November 2015

For the Love of the Craft

John Paddon is a man of a powerful thirst. He has left the confines of a comfortable high salaried corporate F&B job and has set out to find his Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

The Great American Beer Festival took place in late September. This once-a-year event that brings together brewers from all parts of the country continues to grow, attempting to keep Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Nov 1, 2015

West Eats East

Turn! turn! turn! There is a season, as Judy Collins sings.Plants grow on warm days where water flows and are harvested when daytime shortens. Livestock becomes edible when reached Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Nov 1, 2015

Food for Thought

The greatest day of the year is nearly upon us, and with that exciting arrival means there is some serious prep work to be done. There are recipes that Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Nov 1, 2015

Brett’s Vegas View

Paramount Entertainment George Strait will be one of the first to perform April 22-23 and Sept. 9-10 at the new $375 million, 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena opening next April. Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Venue: Wine, Beers and Spirits MarketplaceThe L.A. County Fair is one of the top five largest county fairs in the United States, and is held every September with more Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2015

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas

This Repeal Day, December 5, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will once again become THE most spirited place in the nation to Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2015

Finale Wines Deliver Elegant Sips of Classic Rock

“It’s not about how many cases we can sell. It’s about how many palates we can wow.We want to wow them,” ~Jonathan CainCo-owner - Finale Wines Jonathan Cain is Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 2, 2015

Chef Talk

A friend of mine just moved to the beautiful state of Hawaii. I am very excited for him and his new job and I am very excited for myself Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2015

Holiday Success Guide

Probably every restaurateur’s most important season. Holidays are just as important for retailers and ecommerce sites as restaurants, hotels, personal services like salons, even business services like accountants and Read more ›

Linda Duke on Nov 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

Situated in the outer circle of the trendy Fashion Island in Newport Beach, this outpost is one of eight locations of the restaurant chain founded by Laurent Halasz with Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2015

Product Spotlight

Major Products, the stock and sauce specialists have innovatively changed the way they package their range of Superb Gravies and Sauces. The highly successful line includes Brown, Chicken, Turkey, Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2015

Product Review

Ever wanted to combine a healthy drink with a favorite libation? In the case of Marlee’s Green Tea Whiskey, a new flavored whiskey that combines whiskey and green tea, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2015

The Bottom Line

New cage laws in California have improved poultry farming from an ethical standpoint, but are also responsible for skyrocketing egg prices. Breakfast joints, understandably, have been hit hard by Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2015

A Tale of Two Pomegranates:

Being an almost-native San Diegan and more interested in delicious cuisine than keeping my figure bikini ready, I had heard a tale of a restaurant named Pomegranate. Some folks Read more ›

Apryl Bruso on Nov 1, 2015