August 2018

Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown attended the 15th annual California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara. Find out more about free-flowing libations steps from the beach, as well as a roundup Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Food festivals have skyrocketed in popularity, often drawing thousands of guests and creating prime exposure opportunities for restaurants of all types. Any opportunity like this, of course, comes with Read more ›

Ben Brown on Aug 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Photos by David Mulvihill Summer Time at Oggi’s There is a new summer menu at Oggi’s/Sports/Brewhouse/Pizza (locations throughout Southern California). Executive Chef Jason Tsiames has launched new menu items to highlight Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Aug 1, 2018

The Catering Coach

Have you ever wondered if you’re pricing your catering proposals correctly? Is it possible to make more money? I know I wasn’t doing it right and it cost me. Read more ›

Sandy Korem on Aug 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Something universal about successful restaurant owners is they never say or accept someone saying to them, “I can’t!” Successful restaurant owners recognize that when someone says, “I can’t,” what Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Aug 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

So many organizations just slap up a few posters and say a few words to their employees like “be careful,” and then walk away patting themselves on the back Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Aug 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

photos by Ben Brown California Wine Festival Celebrates 15th Year in Santa Barbara The 15th annual California Wine Festival saw an array of wineries, breweries and food purveyors gathered amidst a Read more ›

Ben Brown on Aug 1, 2018

New Service Standards in Hospitality

Cover and feature photos by Audrey Dempsey • Infinity Photo Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits recently made the prudent move to step up the training of its Wine, Beer and Spirits Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2018

Product Review

BFF (Beer Friends Forever) San Diego Pale Ale BFF usually stands for best friends forever, but in the case of this collaboration, the acronym takes on additional meaning, as it Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 1, 2018


LAS VEGAS (July 2018) – For the first time, the Southern Nevada Health District has appointed a chef to its Board of Directors. Chef Nicole Brisson will serve as Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Aug 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photos by Christine Vanover & Kate McGuire This July, we were fortunate enough to travel to Willamette Valley AVA to visit Roserock and Domaine Drouhin and Walla Walla AVA to Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Aug 1, 2018

Made from Scratch

Photos by John Rockwell Up until the past 100 years or so, with advances in refrigeration, food storage and chemical preservation, people had to rely on microbes and natural processes Read more ›

John Rockwell on Aug 1, 2018

Chef Talk

I am not writing this article to create a political statement. Sometimes the facts are just facts. Even if you do not believe in global warming, statistics say that Read more ›

Allen Asch on Aug 1, 2018

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

photo by Audrey Dempsey I am convinced, now, more than ever, that what was once old is new again. That is certainly the common theme in our industry. A category Read more ›

Max Solano on Aug 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

  photos by Alice Swift Introduction to Taiwan (Republic of China) This month, I continue my exploration of Asia’s hidden secrets while traveling abroad. Being from Taiwan, I can tell you that Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment Highlights Nitro Circus is creating its first resident choreographed sports stunt action stage show opening at Bally’s next spring in the Jubilee Theater, which is getting a multi-million redesign and name.  Wynn Las Vegas is Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Aug 1, 2018