November 2018

Hot Off the Grill

Zuma Pairing Great Steak with Great Japanese Whiskey By Max Solano When pairing food and drink, arguably, is there anything that goes better than a great cut of steak and pour Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Nov 1, 2018

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Natural Cork versus screw cap (alternative closures)… this debate has been around for a long time. Let’s look at the Who, What, When and Why about wine bottle closures Read more ›

Alice Swift on Nov 1, 2018

What's Brewing

Photos by David Canela and courtesy CraftHaus and Nevada Taste Site Vegas Strip Will Once Again Have a Brewery I hear rumors of new breweries opening up all the time, but Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

2019 Entertainment Highlights Celine Dion’s residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will end June 8. James Taylor joined by his All-Star Band will have a 12-show run there April Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Nov 1, 2018

Product Review

Origin Gin After a year of record growth in 2017, the St. Louis-based 4 Hands Brewing Co. recently celebrated its 6th anniversary by branching out from beer to distilling, launching Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2018

Front & Back of the House

Pictured is Ashley Heacock - photo by Gael Hees On a Saturday morning, the scene is a busy food window surrounded by servers, expediters and bussers. It’s early, the place Read more ›

Gael Hees on Nov 1, 2018

What's Cooking

photos by Eric Gladstone and Bob Barnes Chef Shawn McClain, Chef Jamaal Taherzadeh and Chef James Trees Hey Chef! What happens when you team an established award-winning celebrity chef with an up-and-coming Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Nov 1, 2018

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Without question, the further we delve back into history, the probability of there being inaccuracies and/or lost and missing records or dates becomes greater. We know this! For example, Read more ›

Max Solano on Nov 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

photos by Steve Legato After years of working in the best kitchens in the United States and Italy, Chef Marc Vetri and business partner, Jeff Benjamin, opened Vetri Cucina in Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Nov 1, 2018

Chef Spotlight

Photo courtesy the JW Marriott Following an early career of moving across the country, Megan Shaver is ready to plant her roots firmly in Las Vegas. Shaver recently returned to Read more ›

Pat Evans on Nov 1, 2018

Month of Memory

Photos by Infinity Photo and Jeff Ragazzo Editor’s Note: This feature was written and published before the Guinness World Record-setting event, but photos of the epic cocktail were obtained after Read more ›

Pat Evans on Nov 1, 2018

USBG Las Vegas

Sarah Gage photos courtesy Sarah Gage Since 2016, Sarah Gage has become a USBG Las Vegas staple. She enjoys the Guild for the opportunities for education, competition and camaraderie. “I can Read more ›

Adam Rains on Nov 1, 2018

Chef Talk

I’ve recently been pondering a trip to the Mediterranean, especially Greece, so I’ve started eating at all of the Greek restaurants in town to start getting a taste for Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2018

Goose Island Remains Committed to Chicago and Good Beer

Tim Faith discussing his beer - photos by Pat Evans More than seven years ago, the beer world was shaken by the Anheuser-Busch deal to purchase Chicago’s Goose Island.  The impact Read more ›

Pat Evans on Nov 1, 2018

Best of the Best

photos by Shelley Stepanek    BRIAN VAN FLANDERN, one of America’s top mixologists, has launched his 5th book in a series, this one entitled Whiskey Cocktails. The book is filled Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Nov 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Atmosphere is without a doubt one of your restaurant’s biggest selling points. Just as you’d modernize your menu to meet your guests’ evolving taste, updating your restaurant’s overall look Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2018

Nevada Restaurant Association

The restaurant industry is one of the most diverse industries in the country employing more minority managers than any other industry. It is also one of the most charitable Read more ›

Diana Webber on Nov 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

We all know that you “get more flies with honey than vinegar”—but can we actually embrace that concept? It may be second nature to focus on what went wrong Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Nov 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Many restaurants fail because they simply failed to plan. How do you avoid failure—small or epic? It’s simple really. You plan for success. You put yourself and your restaurant in Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Nov 1, 2018

UNLV Epicurean Society

Photos courtesy the UNLV Epicurean Society Warmth coursed through the UNLV community during a chilly month: October highlights the continuation of collaborative organizations and programs. Epicurean Society, while a student Read more ›

Justin Leung on Nov 1, 2018

Foodie Biz

Photos by Ben Brown Virgil’s Barbecue Adds a Little Bit of Country to LINQ Promenade A bit of Texas. A bit of Carolina. A bit of Kansas City. Virgil’s Barbecue combines Read more ›

Ben Brown on Nov 1, 2018