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 needed to recount the tales of homemade flamethrowers, liquid nitrogen explosions, foie gras cream puffs and more.

The World’s Largest Gin & Tonic made with Empress 1908 Gin was recently prepared at the Palms Casino and certified by Guinness Book of World Records. The record-breaking event was held in conjunction with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, the United States Bartenders’ Guild and Keep Memory Alive and Brain Health Awareness Month.