February 2019

Foley Family Wines Partners with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada

Bill Foley received his B.S. degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1967, received an M.B.A. degree from Seattle University, earned his J.D. Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2019

Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown dives head-first into the magical burger, a quadruple-decker colorful concoction by Ground House located in Irvine’s TRADE Food Hall. Discover more eclectic creations in Ben’s Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2019

The Bottom Line

If your restaurant is located on a busy thoroughfare, chances are you’ve got some competition and want to stand out. If your restaurant is just off the main drag, Read more ›

Ben Brown on Feb 1, 2019

What's Brewing

  photos by David Mulvihill GameCraft Brewing founder Scott Cebula and his wife, Kanda.  GameCraft Brewing An area of South Orange County that has long been lacking as a destination for good beer Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Feb 1, 2019

Product Review

Bib and Tucker Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey “Bib and Tucker” is a term from America’s early days used to describe your finest attire, the kind you’d wear to a special Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2019

Book Review

Beer has been brewed in Nevada since before it was a state and now the beverage’s history in the Silver State has been consolidated into one book, Nevada Beer Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2019

What’s Hot Culinary Forecast

Top trends for 2019 include CBD- and cannabis-infused food and beverages along with zero-waste cooking, globally-inspired dishes and vegetable-forward cuisine. American Culinary Federation chefs identified the trends for the Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Feb 1, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Do you sometimes just want to fire everyone in your restaurant and just do all the work yourself? Do you wonder why people can’t just do it the way Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Feb 1, 2019

Human Resources Insights

Let us never forget, minimize or trivialize the value of human capital these days. An internet dictionary defines human capital as “the skills, knowledge and experience possessed by an Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Feb 1, 2019

Traverse City Whiskey Company

photo by Pat Evans Whiskey production is spreading across the globe, and is no longer relegated to the U.S., Canada, Ireland and Scotland.  But beyond the new emerging whiskey, or whisky, Read more ›

Pat Evans on Feb 1, 2019

Tips on Leading a Great Restaurant Staff

Any successful restaurant—and really any business entity in general—boils back down to its people. As an owner, manager, head chef or any other authoritative figure, the power is in Read more ›

Ben Brown on Feb 1, 2019

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown TRADE Food Hall’s Ground House, Portside and Center Hub Put on a Show TRADE Food Hall epitomizes today’s fast-casual landscape, bringing together an array of comfort-centric eateries Read more ›

Ben Brown on Feb 1, 2019

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

When one thinks of rum, there are many things that come to mind, right? Tiki cocktails? Island settings? Perfect tropical weather? Sugarcane? The Captain? However, rum has a very Read more ›

Max Solano on Feb 1, 2019

Chef Talk

Last month we celebrated New Year’s as stated in the Gregorian calendar which is based on a solar year.  This month we are celebrating the Chinese New Year, also Read more ›

Allen Asch on Feb 1, 2019

Brett's Vegas View

BIG NEWS Derek Stevens, D and Golden Gate co-owner, revealed the 777-room Circa Resort & Casino expected to open December 2020 where the Las Vegas Club once stood with six roof-top pools, a three-level sports book, the Vegas Vickie sign Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Feb 1, 2019

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Xīn Nián Kuài Lè! Or, as you may be more familiar with, Happy (Chinese, or Lunar) New Year! This year the Lunar New Year lands on February 5. It Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 1, 2019