June 2017


Photo courtesy Americana  You are seated at a table overlooking a beautiful lake with ducks and turtles swimming past with the gentle lapping of water while enjoying a gourmet meal. Sound Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 2, 2017

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

photo courtesy www.changyu.com.cn:8189/explore/bdjzdetails109.html Disneyland, Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Legoland, etc… what do they all have in common? They are theme parks geared towards fun and family-friendly rides, attractions and Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 1, 2017

Hot Off the Grill

At the recent Chefs for Kids Gala hosted by the South Point Casino, we had the first chance in a long time to get The Las Vegas and SoCal Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 1, 2017

What’s Brewing

PT’s Brewing Beer Dinner Last month I attended the PT’s Brewing Company beer dinner featuring a five-course pairing with the beers of Brewmaster Dave Otto. The menu was enough Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

Chef Talk

I was very excited a few years back when the SLS Hotel and Casino opened an Umami Burger on the property. I had been reading about this chain for Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jun 1, 2017

USBG Las Vegas

Bryan Pierzga If you love the craft of bartending and Las Vegas, chances are that you know Bryan Pierzga. He not only heads up the program at Echo & Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jun 1, 2017

Food for Thought

Buying in season means that you’re going to find your produce at its best, whether you’re making a trip to the grocery store or to the local farmer’s Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Jun 1, 2017

Chef Spotlight

Chef Spencer Rudow has a deep passion for seafood and all things pasta. From working in his hometown Baltimore, Maryland, to studying cooking in Italy and working on the Read more ›

Leah Schmidt on Jun 1, 2017

Our Picks

B&B BurgerFish might not be the first thing on your mind when you are at a burger joint, but if you are at B&B Burger at The Venetian, maybe Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jun 1, 2017

Brett’s Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT HIGHLIGHTSJanet Jackson’s four-month State Of The World fall tour will visit Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, Oct. 14. Il Divo - This is Your Night: Live in Las Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jun 1, 2017


Sushi from Japan, Kimchi from Korea, Chow Mein from China are representing Asia foods, reflecting from respective food cultures, nurtured under a strong influence from China. Chow Mein is Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Jun 1, 2017

Twinkle Toast

We are the first to admit that the struggle has been real for rosé drinkers in Las Vegas. Despite our desert temperatures, we were fashionably late to discovering the Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Jun 1, 2017

Made from Scratch

Blue cheese overwhelms me, but not because of its flavor. The number of varieties commercially available is what blows my mind. Blue cheese is one style of specialty cheese Read more ›

John Rockwell on Jun 1, 2017

Product Review

RiceSelect Organic Pearl CouscousRiceSelect recently launched Organic Pearl Couscous and is the first company to produce couscous in the US and the first in the world to commercially make Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

Best of the Best

Impossible Foods makes fantastically delicious meat, fish and dairy foods, comprised totally from plants. They hope to transform the global food system by 2050 to feed 9 billion people. Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jun 1, 2017

UNLV Epicurean Society

photo by Kimberly Verdin Spring semester at UNLV has ended and summer break has finally arrived. A lot had happened as the semester came to an end. All eyes had been Read more ›

Kimberly Verdin on Jun 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

In our busy lives and information-overloaded society, it can seem fairly rare that we are able to find a moment of total relaxation and peace, and then have the Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jun 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

Social media marketing is quite easy for establishing a strong base—just create your profile and post regularly. But to really get your message out to a broader audience, there’s Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jun 1, 2017

What’s Cooking

photos courtesy Portofino A Lobster Tale: the story of how an old school lobster dish was recrafted at Portofino We stopped in recently to Portofino at The Mirage, which a month Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

Epicurean Affair

Photos by Audrey Dempsey/Infinity Photo The Epicurean Affair, held at The Palazzo Pools on May 25, is one of Las Vegas’ premiere culinary events, and a chance to sample the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Summer is a time of harvest and with warmer temperatures, beers that are easy drinking and refreshing. Fruit beers come to the forefront, but I want to dispel the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 1, 2017