January 2018

UNLV Unveils Its New Hospitality Hall and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Beverage Academy

Cover and feature photos by Audrey Dempsey @infinity photo As the spring semester commences, UNLV hospitality students will be experiencing a number of big changes. These changes may be in Read more ›

Kimberly Verdin on Jan 2, 2018

Hot Off the Grill!

Chaine des Rotisseurs Las Vegas Chapter held its traditional Christmas Induction Ceremony and Champagne Dinner hosted by the Mandalay Bay and held at their Convention Center. Celeb chefs included Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Happy New Year! As we welcome the 2018 year in, I’ve spent some time reflecting upon 2017. So much has happened, both in the wine world, and in the Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jan 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Now that we have entered into a new year and have our new 2018 calendars on our walls, I want to provide you with info on some beer events Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2018

Broads of Bourbon

Women and Whiskey – Bottiglia Enotecha at the Green Valley Ranch Photos by Mary Powers. Maker’s Mark fist pump. Being able to pair whiskey with a full course dining experience is a Read more ›

Mary Powers & Delilah Tennyson on Jan 1, 2018

Best of the Best

Photo by Shelley Stepanek. Jeremy Coleman Cafe Hollywood, a fun throwback color boutique from the 60s with a brand new design, has replaced Planet Dailies inside Planet Hollywood Casino. Dailies had Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jan 1, 2018

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Sam Adams Old Fezziwig As our weather turns frosty, the spotlight shines on Sam Adams Old Fezziwig Ale (5.9% ABV), a spiced brown ale made for winter. Packed with spices Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2018

Made from Scratch

There is a difference between cheese platters and cheese boards. Cheese platters are stacked with cheese, meats, nuts and fruit, and are meant for large groups—they are made for Read more ›

John Rockwell on Jan 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT LANDSCAPE   Photo courtesy Anna Vinterall photography. European/Asia hit fire show Inferno will open at Paris Jan. 24featuring European illusionist Joe Labero and pyro aerial group, The Fuel Girls.  Spiegelworld,creators of Absinthe, Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jan 1, 2018


Hawaii: once called the Sandwich Islands, located in the center of the Pacific Ocean, like croutons floating in the vast ocean soup rather than sandwiches. Due to its specific Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Jan 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photo by Erin Cooper.  Hamptons, located in Tivoli Village, is a brand-new concept created for Las Vegas by Heinrich Stasiuk’s Wild Thyme Restaurant Group. Although Hamptons might be new, it Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jan 1, 2018

Chef Spotlight

Photo courtesy Clique Hospitality. Brian Massie originally thought he’d live in Las Vegas for a year. That year has turned into nearly two decades in the restaurant scene here, and Read more ›

Pat Evans on Jan 1, 2018

What’s Cooking

Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina Offering Daily Happy Hour and Specials for Nearly Every Day of the Week Photo by Joe Urcioli. Since opening last fall, Bandito Latin Kitchen & Cantina Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jan 1, 2018

Chef Talk

This past Thanksgiving I went to Utah to be with family and one of the courses we had was a Turducken. For those of you that do not know Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jan 1, 2018

UNLV Epicurean Society

Photos by Hanna Min. Event ideas, marketing campaigns, and meetings develop from momentum of previous semesters; staying consistent with our organization’s agenda is important for future members. The leadership team, Read more ›

Justin Leung on Jan 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

I truly believe in the value of making and striving for goals in my life and I hope that you do too! If we don’t try to better ourselves Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jan 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Not every menu item is going to be a best-seller. It’s reasonable to expect your signatures to outpace your lesser-known dishes, and for newer items to take a while Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jan 1, 2018

Dining out with the Harrises

Photos by Scott Harris. It’s been three months and it’s been hard, very hard, to be without the beloved, renowned Lotus of Siam. Their original location after 19 years was Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Jan 1, 2018

Nevada Restaurant Association Announces 2017 Culinary Excellence Award Winners

Photos courtesy Nevada Restaurant Association. NvRA Board The Nevada Restaurant Association presented the Culinary Excellence Awards on December 14, 2017 during the 35th Annual Meeting of the Members. The annual Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jan 1, 2018

USBG Las Vegas

Katie Cruz and the Sunset Swizzle Photos courtesy Katie Cruz. Most people know that Katie Cruz is a Las Vegas OG, born and bred, but they may not be aware that Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jan 1, 2018