Why I Joined the “#BlueGloveGroup” and Took My Act to Vegas by Chef Mick Brown

Blue Man Group
Experiencing the “Blue Man Group” show in Vegas is on my Top 5 List of “Things You Can’t Unsee”. (In a good way)

While I would love to turn it into a show or a musical, the “Blue Glove Group” may not be appearing in Las Vegas anytime soon. At least not on stage… I dedicated a recent trip to Sin City to promoting a new brand of biodegradable disposable gloves to local restaurants on and off the strip. Despite the current strike from an important sector of the local Culinary Workers Union, people seem to warm up to the idea. The gloves, made by green industry upstart company EcoGloves, are color coded for added convenience.

#BlueGloveGroup QR Code or use CHEFMICK Promo Code for 25% Off
#BlueGloveGroup QR Code or use CHEFMICK Promo Code for 25% Off

The Clear Gloves are available in eyebrow-raising singles packets, that may require some explanation if found in a pocket by your spouse. They also come in boxes of 100 and are perfectly safe to add to your natural compost for home kitchens. The Pink and Blue gloves are streamlined for commercial use in kitchens, salons, medical offices and anywhere disposable gloves are in use . While more protective for hands, and discarded with regular trash, they biodegrade from landfills within 3 years (unlike their white latex counterparts).

Chef Mick in Las Vegas
While in Vegas to promote Blue Gloves, this guy offered Chef Mick a Beer.

I know- no one person or business is responsible for the billions of disposable gloves that end up in landfills each year. However, we can all play a small part in the solution. Just to be sure, though biodegradable, the Blue Nitrile Gloves are 3x more puncture protective and more resistant than natural rubber to chemicals, oils and acids. Yet the subscription price is not only competitive, but more inexpensive than many food and medical grade disposable gloves.

#ChefMick #BlueGloveGroup #BurbankBoysandGirlsClub
Even the lucky Blue Gloves couldn’t help Chef Mick at Blackjack at Burbank Boys and Girls Club Casino Night 2023.

So with these benefits in mind, I took a little info gathering/sharing tour of a few local restaurants in Las Vegas. Of course, I also took the opportunity to try some the off-the-Strip cuisine. The first visit was to a place known for their Chicken and Waffles, which also benefit from their generous choice of condiments and sauces like the Sautéed Onion Gravy.

Fried Chicken Breakfast Las Vegas
Chef Mick had to try this this Fried Chicken Breakfast while in Las Vegas for the #BlueGloveGroup.

The next place had to have some of the best fresh baked Homestyle Biscuits I have ever tasted, and they are known for their famously spiritual and inspirational Gift Shops.

This last one is especially notable because the staff was already seen wearing blue disposable gloves. Could it be? Nah. They were as receptive to helping the environment as they were to throwing down some of the best Bacon Cheeseburgers to locals. Their version of Philly Cheesesteak was pretty authentic, but also benefits from a little hot sauce or steak sauce.

This Vegas Off Strip Philly CheeseSteak was made with Blue Gloves!
This Vegas Off Strip Philly CheeseSteak was made with Blue Gloves!

BlueGloveGroup Restaurants Las Vegas
Promising to see Blue Gloves at work in Las Vegas. Soon to be part of #BlueGloveGroup?

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It might be helpful to add that along with helping BBQRESCUES!, the Eco Gloves company also plants a tree for each new order with the help of #Greenspark and #EdenReforestationProjects. They are also partnered with #PlasticBank that help rescue general plastic waste from countries and areas hardest hit by this pollution crises.

Happy Shopping! …Especially for that Environmentalist “Who Has Everything” on your Holiday Gift List.


Greenspark- https://www.getgreenspark.com/

Eden Reforestation Projects- https://www.edenprojects.org/

Plastic Bank- https://plasticbank.com/

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#Sunday #KosherBBQ #Chicken #SantaMonicaKosherMarket # WestLosAngeles

Kosher Grilling Ideas & Local Eateries (Los Angeles)

byChef Mick Brown

Courtesy of http://www.BBQRESCUES.org

#SmokedWhitefish #Lox #Salmon #BBQ RESCUES #KosherBBQ.
Some people may just call it Smoked Whitefish and Lox or Salmon. Here at BBQ RESCUES, we consider it Kosher BBQ.

Where can you find the Kosher BBQ in Los Angeles? If anyone has any favorites, feel to add them to our Comments below. On June 10, 2018, I was honored to be invited to the 26th Annual Breakfast Meeting at Congregation Bais Naftoli in Los Angeles. Along with Congregation President, the event was attended by high ranking city, county and federal officials. Check below for an online printable version of the Kosher Recipe handouts prepared by the BBQ RESCUES! Foundation. Feel free to reprint and share alike.

#chefmickbrown #andrewfriedman #BBQRESCUES #CongregationBaisNaftoli #LosAngeles
Was a true pleasure to meet Andrew Friedman, President of Congregation Bais Naftoli in Los Angeles.

For the Breakfast, they served delicious Scrambled Eggs, Lox Salmon, Smoked Whitefish, Banana Blintzes, as well as was an abundances of Salad, Bagels, Cream Cheese and Fresh Fruits (& Veggies). My favorite was chomping on the Blueberries that were refreshing and in season, among other dishes.

After the Breakfast, I attended to a meeting at the West Los Angeles Farmer’s Market. Upon leaving, I couldn’t resist the unmistakable aroma of smoking BBQ.  Venturing a bit further down Santa Monica Bl., was surprised to stumble upon my first ever Kosher Street BBQ at Santa Monica Kosher Market. A Coincidence? After having just prepared flyers on the subject? Who knows… Will say I was impressed to not have to request Fresh Veggies from the Grill. They already had me covered.

#KosherBBQ #Mesquite #Chicken #GrilledVeggies #SantaMonicaKosherMarket #BBQ #Sundays
KosherBBQ- Mesquite Grilled Chicken, Grilled Veggies from Santa Monica Kosher Market “BBQ Sundays”.


TIPS: How to incorporate BBQ and more Nutrition for your Home Kosher Dishes:

Matzo ball Soup– Try wood smoking Chicken for the Broth. Grill the Carrots, Celery and even the Matzo Balls before adding with Herbs to broth.
Kosher Vegan Soup Broth and Gluten Free Matzo Balls are available online and at selected Kosher Grocery Stores.
Smoked Salmon– Home Smoked Salmon contains up to 80% less sodium than most store bought cured salmon.
Smoked Brisket– Rather than the oven, try cooking your Brisket on the Grill to add nice smoky flavor.
Pastrami- Yes pastrami! Try grilling or smoking it at home to cut down on the heavily salty and sugared brines used in store brands and certain Deli’s.
Smoked Whitefish- Is much easier to smoke at home than you may think.


Copy and Downloadable version of BBQ RESCUES! Foundation’s Tips for Kosher BBQ.


Congregation Bais Naftoli– 221 S. La Brea Ave., LA 90036  https://www.guidestar.org/profile/95-4374061

RESOURCES: Some Kosher BBQ in Los Angeles:*

Santa Monica Kosher Market- Chicken, Kabobs, Grilled Veggies every Sunday. 11540 W. Santa Monica Bl., West LA

Ta-eem Grill— Kabobs, Grilled Chicken, Beef, Rib Eye Steak. 7422 Melrose Ave. LA. http://www.ta-eemgrillinc.com
Haifa Restaurant- Grilled Schnitzel, Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Trout. 8717 W. Pico Blvd. LA http://www.haifala.com
Harrisa/Got Kosher?– Grilled Chicken, Tofu, Pulled Brisket, Sausage, Steak, Lamb and Sunday BBQ Menu. 8914 W. Pico Bl., West LA http://www.harrisala.com
Osher Restaurant- Fun new Kosher place with BBQ Burgers and Jewish Soul Food. 8657 W Pico Blvd. LA http://www.osherla.com

*List is non-sponsored, always confirm Kitchens are Kosher