Reader and Liberty High band director Jason Armistead told us about PorkChop & Bubba’s BBQ, raving that it was the best barbecue he’d had since he was in Nashville. Reader David Irvine, a regular tipster for this column, sent me a Facebook message telling me I needed to check it out.

If you’re of a certain age, the phrase “Mamma Mia” is usually associated with an Alka Seltzer TV commercial that went viral before viral was viral, with a beaming Italian man repeating over and over again, “Mamma Mia, that’s a spicy meatball!”

Ono Hawaiian BBQ, which has been serving Hawaiian-style cuisine for the last week, is ready for its grand opening in northeast Bakersfield.

Three years after it opened on Oak Street and instantly became the best brew pub in town, Bootleggers Craft Pub & Eatery is still humming on all cylinders, with a happy hour that offers some of the best bargain food in town and so many craveable menu items that the beer offerings can get…

It's not often you can measure the impact of an event by if it leaves women crying on a stage. But then you haven't been to Farm to Table(aux).

It's time again for the sale of Olive Garden's Never Ending Pasta Pass, but this year the chain has piled on even more pasta. In addition to the classic pass, which goes on sale today at 11 a.m., Olive Garden will also offer the Annual Pasta Pass, allowing those card holders 52 weeks of unli…

Last year we were thrilled by the amazing spread on Sunday mornings at Cafe Med and wrote about that, followed by a favorable report on the weekend brunch at Hodel’s Country Dining. Then a reader tipped us off to a new star: Steak & Grape Restaurant.

We've all been there: the early-morning trip to the dealership. With an appointment on the books or just praying that the repair gods are on your side, you bring in the vehicle and hope that the dealership saw fit to put out some coffee and perhaps a doughnut or two in its waiting room. 

Let’s face it: With equipment advances in home theater and sound equipment, Redbox and streaming services, it’s hard to make a case for going to a movie theater, eating overpriced and ordinary food and sitting in chairs that just aren’t as comfy as what you have at home. Especially since you…

Listen up, Bakersfield, because Burgerim is ready to celebrate. The build-your-own-burger restaurant in southwest Bakersfield is celebrating with a grand opening event on Aug. 1.

Everyone knows summer is grilling and smoking season, and probably no one does it better than people in Bakersfield, whether they have a Traeger or not. But the heat does sap the energy and what seemed like a good idea in the morning can seem like climbing Mt. Everest once you get to 4 p.m. …

Most of us have already dived into Shark Week, enjoying the Discovery Channel's annual summer tribute to sharks. Of course, there are still a few things to sink your teeth into this week.