Restaurant Editor Benjamin Brown got to preview Farmer Boys’ new location in Hollywood. This fast-growing fast-casual chain has been doing farm-to-table for 35 years, and is riding the trend’s exploding popularity while keeping most of its menu under $10. What does that kind of menu look like, and how does a franchise keep focus on its core values under rapid expansion? Find out more in the Ben’s column, Foodie Biz.

UNLVino this year turned out even better than expected despite the typhoon wind and some rain forcing two events to be moved indoors. One of the founders of UNLVino was onsite to meet and greet guests and suppliers as well as our very good friend Josie Razook, HUG International LLC GM/Co-owner, who is pictured here at her booth with UNLVino Founder Larry Ruvo.

March was a very busy month in Las Vegas for the Food & Beverage Industry and one of the highlights of the UNLVino events was Sake Fever held at the Red Rock Resort featuring hundreds of sake, with Japanese wines, beers and various small bites from some of the best Japanese restaurants in Las Vegas.

Guests were also entertained by Taiko drummers, Kabuki dancers, Japanese cosplay and the artful presentation of a 250-pound tuna becoming sashimi. And in this photo, happy guests show their gratitude!