June 2020

Hot Off the Grill!

With the passing of Mike Fryer comes the passing of the torch of his leadership as head of this publication. We are grateful that his daughter, Juanita “Michi” Fryer, Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 6, 2020

In Loving Memory of My Dad ~By Juanita "Michi" Fryer

My father was known to many to have a witty sense of humor, and was a caring man who always looked out for everyone around him. He never really Read more ›

Juanita Fryer on Jun 6, 2020

In Loving Memory of My Dad ~By Paul Michael “Miko” Fryer

Dad was a smart man. He was positive and always had a way to make you laugh and feel included. He brought out the best in those around him. His Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 6, 2020

In Memory of My Big Brother ~By Beth Fryer

Of the four Fryer siblings, Mike and I were closest in age. We were also close emotionally due to the fact that when our mother died early in our Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 6, 2020

Wine Talk - In Memoriam: Mike Fryer

Photo Credit: Alice Swift - Photo Credit: Bertani Wine Tasting (October 28, 2014): Mike Fryer, Chef Mimmo Ferraro, and Andrea Lonardi Another month, another slow and steady climb back towards what Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jun 6, 2020

Memories with Mike Fryer

Photo Credit: Ben Brown Meeting Mike Meeting Mike for the first time set the stage for an incredible journey ahead, filled with excitement, laughter and indulgence in all things good, and Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jun 6, 2020

HR Insights - Never Forget Those People Who Influenced You

One of the enduring tenets in my life, and one that I’ve shared in these articles over the years is, “never forget who you are and where you came Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jun 6, 2020

Mike Fryer, a humble man but a giant in the hospitality industry, will be missed by many.

Photo Credit: Elaine and Scott Harris Acclaimed writer and speaker Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Jun 6, 2020

In Loving Memory of My Friend ~By Lisa Mancino Matney

Mike was a wonderful and kind man and an even better friend. We first met through a friend about 10 years ago and the journey with Mike has been Read more ›

Lisa Matney on Jun 6, 2020

In Memory of Mike ~By Jackie Brett

Processing the loss of seeing Mike Fryer’s amazing smile and experiencing his contagious personality isn’t easy. It’s been years since I met him and his brother George, who did Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jun 6, 2020

In Memory of Mike ~By Adam Rains

Mike Fryer loved bartenders and was a big supporter of our USBG chapter (United States Bartenders’ Guild).  He allowed the further cultivation of the ongoing beverage renaissance via this publication Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jun 6, 2020

In Memory of My Friend ~ By Brent Weyer

Mike will always be remembered as the most influential person in my life, and he came to be my best friend. It was only this morning I woke and Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jun 6, 2020

John “Mike” Fryer – 1949-2020

See more photos from Mike's life at this gallery On April 28, 2020 we lost a titan of the food & beverage community who was an innovator, visionary and the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 6, 2020

In Memory of Mike ~By Allan Carter

Caption I remember the first time I met Mike Fryer. I was at my desk and my good friend Michael Severino called me and said, “Come upstairs. I want you Read more ›

Allan Carter on Jun 6, 2020

In Memory of Mike ~By Allen Asch

Photo Credit: Rachael Heffner Mike was the most genteel person I have ever met. I can tell you for sure this is the first time I have used that word, Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jun 6, 2020

Mike Made It Possible

Photo Credit: Rachael Heffner For those of us who had the honor and pleasure of knowing Mike Fryer, this time is very tough, needless to say. But for those of Read more ›

Rachael Heffner on Jun 6, 2020

Curbside Cuisine Helps Keep an Industry Alive During the Pandemic

Photo Credit: Elaine and Scott Harris Currently the world is enduring a pandemic at a level that has not been experienced for many generations and Las Vegas, unfortunately, has not Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Jun 6, 2020

Dishing it

Photo Credit: Honey Salt There is little doubt that during this unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic with its broadening challenges to our country and the entire world, the food and beverage industry Read more ›

Sk Delph on Jun 6, 2020

Frey Ranch Distillery and Sparrow + Wolf Collaborate on Virtual Media Dinner

Photo Credit: Lauren Trieschmann, Sparrow + Wolf and Frey Ranch After being mainly shut in since mid-March, I was excited to receive an invitation to participate in a media dinner, Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jun 6, 2020

Brett’s Vegas View

Las Vegas Emerges at Snail’s Pace While the “party city” Las Vegas always filled with non-stop 24-hour action has encountered a mega-bump in the road along with the rest of Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jun 6, 2020