March 2019

UNLVino Celebrates 45 Years!!–April 11-13 Remembering a Groovy 1974 to Present Day

What was once old is new again at this year’s 45th Annual UNLVino: Take a Sip for Scholarship. This is the largest annual fundraiser for UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality, voted Read more ›

Don Chareunsy on Mar 1, 2019

Hot Off the Grill!

We found this photo of LVF&B Pro’s Sr. Editor/Publisher Mike Fryer, from UNLVino 2018 at a trade tasting connected event. A great time was had by everyone! LVF&B Pro Editorial Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Mar 1, 2019

Revisiting 8 Years of UNLVino Memories

Chef Thomas Keller and myself (Alice Swift) at Bubblicious 2013 - photos courtesy Alice Swift This year, UNLVino celebrates its 45th anniversary; can you believe it? There have been many Read more ›

Alice Swift on Mar 1, 2019

What's Brewing

Big Dog’s Brewing Quarterly Beerfest  The next Big Dog’s Brewing quarterly beerfest will be its 10th Annual Peace Love Hoppy-ness, held in the outdoor area of the Draft House in Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2019

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Last month, we got on the topic of how amazingly well-valued rums are as a category and some of the rum history and generalities, as well, as the emergence Read more ›

Max Solano on Mar 1, 2019

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT Christina Aguilera opens her residency, “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience,” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Friday, May 31. British rock ‘n’ roll band Def Leppard begin a residency there Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Mar 1, 2019

UNLV Students Prepping for UNLVino

With April fast approaching, the Las Vegas community turns its attention to UNLVino: a three-day food and wine festival that raises scholarship money for UNLV’s Harrah College of Hospitality. Read more ›

Justin Leung on Mar 1, 2019

Front & Back of the House

photos courtesy Vida Kitchens What would you do if you had access around the clock to a commercial kitchen, filled with professional ovens, stoves, smokers, slicers, refrigeration and a dish-washing Read more ›

Gael Hees on Mar 1, 2019

What’s Cooking

Boathouse Asian Eatery at Palace Station Another Great Example of the Property’s Transformation Executive Chef Zy Alconcel and GM Ian Delph. Photo by Dick Palcic If you haven’t been to Palace Station Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2019

Twinkle Toast

Photos by Erin Cooper With over a decade spent in the industry, and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit, Jordan Salcito is Director of Wine Special Projects for Momofuku as well as Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Mar 1, 2019

Chef Spotlight

photo courtesy Emeril's Restaurants Sean Roe never stops learning.  A thirst for knowledge has been his quest since he first stepped foot in a kitchen as a dishwasher at 17. His Read more ›

Pat Evans on Mar 1, 2019

Las Vegas Inaugurates ‘Chef Battle’

photos courtesy Sk Delph I love a chef battle, and the Chef Battle Las Vegas, held on February 13, was a great one! The chefs showed up armed with that secret Read more ›

Sk Delph on Mar 1, 2019

Chef Talk

Spring is such a great season for epicureans. There is a bounty of fresh ingredients and with the changeover from heavy cooking like braising to lighter cooking, such as Read more ›

Allen Asch on Mar 1, 2019

USBG Las Vegas

photo courtesy Roxanne Gomez Roxanne Gomez The USBG and this city see a constant flow of energetic and talented people come into its ranks, and one of those is Roxanne Gomez. Read more ›

Adam Rains on Mar 1, 2019

Best of the Best

photos courtesy Fred’s International Bakery  FRED’S INTERNATIONAL BAKERY  Baking is somewhat of an art and science combined. If one is also lucky to be born in a rural and traditional lifestyle Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Mar 1, 2019

The Bottom Line

Are you an upscale burger joint or a gastropub? Do you serve Mexican food, Mexican fusion or just have a few Mexican dishes on the menu? Is your craft Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 1, 2019

May I Recommend...

photos courtesy Golden Steer and Blake Myers Science fiction writers have long written about time travel. Though the idea of traveling back in time is plausible in theory, the world’s Read more ›

Blake Myers on Mar 1, 2019

Human Resources Insights

Toxic. That is a rather harsh sounding word to use to define a place that a person might work. Just to clarify, I am not speaking about work that Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Mar 1, 2019

Product Review

DNX Foods Grass-Fed Beef & Uncured Bacon Jalapeño Bar The word bacon got my attention and jalapeno was the icing on the cake. Well, not a cake, but rather a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Mar 1, 2019

Searsucker Adds Elegant Flavor to Caesars Palace

Once Chef Brian Malarkey’s brain child and now owned by the ever-growing Hakkasan group, Searsucker melds sophisticated flavor profiles with a playful and energetic atmosphere. Chic lighting, chef-centric wall Read more ›

Ben Brown on Mar 1, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

How do you make money in the restaurant business? The reality is it’s the small things that add up, such as reducing the cost of cheese by a nickel Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Mar 1, 2019

UNLV Epicurean Society

Photos courtesy Savannah Reeves, Deanna Wong, Emily Yang and Savannah Reeves January 22 marked the start of a new semester at UNLV. Students were steadily adjusting into their temporarily, abandoned Read more ›

Justin Leung on Mar 1, 2019