February 2018

Sister Act: Maria Perry & Angie Ruvo Two Matriarchs of the Restaurant Industry of Las Vegas

Maria Perry and Angie Ruvo - Cover and feature photo by Audrey Dempsey • Infinity Photo  Two sisters who have lived in Las Vegas longer than most residents have been Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 2, 2018

Hot Off the Grill

SoCal Food & Beverage Professional staff Drew and Lisa Matney, pictured on the left side in the photo, recently visited Las Vegas and covered the Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Read more ›

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

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

When you think of going shopping for groceries, you likely think of going to some type of market. There are many different concepts out there, from your Safeway/Vons, to Read more ›

Alice Swift on Feb 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Editor’s Note: This month we invited established beer journalist and book author Pat Evans, who recently joined our LVFNBPro writing staff, to guest host our monthly beer column with Read more ›

Pat Evans on Feb 1, 2018

Broads of Bourbon

  We’ve all been there. That predictable moment at the bar when someone from the group orders a shot that like it or not, you’re expected to take. Maybe it Read more ›

Mary Powers & Delilah Tennyson on Feb 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT SPOTLIGHT Photo by Alex Dolan Lady Gaga will launch a two-year, multi-date residency at the Park Theater at Park MGM in December 2018. Aerosmith will have a residency late in Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Feb 1, 2018

Product Review

Pata Negra Cava Brut Rosé Sparkling wine sales continue to climb, and according to a study conducted by IRi Worldwide in 2017, sparkling beverages comprise 10% of the total wine Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2018

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen Opens at Caesars Palace

Photos courtesy Hell’s Kitchen Gordon Ramsay continues to spread his restaurant empire and local footprint, as his Hell’s Kitchen, the first restaurant named for and inspired by the hit TV show Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2018

JR Starkus Earns USBG Certified Master Mixologist Title

Photo by Audrey Dempsey • Infinity Photo JR Starkus, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada Director of Mixology Trade Development, has earned the USBG Certified Master Mixologist title, the Read more ›

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

Made from Scratch

Photo by John Rockwell In my cheese journey over the past year, I have encountered many new flavors and textures, and have learned to appreciate them. I discovered a few of Read more ›

John Rockwell on Feb 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Photo by Erin Cooper Norman Acosta is Lead Sommelier at Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar located in Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino.  Acosta has worked in the Las Vegas Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Feb 1, 2018

Chef Spotlight

 photo courtesy Delmonico  Ronnie Rainwater is set to celebrate his 19th year with Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant group, most of which have been spent at Delmonico Steakhouse within The Venetian, where Read more ›

Pat Evans on Feb 1, 2018

What’s Cooking

photo by Dick Palcic Still Time to Experience Grimaldi’s Winter Menu  Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has established itself as a highly respected and award-winning representative of New York style pizza, with authenticity in Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Feb 1, 2018

Best of the Best

Let’s jump in our car and head out to Boulder City, just 30 minutes from our usual list of dining spots. After walking down Main Street and seeing numerous Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Feb 1, 2018


Cooking is cleaning raw ingredients, cutting into appropriate sizes, combining them, heating to tenderize texture, heating to kill adverse microbes, generating attractive flavors and satisfying appetites at serving. Cooking Read more ›

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

Human Resources Insights

What individuals need for success are good role models. They need managers that take the time to instruct, train and communicate expectations. What they don’t need is unfair treatment, Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Feb 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Beverages are by no means overlooked in the restaurant world, but at the same time may not always be utilized to their fullest potential. Simply put, a wider beverage Read more ›

Ben Brown on Feb 1, 2018

Dining out with the Harrises

photo courtesy Tivoli Village Tivoli Village, a unique mix of retailers and dining options, has gone through its growing pains with stores opening and closing as fast as the summer heat Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Feb 1, 2018

Chef Talk

I recently read an article that talked about food and health and it intrigued me to look into this further. First I will talk about spices that you may Read more ›

Allen Asch on Feb 1, 2018

UNLV Epicurean Society

Deanna Wong and Kimberly Verdin. Photos by Hanna Min and Giorgina Agrellas Entering the new year, Epicurean Society began fresh. Not only are there months of events ahead of us, the leadership Read more ›

Justin Leung on Feb 1, 2018

Nevada Restaurant Association

photo courtesy NvRA   As we begin the New Year, everyone is buzzing about what this year’s culinary trends are going to be. This new list has been revealed by The Read more ›

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

USBG Las Vegas

Photos courtesy Joel Andrew Meet Joel Andrew Joel is a newcomer to our town and the USBG. He relocated to Vegas because he “was hungry for knowledge in a thirsty town.” Read more ›

Adam Rains on Feb 1, 2018