April 2017

World Tea Expo

June 13 - 15 in Las Vegas, to Help Businesses of All Kinds Profit and Succeed Through TeaConference and Expo Offers a World-Class Educational Experience in the Read more ›

Aaron Kiel on Apr 2, 2017

Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Benjamin Brown got to preview Farmer Boys’ new location in Hollywood. This fast-growing fast-casual chain has been doing farm-to-table for 35 years, and is riding the trend’s Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 1, 2017


Asia is not all in one. Asians are not entirely characterized by slant-eyes but some have hazelnut eyes. Generally speaking, however, Asians are round faced with the color of Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Apr 1, 2017

Assistant Cheesemaker for a Day at Drake Family Farm

Drake Family Farms: Small-scale CheesemakingI interviewed Dr. Daniel Drake, owner of Drake Family Farms Cheese on the first evening of a severe winter storm—severe for California—and when we met Read more ›

John Rockwell on Apr 1, 2017

Twinkle Toast

Pool season is quickly approaching, and if you are like us, you are starting to look more closely at the calories and carbohydrates in what you are consuming. An Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Apr 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

Blossoming Entertainment Backstreet Boys opened their exclusive Las Vegas residency Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life show at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood.Cher added 18 dates—Aug. 2-19 and Nov. 8-25—to Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Apr 1, 2017

Okura Robota Grill and Sushi Bar

Entering this stylish and contemporary Japanese restaurant you feel like you are actually in Japan. Okura Robata Grill and Sushi Bar is located on Pacific Coast Highway in the Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Apr 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

IWCBDThe 4th Annual International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day took place on March 8th, coinciding with International Women’s Day. Sophie de Ronde NPD Brewing Technologist at Muntons Malt UK began Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Apr 1, 2017

Food for Thought

During a recent trip to the grocery store I stumbled upon a package of pre-cut butternut squash, which to me was very exciting because, firstly, butternut squash is extremely Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Apr 1, 2017

Foodie Biz

Planned Parenthood LA Food Fare Celebrates 38th Successful Year2017 marked the 38th year of the Planned Parenthood Los Angeles [PPLA] Food Fare, and it was certainly one for the Read more ›

Ben Brown on Apr 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Last month, I read a very interesting article about the next evolution of wine grape harvesting. That being said, I’d like to provide some “beverage for thought” this month. Read more ›

Alice Swift on Apr 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

Aarti Sequeira is living the foodie dream. The winner of Food Network Star season six, Sequeira went on to host her very own Food Network Show, Aarti Party, as Read more ›

Ben Brown on Apr 1, 2017

Belching Beaver Tavern and Grill

Situated in North San Diego County, Vista’s downtown has undergone a renaissance during the past several years. In that time, the walkable Main Street has added two live theater Read more ›

John Rockwell on Apr 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Apr 1, 2017

Product Review

HyperChiller Recently I reported on a product for commercial bars and restaurants that could rapidly chill spirits. Now I have found one you can use at home. Called Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

The Bruery Chocolate RainMembers of The Bruery’s Society Members and Preservation Society clubs with an annual membership fee that allows members to purchase rare, special beers not available to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Apr 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

What is the secret to keeping your best employees? Good pay, flexible work hours, or generous vacation time? Maybe a little of all of the above. Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Apr 1, 2017