Heidi Rains

Journalist

Heidi Rains is a San Diego native, a wiz of a home cook and brings life to the desert with a beautiful garden. Her herbs have been tasted by many and used by some of the top mixologists in town. She has spent her whole life living, eating & working in fine-dining restaurants, cocktailing & bartending on the Strip and she has a thirst for all things delicious. 

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Up Front and Personal

Finding satisfaction in our industry isn’t always measured in tips. For many of us, it’s finding that perfect place to nurture our creativity, advancing our careers, and sometimes, a Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Nov 1, 2016

Up Front and Personal

Destyn Taylor is a woman of many flavors! She has run the gamut of service industry jobs and we’re not talking low-end establishments. She bartended at Gramercy Tavern in Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Aug 1, 2016

Up Front and Personal

In a town known for F&B, Herbs & Rye is in a special place. It is where bartenders & servers can go to unwind, turn up, or just eat Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Jul 1, 2016

Up Front and Personal

Maintaining great service is no laughing matter! Unless of course, you are slingin’ drinks in Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club! We are all familiar with the typical comedy club cocktail Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Jan 4, 2016

Up Front and Personal , November 2015

Just livin’ the dream! That’s the classic sarcastic response you get from many service industry types who have made being miserable their second job. But you won’t hear any Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Nov 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

Heading in to your favorite restaurant and sitting down to enjoy an excellent meal prepared by a great chef is the best way to experience food. This, however, is Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Oct 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

So often we talk about the passion of a renowned chef or the craft of a great bartender, the sage knowledge of a true mixologist or the expertise of Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Sep 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

With its iconic neon sign shining like a beacon leading you through the stumbling maze of countless debauched cool-guys and hip-girls, Atomic Liquors is like a familiar piece of Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Jul 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

It’s not always easy to sum up how interesting the people in our industry and our town can be. Meet Kevin Hermanson. He represents the best of us here, Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Jun 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

We’ve all heard of the “European Work Ethic” and being a European girl myself, I know what it’s like to feel compelled to constantly move! move! move! Well, when Read more ›

Heidi Rains on May 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

It’s becoming less frequent that we come across a true Las Vegas native. A person who was not only born and raised here but can proudly share the stories Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Apr 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

Nowhere is the disparity between the lucky and unlucky more apparent than in the great city of Las Vegas. It’s just too easy for newcomers to this city to Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Mar 1, 2015