August 2019

Happy Birthday Oscar Goodman!

Photos by Tom Donoghue He calls himself the world’s happiest mayor (now former mayor), and when you meet him, you know it’s true. In his office on a Monday, he Read more ›

Gael Hees on Aug 11, 2019

The Bottom Line

It’s a timeless saying. ‘The customer is always right.’ When in doubt, give the customer what they want, because they’re the ones that support your business and allow you Read more ›

Ben Brown on Aug 11, 2019

What's Brewing

Photos by David Mulvihill Firkfest Firkfest, the annual festival that pays tribute to cask-conditioned ale, returned to Farmer’s Park (Anaheim Packing District) on June 29. Traditional cask-conditioned beer begins the brewing Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Aug 11, 2019

Product Review

Starward Nova Australian Whiskey We’re used to hearing about whiskey from Ireland, Scotland, the US and now Japan, but how about Australia? Starward is made in Melbourne, and the distillery is putting Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Aug 11, 2019

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Last month we covered some amazing and diverse gins from various geographical regions throughout the world. This month, I decided to continue riding this gin train and cover some Read more ›

Max Solano on Aug 11, 2019

Foodie Biz

Art Beyond the Glass Sees Fanciful Libation Celebration  Photos by Ben Brown Art Beyond the Glass saw another successful year, bringing together a lively community of LA’s bar and beverage professionals Read more ›

Ben Brown on Aug 11, 2019

Twinkle Toast

photo by Dumping out wine that has gone bad from being open too long is always a sad event. Fortunately, within the past decade, technological advancements have been made Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Aug 11, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Operational systems from the back of the house to the front of the house are the only way for your restaurant to earn its potential in profits. The magic Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Aug 11, 2019

In Coronado or San Diego Area? Dine at Primavera!

photos courtesy Primavera Ristorante I was in Coronado recently and had an absolutely fabulous meal. In the heart of the town, only a few blocks from the famed Hotel del Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Aug 11, 2019

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Have you ever taken the time to think about where your wine comes from and how it gets to your wine glass? Sure, the sommelier recommending a wine for Read more ›

Alice Swift on Aug 11, 2019

Chef Talk

I’m not sure how many people are aware of the Basque traditions that have carried over into the United States. Basque culture originated in northcentral Spain and southwestern France. This Read more ›

Allen Asch on Aug 11, 2019

Human Resources Insights

I think that in many ways we get too comfortable in our lives and environment. When we haven’t been challenged or exposed to risk for a long while, we Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Aug 11, 2019

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT photo by Mark Seliger Keith Urban will reopen The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with his “Graffiti U World Tour” on Sept. 6 and 7 marking the debut of the newly enhanced showroom and new main Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Aug 11, 2019

It Will Make Your Lips Smack

photos courtesy LIPSMACKING Foodie Tours Needless to say, our expectations were sky high after our first experience with Donald Contursi’s LIPSMACKING Foodie Tours in Las Vegas. How was he possibly Read more ›

Drew & Lisa Matney on Aug 11, 2019