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Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown was on site for the 5th annual Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival, and what a show it was! A full Foodie Biz spread is Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Any successful restaurant—and really any business entity in general—boils back down to its people. As an owner, manager, head chef or any other authoritative figure, the power is in Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Photos by David Mulvihill and Taylor Peck Multiple awards winners:   Clockwise from front: Brandon Fender (The Good Beer Co), Kyle Giannuzzi (Brewery X), Brian Rauso (Green Cheek), Rick Smets (Stereo), Brian Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Nov 1, 2018

Product Review

Ambros Banana Whiskey Southern Nevada-based Derby Spirits has released the first-of-its-kind Ambros Banana Whiskey, using premium-aged whiskey infused with 100% real bananas, with no artificial flavors, preservatives, ‘natural’ flavoring, fruit Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2018

Goose Island Remains Committed to Chicago and Good Beer

Tim Faith discussing his beer - photos by Pat Evans More than seven years ago, the beer world was shaken by the Anheuser-Busch deal to purchase Chicago’s Goose Island.  The impact Read more ›

Pat Evans on Nov 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Your back door is where you do a very important segment of your business–it’s where you order and receive your product. And it’s where restaurants bleed cash.  To fix this, Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Nov 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

There is a significant amount of discussion these days on diversity in the workplace. In my humble opinion, it comes down to how each of us as individuals view Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Nov 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Showcases Fine Food, Drink and Celebrity Chef Extravagance The 5th annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival may have just found Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2018

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Without question, the further we delve back into history, the probability of there being inaccuracies and/or lost and missing records or dates becomes greater. We know this! For example, Read more ›

Max Solano on Nov 1, 2018

Chef Talk

I’ve recently been pondering a trip to the Mediterranean, especially Greece, so I’ve started eating at all of the Greek restaurants in town to start getting a taste for Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

2019 Entertainment Highlights Celine Dion’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will end June 8. James Taylor joined by his All-Star Band will have a 12-show run there April 17-May 11. Puddles Pity Party featuring America’s Got Talent singing clown Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

It’s that time of year again! The days and months just seem to go by faster and faster with each passing year. The fall/winter decorations have begun coming out, Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2018

Hot Off the Grill

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional recently attended the Celebration of Life for Robin Leach hosted by The Venetian-Palazzo Resort and attended by hundreds of Robin’s friends, family and Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Atmosphere is without a doubt one of your restaurant’s biggest selling points. Just as you’d modernize your menu to meet your guests’ evolving taste, updating your restaurant’s overall look Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Photos by David Mulvihill   Anniversaries + Outstanding Breweries Given the plethora of breweries that now populate Southern California, most months mark one or more anniversaries for resident craft breweries. August brought Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Oct 1, 2018

The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar

Photos courtesy The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar   Situated in the suburban Orange County community of Rancho Santa Margarita, The Blind Pig Kitchen + Bar might appear to have an Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Many restaurants fail because they simply failed to plan. How do you avoid failure—small or epic? It’s simple really. You plan for success. You put yourself and your restaurant in Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Oct 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

We all know that you “get more flies with honey than vinegar”—but can we actually embrace that concept? It may be second nature to focus on what went wrong Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Oct 1, 2018

| Foodie Biz |

San Diego Spirits Festival Celebrates 10th Year Downtown The San Diego Spirits Festival saw another successful year in the Port Pavilion on the San Diego Harbor. An intimate event in Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 1, 2018

Product Review

Origin Gin After a year of record growth in 2017, the St. Louis-based 4 Hands Brewing Co. recently celebrated its 6th anniversary by branching out from beer to distilling, launching Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2018

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