The SoCal 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 and well-wishers. Shown here honoring Robin before the event are The SoCal Food & Beverage Professional staff—Editorial Director Bob Barnes, Creative Director Juanita Aiello and Senior Editor/Publisher Mike Fryer—joined by Don Chareunsy, Robin’s PR/Publicist for years and the writer of our October issue cover feature on Robin Leach. 


Restaurant Editor Ben Brown enjoyed the 10th annual San Diego Spirits Festival on the waterfront downtown. Find out more about the libations, samba dancers and snake charmer that came with this event in his Foodie Biz column.