So nice to see Tabatha Kim, an old friend of the magazine, bartending  at the opening of Ellis Island's new expansion: The Front Yard. Read all about this enticing new venue on page 12.

We are so very proud of our Beverage Editor Adam Rains, who was named “Drink Specialist of the Year” for the NvRA’s 37th Annual Culinary Excellence Awards. To read more about Golden Tiki’s Head Bartender, Grand Exalted Poobah and High Priest of Skull Island Adam Rain’s award, see page 13.

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional takes its name seriously, as we salute the professionals in our industry that go above and beyond, such as William Badillo, pictured here with our Editorial Director Bob Barnes and Journalist Shelley Stepanek. Read about how William excels in his assistant general manager position at Sugarcane in Bob’s What’s Cooking column.