September 2018

Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown was among the first to experience Lunetta Dining, the higher-end expansion of Santa Monica’s acclaimed Lunetta All Day. Find out more on how an ex-pro Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Cash and credit cards have long represented the overwhelming majority of customer-based restaurant transactions. And now, as the tech world continues to integrate into just about every industry out Read more ›

Ben Brown on Sep 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Photos by David Mulvihill   (from l-r) Silva Brewing Company’s MJ and Chuck Silva and Dylan Prokop.  The Best of Both For many years the wine regions of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Sep 1, 2018

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada Hosts Memorial Service at Academy for Joel Robuchon on Sept. 4

Photos by Cashman Photo On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Nevada hosted a private, intimate memorial service and celebration of life at their Academy to honor Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Sep 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Do you have manager meetings? Not the passing-in-the-hall quick conversations, but actual sit-down meetings where you focus on moving the business forward? If you are, are they effective?  Communication in Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Sep 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

It’s not difficult to see how an engaged and approachable HR (human resources) function/team contributes to the success of your organization. Take a look around at the impact HR Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Sep 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown and courtesy Farmer Boys and Fork & Salad Lunetta Expands with New, Higher-End Dining Concept Lunetta All Day has expanded beyond its fast-casual roots to Lunetta Dining Read more ›

Ben Brown on Sep 1, 2018

The Master Mixologist Brain Trust

Cover and feature photos by Audrey Dempsey • Infinity Photo Las Vegas’ newest USBG Accredited Master Mixologists: J.R. Starkus and Michael Przydzial of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirts of Nevada. During Read more ›

Adam Rains on Sep 1, 2018

Product Review

Hotbox Coffee Porter Who says beer isn’t for breakfast anymore? I’m not actually suggesting you begin your day with this brew, but definitely if you like coffee this brew will Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photo by Erin Cooper With all the hype surrounding Ketogenic, Paleo and low-carb diets, we thought it would be interesting to get a registered dietitian’s perspective on how wine can Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Sep 1, 2018

Chef Talk

I recently had the opportunity to tour another indoor growing facility and was amazed at the grandeur, sanitation and magnitude of this operation. In the past I’ve toured two Read more ›

Allen Asch on Sep 1, 2018

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

photo by Joy Solano Now, that we’ve had the opportunity to properly cover the very unique and fun path of rye whiskey’s history in the US, last month, we can Read more ›

Max Solano on Sep 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

As you may or may not know, I have many different interests. Even in the beverage field, I love learning as a student for life. However, beyond just learning Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment News photo credit Ross Halfin Aerosmith will launch their “Deuces Are Wild” residency April 6, 2019, at Park Theater inside Park MGM. Toby Keith brings his Should’ve Been A Cowboy XXV Tour to Red Rock Resort’s Poolside Stage Friday night, Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2018