Bakersfield Life

2016 Best Of Bakersfield

Best Of 2016

Eat & Drink

Best Bakery

Winner            Smith’s Bakeries

Favorite            Sweet Surrender

Favorite            Sugar Twist Bakery   

Best Bar

Winner            The Padre Hotel

Favorite            Lengthwise Brewing

Fish Ceviche

Dining Divas: Nuestro Mexico Restaurant

Nuestro Mexico is obviously one of the best-kept secrets in downtown Bakersfield. But not for much longer after the Divas visited in April. Nuestro has a charming cafe feel, including a patio and a front sidewalk area. The atmosphere is warm and colorful, and the service was personal and friendly.

A handful of subtle changes have been made to the Porsche 911's iconic exterior for the 2017 model.

On the Road: 2017 Porsche 911 Carerra

I assumed I had sidestepped the whole midlife crisis thing. My 2005 Subaru is economical, paid for and roomy enough to carry my bikes, golf clubs and groceries. Though I am well into what is commonly considered middle age, I have managed to maintain a pragmatic approach to personal transportation.

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