March 2020

March Gladness How Kadee and Karl Malone are Spreading Happiness One Rum Bottle at a Time

Photos Courtesy: Karl & Kadee Malone Countless hours of exertion, pushing your body and mind to levels previously thought impossible, your focus on one goal, your motivation fueled by one Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 18, 2020

Hot Off the Grill!

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown ventured to The Conference Room in the heart of Silicon Beach, Playa Vista. It’s clear that no corporate boardroom can compete with this venue, sporting Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Mar 18, 2020

The Bottom Line

The Restaurant Producer: Jerry Prendergast, Prendergast & Associates Ben BrownMar 15, 2020 Photo credit: Prendergast & Associates Jerry Prendergast, Founder of restaurant consulting firm Prendergast and Associates, has been a driving force Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 18, 2020

What's Brewing

photo credit: David Mulvihill SoCal Fairs/Professional Craft Beer Competitions  Southern California now has at least three major international commercial beer competitions that give brewers a chance to put their best beers Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Mar 18, 2020

Foodie Biz

Photo Credit: Ben Brown and The Plot The Conference Room: Authentic Global Fusion in Playa Vista To fully experience The Conference Room, it’s important to understand the story of the chef Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 18, 2020

Restaurant Expert

The big question when looking to open any new business is, "How much is this going to cost me?" Which also becomes the question of, "Do I have enough Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Mar 18, 2020

Human Resources Insights

Having your ear (and a door) open to what is going on at your workplace is probably one of the most essential leadership skills that you, as a manager Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Mar 18, 2020

Chef Talk

After writing last month about empanadas, specifically the pasties, I continued my research into the origin of foods as well as the requirements for calling foods certain names.  I was Read more ›

Allen Asch on Mar 18, 2020

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment Pitbull returns for the sixth year with five performances of his new residency “Pitbull–Get Ready Vegas” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, April 22, 24-25 and Sept. 10-11.  Adam Lambert, American Idol star and Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Mar 18, 2020

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

It’s always been a well-known fact that in the restaurant business, beverages are the big moneymaker, in particular, soft drinks. The business’ cost to purchase the flavors and equipment Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 18, 2020

Twinkle Toast

Photo credit: Paul Empson We recently had the privilege to interview Tara Empson, the tenacious, young CEO of Empson & Co. Her portfolio is nearly 50 years old and was Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Mar 18, 2020

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

As St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaches, it, just like other “holidays,” sometimes takes on other meanings in addition to what they originated as. March 17th is a day of Read more ›

Max Solano on Mar 18, 2020