January 2018

UNLV Unveils Its New Hospitality Hall and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Beverage Academy

Cover and feature photos by Audrey Dempsey @infinity photo As the spring semester commences, UNLV hospitality students will be experiencing a number of big changes. These changes may be in Read more ›

Kimberly Verdin on Jan 2, 2018

Hot Off the Grill

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 Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 1, 2018


Hawaii: once called the Sandwich Islands, located in the center of the Pacific Ocean, like croutons floating in the vast ocean soup rather than sandwiches. Due to its specific Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Jan 1, 2018

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Sam Adams Old Fezziwig As our weather turns frosty, the spotlight shines on Sam Adams Old Fezziwig Ale (5.9% ABV), a spiced brown ale made for winter. Packed with spices Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photo by Erin Cooper.  Hamptons, located in Tivoli Village, is a brand-new concept created for Las Vegas by Heinrich Stasiuk’s Wild Thyme Restaurant Group. Although Hamptons might be new, it Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jan 1, 2018

Broads of Bourbon

Women and Whiskey – Bottiglia Enotecha at the Green Valley Ranch   Photos by Mary Powers. Maker’s Mark fist pump. Being able to pair whiskey with a full course dining experience is a Read more ›

Mary Powers & Delilah Tennyson on Jan 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Happy New Year! As we welcome the 2018 year in, I’ve spent some time reflecting upon 2017. So much has happened, both in the wine world, and in the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT LANDSCAPE   Photo courtesy Anna Vinterall photography. European/Asia hit fire show Inferno will open at Paris Jan. 24featuring European illusionist Joe Labero and pyro aerial group,The Fuel Girls.  Spiegelworld,creators of Absinthe, will launch the world premiere of another show: Opium at The Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Not every menu item is going to be a best-seller. It’s reasonable to expect your signatures to outpace your lesser-known dishes, and for newer items to take a while Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jan 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

Qdoba Launches New Campaign—United by Flavor Photos by Ben Brown Qdoba, the national fast-casual Mexican chain known for customized burritos, tacos, bowls and other favorites, has unveiled its new ‘United by Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jan 1, 2018

Chef Talk

This past Thanksgiving I went to Utah to be with family and one of the courses we had was a Turducken. For those of you that do not know Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jan 1, 2018

Made from Scratch

Photos by John Rockwell If you’re making sourdough bread for any extended period of time, it might occur to you that you are throwing out most of your starter each Read more ›

John Rockwell on Jan 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Novo Brazil Photos by David Mulvihill. Novo Brazil Brewer Mike Fuson. There is a brewery in San Diego County that has grown quietly in its first couple of years in business. It Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Jan 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

I truly believe in the value of making and striving for goals in my life and I hope that you do too! If we don’t try to better ourselves Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jan 1, 2018

Sushi Roku Pasadena

Photos courtesy Sushi Roku Old Town Pasadena has an assortment of high-quality restaurants tucked away within some cool pedestrian-only alleys, which brings to mind the atmosphere of an old European Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2018