World Tea Expo 2018

Conference and Expo Covers the Business of Tea, Helps Elevate Tea on the Menu Bring Tea to the Table At World Tea Expo 2018, food and beverage professionals can explore the Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 1, 2018

Hot Off the Grill

Elixir G, the ginger syrup best known as a top shelf cocktail mix, has expanded to two new flavors. Restaurant Editor Ben Brown divulges the brand’s newest additions that Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

The delivery business is booming. GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and countless others that venture beyond compound words have taken a dining segment ruled by pizza and expanded it to every Read more ›

Ben Brown on May 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Los Angeles Ale Works and Bruery Terreux/Offshoot Beer were also fitting the bill at Firkfest 2018. Photos by David Mulvihill. Firkfest 2018 once again took on the nontraditional cask theme that Read more ›

David Mulvihill on May 1, 2018

Made from Scratch

Fromagerie Sophie is located in the historic downtown of San Luis Obispo. This shop has a wide variety of international cheese and catering services. photos by John Rockwell This is Read more ›

John Rockwell on May 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

I bet you’ve heard that a typical restaurant makes a nickel to 8 cents on every dollar they bring in. I bet you’ve heard about the study Ohio State Read more ›

David Scott Peters on May 1, 2018

6 Effective Tips for Food Packaging

In the 1990s, grocery stores carried around 7,000 different products. Today, they carry up to 50,000.  It’s tough for brands to stand out.  Smart brands know that strong food packaging design Read more ›

Arielle Kimbarovsky on May 1, 2018

2018 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show Convenes in Las Vegas

Photo courtesy Getty Images The Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show continues to reign as the largest annual bar and nightlife convention and its 33rd annual 2018 show brought together Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2018

Adam Rains of Flock and Fowl Wins “Star of the Bar” Regional Competition

Photo by Benjamin Smock Today, the National Restaurant Association announced the first finalist in the annual Star of the Bar mixology competition. Following a live cocktail competition held at Mandalay Bay’s Libertine Social, Adam Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on May 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

photo courtesy Elixir G Elixir G expands to new flavor offerings Elixir G, the ginger syrup best known as a top shelf cocktail mix, has expanded to two new flavors. Elixir Read more ›

Ben Brown on May 1, 2018

Chef Talk

This article will discuss tamarind, one of the most versatile health foods available. Tamarind is a fruit that grows in a pod. It is very dark in color and Read more ›

Allen Asch on May 1, 2018

A Great Excuse for a Quick Trip to Vegas... Bellagio Unveils Michael Mina 2.0

Michael Mina Bellagio opened nearly 20 years ago, when the resort debuted in October of 1998, and over the years has established itself as one of Las Vegas’ finest Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photo by Christine Richards 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 Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on May 1, 2018

Product Review

Einstök  Water is the most predominant ingredient in beer, yet we hardly ever consider the type of H2O found in our brews. Iceland is known for its glacial water, considered Read more ›

Bob Barnes on May 1, 2018

Premium Sustainable Solutions

When it comes to sustainability, sometimes looking back is the best option. That’s exactly what Premium Sustainable Solutions does in their North Las Vegas, Nevada facility. They provide logo Read more ›

LeAnne Notabartolo on May 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

I consider myself an optimist because I believe that you can influence the course of your future and your life with a positive outlook. I can promise you, there Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on May 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

As you may or may not know, I have an odd fascination with the marriage of F&B and technology. Even my education has been crossed hospitality with instructional design Read more ›

Alice Swift on May 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment Flashes “Gwen Stefani–Just a Girl” will be the superstar’s residency show inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood with 25 dates from June 27 through March 2019.  Marilyn Monroe played by Read more ›

Jackie Brett on May 1, 2018


Asian foods came with migrant workers, immigrants, students or business people over the Pacific Ocean to the west coast. First Chinese came for the trans-continental railway construction and gold Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on May 1, 2018