March 2016

Crisis Management for Today

Restaurateurs need to know how to manage and deal with a crisis. Irresponsible or irrational actions pertaining to a crisis can be damaging to a long withstanding reputation. Restaurateurs Read more ›

Linda Duke on Mar 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Arts District LAThe area in and around LA’s Arts District has experienced a surge in the number of craft breweries in recent months. Initially, there was the lone Angel Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Mar 1, 2016

Put Your Fancy Pants on, We Are Going to the Addison.

Well, well, well, James Beard nominations are upon us and San Diego has received a scant four nominations. Wah wah. Four noms not being very much, this lazy journalist Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Mar 2, 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

What’s Cooking

Churchill’s Pub and Grille has long been an English pub-themed haven for craft beer and a mainstay of San Marcos about an hour’s drive north of San Diego. A Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2016

Food for Thought

It seems residents in Nevada are increasingly concerned about the food they eat and how it is produced and processed. One of the fastest growing segments of the food Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Mar 1, 2016

West Eats East

Who imagined sushi would become almost a staple of J-eating here in our land? My dear professor at school, a world renowned cheese authority, commented it was a barbarian Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Mar 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Herbs are the leaves of aromatic plants while spices are any other edible part of the aromatic plant. Some plants, such as dill, produce an herb and a spice, Read more ›

Allen Asch on Mar 1, 2016

The Bottom Line

The term ‘loss leader’ can be a bit misleading at the onset, steering restaurant professionals away due to its negative connotation. Look further into the art behind loss leaders, Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment CaptivatesJennifer Lopez has added 19 additional 2016 performances of her Jennifer Lopez: All I Have show at The Axis at Planet Hollywood.Mike Tyson is returning to the MGM Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Mar 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

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Two Out-of-the-Box Barley WinesBarley Wine has long been one of my favorite beer styles. I think what appeals to me is the bombastic blast of sweet malt and alcohol Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2016

Human Resources Insights

The biggest reasons that employees fail in a new job within the first 90 to 180 days is lack of instruction, communication and training. These all roll up into Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Mar 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

With the demand of new and innovative alcohol trends on the rise, such as mixology, artisan and craft beers, and custom liqueurs, it’s no wonder that the appreciation for Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2016