October 2017

Hot Off the Grill

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown got an epic taste of Huntington Beach at Lot 579. Located right across from the pier, Lot 579 is a modern food hall that brings Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2017


A flushed red face, wet eyes and elevated spirit would appear when Asians drink alcohol even a bit. It is due to their low activity of an alcohol breaking-down Read more ›

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

Product Review

Patrón Extra Añejo  The Jalisco, Mexico-based Patrón has introduced its first new addition to its core range of tequilas in 25 years: Patrón Extra Añejo. Crafted from Mexico’s highest-quality 100% Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2017

Dining out with the Harrises

Photo by Scott Harris Isaiah Thomas, the retired American basketball player who played professionally for the Detroit Pistons in the National Basketball Association and 12-time NBA All-Star lauded as one Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Oct 1, 2017

Broads of Bourbon

Featured American Stoneware and On the Wrox whiskey stones - photos by Mary Powers For many years, whiskey advocates have sworn by the belief that one should never add ice or Read more ›

Mary Powers & Delilah Tennyson on Oct 1, 2017

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT FLASHES Shania Twain touring next year in support of her new album “NOW” will headline the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, Aug. 4. Lionel Richie, a Kennedy Center Honoree in December, added 14 performances to his Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Oct 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

National Donut Day. National Cheeseburger Day. National Tequila Day. National Chocolate-Covered Bacon Day. The list goes on. If you’re in the restaurant business, there’s an overwhelming chance that some Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 1, 2017

Foodie Biz

An Epic Tour Through Huntington Beach’s Lot 579  Within Huntington Beach’s Pacific City shopping mall lives Lot 579, a chic food hall that houses a slew of delectable eateries and Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 1, 2017

San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Returns to San Diego

Photos courtesy San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Southern California’s largest culinary classic, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival returns to San Diego from November 12-19, 2017. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 2, 2017

What Has Changed About Marketing in the Last 100 Years?

In 1975, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a largely overlooked ruling that allowed earth-orbiting antennas—satellites—to be used for broadcasting television over large areas. Around that same time, a Read more ›

Andy Slipher on Oct 1, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Baby Boomers, Gen. X, Gen. Y, Millennials, Gen. Z, … what else is next? According to the U.S. Census, Millennials (defined as being born between 1982 and 2000) have Read more ›

Alice Swift on Oct 1, 2017

Made from Scratch

Photos by John Rockwell - SteelCraft is a concept where low-footprint shipping containers, good food and good beer come together. If you’re a lover of craft brewing in SoCal, you understand Read more ›

John Rockwell on Oct 13, 2017

What's Brewing

Old Vine with Beer & Wine Photos by David Mulvihill - Chef Mark McDonald introduces his staff at the conclusion of the Old Vine Cafe Community Beer & Wine Dinner. Historically, we’ve Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Oct 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 Oct 1, 2017

Our Picks by Adam Rains

Ocean Trout Sashimi with Pop Rocks Photos by Adam Rains The strip mall on Jones and Warm Springs is like many in Vegas: There is a gas station, dry cleaner, gaming Read more ›

Adam Rains on Oct 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

Why would I say this? Because I believe it is true! As I’ve always said—HR’s primary role is to be there as the heart of the organization and for Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Oct 14, 2017

Allegretto Vineyard Resort Welcomes Justin Picard as Executive Chef

photo courtesy Chef Justin Picard September 7, 2017 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – The Allegretto Vineyard Resort, the first luxury resort in Paso Robles, is pleased to welcome esteemed culinarian Justin Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 14, 2017