November 2017

DON CARANO Renaissance Man and Nevada Icon

A night in a suite at the Eldorado Hotel more than a decade ago helps demonstrate the life values of the Nevada-born renaissance man Don Carano, who died October Read more ›

Pat Evans on Nov 2, 2017


Politics or religion is often taboo to talk about at a dinner table except at their fundraisers. Cook/Eat is almost always only one common, safe subject to share throughout Read more ›

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

Product Review

Notorious Pink Rosé Once regarded as an unsophisticated drink for those just wanting to drink something sweet, in recent years Rosé has enjoyed a surge in popularity. According to a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

Dining out with the Harrises

Photos by Scott Harris Considered to be one of the finest places to dine in the Crans-Montana region of Switzerland, Chef Franck Reynaud has been showcasing his culinary passion for Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Nov 1, 2017

Broads of Bourbon

Photos by Mary Powers Japan is known for a lot of exceptional worldly contributions. Our collective top five would be general anesthesia, Capcom’s Street Fighter video game, instant noodles, haikus Read more ›

Mary Powers & Delilah Tennyson on Nov 1, 2017

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT SCENE Adam Sandler will be the first exclusive resident comedic performer at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Jan. 27 with future dates TBA. Sandler is in production on the Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

Big food companies across the country have been hit hard by what can only be described as a serious loss of trust by their consumer base. Coca Cola, Kraft, Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2017

Foodie Biz

Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival Wows with Spectacular Sips and Savors   Photos by Ben Brown Butternut squash soup with bacon marshmallows. Lobster rolls piled high with fresh seafood. Endless choices Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2017

Forman’s Whiskey Tavern

Photos by Victoria Pindrik When you walk around Studio City, there are several bars in the area that have a different vibe. No doubt that from the moment you step Read more ›

Victoria Pindrik on Nov 1, 2017

Reflections as We Approach Thanksgiving:

The past few months have been quite rough for people across the United States, with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma devastating Texas and Florida, respectively. Unfortunately, the tragic events Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2017

Made from Scratch

Photos by John Rockwell - The side-dishes: macaroni salad, fish cake, Kimchi, glass noodles, cucumber salad and ginger-marinated bean sprouts. If Americans in general love buffets, and Southern Californians in general Read more ›

John Rockwell on Nov 1, 2017

What's Brewing

GABF 2017 Photos by David Mulvihill. Second Chance Beer Co (front l-r): Assistant Brewer Ben Webb, Co-founder Virginia Morrison, Head Brewer Craig Gregovics, Co-founder Brewmaster Marty Mendiola, Co-founder Curtis Hawes. Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Nov 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

Caption “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 Nov 1, 2017

OM Spirits

Bartenders are always searching for new ways to transmit flavor in a unique and honest way. OM Spirits were developed by mixology consultant Natalie Bovis to do just that. Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Hofstetten Granitbock

An atypical Austrian and German style, the Granitbock is a unique and tasty way to explore the world of beer. It is brewed according to the historic style “Stone Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Crown Royal XR 40% ABV

Canadian Whisky is a category that may be overlooked by some American whisky connoisseurs. It is a style that is marked with elegance and balance but almost always has Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

It’s really important that human resources (HR) be the source and example for the type of leadership that your organization should strive for and provide. Many of those in Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Nov 1, 2017

Chef Talk

This has been a tough year for my fruit plants with the early June heat. I have two pomegranate trees, an apple tree, a fig tree, a peach tree, Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2017