January 2016

Chazz Palminteri

Rolling hills, charmingly rustic fishing villages and a dark sensibility are all images that are conjured by the mention of Sicily. Along with sitting in a piazza, drinking espresso, Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jan 5, 2016

Boss of Bars 2015

The third-annual Boss of the Bars cocktail contest was held at The Mob Museum downtown and Velveteen Rabbit won the coveted Repeal Day Cup. Andrew Shumaker competed on behalf Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 4, 2016

Hot Off the Grill

LVFNBPro Editorial Director Bob Barnes toasts to the anniversary of Repeal Day at the Mob Museum Repeal Day event with GVR Pizza Rock GM Ricky Lewis.LVFNBPro Editorial Director Bob Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 4, 2016

What’s Cooking

Chef Alex Stratta’s Take on Southern Cooking—Salt ‘N Pepper Just days after Chef Alex Stratta shuttered his Tapas by Alex Stratta in Tivoli Village, the renowned chef reopened the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

For the Love of the Craft

Keith Baker is a pistol! Out on the frontier of Fremont with his frontier facial hair, selling frontier whiskey and mixing stellar cocktails. His superb attitude and supreme work Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jan 4, 2016

What’s Brewing

PT’s Brewing Planning a RestaurantI recently met with Golden Entertainment Corporate Vice President of Food & Beverage Joe Romano and PT’s Brewing Brewmaster Dave Otto, who filled me in Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

Chef Talk

I guess the winter weather has me thinking about tropical foods. Recently my mind went to pineapples, and this month without planning I became intrigued by the banana. Over Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jan 4, 2016

West Eats East

A Happy New Year! This is the year of an ape or monkey in the Chinese zodiac. Everyone at an age of 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Jan 4, 2016

Food for Thought

With January and Super Bowl just around the corner we know that throwing a killer Super Bowl party can be hard work and has the potential to get pricey Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Jan 4, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Entertainment Flourishes and DiminishesAfter a 34-year run, Jubilee! at Bally’s will close Feb. 11 and the iconic show’s backstage tour will also go away. Rock Of Ages ends its Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 4, 2016

Pigskin Picks for Game Days

Another year is upon us, with anticipation of the Wild Card and Divisional playoffs and finally the Big Day-Super Bowl. There are many spots in Las Vegas to get Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jan 4, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Every time the new year comes around, numerous people around the world choose to commit to New Year’s resolutions. According to a Nielson survey, the top three resolutions for Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 4, 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

Craft Beer Takes Center Stage at 2015 NBWA Convention & Trade Show

The 78th annual National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention and Trade Show convened at Caesars Palace and attracted nearly 4,000 industry representatives.Spokane, Washington’s No-Li Brewhouse was named the National Brewery Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

Bocuse d’Or USA Selection

We have known about Bocuse d’Or for years but really never had the opportunity to experience it first-hand. This year La Selection Américaine du Bocuse d’Or Bocuse d’Or USA Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Jan 4, 2016

Executive Chef Scott Pajak at Lagasse’s Stadium in The Palazzo Resort

We have watched the very talented Chef Scott Pajak for years and can’t help but be impressed. In this culinary city of all-star culinary talent he can hold his Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Jan 4, 2016

ACF Chefs Las Vegas

This year has been a good year for the ACF Chefs of Las Vegas, with a culmination of events that brought people together, and more importantly, events that helped Read more ›

Juanita Fryer on Jan 4, 2016

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 4, 2016

Product Review

Blue Nun is a German wine brand by the company H. Sichel Söhne that was created in 1923 with the 1921 vintage, and which between the 1950s and 1980s Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

Our Picks

Dating back to the 1800s, afternoon tea has become a popular social event among Europeans, featuring tiers of miniature crustless sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, curd, sweets and heaps of Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 4, 2016

Davidoff of Geneva Opens Its First Cigar Bar in Las Vegas with Luxurious Amenities

Zino Davidoff, the founder, successful businessman and entrepreneur of Davidoff of Geneva, began with the most humble of beginnings as the son of tobacconist immigrant father, Henri Davidoff. After Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Jan 4, 2016

Human Resources Insights

I believe in the power of positive thinking…so much so that I say positive affirmations every single day. And, I have real faith and belief in their value. I Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jan 4, 2016

The Bottom Line

Revenue per customer is among the top key metrics restaurants use to gauge success. Generally, the more money each customer spends, the more the restaurant will profit. Restaurants employ Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jan 4, 2016

A Good Read:

The legendary award-winning chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer, who has been at the forefront of great American food since the 1980s, has released his latest cookbook, American Fare: Everyday Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 4, 2016

Megan Mack’s Latenight Excursions

Tis the season to be jolly and with that being said, December was time for holiday parties and over indulging. This is the slow season for the nightlife industry Read more ›

Megan Nicolson on Jan 4, 2016