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The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2017

Allegretto Vineyard Resort Welcomes Justin Picard as Executive Chef

photo courtesy Chef Justin Picard September 7, 2017 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The Allegretto Vineyard Resort, the first luxury resort in Paso Robles, is pleased to welcome esteemed culinarian Justin Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 14, 2017

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Returns to San Diego

Photos courtesy San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Southern California’s largest culinary classic, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival returns to San Diego from November 12-19, 2017. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 2, 2017

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“With the boom of Mexican fusion in 2016, wraps in their many forms, both hot and cold, are now more popular than ever and have earned their rightful place Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2017

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Restaurant Editor Ben Brown got an epic taste of Huntington Beach at Lot 579. Located right across from the pier, Lot 579 is a modern food hall that brings Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2017

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Fifty years ago, a small winery called Ste. Michelle Vintners introduced its first vintage of European-style premium wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley. It was the release Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 2, 2017

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“With the boom of Mexican fusion in 2016, wraps in their many forms, both hot and cold, are now more popular than ever and have earned their rightful place Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2017

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Last month’s SoCal Food & Beverage Pro featured the Coastal Kitchen in Dana Point visited and written by our Editorial Director Bob Barnes. It was so intriguing that our Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2017

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More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds.It’s Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2017

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Our Restaurant Editor Ben Brown had the pleasure of attending the California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara. The July event brought together esteemed California wine purveyors and local restaurants Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2017

one7 communications Wins 2017 Silver Anvil Award

Congrats to our friends and partners at one7 communications, who recently won a 2017 Silver Anvil Award at the Public Relations Society of America’s PRSA ceremony in New York Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2017

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Restaurant Editor Ben Brown visited CREAM, or ‘Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,’ to explore the dessert franchise’s array of customizable sweets. From fresh-baked cookie sandwiches to waffle sandwiches hot Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2017

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Restaurant Editor Ben Brown attended the second annual Masters of Taste on the field of Pasadena’s iconic Rose Bowl. Despite a brief but torrential downpour of rain, the event Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2017

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Restaurant Editor Benjamin Brown attended the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival, which featured an array of acclaimed speakers. Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons left and Top Chef Finalist Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 2, 2017

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 1, 2017

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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 Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Mar 1, 2017

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Restaurant Editor Ben Brown had the pleasure of attending Santa Barbara’s 6th annual Winter Wine Classic. The event took place in the heart of the city’s quaint downtown, just Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Mar 1, 2017

Duke Marketing’s Foodservice Websites Get a Refresh

Award Winning Restaurant Marketing Cookbook and LSM-U, Local Store Marketing University™ Websites Relaunch with Fresh Design, New Testimonials and VideoSan Rafael, CA, January 13, 2015 - Duke Marketing LLC©, Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2017

Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country’s Women Create Their Own Heritage

The Wine Institute of California estimates that between 15-20% of California winemakers are women, which is an increase of 5-10% from the early 1990’s. According to the Gallup Poll’s Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2017

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At CES we were able to attend a demonstration by Panasonic, a big player for years, as most of you know, in the Premium Food Service Equipment Business. They Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2017

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More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 1, 2017

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French, Italian, Pan-Asian and the rest of the major players in global cuisine dominate the SoCal restaurant world…so where does Slavic food play into the mix? Restaurant Editor Ben Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Dec 1, 2016

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We were pleased to attend ‘Sunset in the Vineyard,’ the autumn fundraiser for The Assistance League of Santa Clarita. This elegant event took place in Newhall’s Compa Vineyard, a Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Dec 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2016

Frey Distillery

Since the early days when settlers trekked across the high desert landscape and established roots in Nevada, there’salways been a pioneering spirit here.It’s this spirit that makes Frey Ranch Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 2, 2016

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

Deliver succulent smoky notes to any dish with Major Products Brand NEW Hickory and Applewood Smoke liquid seasoning.Highly versatile and big on flavor, with Major Product’s new liquid seasoning Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2016

Product Review

Niche Import Co. Welcomes Ireland to Its Portfolio!By Bob BarnesNiche Import Co. has added two Irish whiskeys from Barr an Uisce:Wicklow Rare and 1803. Barr an Uisce is a Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2016

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SGWS honored Herbs & Rye recently, who won High Production Cocktail Lounge at the Tales of the Cocktail competition in New Orleans. I had the chance to reunite with Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2016

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The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2016

Hanson of Sonoma

Excerpt used with permission fromBranding: Distilled by Cynthia Sterling , Sterling Creativeworks , Published by White Mule PressCASE STUDYFOUNDERS: Scott Hanson & Chris, Brandon, Darren and Alanna HansonESTABLISHED: 2013SPIRITS: Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 2, 2016

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With Major’s NEW aromatic range of bases take a sensorial journey to the orient and beyond in seconds. For fresh, quick and tasty recipe inspiration, look no further than Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2016

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On a recent fact-finding assignment to San Diego, we were fortunate to visit Catalina Offshore Products, supplying all sorts of high-quality and sushi-grade seafood to customers around the world. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2016

Celebrating 50 Years of Robert Mondavi Winery

When Robert Mondavi opened the doors of Robert Mondavi Winery in 1966, he was driven by a belief that he could make world-class wines from the vineyards of Napa Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 2, 2016

Product Spotlight

With Major’s NEW aromatic range of bases take a sensorial journey to the orient and beyond in seconds. For fresh, quick and tasty recipe inspiration, look no further than Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2016

Orange County’s Pizzeria Sapori Receives Nod as One of the Best Pizzerias In the United States

Since opening last spring, Pizzeria Sapori has been a local favorite with Newport Beach residents and pizza lovers in Southern California. But now the family-owned pizzeria is garnering some Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2016

Power of Love Gala

Stars Celebrate Tony Bennett’s 90th Birthday at Keep Memory Alive’s 20th Annual Power of Love® Gala Event Honored Entertainment Icon and Raised Funds and Awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2016

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Last month we were very fortunate to have as our Cover Feature Christi Brinkley introducing her new line of Proseccos called Bellissima, meaning “most beautiful” or “gorgeous” in Italian, Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2016

A Supermodel Gets Into The Bubbly Business

Christie Brinkley is one of the most successful supermodels in the world. Gracing the cover of more than 500 magazines since the 1970s, her long reign at the top Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 2, 2016

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 1, 2016

Wines Du Jour with Les Kincaid

Les Kincaid has made it his life’s passion promoting Las Vegas and its food and wine industry for the last 25+ years, offering food and wine appreciation classes that Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 1, 2016

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The 6th Annual Universal Whiskey Experience at Encore Casino Resort on March 5 proved once again why it is the world’s most ultimate whiskey tasting event with table after Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Mar 1, 2016

Bowl Of Heaven

Innovative, health-casual concept featuring açaí bowls, smoothies, and juices made with superfood ingredients and plant protein opens new locations in Southern California.Orange County, California February 2015 - Bowl of Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Mar 1, 2016

SAINT MARC PUB – CAFÉ, BAKERY & CHEESE AFFINAGE

Saint Marc is a remarkable and noticeably new restaurant concept that offers exceptional, nostalgic Americana cuisine in ambient SoCal comfort. A family and pet friendly environment intentionally designed to Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 3, 2016

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Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

A World of Inspiration Awaits You at CSES2016!

If improving your business and team building are part of your New Year’s resolutions, then don’t miss the biggest event in the catering and events industry - all happening Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

Ways & Means Oyster House

FEBRUARY 2015 - Huntington Beach Ways & Means Oyster House kicked off its grand opening at Pacific City with an oyster eating contest to benefit local charities on January Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

CATALINA ISLAND

CATALINA ISLAND is a beautiful island in the summer with white sandy beaches and perfectly clear water, but is packed with tourists and Californians looking for a little escape Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Dec 1, 2015

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas

This Repeal Day, December 5, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will once again become THE most spirited place in the nation to Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2015

Product Spotlight

Major Products, the stock and sauce specialists have innovatively changed the way they package their range of Superb Gravies and Sauces. The highly successful line includes Brown, Chicken, Turkey, Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2015

Product Spotlight

Why not try experimenting with some of your more traditional sauces by adding different products, creating a unique infusion of flavors? At Major we like to be different and Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2015

Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada Salutes Those Who Paid the Ultimate Price on 9-11-2001

As the American flag was raised to half mast, employees, friends and invited guests of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada paid tribute to those whom had fallen on Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2015

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OUR ASSOCIATE AND GOOD FRIEND LINDA DUKE Chief Executive Officer of Duke Marketing, LLC, presented several seminars this year at the Western Restaurant Expo, including, Creating Breakthrough Restaurant Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2015