December 2018

Hot Off the Grill

Sushi Roku invited us to experience their annual media dinner, which was also a celebration of the 14th anniversary of its opening at the Forum Shops at Caesars. During Read more ›

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

Wine Talk with Alice Swift

It’s that time of year again! The days and months just seem to go by faster and faster with each passing year. The fall/winter decorations have begun coming out, Read more ›

Alice Swift on Dec 1, 2018

What's Brewing

photos by Erik Nielsen and Kevin Holder Local Breweries Brewing Up Holiday Seasonals and Gifts Head Brewer Erik Nielsen at Chicago Brewing Company is gifting us with some interesting and fun Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2018

Brett's Vegas View

Wishing Everyone the Merriest of Holidays and Peace Always! ENTERTAINMENT photo by John Shearer Lady Antebellum’s first Las Vegas-residency includes 15 dates, five in February, May and August, at the Pearl Concert Read more ›

Jackie Brett on Dec 1, 2018

Product Review

Ambros Banana Whiskey Southern Nevada-based Derby Spirits has released the first-of-its-kind Ambros Banana Whiskey, using premium-aged whiskey infused with 100% real bananas, with no artificial flavors, preservatives, ‘natural’ flavoring, fruit Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2018

Front & Back of the House

The holidays are upon us, and for many people, this means getting together with friends and family members, sharing good food, perhaps playing games, throwing around a football. The Read more ›

Gael Hees on Dec 1, 2018

What's Cooking

photos by Bill Milne, Erik Kabik and courtesy Honey Salt and Estiatorio Milos at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Honey Salt Hosting Farm Table Dinners I finally made it out to Read more ›

Bob Barnes on Dec 1, 2018

Spirits Confidential with Max Solano

Photos by Joy Solano Yes, ladies & gentlemen! It’s that time of the year, once again… Holiday season! As I am still trying to figure out where exactly 2018 went, Read more ›

Max Solano on Dec 1, 2018

Twinkle Toast

Sommeliers Dylan Amos and Jennifer Szychowski. Photo by Erin Cooper According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, over 6.5 million people traveled to Las Vegas last year in Read more ›

Erin Cooper & Christine Vanover on Dec 1, 2018

Chef Spotlight

Cooking has been part of Patrick Munster’s life since his punk rock youth in St. Louis, but he’s been delivering great food in Las Vegas for 15 years now.  The Read more ›

Pat Evans on Dec 1, 2018

Vegas Embraces Two Unique Asian Spirits

Cover and feature photos by Audrey Dempsey • Infinity Photo Many of the millions of international guests that visit Las Vegas each year often take home more than memories and Read more ›

Gael Hees on Dec 1, 2018

Eataly Las Vegas Opens at Park MGM This December

Photo courtesy Eataly Las Vegas Eataly, the authentic Italian marketplace, announced it will open its Las Vegas location at Park MGM, in December 2018. Las Vegas marks the sixth U.S. Read more ›

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

Chef Talk

There is a lot of things going on with meat these days. Previously I wrote about meatless Mondays to help reduce the greenhouse effect. Now, I have some other Read more ›

Allen Asch on Dec 1, 2018

The Big Smoke Las Vegas

photos by Joe Urcioli I again had the pleasure of covering The Big Smoke Las Vegas event for The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, attending on the evening of Read more ›

Joe Urcioli on Dec 1, 2018

Best of the Best

Photos by Shelley Stepanek     SUSHI ROKU new fall menu debut! Each season, this fantastic restaurant in the Forum Shops, brings forth a beautiful seasonal menu. And once again, Read more ›

Shelley Stepanek on Dec 1, 2018

The Bottom Line

Any successful restaurant—and really any business entity in general—boils back down to its people. As an owner, manager, head chef or any other authoritative figure, the power is in Read more ›

Ben Brown on Dec 1, 2018

Nevada Restaurant Association

If everyone agrees that service, selling, quality, value, cleanliness and friendliness are so important, then why are they executed on some shifts and not others? If every restaurant in your Read more ›

Diana Webber on Dec 1, 2018

Human Resources Insights

There is a significant amount of discussion these days on diversity in the workplace. In my humble opinion, it comes down to how each of us as individuals view Read more ›

Linda Westcott-Bernstein on Dec 1, 2018

The Restaurant Expert

Your back door is where you do a very important segment of your business–it’s where you order and receive your product. And it’s where restaurants bleed cash.  To fix this, Read more ›

David Scott Peters on Dec 1, 2018

UNLV Epicurean Society

Photos by Travis Tagala Reaching the final months of Epicurean Society’s fall semester, the team decided to focus on more relaxed, social aspects of being an organization rather than the Read more ›

Justin Leung on Dec 1, 2018

Park MGM Bartender Wins Back Pay After Being Illegally Fired Because of UNITE HERE Union “Pour Card” Scheme

photo courtesy Natalie Ruisi Labor Board settlement reinstates worker to position with seniority and provides $5,000 in back wages following NLRB unfair labor practice charges  Las Vegas, NV (November 27, 2018) Read more ›

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

Chef Keith Norman

photo courtesy South Point Hotel Casino & Spa Allergies can be a deal breaker for dining out at restaurants and it’s a rare occurrence when establishments make a hardy effort Read more ›

Pat Evans on Dec 1, 2018