December 2015

Hot Off the Grill

The 2015 San Francisco Competitions Double Gold Tour made a stop at Bazaar Meat by José Andrés at SLS last month and provided a tasting of 43 double gold Read more ›

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

For the Love of the Craft

Imagine a time when everywhere you turned, bars were fully stocked with a wide array of macro-brewed adjunct lagers as far as the eye could see, all boasting the Read more ›

Adam Rains on Dec 1, 2015

What’s Brewing

Brewers Play Musical Chairs and Lovelady Brewing on Track to Open this SpringLast issue I reported that Tenaya Creek was selling its equipment as it moved to its much Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

Chef Talk

You may have heard by now about the shortage we are about to have on the seasonal pumpkin. We made it through the Halloween season without a problem Read more ›

Allen Asch on Dec 1, 2015

West Eats East

Ethnic foods first arrived here primarily by migrant workers at the West Coast or immigrants at the East Coast. They stayed within cultural boundaries but spread to other groups Read more ›

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

Food for Thought

The west coast winter months are already upon us and they will only get worse before they get better. Most of us tend to gain weight during the winter Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Dec 1, 2015

Brett’s Vegas View

Prevailing Entertainment With “new” music, design, technology and finale, Blue Man Group opened at the Luxor in their renovated theater where they first started. Rock of Ages will close Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 1, 2015

Holiday Ideas from the Low to the High!

Beginning Nov. 2 The Cosmopolitan welcomes the return of The Ice Rink at the Pool as it transforms into a winter wonderland of skating. Overlooking the Strip, guests can Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Dec 1, 2015

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

“Life’s too short todrink bad wine”~Anonymous This month, I made my first visit to the Smith’s supermarket off of S. Las Vegas Blvd. and Windmill Ln., and there I Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2015


Laguna Beach Historic Charm with Modern Day AmenitiesThe historic mission-style building at the corner of Cress Street and the Coast Highway, known as Hotel La Casa Del Camino, is Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

Inaugural, One-of-a-Kind Wine Flight Passport Program at Morels French Steakhouse and Bistro

Instead of traveling on multiple flights around the world to different countries as a tourist, guests can now travel through different “flights” of wines from a variety of countries, Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 2, 2015

At Bad Beat Brewing Company in Henderson... Oh YES, they CAN!

Producing 1,000 cases 24,000 cans of 3 styles of beer in the first month, Bad Beat Brewing Company’s new canning line is earning its keep and contributing to the Read more ›

Samuel Merritt on Dec 1, 2015

Product Spotlight

Major Chefs’ Elite Stock Base Pastes are made using only the finest of ingredients. Use to add authentic flavor direct to a sauce or dish. Simply mix in or Read more ›

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

Whats Cooking

Elizabeth Blau Appearing on CNBC’s Restaurant StartupCNBC has announced its popular series, Restaurant Startup, a show that brings two teams of restaurateurs, who pitch their idea to a group Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

Nevada Restaurant Association

Van Heffner, a major contributor to the evolution of the Nevada Hospitality Industry, passed away at age 70 following an extended illness. He founded and operated several associations; most Read more ›

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

Our Personal Picks

Border GrillBorder Grill has a new dessert menu created by executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh. Pictured here is the Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake presented with fudge sauce, salted nuts, bananas Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2015

Human Resources Insights

The holiday season is the perfect time for embracing the importance of family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on what we’ve done in our life and maybe Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Dec 1, 2015

The Bottom Line

Consistency is the X-factor that separates a successful restaurant from its counterparts. Elite restaurants aren’t defined by expensive décor, trendy ingredients, celebrity chefs, or even great food. Elite restaurants Read more ›

Ben Brown on Dec 1, 2015

ACF Las Vegas

In October, Chefs for Kids hosted its annual Chefs for Kids golf tournament. Being that it was held during the month of Halloween, each hole was dedicated to a Read more ›

Juanita Fryer on Dec 1, 2015

Megan Mack’s Latenight Excursions

I don’t know about you, but just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean my sweet tooth is gone. Full steam ahead into baking season, homemade cookies and delicious bite Read more ›

Megan Nicolson on Dec 1, 2015