Entering its fifth year, the 20 Under 40 People to Watch continues to showcase the rising stars of our community. They are proof that age is just a number and that anything can be achieved with the right mindset, a positive attitude and a never-say-never approach.
More than 200 burritos are rolled up filled with beans, rice, and cheese every Sunday, rain or shine at the Wesley United Methodist Church community kitchen in east Bakersfield.
1 “Kan Pai’s omakase. I love the quality and commitment to freshness. I also like Bakersfield Pizza Co. They do a great job and are innovative.” – Mai Giffard, owner of De Coeur Bake Shop
Food possesses a remarkable ability to connect us all: our basic human need for sustenance, our natural desire to satiate our appetites, and even our emotional proclivity toward sharing meals together. Certain tastes can bring us right back to a moment in our lives that we had long forgotten.
For more than 100 years, Luigi’s family tradition of serving authentic Italian dishes continues to bring generations of local families together to indulge in savory flavors.
If you thought some of the most impressive art in town for public consumption could only be found at the museum or a gallery, you might be surprised to learn that some adorn the walls of a most unlikely place – the craft room of a Bakersfield retirement home.
It’s a way of life. For the young, for the old, for your competitive nature or just for fun, jiujitsu is a discipline that becomes part of who you are. It’s a form of martial arts that is derived from elements of judo. The concept that a smaller, weaker opponent can defeat a larger, stronger…
There is incredible value doing work you don’t enjoy. It builds character, resilience and you learn how to get under someone else’s vision.
I love Bakersfield. And I love food. So when Yelp approached me with the position of Yelp community ambassador for Bakersfield where I could combine both my loves, I jumped at it faster than you can say “avocado toast.”
Immersed in the food industry when she was 12 years old, helping her grandma at a local Mexican restaurant, Tina Marie Brown knew early on she was destined to be a restaurant owner.
The Noriega Hotel is renowned for its Basque cuisine and as a tourist hot spot, but it also holds a special place in the history of Bakersfield and with the Basque immigrants who settled there.
Recent headline-grabbing reports that Harvard University has revoked the admissions of at least 10 incoming students who posted online comments mocking the Holocaust and sexual assault are shocking evidence that use of social media can have life-altering consequences.
Yun-Li Wang makes the rounds of saying hello to customers, refilling glasses, taking orders, and answering phone calls or tending to guests.
What do loyal patrons of a neighborhood restaurant do when it closes? They open it back up, of course. Welcome to the new RJ’s Bar and Grill. Owners Kyle Carter (not the former mayoral candidate) and Travis Ellis decided to take matters into their own hands and reopen RJ’s in its former nort…
There is a new powerhouse restaurant downtown, where every hour is Happy Hour! Not just in the sense of cocktails all day, but a place that specializes in tapas-sized portions – where sitting down and enjoying a meal is a social experience. Owners Chasity Goodson and Sophia and Justin Cummin…
The restaurant business is not for the faint of heart but it’s not stopping the food truck phenomenon. Some entrepreneurs are starting small as food trucks before plunging into a full-blown brick-and-mortar restaurant. If you are considering acting on your food truck fantasy instead of endur…
Now that the Bakersfield heat is in full swing, you might be thinking of that next getaway with your family. Perhaps you’d like to escape to a tropical island where you can leisurely drift down a lazy river. Or maybe you’d prefer to venture into the great wide-open on a family road trip. Wha…
For most people, traveling is done in a car, confined in a box with airbags and doors. The outside world is but a blur out a window. Close enough to depict, but not close enough to feel.
When temperatures climb as high as the sun in the sky, instinct compels us to grab a cold drink. An icy beverage touching your lips brings almost instant relief from scorching temperatures. Local bars shared some recipes to help you stay cool during the Bakersfield summer.
I can’t wait for summer – lounging by the water with friends, sipping on a crisp cold pilsner or a Moscow mule in that cool, copper cup. Or maybe I’ll go for an icy rose if I’m in the mood for wine.
It’s a place where you can tour vineyards by wine trolley and swirl till you spill. Or ride past endless rows of strawberries and maybe pick a bunch or two. You can dig your toes into the sunny sand, watch the sunset over the dunes and let your hair down in the ocean breeze. Or just indulge …
Imagine waking up to a new exotic scene outside your window every day, from the captivating islands just off the coast of South Africa to the ice-covered landmasses of Antarctica.
I didn’t understand what all the rage was about regarding traveling until I went to Thailand in April 2016. After that trip, I finally understood the excitement and the desire to see more of the world.
Cruise ships have been touted as the perfect venue for a business convention or seminar because of the tax deduction. Some travelers even prefer cruises as a business mode of transportation over a crowded coach airline seat. Yet, it’s no surprise there is a lot of abuse involving tax write-o…
We live in a community that is known for its charitable giving – our community calendar is packed with events designed to feed and clothe the homeless, adopt stray animals or support the less fortunate. All very charitable and noble work, providing immediate relief from suffering, but often,…
There’s nothing like enjoying a chilled cocktail on a summer evening with a view like the greens of a golf course. But it’s even better when you’re having a relaxing time while helping a local cause.
Taps were ready to start pouring, trucks were loaded up and set to deliver barrels and people were ready to start enjoying a cold beer again – legally that is.
1 The bulk of the fermentation takes around five days. That is where the brewer’s yeast metabolizes the sweet wort and creates alcohol (beer). The fermented batch is allowed to mature for another 10 days and if dry hopping is involved, the batch can take up to 21 days before being transferred.
Mackenzie Hernandez had two distinct options when it came time to decide her post-Bakersfield College volleyball future.