While many said goodbye to summer by shuttling the kids back to school, there's a cooler way to say au revoir to the season.
Fruit grown in Kern County definitely heads to some far-off destinations but it's not every day that it lands a starring role on a plate at a high-end Los Angeles restaurant.
You might be seeing double downtown next week. On Wednesday, mobile food business Pita Paradise will unveil a second food truck that's ready for business.
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.
Celebrates National Filet Day Monday with a trip to Black Angus Steakhouse. The restaurant is offering a variation on a classic steakhouse dinner for the big day.
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…
Some may say these national food days are just trumped up ways to sell food — but those people are no fun. For the rest of us, let's dig into a few special days.
Born of the local grape industry, Tlo Wines has only grown since 2008. Founded by Andy Zaninovich, whose family runs Jasmine Vineyards in Delano, the wine business has become a popular choice among local oenophiles. Come this fall, they'll have a new place to congregate when Tlo opens a tast…
We say howdy partner to any new restaurant but it's an especially warm welcome extended for Cowboy Chicken, which finally confirmed it will open its first Bakersfield location later this month.
Change is coming for Cloud 9 Coffee Co. Since opening in April 2017, the mobile coffee shop, usually stationed on the backside of Stockdale Tower, has undergone some growing pains while still serving a loyal customer base.
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.
Today is your chance to save a little green. You can snag some free guacamole today at Chipotle locations in honor of National Avocado Day.
While you may support neighborhood lemonade stands, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar has a bigger goal in mind. The chain has teamed with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise funds to fight childhood cancer.
If you haven't been inside a McDonald's lately, you're missing out. As of last week, 94 percent of the chain's restaurants in Kern County have been modernized for an improved dining experience
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.
Known for his enthusiastic writing about cuisines found in enclaves throughout Los Angeles, Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic for the Los Angeles Times, had a habit of turning readers on to humble spots they otherwise may have passed by.
With origins in Sweden, meal kits (there known by a term translated as "dinnertime bliss") took off in the U.S. in 2012 with three major players: Blue Apron, HelloFresh and Plated.
On social media, it seemed to me people were saying two things about the new La Costa Mariscos that moved into the old Elephant Bar at River Walk: It costs a bit more and it’s too crowded.
Last Friday, we celebrated National Fry Day, and this Friday, and next Friday, and the Friday after that, we celebrate free fries for the rest of the year.
Anybody can go out for happy hour or splash out on a fancy meal (when pay day comes), but next week has a few events that are really worth raising your glass.
Flame Broiler is on a hot streak in Bakersfield. The healthy fast-casual chain just opened its sixth restaurant here and the first in Bakersfield with a drive-through window.
While most Wednesdays are relegated to being hump day, that midweek point of survival, next week's is a bit different. National Hot Dog Day falls on Wednesday, bringing with it a few deals you're sure to relish.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream — but never more loudly than on National Ice Cream Day, which is Sunday. A few businesses have some sweet deals for you.
Do these 100-plus-degree days have you down? Are you looking for some cool activities to help beat the heat? Then the Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is waiting to lower your core temperature and raise your spirits.
Some people fear Friday the 13th, but there's no need to worry this week when the big day falls on National Fry Day. Here are some spots to snag a few fresh-fried deals.
Longtime residents will remember all the drama associated with the Lamont restaurant El Jacalito. Luis Aquilar took what was a shack and built such a following that people from Bakersfield would drive there and wait quietly, patiently, for an hour or more just to get fed on a weekend night. …
I hear regularly from readers that I need to get back to New Vintage Grill. Great things are happening there. Amazing food I haven’t written about. Considering that last year I raved about them and named them with Cafe Smitten as one of the two most impressive restaurants to open that year, …
Summertime and the dining is easy. At least when it comes to the Bakersfield scene. There are new menu items, activities and even a new eatery all here for your dining pleasure.
Far past the days of cheese, pepperoni or combo, pizza toppings have sparked some arguments on the internet. Pineapple enjoys a sweet victory as possibly the most-divisive topping in the debate. In honor of National Pineapple Day on Wednesday, let's delve into the discussion.
Santa Barbara has the Funk Zone. Santa Monica has Third Street Promenade. San Antonio has the Riverwalk. Austin has Sixth Street. What does Bakersfield have?
Ohana means family and we'll all be part of the fold later this summer when Ono Hawaiian BBQ opens its first Bakersfield location in the northeast. It will open in a hopping shopping center already home to the new Urbane Cafe as well as Chipotle, Flame Broiler, Sizzler, Smart and Final and s…
Pioneers were urged to go west but those looking for new dining horizons can hop on 178 and head east. The shopping center just south of the highway on Mount Vernon, already home to a Chipotle, Flame Broiler, Sizzler and Smart and Final, is adding to its ranks with Urbane Cafe this weekend a…
Bakersfield enjoys good food about as much as it does helping a good cause. And saving animals in need is one of the big causes close to local hearts. The women of All Seated in a Barn are continuing their initiative to aid rescued horses and donkeys with upcoming events.