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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.

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, …

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.

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…