This photo depicts Mike Fryer, flanked by Editorial Director Bob Barnes and Creative Director Juanita Aiello, at the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits launch of Brooklyn Brewing in 2013, demonstrating his playfulness and showing him enjoying life. Anyone who ever had the pleasure to spend time with him, came to appreciate his company and cheerful outlook. He will forever be in our hearts and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude for having the foresight to create this magazine: the first and ONLY publication dedicated to the food and beverage professionals in Southern Nevada.

Too often servers don’t get the recognition they deserve for the dedicated and professional job they do. Pictured here (taken pre-shutdown) at Sparrow + Wolf is one of the best of the best, Destyn Hamada. To read more about Destyn and one of the top dining destinations in Las Vegas that we’ve missed during the quarantine, read Bob Barnes’ What’s Cooking column.