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Hot Off the Grill!

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown ventured to The Conference Room in the heart of Silicon Beach, Playa Vista. It’s clear that no corporate boardroom can compete with this venue, sporting Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Mar 18, 2020

The Bottom Line

The Restaurant Producer: Jerry Prendergast, Prendergast & Associates Ben BrownMar 15, 2020 Photo credit: Prendergast & Associates Jerry Prendergast, Founder of restaurant consulting firm Prendergast and Associates, has been a driving force Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 18, 2020

What's Brewing

photo credit: David Mulvihill SoCal Fairs/Professional Craft Beer Competitions  Southern California now has at least three major international commercial beer competitions that give brewers a chance to put their best beers Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Mar 18, 2020

Foodie Biz

Photo Credit: Ben Brown and The Plot The Conference Room: Authentic Global Fusion in Playa Vista To fully experience The Conference Room, it’s important to understand the story of the chef Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 18, 2020

Restaurant Expert

The big question when looking to open any new business is, "How much is this going to cost me?" Which also becomes the question of, "Do I have enough Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Mar 18, 2020

Human Resources Insights

Having your ear (and a door) open to what is going on at your workplace is probably one of the most essential leadership skills that you, as a manager Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Mar 18, 2020

Chef Talk

After writing last month about empanadas, specifically the pasties, I continued my research into the origin of foods as well as the requirements for calling foods certain names.  I was Read more ›

Allen Asch on Mar 18, 2020

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment Pitbull returns for the sixth year with five performances of his new residency “Pitbull–Get Ready Vegas” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, April 22, 24-25 and Sept. 10-11.  Adam Lambert, American Idol star and Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Mar 18, 2020

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

It’s always been a well-known fact that in the restaurant business, beverages are the big moneymaker, in particular, soft drinks. The business’ cost to purchase the flavors and equipment Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 18, 2020

Twinkle Toast

Photo credit: Paul Empson We recently had the privilege to interview Tara Empson, the tenacious, young CEO of Empson & Co. Her portfolio is nearly 50 years old and was Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Mar 18, 2020

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

As St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaches, it, just like other “holidays,” sometimes takes on other meanings in addition to what they originated as. March 17th is a day of Read more ›

Max Solano on Mar 18, 2020

The Bottom Line

Dave Eldredge serves as the Director of Marketing for Elite Restaurant Group, owner of Slater’s 50/50, Daphne’s Mediterranean, Paxti’s Pizza and Gigi’s Cupcakes. This longtime restaurant veteran (literally…he served Read more ›

Ben Brown on Feb 17, 2020

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

With a blink of an eye, 2019 has come and gone, and we are well on our way into 2020. I have some friends that regularly ask me for Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 17, 2020

The Restaurant Expert

If you really want to be in the restaurant business or you’re trying to remember why you got into it in the first place, I feel your pain. It’s Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Feb 17, 2020

Human Resources Insights

Just as important as maintaining your own personal health by eating right, exercising and getting enough rest is the value of keeping your workforce happy and healthy! As we Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Feb 17, 2020

Chef Talk

I recently went out for lunch and ended up in a shop that sold Cornish pasties. The first time I saw the sign I thought maybe there was a Read more ›

Allen Asch on Feb 17, 2020

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment Bill Burr, actor, comedian and podcast host, has a 2020-2021 residency at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan beginning with Saturday dates March 21 and June 20.  ZZ Top with three original band Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Feb 17, 2020

Product Review

The Bruery Ruekeller Helles The Bruery has long been one of my all-time favorite breweries, as I quite enjoy their Belgian-style, sour and wild ale offerings. So I was a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 17, 2020

Twinkle Toast

George and Maximilian Riedel. Photo credit: Riedel While the majority of wine drinkers probably don’t put much thought into selecting the vessel with which to consume their wine, the Riedel family Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Feb 17, 2020

Front & Back of the House

Photo credit: Wild Roots Sometimes, naivete pays off! When Chris Joseph was first “marketing” his natural infused vodkas and seeking startup funds, he made some good mistakes. Having finally secured Read more ›

Gael Hees on Feb 17, 2020

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