December 2016

A Dragon Rises

Situated at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip, Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino celebrated its grand opening on Dec. 3 and is the first Vegas casino resort Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 2, 2016

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

Each year, as we near the holidays, articles fill with recommendations for wine pairings with typical big feast meals beginning to take over the publishing world. I read about Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2016

What’s Brewing

December Beer EventsAces & Ales has two events this month worth attending to get us through the onset of the winter months. First up is the release of its Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Dining Out with the Harrises

Las Vegas has a well-deserved reputation as expecting the best in the world and exceeding expectations. This culinary mega city under the neon has brilliant culinary jewels in its Read more ›

Elaine & Scott Harris on Dec 1, 2016

West Eats East

More vegetables are appearing at our tables lately and some of them originated from Japan. Green onions, Napa-cabbage, daikon radish and eggplants skinny are among the common being sold Read more ›

K. Mike Masuyama Ph.D. on Dec 1, 2016

Chef Talk

I am not sure if you heard about the shortage and price increase for avocados this month. I am aware of it because I use avocados at work and Read more ›

Allen Asch on Dec 1, 2016

Good for Spooning

Imagine a disco ball, a glitter floor, simple black and white decor and cases of baked goods. Yeah. Really. Take a little drive to North Las Vegas and find Read more ›

LeAnne Notabartolo on Dec 1, 2016

Brett’s Vegas View

Dining-Beverage RevelationsMasaharu Morimoto, Iron Chef America star, opened Morimoto Las Vegas at the MGM Grand with three distinct dining experiences: sushi bar, main dining room and Teppan tables, plus Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 1, 2016

USBG Las Vegas

When Bartenders Get Charitable! When the 2015 council of the USBGLV United States Bartenders Guild Las Vegas Chapter took over, led by President Kristen Schaefer, they made it a Read more ›

Cody Fredrickson on Dec 1, 2016

UNLV Epicurean Society

During the last month the Epicurean Society has been a storm of activity. We participated in our Third Annual Epiktoberfest, hosted 70 high school students from Japan for a Read more ›

Matthew Cairo on Dec 1, 2016

Food for Thought

For about 1/3 of Americans that are considered obese and the others just shy of that category, the holidays represent a very real threat to maintaining good health.But the Read more ›

Les Kincaid on Dec 1, 2016

Product Spotlight

More than just a broth, Major’s PAN-ASIAN BASE range is the perfect way to add an exotic twist to any dish. Create healthy, fun, on-trend street-worthy recipes in seconds. Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Dec 1, 2016

Bob’s Beer Bits and Sips

Holiday Ales, also called Winter Warmers, typically appear around the prelude to winter and are usually robust malty ales. While in past years, most were infused with some of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Latest Happenings and Wonderful New Restaurants

SUSHI ROKU rolled out its winter menu last month, at a lovely sit-down for the media on November 10th. The Innovative Dining Group has added quite a few new Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Dec 1, 2016

The Big Smoke Las Vegas 2016

I had the pleasure of covering the Big Smoke Las Vegas event for The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, attending on the evening of Saturday, November 12. Held Read more ›

Joe Urcioli on Dec 1, 2016

Human Resources Insights

Are you able to remember, like I am, what customer service used to look like in the not-so-distant past? I’m not referring to what it looks like these days Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Dec 1, 2016

The Bottom Line

Tipping is a special part of American hospitality culture. Most aren’t aware that the term ‘tip’ originated as an acronym: to insure promptness. Anyone who has ever dined in Read more ›

Ben Brown on Dec 1, 2016

What’s Cooking

Food with a View—Prime Steakhouse at the BellagioChef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Prime Steakhouse at the Bellagio has been a prime jewel at the Bellagio since the resort’s opening in 1998. Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Chef Spotlight

We all know teenagers who procured a fake ID so they can drink before reaching the magic age of 21. But how about a 12-year-old who lied about his Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Our Picks

B&B RistoranteIn the true Italian way, Mario Batali has been obsessed with freshness and being “in season” before it was even cool. This dedication to seasonality is exemplified by Read more ›

Adam Rains on Dec 1, 2016

Product Review

PAUL JOHN INDIAN SINGLE MALTWell-known for years in India where it is distilled, Paul John released their range of award-winning single malts in 2012 and its whiskies are now Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Book Review

More than just a cookbook, the title refers to the travels of the two authors as the book chronicles the voyages of Chefs Bernard Guillas and Ron Oliver of Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2016

Hot Off the Grill

Congratulations to all involved in finally putting the RESTAURANT MORIMOTO together. It’s taken several years; first it was to take the place of the Japanese restaurant Japonaise Read more ›

The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional on Dec 1, 2016