THE SOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE PROFESSIONAL THANKS OUR READERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT in this first year of operations here in Southern California and we look forward to an even better 2016. We have been fortunate to bring on a number of impressive journalists covering SoCal and would like to thank each one of them for their insights and contribution to their specific areas of expertise:

LINDA DUKE for her Restaurant & Foodservice Facilities Marketing expertise; DAVID MULVIHILL with his professional insights and experiences for What’s Brewing; APRYL BRUSO with her slant on After Hours Events and Dining for “Late Night Eats for Late Night Peeps”; JEN MORRIS for her PR column for Southern California and her firsthand experiences. K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D aka Doctor Sake with his unmistakable East Eats West monthly column.

Along with several new SoCal associates and many supporters, we are on our way to make things happen. You can also look forward to our expanded coverage of SoCal to include The ACF Chefs organizations of Southern California. Thank you once again to your readership and continued support…

MIKE FRYER Sr. Editor/Publisher