December 2016

A Dragon Rises

Situated at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 3 and is the first Vegas casino resort Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 2, 2016

Hot Off the Grill

We were pleased to attend ‘Sunset in the Vineyard,’ the autumn fundraiser for The Assistance League of Santa Clarita. This elegant event took place in Newhall’s Compa Vineyard, a Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Dec 1, 2016

Food for Thought

For about 1/3 of Americans that are considered obese and the others just shy of that category, the holidays represent a very real threat to maintaining good health.But the Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Dec 1, 2016

Recipe: Hosting a Holiday Tasting Event

The most profitable asset that restaurateurs have to offer is food, and what better way to share their brand than to host a tasting event. A tasting event is Read more ›

Linda Duke on Dec 1, 2016

Cheese Boards

There is a difference between cheese platters and cheese boards. Cheese platters are stacked with cheese, meats, nuts and fruit, and are meant for large groups—they are made for Read more ›

John Rockwell on Dec 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

A New Kind of Beer Festival +As the number of beer-centered events continue to increase some are morphing into day-long destination happenings. They combine a standard 3-4 hour beer Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Dec 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Dining-Beverage RevelationsMasaharu Morimoto, Iron Chef America star, opened Morimoto Las Vegas at the MGM Grand with three distinct dining experiences: sushi bar, main dining room and Teppan tables, plus Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 1, 2016

West Eats East

More vegetables are appearing at our tables lately and some of them originated from Japan. Green onions, Napa-cabbage, daikon radish and eggplants skinny are among the common being sold Read more ›

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

Chef Talk

I am not sure if you heard about the shortage and price increase for avocados this month. I am aware of it because I use avocados at work and Read more ›

Allen Asch on Dec 1, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Each year, as we near the holidays, articles fill with recommendations for wine pairings with typical big feast meals beginning to take over the publishing world. I read about Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2016

Foodie Biz

Planned Parenthood Food Fare Returns to Santa MonicaPlanned Parenthood Los Angeles’ 38th annual Food Fare returns to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Thursday, March 2, 2017. This culinary Read more ›

Ben Brown on Dec 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 Dec 1, 2016

Product Review

PAUL JOHN INDIAN SINGLE MALTWell-known for years in India where it is distilled, Paul John released their range of award-winning single malts in 2012 and its whiskies are now Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Book Review

More than just a cookbook, the title refers to the travels of the two authors as the book chronicles the voyages of Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Holiday Ales, also called Winter Warmers, typically appear around the prelude to winter and are usually robust malty ales. While in past years, most were infused with some of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Human Resources Insights

Are you able to remember, like I am, what customer service used to look like in the not-so-distant past? I’m not referring to what it looks like these days Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Dec 1, 2016

The Bottom Line

Tipping is a special part of American hospitality culture. Most aren’t aware that the term ‘tip’ originated as an acronym: to insure promptness. Anyone who has ever dined in Read more ›

Ben Brown on Dec 1, 2016