November 2016

Room with a View: La Jolla Shores Hotel

Originally opened in 1970 as the Sea Lodge Hotel, the three-story 128-room family-owned and -operated La Jolla Shores Hotel is one of the few in San Diego situated directly Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 2, 2016

Food for Thought

While October is the uncontested best time to get a pumpkin, especially if you plan on carving it for Halloween, baking pumpkins will be around for longer, and you Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Nov 1, 2016

Making the Most Out of Fourth Quarter Sales!

How can restaurateurs make the most of the upcoming holidays and 4th quarter sales? With the Presidential election days away, consumers have been “waiting to see” what will happen Read more ›

Linda Duke on Nov 1, 2016

Tripping with Cheese: Part 3

I visited the local jewelry shop in Point Reyes Station, California because the Chamber of Commerce kiosk had a sign tacked to it telling me that was where I Read more ›

John Rockwell on Nov 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

Craft beer enthusiasts are always in search of great beer, whether in their home region or out of town. One area close enough for a weekend getaway is the Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Nov 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment SpotlightStevie Nicks will be the debut artist at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo with The Pretenders when it opens Saturday, Dec. 17. Bruno Mars has signed Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2016

The Bottom Line

Expansion is a happy problem for most restaurateurs. You opened up shop and business is booming to the point where your four walls can no longer contain your success. Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2016

Chef Talk

I started making my own pickles a few months ago. I bought a high quality fresh, refrigeration required for storage brand and when I finished them I had a Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Wine tasting is an activity that allows consumers to taste a flight of wines and hopefully learn more in the process. Your senses sight, smell and touch/taste are used Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2016

Foodie Biz

Water Grill Opens in Costa MesaWater Grill, a fine dining establishment operated by King’s Seafood Company, has been serving for more than 30 years. The Costa Mesa location joins Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2016

Product Review

Fizzics Transforming Canned or Bottled Beer to DraftBy Bob BarnesThose of you who watch Shark Tankshould be already familiar with Fizzics, a machine that uses patent-pending fluid & sound Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

CraftHausBelgard Coffee Stout Beers made with coffee have been catching on in recent years, and while I have tasted quite a few coffee-infused beers over the past few years, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2016

Human Resources Insights

Luck. Is it inherent or is it transient? Is it real or imagined? Casinos are founded on the principle that anyone can be lucky. It is also based in Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Nov 1, 2016

West Eats East

Energy drinks: non-alcohol beverages, with or without carbonation, to invigorate you to recover from fatigue quickly and move forward positively in these busy days. Since birth, humans have been Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Nov 1, 2016