Mike Fryer

Founder, 1949-2020

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Mike worked for 30 years developing, operating, and owning establishments throughout Southeast Asia. In 2002 he returned to the US and founded trade publications for the food & beverage industry, including The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional. After a bout with cancer, Mike passed away in April, 2020, but his legacy lives on through this publication.

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Seldovia Fishing Adventures - Alaska

Photos courtesy Seldovia Fishing Adventures. Located on the Kenai Peninsula in South Central Alaska, Seldovia Fishing Adventures has been in business for the past 34 years. Your hosts Brent and Read more ›

Mike Fryer on Mar 2, 2018


The 43rd Winter Fancy Food Show was held in January in “Everybody’s Favorite City” San Francisco, at the Mascone Center in the renovated SOMA District. The show presented by Read more ›

Mike Fryer on Feb 1, 2018

In Memoriam

Marjorie Ann Mancino, Friend and Journalist of The SoCal Food & Beverage ProfessionalOn December 26 Marjorie Ann Mancino passed away from medical complications including cancer of the tongue. Margie Read more ›

Mike Fryer on Jan 1, 2017

Hot Off the Grill

The real star at the recent UNLVino Sake Fever was the 200+ pound yellowfin tuna that the team from Japanese Sushi House ‘Naked Fish’ did the honors of slicing Read more ›

Mike Fryer on May 1, 2016

A Holiday Message from Mike Fryer

THE SOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE PROFESSIONAL THANKS OUR READERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT in this first year of operations here in Southern California and we look forward to an even Read more ›

Mike Fryer on Dec 1, 2015