April 2016

Attend World Tea Expo

Geared towards helping restaurants, chefs, foodservice, retailers and businesses of all kinds through its in-depth education program, World Tea Expo takes place June 15-17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev. Read more ›

Aaron Kiel on Apr 2, 2016

Hot Off the Grill

The 6th Annual Universal Whiskey Experience at Encore Casino Resort on March 5 proved once again why it is the world’s most ultimate whiskey tasting event with table after Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Spring is such a great season for epicureans. There is a bounty of fresh ingredients and with the change-over from heavy cooking like braising to the grill we see Read more ›

Allen Asch on Apr 1, 2016

Food for Thought

What inspires your kitchen as the seasons change? Do you relish the idea of welcoming in new dishes to your table after the long, cold winter? For the last Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Apr 1, 2016

West Eats East

Without soy sauce, no Japanese cuisine exists. Soy sauce is indispensable for sukiyaki, teriyaki, sushi, sashimi, cooked vegetables and many more. Though, all soy sauces are not born equal. Read more ›

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

Marketing & Communicating the “Health” Message

In 1989 when I was first starting my restaurant marketing business restaurateurs didn’t pay too much attention to marketing healthy menu items.Back in the early 90s healthy brands were Read more ›

Linda Duke on Apr 1, 2016

Nightclub & Bar Show 2016

The Nightclub & Bar Show made its annual stop in Las Vegas and brought more than 39,000 nightclub, bar, beverage and hospitality professionals to the LVCC. One of the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Unsung Brewing CompanyNewcomer Unsung Brewing Company has opened in Tustin. Zoning restrictions currently disallow an onsite tasting room, so owner/brewer Michael Crea is in the process of building his Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Apr 1, 2016

Cheesemaking in Southern California

At the end of December, I decided to make mozzarella cheese for some holiday get-togethers. I had been thinking about making cheese since my drought-induced hiatus from homebrewing as Read more ›

John Rockwell on Apr 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment FlashesTerry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment at The Mirage has a five-year extension through 2021 and a new cast member, the very suave Latin Fernando V. Francisco.PH Showroom Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Apr 1, 2016

Book Review

Fresh off the press with an April 2016 release is 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes. Smoothie bowls are hugely popular right now and many home chefs and restaurateurs are Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016

Polite Provisions

Last month I ventured to the Addison because of their two James Beard nominations and this month, I visited another San Diego nominated venue, Polite Provisions. Polite Provisions was Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Apr 1, 2016

The Bottom Line

Bernard Lax is riding a big change in the spirits world. The founder of KIN White Whiskey, Lax revamped your typical ‘moonshine’ into a refined and adventurous product—helping reshape Read more ›

Ben Brown on Apr 1, 2016

Product Review

Royal Brackla Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 12-YearCraigellachie Single Malt Scotch Whiskey-13 YearMy attendance at the Universal Whiskey Experience at Encore Las Vegas last month gave me the opportunity to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 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 Apr 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Feel the Burn!Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout BeerNo, this is not a political advertisement for Bernie Sanders, but you’ll feel the burn for sure in this 5.7% stout. The bright Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2016