BeverageFebruary 1, 2015Carter Raff of Raff Distillerie
Carter Raff is living the American Dream. As master distiller and founder of Raff Distillerie, he is doing what he loves in the city that he loves, San Francisco. He’s riding a wave of a craft fervor and making a difference. Not only enticing and delighting the palates of Californians, he’s bringing the goods to a larger market without giving up quality...Read More »
BusinessFebruary 1, 2015JCCNV-JAPANESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE recently held its annual SHINNENKAI, New Year’s celebration hosted at Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ restaurant.
JCCNV is a not for profit association dedicated to bringing Americans and Japanese closer together through understanding each other’s cultures, traditions and lifestyles.
Additionally, JCCNV assists Japanese businesses and visitors here...Read More »
BeverageJanuary 2, 2015King of Clubs is gaining traction as the ‘King of Cabs’ from the Napa Valley. And at the heart of this luxurious creation are three very interesting gentlemen: three fascinating personalities, three diverse backgrounds, three beaming success stories, and one shared [tremendous] passion and deep knowledge for wine.
“This is what we truly believe to be the best of the best,”...Read More »
FoodJanuary 1, 2015When you take some of the fat out of dishes, you usually need to add another ingredient to replace the lost moisture. Here’s a couple examples of how wine can do just that:
Instead of sautéing veggies in heaps of butter or oil, you can sauté them in a smaller amount of oil plus some wine for flavor and moisture.
Instead of making a marinade with 1/2 cup of oil, decrease the...Read More »
FoodJanuary 1, 2015I don’t know why, but the holiday season always has me craving caviar.
Maybe because this is the end of the salmon roe season, not really considered caviar, but the thought of losing this delicacy might make me crave the “good stuff.” True caviar needs to come from a sturgeon and there 26 species of fish that are called sturgeon. Of the 26 breeds, only 6 traditionally...Read More »
FoodJanuary 1, 2015It seems to be an unwritten rule that every major resort has to have a gourmet burger restaurant, or maybe it just makes good sense to offer the classic American staple in its most glorious renditions. Add into the mix the pairing of some great craft beers and it’s an even wiser move. As the name implies, that’s exactly what the M Resort Spa Casino has done in its Anthony’s Gourmet...Read More »
FoodJanuary 1, 2015Las Vegas has no shortage of establishments that cater to locals, but when it comes to healthy eating, the options become a lot more limited. Fortunately, Rachel’s Kitchen is around to change that, and with five locations ranging from Henderson to Summerlin, there’s always one a short distance away.
Caron Richardson and Kathy Wilson, both Las Vegas locals for more than 35 years,...Read More »
FoodJanuary 1, 2015Totally Olive’s Oils & Vinegars is the newest of the fabulous new shops that have sprouted in Las Vegas and the valley. Ultra-premium EVOOs are Arequipa, Barnes, Cortina, Empire, Frantic, Avalos, Hojiblancz, Koroneiki, Leccino, Mission and Picual. Both fused & infused olive oils, with Baklouti Green Chili, Basil, Blood Orange, Butter, Cayenne Crush, Chipotle, Cilantro & Onion, Dill,...Read More »