August 2017

Hot Off the Grill

Our Restaurant Editor Ben Brown had the pleasure of attending the California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara. The July event brought together esteemed California wine purveyors and local restaurants Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2017


Soy sauce was the very first Asian processed food in our mainstream market, I am sure. Joy with surprise was my reaction when I spotted it in a local Read more ›

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

Twinkle Toast

Since 1977, The Court of Master Sommeliers has been promoting a high level of professionalism and excellence in the hotel and restaurant beverage service industry. The Court offers four Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Aug 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT HAPPENINGSInternational comedy The Miss Behave Gameshow opened in the converted Back Room at Bally’s with Miss Behave hosting and audience games.CIRCUS 1903-The Golden Age of Circus debuted at Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Aug 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

It shouldn’t be much of a revelation that your servers, hostesses, chefs and bussers are your most valuable people. Yes, managers, GMs, owners and investors lead the business from Read more ›

Ben Brown on Aug 1, 2017

Foodie Biz

Farmer Boys Adds Portabella Mushrooms to MenuFarmer Boys has a new addition to its menu, adding a healthful and intriguing spin to its fresh fast-casual lineup. Portabella mushrooms are Read more ›

Ben Brown on Aug 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Definitely a trend…but a controversy for some. For those of you who might not be aware, marijuana was recently legalized for sale for recreational use in the state of Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 1, 2017

Food for Thought

With the summer heating up everywhere, it’s a good time to start preparing dishes that are cooling and delicious as well. Adding watermelon to panzanella, a classic Italian salad, Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Aug 1, 2017

Product Review

Just SpicesJust Spices, a German-based company, has a mission to emotionalize the often-dusty, cupboard-restricted world of spices, as the right spices can make a huge difference in making cooking Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2017

Made from Scratch

Continued from part II in the June issue.Part 3: Shape and StructureLike making anything from scratch, trial and error is sometimes your best teacher, and with sourdough bread, that Read more ›

John Rockwell on Aug 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

Ladyface & L.A. Beer WeekIn the last issue I touched on some highlights of June’s L.A. Beer Week events. One of those was #DrinkLocal #LABeer Foodie, the local Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Aug 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds.It’s Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Lone Tree Brewing Cucumber WheatLone Tree Brewing Company opened in 2011 and is named for the city in Colorado it is located in. It is now canning its Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

I have always believed that the purpose of the human resources function should be just as it infers…“a resource where individuals can get information, assistance, and guidance”…and even more Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Aug 1, 2017

A Talk with MCC Hospitality Group’s Chipper Pastron

In a time when industry is always changing people’s taste, Market City Caffe is celebrating its 25th year in the food and beverage business and still managing to keep Read more ›

Victoria Pindrik on Aug 1, 2017

Coastal Kitchen

From Historic Gas Station Diner to Modern Day EateryIn June 2016 Owners Christina and Mike Grant were fueled by their passion for food and a love of hospitality when Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 2, 2017