November 2017

Hot Off the Grill

The National Beer Wholesalers Association recently concluded at Caesars Palace Conference Center and LVF&B Pro was fortunate to meet once again with a leader in the beer dispensing technology, Read more ›

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

Reflections as We Approach Thanksgiving:

The past few months have been quite rough for people across the United States, with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma devastating Texas and Florida, respectively. Unfortunately, the tragic events Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2017

What's Brewing

Local Craft Beer Community Supports Vegas Strong  On October 1 Las Vegas suffered an unthinkable tragedy, as a gunman fired upon attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, killing Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

Broads of Bourbon

Photos by Mary Powers Japan is known for a lot of exceptional worldly contributions. Our collective top five would be general anesthesia, Capcom’s Street Fighter video game, instant noodles, haikus Read more ›

Mary Powers & Delilah Tennyson on Nov 1, 2017

Best of the Best

HAKKASAN Celebrates Golden Week  Photos courtesy Hakkasan HAKKASAN Restaurant is located in the beautiful MGM Hotel. As you walk in the entrance you are greeted by the beautiful signature blue hues, Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Nov 1, 2017

Product Review

Notorious Pink Rosé Once regarded as an unsophisticated drink for those just wanting to drink something sweet, in recent years Rosé has enjoyed a surge in popularity. According to a Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

Chef Spotlight

“I love to fish, hunt, and I have a small garden. My lifestyle is the food and beverage industry.” Executive Chef at Sake Rok, Chef Joe Mosconi puts himself Read more ›

Leah Schmidt on Nov 1, 2017

Made from Scratch

No, the title is not a reference to the viral story that floats around the internet—the one that claims a peer-reviewed study in the U.S. National Library of Medicine Read more ›

John Rockwell on Nov 1, 2017

Brett's Vegas View

ENTERTAINMENT SCENE Adam Sandler will be the first exclusive resident comedic performer at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Jan. 27 with future dates TBA. Sandler Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2017


Politics or religion is often taboo to talk about at a dinner table except at their fundraisers. Cook/Eat is almost always only one common, safe subject to share throughout Read more ›

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

Twinkle Toast

photo by Erin Cooper Although Nevada law states that it is illegal to operate a winery in a county with a population of over 100,000 people, the late Charlie Peters, Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Nov 1, 2017

UNLV Spoon University

Photos by Vincent Kwan Continuing from my article in last month’s magazine, I will be writing about what millennials and the younger generation are really looking for in Vegas restaurants.  Las Read more ›

Vincent Kwan on Nov 1, 2017

DON CARANO Renaissance Man and Nevada Icon

A night in a suite at the Eldorado Hotel more than a decade ago helps demonstrate the life values of the Nevada-born renaissance man Don Carano, who died October Read more ›

Pat Evans on Nov 2, 2017

What’s Cooking

Burgerim Franchise Comes to Southern Nevada Photos by Dick Palcic Burgerim in Hebrew is translated as “many burgers,” and the international franchise that goes by this moniker began in Israel in Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017

Chef Talk

This has been a tough year for my fruit plants with the early June heat. I have two pomegranate trees, an apple tree, a fig tree, a peach tree, Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2017

UNLV Epicurean Society

Photos by Hanna Min As the semester flies by, the Epicurean Society has slowly received new members. It’s been an exciting month getting to know everyone and learning about their Read more ›

Kimberly Verdin on Nov 1, 2017

Human Resources Insights

It’s really important that human resources (HR) be the source and example for the type of leadership that your organization should strive for and provide. Many of those in Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Nov 1, 2017

The Bottom Line

Big food companies across the country have been hit hard by what can only be described as a serious loss of trust by their consumer base. Coca Cola, Kraft, Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2017

Samuel’s Beer Picks

New Belgium Accumulation White IPA This winter, IBUs start accumulating like snow in Colorado with New Belgium’s new Accumulation White IPA. Brewing a white IPA was not only a way Read more ›

Samuel Merritt on Nov 1, 2017

Dining out with the Harrises

Photos by Scott Harris Considered to be one of the finest places to dine in the Crans-Montana region of Switzerland, Chef Franck Reynaud has been showcasing his culinary passion for Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Nov 1, 2017

It’s Time to Nominate the 2018 Nevada Stars in Restaurant Diversity, Community Service and Hospitality

From local eateries to our favorite chain, restaurants play an essential role in shaping communities and neighborhoods in Nevada and across the nation, and creating opportunities for people everywhere. Read more ›

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

USBG Las Vegas

Photos by José Salinas José Salinas New York-born José Salinas has graced the Guild for over seven years. Like so many of us, he loves being part of the USBG for Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Product Spotlight

“With the boom of Mexican fusion in 2016, wraps in their many forms, both hot and cold, are now more popular than ever and have earned their rightful place Read more ›

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

OM Spirits

Bartenders are always searching for new ways to transmit flavor in a unique and honest way. OM Spirits were developed by mixology consultant Natalie Bovis to do just that. Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Hofstetten Granitbock

An atypical Austrian and German style, the Granitbock is a unique and tasty way to explore the world of beer. It is brewed according to the historic style “Stone Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Crown Royal XR 40% ABV

Canadian Whisky is a category that may be overlooked by some American whisky connoisseurs. It is a style that is marked with elegance and balance but almost always has Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2017

Good for Spooning

Photos by LeAnne Notabartolo This year at the Global Gaming Expo, G2E, there was a much smaller food and beverage section than in years past. As expected, the showcase focused Read more ›

LeAnne Notabartolo on Nov 1, 2017

Craft Beer Takes Center Stage at 2017 NBWA Convention & Trade Show

The 80th annual National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention and Trade Show convened at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Oct. 8-11 filling 100,000+ square feet of trade show floor and Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2017