September 2017

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Fifty years ago, a small winery called Ste. Michelle Vintners introduced its first vintage of European-style premium wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yakima Valley. It was the release Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 2, 2017

Hot Off the Grill

Last month’s SoCal Food & Beverage Pro featured the Coastal Kitchen in Dana Point visited and written by our Editorial Director Bob Barnes. It was so intriguing that our Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2017


Asia was a primary destination to acquire herbs or spices in the medieval times directly, bypassing the Oriental trade route. Without refrigeration or proper preservation at that time, herbs Read more ›

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

Product Review

Founders DKMLI’m old enough to remember when all malt liquors were bland renditions of a high alcohol beer that you drank to accelerate getting your buzz on. I’ve honestly Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2017

Twinkle Toast

Wine and food go together like showgirls and feathers or Elvis impersonators and sparkly jumpsuits, and some of Las Vegas’ most prestigious restaurants have created one-of-a-kind dining experiences with Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Sep 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

CONSTRUCTION BOOMThe Cosmopolitan is gutting and upgrading its rooms: first the Boulevard Tower this year and then the Chelsea Tower in 2018.Caesars Entertainment Corp. is upgrading thousands of hotel Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

Holiday prix fixe menus. Celebrity chef takeovers. Special pop-ups. Weekly, monthly and quarterly special menu pairing dinners. Each of these novelties present tremendous value in its own right, especially Read more ›

Ben Brown on Sep 1, 2017

Foodie Biz

Bite at the Beach: The Coolest Little Food Festival in the South BayThe 4th annual Bite at the Beach, hosted by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, showcased some Read more ›

Ben Brown on Sep 1, 2017

Tavern & Bowl

Tavern & Bowl is a fantastic place to try to eat, drink, party and bowl. Yes, bowling alleys right in the middle of the restaurant. Daniel Hurd founded the Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Sep 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

On the island of O‘ahu in the state of Hawai‘i, there are three resident Master Sommeliers: Chuck Furuya, Patrick Okubo and Roberto Viernes. In August, Hawai‘i had a fourth Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2017

Made from Scratch

Shaping, Baking, and Tartine Country LoavesI begin part four in this series with this simple idea: Good sourdough is not quick bread. If you want something average, barely rising Read more ›

John Rockwell on Sep 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

Fat Mike’s Punk In Drublic Stone Brewing CollabThe touring Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival begins in mid-September with stops in Tacoma, Washington 9/16 and Boise, Idaho Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Sep 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

“With the boom of Mexican fusion in 2016, wraps in their many forms, both hot and cold, are now more popular than ever and have earned their rightful place Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2017

Our Picks by Adam Rains

Santo TequilaRock and Tequila have had a history of going “mano y mano” so it makes sense that two of rock-n-roll’s most prolific players, Adam Levine and Sammy Hagar, Read more ›

Adam Rains on Sep 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

Human Resources HR can be a very rewarding field because there is great satisfaction in helping others. However, at times, it can be a challenging and stressful place to Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Sep 1, 2017

Dining at the Beach

The word driftwood refers to lumber that has drifted onto the shoreline. Driftwood Kitchen is well named, as it could not be much closer to the surf and sand Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2017