Restaurant Editor Ben Brown attended Qdoba’s ‘United by Flavor’ campaign launch. The Mexican fast-casual chain celebrates its custom burritos, tacos and bowls with free guacamole, queso and in this case, luchadores. Find out if any epic wrestling matches, or more likely, great tastes ensued in Ben’s Foodie Biz column.

Chaine des Rotisseurs Las Vegas Chapter held its traditional Christmas Induction Ceremony and Champagne Dinner hosted by the Mandalay Bay and held at their Convention Center. Celeb chefs included Rick Moonen and Charlie Palmer, pictured here with SGWS’ Larry Ruvo and his daughter Lauren. 

December had us enjoying the 10th anniversary of CarneVino inside The Palazzo Las Vegas. We were able to get a shot with three of the movers & shakers for the evening, who were Owner-Partner Joe Bastianich, famed butcher Dario Cecchini from the Tuscan village of Panzano and SGWS’ Michael Severino.