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Robin Leach (1941-2018)

Photos by Tom Donoghue London, England-born Robin Douglas Leach was widely known as host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (1984-1995) and for his quote, “Champagne wishes and caviar Read more ›

Don Chareunsy on Oct 1, 2018

Hot Off the Grill

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional recently attended the Celebration of Life for Robin Leach hosted by The Venetian-Palazzo Resort and attended by hundreds of Robin’s friends, family Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

As you may or may not know, I have many different interests. Even in the beverage field, I love learning as a student for life. However, beyond just learning Read more ›

Alice Swift on Oct 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Astronomy Aleworks Now Open in the Booze District After anticipating its opening for several months, Southern Nevadans now have a new brewery to visit. The retro sci-fi themed brewery at Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2018

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

From my collection (left to right) a bottle produced from every decade beginning in the very early 1900s through the early 2000s. Photo by Joy Solano.   How many times over Read more ›

Max Solano on Oct 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Restaurants Upscale Hong Kong restaurant Mott 32 will open its first U.S. outpost at The Palazzo • The Venetian this winter.  Factory Place Hospitality Group will open The Factory Kitchen at Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Oct 1, 2018

Product Review

Hotbox Coffee Porter Who says beer isn’t for breakfast anymore? I’m not actually suggesting you begin your day with this brew, but definitely if you like coffee this brew will Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2018

Front & Back of the House

Have you heard the term “free PR?” Many people think that the role of a public relations professional is to simply send out news releases on various company activities Read more ›

Gael Hees on Oct 1, 2018

What's Cooking

Photo courtesy Station Casinos Christopher Hall Appointed Room Chef at Sonoma Cellar Christopher Hall has been appointed room chef at Sonoma Cellar inside Sunset Station. The native Las Vegan grew up Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photo by Erin Cooper We are firm believers that pairing wine with food shouldn’t be solely reserved for fine dining in fancy restaurants. Wine can and should be enjoyed in a Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Oct 1, 2018

Chef Spotlight

Photo courtesy Nacho Daddy Most people can walk into their kitchen, grab some chips and cheese and make nachos. Eric Scott believes nachos can be an elevated food item and Read more ›

Pat Evans on Oct 1, 2018

USBG Las Vegas

 Eva Fleming  What is the first thing one does after moving to Vegas? Join the USBG course! One of the new faces of our chapter is Eva Fleming and that Read more ›

Adam Rains on Oct 1, 2018

Chef Talk

Although the current version of meatless Mondays was started in 2003, history goes much further back than that. It was actually started during World War I when President Wilson Read more ›

Allen Asch on Oct 1, 2018

The Catering Coach

Successful catering is all about profits, NOT sales. Many times, we only see the dollar signs when considering a potential catered event. Three of the mistakes I see caterers Read more ›

Sandy Korem on Oct 1, 2018

Best of the Best

Photos by Shelley Stepanek and courtesy Rock & Reilly’s LAKESIDE, one of the most gorgeous restaurants in Las Vegas, perched across from the massive waterfall called Lake of Dreams at Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Oct 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Cash and credit cards have long represented the overwhelming majority of customer-based restaurant transactions. And now, as the tech world continues to integrate into just about every industry out Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 1, 2018

Technology’s Influence on Guest Behavior

When it comes to emerging technologies and marketing, most of the conversation today typically focuses on apps, social media and how to take advantage of consumers’ growing dependence on Read more ›

Steve Thomas on Oct 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

It’s not difficult to see how an engaged and approachable HR (human resources) function/team contributes to the success of your organization. Take a look around at the impact HR Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Oct 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Do you have manager meetings? Not the passing-in-the-hall quick conversations, but actual sit-down meetings where you focus on moving the business forward? If you are, are they effective?  Communication in Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Oct 1, 2018

Epicurean Society

photos by Deanna Wong and Hanna Min A bright semester awaits Epicurean Society especially with a strong 159 recruited members: This was a number that has developed from July to Read more ›

Justin Leung on Oct 1, 2018

Made from Scratch

Up until the past 100 years or so, with advances in refrigeration, food storage and chemical preservation, people had to rely on microbes and natural processes to preserve their Read more ›

John Rockwell on Oct 1, 2018

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