July 2018

Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown got an inside look at the new seasonal menu at Crossings Pasadena. These new flavors, plus exotic beer, a Louisiana-inspired dining hall, Mexican brunch and Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2018

Bottom Line

International expansion may seem like an impossible goal on the surface, but in reality isn’t that much different than domestic expansion. In some cases, international expansion can even be Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 1, 2018

what’s BREWING

Photos by Amanda Pearce-Smets, Caroline Mulvihill & David Mulvihill Tom Nickel (l) of Nickel Beer Co and Rick Smets, Stereo Brewing Co, brewed together for the first time since 2007.  OC Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Jul 1, 2018

The Catering Coach

Every time I speak about the things that restaurant owners give away for free that they could charge for, I have someone tell me they felt like I hit Read more ›

Sandy Korem on Jul 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

You can’t afford to not make a great first impression. There are too many other options for your guests in today’s marketplace. And with fewer dining out experiences per Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Jul 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

I can remember very clearly a few individuals that I have encountered in my life that not only had little ethics or moral fiber, but that also seemed to Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jul 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown The Dudes’ Goes Big in Santa Clarita  The Dudes’ Brewing Company has become a SoCal staple, taking its outlandishly creative and meticulously crafted beers from as far Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 1, 2018

Morro Bay Oyster Company

Photos by John Rockwell Over spring break this year, I had a sublime food experience with my daughter. Around sunset in early April, we sat on the Pismo Beach boardwalk with Read more ›

John Rockwell on Jul 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

For Jesse Bongiovi and Ali Thomas, summertime in the Hamptons and drinking rosé has always gone hand in hand, but it wasn’t until recently that they found one they Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jul 1, 2018

Product Review

Ferrari Brut  Usually when we think of taking a Ferrari for a test drive we look for our driving gloves. But those in the wine world know in this case, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2018

A Bountiful Harvest

Harvest by Chef Roy Ellamar at Bellagio Resort hosted on June 20 the latest dinner and celebration for the Las Vegas Chapter of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an organization devoted Read more ›

Don Chareunsy on Jul 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

In June of this year, I traveled back to my home country of Taiwan, where I experienced a spirit beverage that has existed as far back as the Ming Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment Comedian George Wallace returns with a new residency at Westgate in the Westgate Cabaret Tuesday through Thursday. He recently starred alongside Morgan Freeman in Just Getting Started and will Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2018