THE EPICUREAN AFFAIR AT PALAZZO POOLS proved to be another smashing event for the Nevada Restaurant Association and its biggest yearly fundraiser where individual restaurant members come out to present a bite of what they have to offer. Celebrity Chef/Host for this year was Chef Jose Andres, awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation. LVFNBPRO caught our old friends, Celebrity Entertainment Specialist Robin Leach and N9NE Steakhouse Executive Chef Barry Dakake, discussing the evening’s highlights.

THE 36TH ANNUAL SAN GENNARO FEAST was another culinary event held in May, in Southwest Las Vegas, featuring traditional Italian/American food and entertainment for the entire family. Las Vegas’s outstanding entertainer, Tony Sacca, was on hand to sing a number of songs and better yet, coordinate the nightly stage entertainment. Nice job, Tony! LVFNBPRO Sr. Editor Mike Fryer and Assistant Juanita Fryer stopped while covering the event for a quick shot on the red carpet!

THE SOCAL VERSION OF LVFNBPRO OPENS OFFICES IN LAGUNA BEACH, so we felt it only fitting to show the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, just a 5 minute walk from the office where we will kick-off The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional starting this July. Areas covered in the SoCal publication will include San Diego, Orange County featuring the beach cities, LA and up to Santa Barbara. Look for The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional start-up beginning in July at www.socalfnbpro.com.