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Hot Off the Grill

We take note of the recent passing of our Mentor, Associate and Friend, Robin Leach, who has been an inspiration to the Food & Beverage Industry as well as Read more ›

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

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

photos by Alice Swift Introduction to Taiwan (Republic of China) This month, I continue my exploration of Asia’s hidden secrets while traveling abroad. Being from Taiwan, I can tell you that Read more ›

Alice Swift on Sep 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Photos courtesy CraftHaus, Motley Brews and by Sharon Mendez. BJ’s Rogue Ales Beer Dinner The Henderson BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse location had its usual packed house for its latest beer dinner Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2018

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

photo by Joy Solano Now, that we’ve had the opportunity to properly cover the very unique and fun path of rye whiskey’s history in the US, last month, we can Read more ›

Max Solano on Sep 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Entertainment News photo credit Ross Halfin Aerosmith will launch their “Deuces Are Wild” residency April 6, 2019, at Park Theater inside Park MGM. Toby Keith brings his Should’ve Been A Cowboy XXV Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Sep 1, 2018

Product Review

BFF (Beer Friends Forever) San Diego Pale Ale BFF usually stands for best friends forever, but in the case of this collaboration, the acronym takes on additional meaning, as it Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2018

Front & Back of the House

Pictured: Boulder Dam Brewing Company Owner Todd Cook and his wife Deborah Downs. Photo courtesy of Boulder Dam Brewing Company. For some, social media in all of its incarnations, is Read more ›

Gael Hees on Sep 1, 2018

What’s Cooking

Photos by Matthias Clamer, Erik Kabik, Dick Palcic, Dave Canelaphotos, and courtesy Public School 702 Searsucker Teams up with Absinthe for Dinner & Show Deal  Searsucker at Caesars Palace is partnering with Absinthe—the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Sep 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photo by Erin Cooper With all the hype surrounding Ketogenic, Paleo and low-carb diets, we thought it would be interesting to get a registered dietitian’s perspective on how wine can Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Sep 1, 2018

Chef Spotlight

Photo courtesy of TREVI Since he was 14 years old, Jose Navarro has worked in kitchens. He stumbled into the career by happenchance. His sister’s friend’s family had an opening Read more ›

Pat Evans on Sep 1, 2018

The Master Mixologist Brain Trust:

Cover and feature photos by Audrey Dempsey • Infinity Photo Las Vegas’ newest USBG Accredited Master Mixologists: J.R. Starkus and Michael Przydzial of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirts of Nevada. During Read more ›

Adam Rains on Sep 1, 2018

Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar: Tropical Oasis of Las Vegas

Photos courtesy of Tommy Bahama If you’re searching for a romantic tropphotos courtesy of Tommy Bahamaical oasis in the middle of the desert, Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar may become Read more ›

Scott Altnether on Sep 1, 2018

Chef Talk

I recently had the opportunity to tour another indoor growing facility and was amazed at the grandeur, sanitation and magnitude of this operation. In the past I’ve toured two Read more ›

Allen Asch on Sep 1, 2018

Best of the Best

Photos by Shelley Stepanek Love Mexican food? How about tamales? How about making your own? HUSSONG’S MEXICAN CANTINA in the Shoppes at Mandalay Place now offers that experience. The culinary Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Sep 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Food festivals have skyrocketed in popularity, often drawing thousands of guests and creating prime exposure opportunities for restaurants of all types. Any opportunity like this, of course, comes with Read more ›

Ben Brown on Sep 1, 2018

National Food Safety Month—Restaurant Inspection Checklist

An efficient Restaurant Inspection Checklist is focused on standard safety actions and processes for your staff. It should be displayed prominently in your kitchen. Keep it in an easy-to-edit Read more ›

Diana Webber on Sep 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

So many organizations just slap up a few posters and say a few words to their employees like “be careful,” and then walk away patting themselves on the back Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Sep 1, 2018

Stogies and Steaks at The Clubhouse at Montecristo by Old Homestead

Photos by Joe Urcioli and courtesy The Clubhouse at Montecristo by Old Homestead Where on the Las Vegas Strip can you enjoy a great meal and smoke your favorite cigar? Read more ›

Joe Urcioli on Sep 1, 2018

UNLV Epicurean Society

Photo by Austin Ynigo Austin Ynigo and Leah Love I write to announce that I will be returning for this academic year to UNLV’s Epicurean Society as the new Vice President Read more ›

Justin Leung on Sep 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Something universal about successful restaurant owners is they never say or accept someone saying to them, “I can’t!” Successful restaurant owners recognize that when someone says, “I can’t,” what Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Sep 1, 2018

The Catering Coach

Have you ever wondered if you’re pricing your catering proposals correctly? Is it possible to make more money? I know I wasn’t doing it right and it cost me. Read more ›

Sandy Korem on Sep 1, 2018

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