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    PETE TITTL: Prime Cut gets to the meat of the matter

    BY PETE TITTL Contributing writer
    Friday, Oct 31 2014 04:00 PM

    It's all about the meat. I don't know why any vegetarian would go to Prime Cut. The real stars of the menu at this restaurant, which we last reviewed seven years ago when it moved to its current location, are centered around beef and pork, and high-quality beef and pork. You'd expect no less from a place that began as a small meat market 30 years ago, before eventually offering gourmet hamburgers and sandwiches. Outgrowing its former quarters on Stockdale Highway, the place has kept growing, evolving into a complete restaurant with more steaks, items like slow-cooked pork ribs on the weekends, oysters on the half shell and an herb-crusted salmon that is always tempting. Owners Merv and Michelle Crist have really kept this place moving in...

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    Guy Fieri's eatery coming to Bakersfield

    Celebrity chef Guy Fieri will open one of his Johnny Garlic's restaurants in Bakersfield, a company spokesman confirmed this week. And this place, with its seared yellow fin ahi and bourbon buffalo meatloaf, is no diner, drive-in or dive....

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    Stuart delivers on big talk with fabulous show

    On the off chance that some soul wandered in from the lobby oblivious as to what was about to take place on the Fox Theater stage Saturday night, Marty Stuart offered a bold guarantee of what he and his band were about to deliver: A...

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    History museum looks ahead

    This aging beauty of Kern County's cultural scene is pushing 75, and looks it. But if her caretakers can turn intentions into reality, a rejuvenated Kern County Museum just may be turning heads again by 2016, the diamond anniversary of...

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    Museum open for altar-ations

    Death gets a bad rap this time of year: zombies want to eat your flesh, vampires want to bite your neck and ghosts want to scare the daylights out of you. But Dia de los Muertos -- which falls a couple of days after that other...

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    MATT MUNOZ: Taft concert is the Nest big thing

    When Truxton Mile came up with the idea of honoring its hometown of Taft with a concert, "we just figured we would ask the city to close the street, buy some kegs, charge a cover and call it a night," said vocalist Ryan Coulter. But it...

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    Day of the bikers is day of the dead

    With motorcycles, a chile verde cookoff, drinks, music, raffles and more it would be easy to mistake the gathering at Noble Park on Saturday for some kind of biker party. While that's not far off, the Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the...

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    CAMILLE GAVIN: Magic will put you under spell

    Wrapped in the spirit of Halloween, Mark Price says the magic performance he and two long-time friends will do on Saturday at Stars is "triple tricky." Price, aka Gus Flamingo, calls it The Three Amigos of Magic, which he says will be an...

  9. Classic, not classic rock, guitar

    Although many music lovers may think the guitar achieved its greatest importance in the 1960s, the true golden age of the instrument was some 200 years ago. "The guitar was extremely popular in the early 1800s," said guitarist and scholar...

  10. Duo aims to make old gems shine like new

    "Rediscovered gems" is the way cellist Dieter Wulfhorst describes the pieces he and violinist Susan Doering will perform Sunday at First Congregational Church. "The program centers around the year 1800 because all but one composition were...

  11. Voice students open up Thursday

    As with all performing musicians, a singer has got to start somewhere. For those who devote their college education to music, it often starts with a student recital, such as the one offered by Cal State Bakersfield Thursday evening. The...

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    Get cracking -- ballet coming to Fox

    Christmas can't come soon enough for many families -- and retailers -- but Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" is really pushing up the timeline this year. On Wednesday, just five days after Halloween, the dance company will kick...

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    Eye on the prize: Spud ice cream wins at Moo

    Bakersfield proved it's sweet on spuds Sunday at the Fall Flavor Awards at Moo Creamery. Nine flavors designed by customers vied for the No. 1 spot at the inaugural fall event. Katie Kirschenmann beat out contenders like horchata-lata and...

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