The 18hundred in downtown Bakersfield has opened with about the same visual and culinary impact that the Padre Hotel and The Mark did when they started serving people.
Renovation of the old bank building on 18th Street and Chester Avenue has captivated downtown Bakersfield for years, as its stucco facade was removed and its original form was restored. Now, it's open as The 18hundred, a new restaurant that our food columnist Pete Tittl says is "a worthy ten…
It is so great not just to see locally owned restaurants thriving, but going strong to the second generation and beyond, like Luigi’s, Uricchio’s and Jake’s Tex Mex Café, which is celebrating its 33rd year after Skip Slayton turned the reins over to his daughter Sarah.
As a threat to summer diets everywhere, Friday is National Doughnut Day and one local bakery is getting ready to serve up some truly unique creations.
A reader who felt I was spending enough time praising the upscale Mexican places in town like Red Pepper, La Costa Mariscos and Nuestro Mexico thought I needed to visit a new hole in the wall on the east side, Mi Sinaloa.
It's a good time to be eating in Bakersfield. Along with a strong crop of existing restaurants and food businesses, we have more opening or on the way this spring. So let's dive in.
This is just your friendly reminder that before summer sends us running for the shade there are a few food-related events headed your way. Make an afternoon or evening of these festivals and fundraisers sure to fill your belly and maybe your spirit.
Two small restaurant franchises recently opened stores in Bakersfield. One was returning after leaving us years ago, the other is blazing a new trail with locations at both the Valley Plaza and The Marketplace.
Very few topics get people going in Bakersfield than where to eat. Combine that with a downtown restaurant property that's been closely watched for signs of opening and you have quite the opening week buzz.
It will be a decade of giving back for the Bakersfield Firefighters Burn Foundation, which will hold its annual "Send a Kid to Camp" Luncheon at Outback Steakhouse on Friday.
McDonald's is about as American as you can get but we know the chain has a global reach — and specialities. Most of the time, American diners have to content themselves reading about the dishes only offered at international locations but that's about to change this summer.
Sure, Lightning in a Bottle is a music festival first, along with a number of workshops, informational sessions and art activity. But along with feeding your soul and mind, this event has plans on addressing your most basic hunger with an assortment of dining options.
While another event lays claim to the title "party of the year," Cal State Bakersfield's annual Spring BBQ is regarded by many as the official start to summer.
In the restaurant review world, readers seem to love the extremes: raves about a new place, particularly if they didn’t know about it, or the painful evisceration of a wretched restaurant that is stealing people’s money by offering swill at outrageous prices.
What comes to mind when you think of Bakersfield cuisine? Images of Basque, Mexican and comfort foods probably danced through your head just now.
With a couple of weeks of operation under its belt, Dot x Ott downtown is ready to celebrate with the community. The 18th Street restaurant and mercantile will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Thursday.
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.