January 2020

Bill Becker’s Arctic Ice

As we enter 2020 both the advantages of living a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of CBD are being heralded. Coming to the forefront is Arctic Ice Plus, a Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 20, 2020

Hot Off the Grill!

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown visited Mi Piace, an original staple of Old Town Pasadena’s illustrious food scene. Serving spectacular authentic Italian for more than 30 years, this dynamic eatery Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 20, 2020

What's Brewing

Just a couple of weeks prior to Barley Forge Brewing’s Grand Opening in 2014, (l-r) Mary Ann Frericks, Greg Nylen and David Chapman. photo credit: David Mulvihill Barley Forge–To Be Remembered News Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Jan 20, 2020

Vine & Dine

Photo credit: Drew and Lisa Matney We recently visited Las Brisas, a Laguna Beach institution open since 1979. The restaurant premiered a new menu back in April of 2019 and Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Jan 20, 2020

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown Five Crowns Keeps Fine Dining Sacred in Corona Del Mar Five Crowns embodies a multi-layered network of history rarely found in any industry, and one that’s becoming Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jan 20, 2020

Best of the Best

Photo credit: Shelley Stepanek Fruitcraft—Raise a Glass to Good   Fruitcraft, formerly California Fruit Wines, started when twin brothers decided they were going to open a winery.  Putting their heads together Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jan 20, 2020

The Bottom Line

Photo credit: Botanical Hospitality Group Melbourne born and raised, Grant Smillie began his career as a musician, touring the world as a DJ and record label owner. Now, the co-owner Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jan 20, 2020

The Restaurant Expert

Managing people and holding them accountable is one of the hardest things to do, especially in a restaurant. As a restaurant owner or manager, learning how to do this Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Jan 20, 2020

Human Resources Insights

The holiday season is the perfect time for embracing the importance of family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on what we’ve done in our life and maybe Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jan 20, 2020

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment The Who will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this year for a series of six shows May 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16 with their symphonic concerts Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 20, 2020

Robert Irvine – A Man to Watch in 2020

Photos courtesy Robert Irvine Introduction Robert Irvine is like a steam locomotive, pushing through life with power, excitement and focus. His accomplishments are legion–two television shows, hundreds of guest appearances on Read more ›

Gael Hees on Jan 20, 2020

Front & Back of the House

Photo credit: Gael Hees Growing up, there was always a mysterious bottle of Angostura Bitters in the liquor cabinet (the highest shelf in our kitchen). Mom and Dad were scotch Read more ›

Gael Hees on Jan 20, 2020