September 2016

Hot off the Grill

SGWS honored Herbs & Rye recently, who won High Production Cocktail Lounge at the Tales of the Cocktail competition in New Orleans. I had the chance to reunite with Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2016

Food for Thought

We all know grocery shopping is already a pretty time consuming task, but not knowing what to buy when you get there can be overwhelming and pricey. However, purchasing Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Sep 1, 2016

Engaging Your Guests During a Tough Economic Climate

Recently many restaurant operators are looking at empty dining rooms and slower than usual sales. In times of a tough economic climate, it’s no secret that consumers have become Read more ›

Linda Duke on Sep 1, 2016

Tripping with Cheese: Part 1

No, the title is not a reference to the viral story that floats around the internet—the one that claims a peer-reviewed study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine Read more ›

John Rockwell on Sep 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Old Vine Turns NineAs a craft beer reporter, my focus isn’t only on beer. It also concentrates on aspects of fine artisanal craft in food, wine and spirits. A Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Sep 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

EntertainmentAbsinthe will fold its tent atCaesars Palace Oct. 21 and open a new production in the former Rose. Rabbit. Lie. ballroom space at The Cosmopolitan in late 2016.Steve Wynn’s Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2016

Bruery Terreux Opens in Anaheim

On the subject of creative and artisanal, the wild and sour side of The Bruery has opened its tasting room in Anaheim. A few years back The Bruery in Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Sep 2, 2016

The Bottom Line

‘Real Food, Fake Food’ is a big hitter in foodservice transparency. In the same way that ‘Fast Food Nation’ exposed questionable practices from some of the world’s most prominent Read more ›

Ben Brown on Sep 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Many religions practice dietary restrictions and prohibitions and many of those laws overlap into other religions. A great example of this is the Kosher Laws and the Halal Laws Read more ›

Allen Asch on Sep 1, 2016

Foodie Biz

The Upper West: Highlighting Santa Monica’s Hidden NeighborhoodSanta Monica is saturated with beachside hotspots, but venture further inland to the area’s lesser-known district along Pico to find this gem Read more ›

Ben Brown on Sep 1, 2016

Product Review

Niche Import Co. Welcomes Ireland to Its Portfolio!By Bob BarnesNiche Import Co. has added two Irish whiskeys from Barr an Uisce:Wicklow Rare and 1803. Barr an Uisce is a Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

Deliver succulent smoky notes to any dish with Major Products Brand NEW Hickory and Applewood Smoke liquid seasoning.Highly versatile and big on flavor, with Major Product’s new liquid seasoning Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Stone Citracado IPASomeone just had a birthday and that someone is Stone Brewing! The brewery which just turned 20 years old is now one of the largest craft breweries Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2016

Human Resources Insights

My values were instilled in me from a very early age by two loving and understanding parents in a small Midwest town. I was raised on a farm where Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Sep 1, 2016

West Eats East

“Beer in a can” Navy sailors laughed at. It was told by one of my dear in-laws in his experience when he was hauling living supplies by a standardized Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Sep 1, 2016