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Human Resources Insights

Some of the finest human resources (HR) teams that I have worked on, for and/or directed, all had one thing in common: a person in charge that emphasized and Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on May 9, 2020

What's Brewing

At the time of drafting this column, stay-at-home guidelines were still in place. Many of you continue your support for restaurants, pubs, breweries and bars via their to-go sales Read more ›

David Mulvihill on May 9, 2020

Foodie Biz

Photo Credit: LA Family Housing & Redbird The COVID-19 crisis has turned just about every aspect of daily life on its head, but at the same time, has shined the Read more ›

Ben Brown on May 9, 2020

The Restaurant Expert

As an industry, restaurants are very much a cash flow business. As long as sales are coming through the doors, you can pay your bills and make money. So, Read more ›

David Scott Peters on May 9, 2020

Product Review

Brewferm Belgian Beer Kits I began homebrewing in the 1980s, back when the only way you could obtain good beer was to buy expensive imported or make it yourself. I Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 9, 2020

The Bottom Line

Photo credit: Eddie Navarette Eddie Navarette, also known as ‘Fast Eddie,’ is the Founder and Chief Consultant of FE Design and Consulting. Over the past 19 years, Navarette has helped Read more ›

Ben Brown on May 9, 2020

Chef Talk

As I write this month’s column, I hope everyone is healthy and safe and know my prayers are out there for our entire country. This month I’m going to Read more ›

Allen Asch on May 9, 2020

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

EV Sauceda Medina and Sal Medina, owners of Packing House Wines. Photo Credit: Packing House Wines Here we are, another month has passed, and still going through a crisis we never Read more ›

Alice Swift on May 9, 2020

Hot Off the Grill!

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown enjoyed an evening with the Drago brothers, who collectively own and operate nearly a dozen of LA’s finest Italian eateries. Find out more about their Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 12, 2020

Human Resources Insights

Even during the darkest of times, I choose to find and hold onto a spark of hope regardless of the challenge(s). There are and will always be challenges we Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Apr 12, 2020

What's Brewing

photo credit: David Mulvihill Beware the Ides of March  On Sunday, March 15, California’s Governor Newsom held a press conference focused on managing COVID-19, the virus that has affected how we Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Apr 12, 2020

Product Review

Sierra Nevada Strainge Beast Everyone knows Sierra Nevada as a pioneer of US craft brewing, which has produced nearly every beer style in the past 40 years, but this drink Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 12, 2020

Foodie Biz

Photo Credit: Ben Brown and The Plot Drago Brothers Celebrate Continued Reign Over LA’s Italian Food Scene Celestino, Tanino, Calogero and Giacomino Drago have owned and operated some of Los Angeles’ Read more ›

Ben Brown on Apr 12, 2020

The Restaurant Expert

This pandemic, COVID-19 virus, is crippling our industry. My heart goes out to you as you worry about your employees, your vendors, your family and your community. I know Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Apr 12, 2020

The Bottom Line

Photo credit: Lawry’s Ryan Wilson is a fourth-generation Lawry’s executive, leading the brand’s marketing, strategy, finance and operational growth. Beginning his career as an entry-level cook, Wilson has risen up Read more ›

Ben Brown on Apr 12, 2020

Brett's Vegas View

LAS VEGAS IS ‘ON HOLD’ Over the years, Las Vegas has had to conquer many challenges, but the Coronavirus pandemic is by far the most overwhelming. In just one week Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Apr 12, 2020

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

In December of 2019, the first COVID-19 case appeared in Wuhan, China. A mere 4 months later, the severe respiratory disease caused by the virus has now traveled to Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 12, 2020

Twinkle Toast

Photo credit:  Justyna Hrabska As the month of April brings focus to the ways in which we can nurture the planet that gives us so much, we thought it would Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Apr 12, 2020

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Photo Credit: Max A. Solano Without question, this is one of my favorite times of the year! Why? Because, for me, March usually brings many bounties that I thoroughly enjoy Read more ›

Max Solano on Apr 12, 2020

Details on the Federal Coronavirus Relief Package

On Wednesday, March 25th, congressional leaders released the final text of their $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package. The agreement includes a dramatic expansion of unemployment insurance, a rescue fund for state Read more ›

Nevada Restaurant Association on Apr 12, 2020

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