October 2019

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown Pacific Wine and Food Classic Takes Gourmet Waterfront Dining to a New Level There’s something truly special about biting into a succulent lobster dumpling and sipping champagne Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 26, 2019

What's Brewing

Photos by Dave Mulvihill - (l-r): Danny Quinones (Smog City), Billy Robbins (Barley Forge) Daniel Drennon (Beer Paper), Jerrod Larsen (TBC) and Jonathan Porter (Smog City) at TBC 23.  TBC Anniversary Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Oct 27, 2019

Vine & Dine

Photos by  Anne Watson & Lisa Matney Boarding the historic Queen Mary in the Port of Long Beach Harbor felt like traveling back in time.  Sir Winston’s Restaurant first opened in Read more ›

Drew and Lisa Matney on Oct 27, 2019

The Ranch Collaboration Beer Dinner

The Setting: An elevated culinary experience took place within The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon’s sixth-floor Hospitality Suite in Anaheim. The Players: Executive Chef Michael Rossi and his team from The Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Oct 27, 2019

Ryan Reynolds Shares His Passion for Aviation Gin

Photos courtesty Aviation Gin/Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin has grown rapidly in recent months, emerging as a category leader and electrifying the previously sleepy gin space with viral marketing and innovative Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 27, 2019

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

photos courtesy Max Solano As we continue where we left off from last month’s Part 1 of our whirlwind three-day London cocktail experience, I discussed some of the key takeaways Read more ›

Max Solano on Oct 27, 2019

The Bottom Line

photo courtesy Southern California Restaurant Design Group Restaurant design, construction, equipment procurement and installation are a complicated ecosystem that involves a lot of time and up-front costs. It’s important for Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 27, 2019

Product Review

Book Review: Vegas Brews—Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene Being released on October 22, this new book by Michael Ian Borer is more than a history of craft Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 27, 2019

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT Little Big Town released their ninth studio album “Nightfall” and announced the group will visit The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Van Halen’s David Lee Roth will start 2020 Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Oct 27, 2019

Twinkle Toast

photo by by Ken Forrester Jesse Katz is one of the wine industry’s most influential young winemakers. Not only has Katz been named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Oct 27, 2019

Chef Talk

Amazingly there are over 300 different species of octopus.  The octopi are categorized as cephalopods showing many similarities to squid. Like squid, octopi (an acceptable pluralization of the octopus Read more ›

Allen Asch on Oct 27, 2019

Human Resources Insights

The bottom line, in my view, to the success of any employee relations strategy, is providing employees with a process for venting and being heard, and one that functions Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Oct 27, 2019