October 2019

Ryan Reynolds Shares His Passion for Aviation Gin

Photos courtesty Aviation Gin/Ryan Reynolds Aviation Gin has grown rapidly in recent months, emerging as a category leader and electrifying the previously sleepy gin space with viral marketing and innovative Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 1, 2019

Hot Off the Grill!

We attended the grand opening of the SkyPod Observation Deck on the 108th floor of The STRAT, and were delighted to enjoy culinary offerings of 108 Eats by James Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 22, 2019

Front & Back of the House

Fred Harvey was famous for hiring young, single women to work in all of his restaurants, including those in remote places. It is said that these women did much Read more ›

Gael Hees on Oct 22, 2019

What’s Cooking

photos by Dick Palcic The Barrymore Exudes Old School Vegas Class and Charm The Barrymore, a Gen3 restaurant situated in the Royal Resort on Convention Center Dr. just a short jaunt Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 22, 2019

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

photos courtesy Max Solano As we continue where we left off from last month’s Part 1 of our whirlwind three-day London cocktail experience, I discussed some of the key takeaways Read more ›

Max Solano on Oct 22, 2019

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT Little Big Town released their ninth studio album “Nightfall” and announced the group will visit The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Van Halen’s David Lee Roth will Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Oct 22, 2019

The Bottom Line

photo courtesy Southern California Restaurant Design Group Restaurant design, construction, equipment procurement and installation are a complicated ecosystem that involves a lot of time and up-front costs. It’s important for Read more ›

Ben Brown on Oct 22, 2019

Human Resources Insights

The bottom line, in my view, to the success of any employee relations strategy, is providing employees with a process for venting and being heard, and one that functions Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Oct 22, 2019

What's Brewing

Photos by Joe Urcioli Able Baker and CraftHaus Now Open in Arts District I’ve talked about the Arts District morphing into a beer district, and although I don’t condone changing the Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 22, 2019

Twinkle Toast

photo by by Ken Forrester Jesse Katz is one of the wine industry’s most influential young winemakers. Not only has Katz been named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Oct 22, 2019

Chef Spotlight

photo courtesy The Ferraro Group As John Simmons once again begins to spread Firefly’s tapas menu across the Las Vegas Valley, we decided to sit down with the owner of Read more ›

Pat Evans on Oct 22, 2019

Dishing It with Sk Delph

photos by Sk Delph ‘Sake To Me’ at Kumi Restaurant, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort  Few experiences can match ‘Sake To Me’ featuring an exclusive secret menu developed by Michelin-Star Chef Read more ›

Sk Delph on Oct 22, 2019

UNLV Epicurean Society

photos by Sk Delph The Fall 2019 semester has just begun for UNLV students. As we all try to get back into the school routine, our small but mighty leadership Read more ›

Savannah Reeves on Oct 22, 2019

Mama Rabbit

photos courtesy Elaine and Scott Harris Mama Rabbit Brings the Country’s Largest Mezcal and Tequila Collection to Park MGM Park MGM has added yet another gem to its food and beverage Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Oct 22, 2019

The Restaurant Expert

In all my years of coaching restaurant owners and managers, I have found five common service errors that have the potential to chip away at your restaurant’s quality and Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Oct 22, 2019

Craft Beer Takes Center Stage at 2019 NBWA Convention & Trade Show

photos by A.D. Cook The 82th annual National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention and Trade Show convened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Sept. 22-25 filling 100,000+ square feet of tradeshow Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 22, 2019

USBG Las Vegas

If there is a single USBG member that should be recognized for their pursuit of knowledge it is Mark Kiyojima. He attends nearly every offered seminar, continues to rack Read more ›

Adam Rains & Terry Clark on Oct 22, 2019

Best of the Best

photos by Shelley Stepanek TERRAZA BY CAFÉ AMERICANO has opened at Caesars in Las Vegas. And what a fantastic patio café it is. In front of Caesars overlooking the tent Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Oct 22, 2019

May I Recommend...

photos by Blake Myers When Michael Gaughan opened the doors to his newly-created Barbary Coast Hotel on March 2, 1979, on the site of what had begun in 1952 as Read more ›

Blake Myers on Oct 22, 2019

Chef Talk

Amazingly there are over 300 different species of octopus.  The octopi are categorized as cephalopods showing many similarities to squid. Like squid, octopi (an acceptable pluralization of the octopus Read more ›

Allen Asch on Oct 22, 2019

Product Review

Book Review: Vegas Brews—Craft Beer and the Birth of a Local Scene Being released on October 22, this new book by Michael Ian Borer is more than a history of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Oct 22, 2019

Nevada Restaurant Association

Meat alternatives, also known as plant-based foods, are continuing to trend, as high-profile launches from big chain restaurants like White Castle, Burger King and most recently KFC announced they Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Oct 22, 2019