual in 1989. However, I was holding tickets to see Metallica for later that night, and immediately realized I had the full band sitting directly in front of me! Thirty seconds before the end of the movie, they subtly break for the emergency exit, so I followed and jumped on the tour bus for autographs.
What is the best form of potatoes?
Without a doubt, it is a potato dumpling under a thick blanket of gravy. Rooted in Sweden and Germany… My great-grandfather from Czech had carried this version of the recipe to the United States and it is still a favorite food for our entire extended family.
What’s Denver’s best-kept secret?
I don’t live in Denver, but the award-winning Chef Alex Seidel of Fruition is a Wisconsin guy and offers a fine dining menu that includes Walleye, Cheese & Pabst. All staples of the Midwest, it’s an excellent restaurant.
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