July 2019

Beat the heat this summer with The Keaton wines ... on ICE!!

“It’s not fancy, but neither am I!” ~ Diane Keaton Photo by Jesse Stone Renowned actress, director, producer, author and singer Diane Keaton says it like it is. Her slogan is a Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 13, 2019

Hot Off the Grill!

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown visited North Italia, a fast-growing full-service Italian chain that’s making its mark on some of SoCal’s trendiest markets. Find out more in Ben’s column, Foodie Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 13, 2019

The Bottom Line

In a recent performance, a comedian referred to phones as something along the lines of “the app that I can’t delete and hate when people use it on me.” Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 13, 2019

What's Brewing

photos by David Mulvihill Port SC  Pizza Port San Clemente’s Jon Eckelberger and Jared Terry. Most seasoned Southern California craft brewing fans are familiar with Pizza Port, one of the early pioneers Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Jul 13, 2019

Product Review

Novo Fogo Sparkling Caipirinha These days we can find nearly every drink packaged in a can, and the convenience and accessibility are proving to be a good thing for consumers. Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 13, 2019

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Let me start off by saying that, yes, I am typically known as the Brown Spirits guy! But, that does not mean that I do not appreciate well-made un-aged Read more ›

Max Solano on Jul 13, 2019

Original Cocktail Club

Fans of happy hours can let out a sigh of relief as Original Cocktail Club has set out to extend the promotion at restaurants and bars.  With a family full Read more ›

Pat Evans on Jul 13, 2019

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown. sixth + mill: Joining the Italian Restaurant Mafia in DTLA’s Industrial District sixth + mill [yes, all lower case] is the latest addition to Factory Place Hospitality Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 13, 2019

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

In recent years, there has been an increasing demand for wine in the United States. With that, the competition also increased with the growing number of wines in the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 13, 2019

Chef Talk

I recently watched a documentary on the destruction of the coral reefs around the world. This has led to governments—local, state and national—to change regulations to protect the reefs Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jul 13, 2019

Human Resources Insights

Change–is it a good thing? If that is so, then why do so many of us get so anxious and worried by changes in the way things are or Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jul 13, 2019

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT London’s West End’s “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience-A Parody by Dan and Jeff” opened in Bally’s Windows Showroom. The slapstick comedy combines all seven Harry Potter books into 70 minutes with Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 13, 2019