June 2018

Hot Off the Grill

May is packed with food festivals across SoCal, and Restaurant Editor Ben Brown ate and drank his way through many of them. Read on to get the scoop on Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

If you’re fortunate enough to have a patio or other outdoor seating area, you have massive potential to create a new dimension of your restaurant experience. In many areas, Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jun 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Photos by David Mulvihill Southern California brewers came home with 34 awards from the 2018 World Beer Cup competition. WBC takes place every two years during the annual Craft Brewers Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Jun 1, 2018

Recipe for Fun=JottShots

Photo by Grant Redmond / Sitez, LLC  Pull, Push, Squeeze, Suck may sound rather suggestive, but it’s actually the directions to the patented shot cup delivery method for one of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Labor is a major area where restaurants can bleed profitability. Why? When the clock goes tick, you owe! For your food costs, if you buy too much food, as Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Jun 1, 2018

How to Price Catering to Be Profitable

You have such an advantage over the chains when it comes to off-site catering. Why? It’s simple. As an independent restaurant owner, you do not have to follow what Read more ›

Sandy Korem on Jun 1, 2018

WSWA 75th Annual Convention & Exposition Brings Interesting and Delicious Products

Photo by Joe Urcioli   The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 75th annual convention convened last month at Caesars Palace, bringing together more than 2,700 suppliers, distributors, influencers and a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown Glendale Hosts One of L.A.’s Greatest Food Festivals. Here’s How It Goes Down… Taste Walk Glendale is the ultimate package in food festivals. Not only are you Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jun 1, 2018

Whisk(e)y – A Family Affair

Cover and feature photos by Bill Bokelmann I love the Food & Beverage industry for a plethora of reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that this industry, whether it’s Read more ›

Max Solano on Jun 1, 2018

Chef Talk

I was in Mexico recently and had the opportunity to tour a sesame seed farm. I never thought much about this little seed, except how many it must take Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jun 1, 2018

The 100 Year Flight

photos by José Salinas The Dalmore is located in the heart of the Scottish highlands and has a lineage that dates back to 1839. They are now building on their Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jun 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

When you think of champagne, it is difficult not to think of Dom Pérignon. We all know that it has historical ties, and has been around for hundreds of Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jun 1, 2018

Product Review

Moore’s Marinades and Sauces  Hot sauces are all the rage these days, and I had the opportunity to check out one of the Moore’s Marinades and Sauces line of hot Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

I don’t know if you can but I remember when customer service was real. It was down-to-earth, genuine, caring for and about the customer. I know that I’m aging Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jun 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

The inspiration for this month’s article comes from my social media feed, actually. After doing my daily browse through my Facebook friends’ posts, I saw a wine-related question come Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment  “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music,” will headline Park Theater at Park MGM Aug. 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11.  Surviving Queen band members and American Idol star Adam Lambert have a 10-date limited Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jun 1, 2018


Good things end, regretfully. This is my last story of the series of sake, Japanese foods and the Asian food culture I have written over the last five years. Read more ›

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