July 2017

Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown visited CREAM, or ‘Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,’ to explore the dessert franchise’s array of customizable sweets. From fresh-baked cookie sandwiches to waffle sandwiches hot Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2017


Rice—Without rice, Asians cannot survive even for a single day. Many want to eat a bowl of rice even at a steak dinner. Mi amigo from Columbia often jokes Read more ›

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

Twinkle Toast

Master Sommelier Will Costello recently introduced us to something called a porrón, which looks like a cross between a decanter and a watering can. Porróns have been around for Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jul 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

About Town NewsGolden Entertainment is buying American Casino Entertainment Properties… the Stratosphere, two-Arizona Charlie’s, and Aquarius in Laughlin.Grand Sierra owners in Reno are buying the SLS Las Vegas, formerly Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

Food costs increase. Rent increases. Labor increases. It’s safe to assume that, over time, your cost of doing business will inevitably go up. When this happens, you have two Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 1, 2017

Foodie Biz

Fortune Cookie Divas Predict Grand Future for Designer DessertsFor Fortune Cookie Divas, the writing was on the wall for stylish, custom fortune cookies—or was it written on a thin Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 1, 2017

A Tale of Two Gastros

I love the gastropub concept and the ethos of local craft beer, locally-sourced food and nontraditional or sometimes even extravagant takes on traditional comfort foods. Unfortunately, as is the Read more ›

John Rockwell on Jul 1, 2017

Food for Thought

“Who is buying this stuff?” I always wonder when I pass by one of the wine aisles at a certain 24-hour supermarket. Past aisles of everyday wine and not Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Jul 1, 2017

Product Review

Grill DaddyNow with summer in full swing, chances are your BBQ is getting a workout, which also brings the chore of cleaning the grill. The Grill Daddy Brush Company, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

For those of you who might not be familiar with the world of wine certifications, the Master of Wine MW Exam is one of the most rigorous wine certifications Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2017

Chef Talk

Recently I went to visit the newest Las Vegas Casino, Lucky Dragon. I have heard good things about the food and wanted to give it a try. My first Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jul 1, 2017

one7 communications Wins 2017 Silver Anvil Award

Congrats to our friends and partners at one7 communications, who recently won a 2017 Silver Anvil Award at the Public Relations Society of America’s PRSA ceremony in New York Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

May The Dank Be With YouOne of the many Orange County Beer Week 2017 events took place May 25 inside Riip Beer Co’s newly expanded brewery and taproom in Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Jul 1, 2017

Our Vegas Picks by Adam Rains

Rising from the DepthsThanks to Bryant Jane and Lyle Cervanka, Starboard Tack has risen from the depths of Las Vegas memory. For late night, or anytime deliciousness, Starboard Tack Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jul 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

In cases of sexual and other forms of harassment, there are certain factors that must be present in order for workplace harassment to be present. First, the conduct must Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jul 1, 2017

Good for Spooning

Lionfish in San Diego, a partnership between Clique Hospitality Group and Andy Masi, is a place you will want to check out and visit often. The gorgeous dining room Read more ›

LeAnne Notabartolo on Jul 1, 2017