July 2015

Hot Off the Grill

LAWRY’S THE PRIME RIB WAS THE VENUE for the ACF Chefs of Las Vegas Monthly Dinner-Meeting attended by chapter supporters and chefs alike. Three ladies who stand out in Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2015

For the Love of the Craft

This June, Absolut Elyx hosted a truly unique event. Our Elyx representative Kristen Schaefer brought together some of the city’s top mixologists in the name of exceptional vodka. I Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jul 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

Inaugural Locals Only Beer Festival a Resounding Good Time The first ever Locals Only Beer Festival, held on May 23 at Neonopolis on Fremont Street, was a resounding Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

Public School 702 Debuts in Downtown Summerlin

It’s getting harder to keep up with new restaurants arriving on the scene with enlightened beer lists and great food which appeals to everyone. The latest to grace the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

West Eats East—Omnivorous: Japanese Dietary Habit

Let’s see how Japanese food and beverages are integrated in our eating by checking Japanese words floating in everyday life. Starting from Geisha Girl, Fujiyama, Sukiyaki, Tempura, today Ninja, Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Jul 1, 2015

Food for Thought

Nothing says summer other than the heat quite like an outside party. Whether you’re in a backyard, or in a park, gathering with friends and family to sip chilled Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Jul 1, 2015

A Talk with Culinary Maven Elizabeth Blau One of Las Vegas’s Most Respected Culinary Visionaries

Elizabeth Blau began her career with famed restaurateur Sirio Maccioni and is widely credited with transforming Las Vegas into a world-class culinary destination. She was instrumental in building the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

Chef Talk

I know you are reading this at least a month after National Cheese Day, but I am writing this on June 4th, the day of the event. I Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jul 1, 2015

Wine Talk With Alice Swift

“The environment that we’re raised in trains our brains.” - Dr. Sarah Banks On May 15, I attended a unique research seminar at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center, Read more ›

Alice Swift on Jul 1, 2015

What’s Cooking

Chef Claude Gaty Introduces New Menu at Top of the World Top of the World Executive Chef Claude Gaty is living up to his restaurant’s moniker by offering cuisine Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Jul 1, 2015

Up Front and Personal

With its iconic neon sign shining like a beacon leading you through the stumbling maze of countless debauched cool-guys and hip-girls, Atomic Liquors is like a familiar piece of Read more ›

Heidi Rains on Jul 1, 2015

Good for Spooning

Nicole Brisson and I have a lot in common. We grew up in small towns in upstate New York. We had rough childhoods. We had a love for the Read more ›

LeAnne Notabartolo on Jul 1, 2015

Local Might Not Be as Close as You Think

“Our tomatoes come from a farm 5 miles away,” says the sign on the front of the restaurant. But, signs are not always as simple as they seem. Read more ›

Michael Oshman on Jul 1, 2015

Chefs Food Fest Is Laughlin’s Major Community Feast

The 28th annual Chefs Food Fest took place Thursday, June 11 inside the Aquarius Pavilion at the Aquarius Casino Resort. It’s a special time when locals and visitors enthusiastically Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Jul 1, 2015

NvRA End of Session 2015 Legislative Update

During the recent 2015 Session of the Nevada Legislature that came to a close on June 2 the Nevada Restaurant Association “NvRA” was actively engaged to promote and protect Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2015

Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada Opens New All-encompassing Training/Events Facility

In the southwest part of our valley, lies a beautifully modern structure that houses a staple of our community. With its partially covered garden and fountain walls, it gives Read more ›

Adam Rains on Jul 1, 2015

Product Spotlight

Executive Development Chef of Major Products Chris Enright recently volunteered at Discovery Charter School in Newark, New Jersey to teach a group of 8-12 year olds how to cook. Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Jul 1, 2015

Let’s Try Some Specialty Shops This Summer

Planning a picnic or barbeque, or just some family time in the old backyard? Here are some specialty shops where you can add bold new tastes to the old Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Jul 1, 2015

Human Resources Insights

The skill of sound communication with superiors, team members, and staff is critical, no matter what field or industry that you might work in. We are regularly judged by Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Jul 1, 2015

The Bottom Line

Portion size seems to have slipped under the radar as a critical factor in restaurant development, but remains a quintessential talking point among customers that owners must recognize and Read more ›

Ben Brown on Jul 1, 2015