SoCal Food & Beverage Professional staff Drew and Lisa Matney, pictured on the left side in the photo, recently visited Las Vegas and covered the Lip Smacking Foodie Tours “Boozy Brunch Tour” and report a great time was had by all! Report to follow next issue.

On a recent tour of Caesars Forum Shops, SoCalF&B Pro Sr. Editor Mike Fryer caught up with Sushi Roku’s GM Johnny Seo, who had much news to share with us. For locals visiting Sushi Roku, park at the Forum Parking just off Las Vegas Blvd. and get free validation. Thanks, Johnny!

With comfort food on the mind amidst the winter season, Restaurant Editor Ben Brown ventured across Southern California in search of great American comfort food. His findings were plentiful and delicious, with craft beer and wildly creative recipes abounding. PB&J burger a la mode anyone? Check out Ben’s Foodie Biz column to track his findings from L.A.’s South Bay to Pasadena and Ventura.