What makes a tiki drink? Well, it's not the accessories.
Easter is on its way and along with that Easter bunny, you're on the hunt for a place for you and the loved ones to dine. Luckily there are plenty of local restaurants and businesses ready to feed everyone ... who has reservations.
Those who think Bakersfield is just another meat-and-potatoes town ought to think again. Along with all those omnivores, we have a growing number of people following a plant-based diet. Most of those folks are likely to show up hungry for the first-ever Vegan Fest, promising an assortment of…
If you'd rather be hunting for a good time than eggs this weekend, check out the sixth annual Macaroni & Cheese Festival. It’s got all you want in a food event: plenty of vendors dishing gourmet samples, free-flowing beer, wine tasting and live music.
Want to dine out for a good cause? You can wing on Wednesday as Buffalo Wild Wings partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County for Community Day.
The battle for the Iron Throne and, more importantly, for the fate of Westeros is upon us. "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO Sunday for its final season. Helping fuel you through the super-sized episodes, which will reach 80 minutes before the May 19 series finale, are some drinks and snacks …
Bakersfield has many claims to fame, but certainly one of the most unusual is that we have the only surviving Hungry Hunter Steakhouse in the United States.
Opened this week, Dot x Ott is a story about passion homegrown in Bakersfield soil. Combine a couple who saw a need for a grocery option downtown with a farmer thrilled to bring her locally grown produce to a receptive audience through a seasonally driven menu for a recipe for success.
Chain businesses pop up all the time but it's a sweet deal when they hit a milestone. In honor of opening its 300th bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes plans to celebrate with a giveaway next week.
In case you haven't noticed, Walmart has been making magic happen in its bakery department, serving a veritable “unicornucopia” of sweets.
California has its official state nuts but if the Golden State were to widen the net to declare a state food, the case could be made for burritos. Delicious flavors wrapped up in warm tortilla ready for portable dining? Count us in. So it'll be quite the holiday Thursday for National Burrito…
The early bird may get the worm, but when it comes to the Buena Vista Edible Schoolyard’s Plant Sale, early risers get a jump on the good greens.
The Active 20-30 Club has hit its stride with its Country & Craft Beer Festival, a popular gathering featuring lots of live country music, dozens of breweries, award-winning barbecue and a super-sized photo op and yard games.
Like Feb. 29 appearing only every four years, so too the Jewish Food Festival appears in a biennial pattern in Bakersfield. And so it returns Sunday to Congregation B'Nai Jacob for a day of food, fellowship and fun.
With multiple chains, including new local addition Raising Cane's, specializing in easily procured fried chicken, how does one compete? Go mobile. That's just what Project: Chicken has done launching a food truck with crispy poultry ranging from mild to completely clucking wild.
Before we dive into chile verde and a fun Sunday for all, let's get one thing straight: This is not the last Amestoy's Chile Verde Cook-Off; it's just the last one at the longtime northeast watering hole.
Dot x Ott is gearing up to take over Eastchester. The seasonally driven eatery and mercantile announced it will be open for business starting April 10.
As we head into the spring festival season, it seems like you can't throw a bean bag in Bakersfield without hitting a cornhole platform at a beer event.
If the new year has you resolved to eat healthier food, we have a couple of suggestions for you in the form of new restaurants in the southwest.
Adventist Health Bakersfield is back in the market for providing healthy shopping resources downtown. Now through September, it will host monthly farmers markets in its parking lot off Chester Avenue.
While pi is a mathematical constant, the only constant for some of us is pie — and our desire to consume it. In honor of Pi Day (3/14) Thursday, here are some deals and tasty pie options to celebrate.
Anyone who likes Indian food orders naan, the oven-baked bread to go with it. Like tortillas, they make a pleasant destination for the vegetables, meat and rice.
Friday is a big day. Not only is it International Women’s Day, a celebration of how far women have come in society, in politics and in economics. It’s also a collaboration brew day for which Bakersfield Beer Co. and Great Change Brewing have teamed with Pink Boots Society for a new beer.
Five Bakersfield Jersey Mike's locations have again teamed with charitable organizations as part of its ninth annual March “Month of Giving” campaign.
Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras in French, is considered by many as a day to indulge. From the devout to those who've never set foot in a church, the day has come to represent a time to eat their favorite dishes or drinks before the Lenten season, which begins Ash Wednesday.
There’s a common belief that when a new restaurant opens up in Bakersfield, particularly a chain that has never been here before, the place is overrun with customers for weeks.
Kelis sang it's her milkshake that brings all the boys to the yard but when it comes to Yard House, it's all about the beer. Bakersfield will learn more about that later this year when it gets its first Yard House on Stockdale Highway near Calloway Drive.
A couple of years ago Shoyu Sushi made an impressive debut across from Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium, and late last year they opened a second location in the northwest on Calloway Drive.
In April, The Hen's Roost will host a Vegan Festival and Earth Day Celebration. But if you can't wait to get your plant-based powwow on, it's time to hit the road for the Central Coast VegFest on Feb. 23.
There's plenty to whet your appetite for local dining this week and it's not just about Raising Cane's opening on Tuesday. Here's a look at some tasty news.
Chef's Choice Noodle Bar has a nice new partnership going with downtown neighbor Tlo Wines Tasting Room. For every bottle from the local winery purchased off the 19th Street restaurant's chef's reserve wine list, diners can enjoy three free tastes at Tlo's 18th Street tasting room. Noodle Ba…
Two new restaurants opened up in recent months in the WinCo shopping center on Panama Lane in the southwest. One, a barbecue place that benefitted from a big name chain failure, the other a from-scratch seafood place trying to compete in the fried seafood category.
Bakersfield sure loves a grand opening — especially when a meal is on the table. So it's no surprise that Raising Cane's drew a bustling crowd when it opened Tuesday.
When it comes to food and fundraisers, the only way to make it better is to throw in some alliteration. So the first-ever Badges-BBQ-Brews, taking place Saturday at the Guild House, already has a lot going for it.
Downtown continues to thrive with culinary innovation and new business. This week brought the opening of Angry Barnyard BBQ on 18th Street.
Many children go through the terrible twos, wreaking havoc, but when it comes to businesses the two-year mark can be much sweeter. As Cafe Smitten nears its second anniversary, it has something very sweet to share with its customers: a plethora of pies.
As we noted in the year-end Dining Guide, Sonder has continued to evolve in a positive direction since it first opened in 2017. We worried that despite its stylish interior and interesting menu its emphasis on games and casual seating in some places like couches might limit it to a millennia…
Although bad weather knocked the wind out of the planned grand opening of Market on the Hill last weekend, the farmers market is ready to debut this Saturday in northeast Bakersfield.
Although we continue to enjoy the arrival of new restaurants, like Aqui es Texcoco and Viceroy, the big local food headlines last month were on restaurant closures. This isn't the health inspection temporary situation but the shuttering of longtime businesses that helped form our culinary la…
While a little rain never deterred a farmers market, gusty winds are another story. So the much-anticipated grand opening of the Market on the Hill, which was scheduled for Saturday, has been delayed to Feb. 9.
There is no other place like Luigi’s in Bakersfield. It’s deservedly a legend. There is a self-published paperback history book with lots of pictures available for $24.95 in the grocery/deli and it shows you how this place is always evolving into something that almost never disappoints.