December 2019

Hot Off the Grill!

Restaurant Editor Ben Brown visited Terzo MdR, a new offshoot from the owners of famed pizza group Settebello. Find out more about this upscale novelty and several more culinary Read more ›

The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional on Dec 22, 2019

The Bottom Line

Photo credit: Ben Brown High-alcohol kombucha seems to deliver it all: the alcohol content equal to that of a craft beer and the nutritional properties of the probiotic drink that’s Read more ›

Ben Brown on Dec 22, 2019

What's Brewing

photo credit: David Mulvihill Beer Garden San Diego Beer Week has once again come and gone. The opening Guild Fest, followed by numerous events at breweries and businesses all across the Read more ›

David Mulvihill on Dec 22, 2019

Product Review

Sebastiani Cabernet The historic Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery, founded in 1904, is one of the few wineries that persevered through Prohibition thanks to founder Samuele Sebastiani. After Bill Foley purchased Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 22, 2019

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Photo credit: Max Solano As we continue where we left off from last month’s Part 3 of our whirlwind three-day London cocktail experience back in August, we dwindled through the Read more ›

Max Solano on Dec 22, 2019

Foodie Biz

Terzo°MDR Unveils Dynamic Italian in Marina Del Rey Where the famed Settebello established the groundwork for killer Neopolitan pizza, Terzo°MDR has launched as an alluring new concept and one of Read more ›

Ben Brown on Dec 26, 2019

De-Coding Código 1530 Tequila

Photo Credit: Paul Risner When discussing this country’s history from its early colonial period and some of the distilled beverages that were available from that time, a spirit category like Read more ›

Max Solano on Dec 26, 2019

Human Resources Insights

I believe that one of the most valuable components of a good organization is the depth of and value placed on the culture of that organization.  Just so you Read more ›

Linda Duke on Dec 26, 2019

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Photo credit: Alice Swift  Well, it’s that time of year again! With the holidays coming up, beverage demand once again grows with the big family meals and celebrations with the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 26, 2019

Best of the Best

Havana 1920 In Downtown San Diego   Havana 1920, a fantastic and intimate Cuban restaurant located at 548 Fifth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter, just south of Market Street, was Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Dec 26, 2019

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment Kelly Clarkson starts a brand-new Vegas-residency, “Kelly Clarkson: Invincible,” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on April 1. Tiffany Haddish will perform at Park Theater at Park MGM Saturday, Jan. 18. She Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 27, 2019

Umami Burger Launches Redesigned Menu and Commits to Using Hormone- and Antibiotic-Free Meat 

Photo credit: Umami Burger and Lally Barnes sbe’s premium burger brand, Umami Burger, recently unveiled a redesigned menu led by Umami Burger Chief Operating Officer and James Beard Award-winning chef Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 27, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

Knowing your ideal food cost is important because it’s one of the numbers that helps you calculate your target food cost. Your ideal food number is what your food Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Dec 27, 2019

Vine & Dine

Photo credit: Haley Hill The Butchery, located at 3720 Caminito Court, Suite 200, in Del Mar’s bustling One Paseo outdoor shopping center offers diners a butcher shop, bistro and specialty Read more ›

Drew and Lisa Matney on Dec 27, 2019

Chef Talk

I want to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I just finished my traditional meal of turducken, which I started enjoying when I lived in New Orleans. I have Read more ›

Allen Asch on Dec 27, 2019

Front & Back of the House

Here you are, right in the middle of the holiday season and there is a high probability that you are stressed. You have family members and friends that want Read more ›

Gael Hees on Dec 27, 2019