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    THE DISH: Local diners can go Greek or celebrate Earth Day with dinner

    BY STEFANI DIAS The Bakersfield Californian
    Friday, Apr 17 2015 02:13 PM

    This is Greek week in Bakersfield, but the only fraternity involved is that of dedicated diners. Along with the annual Spring Greek Food Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Church April 25, Athena's Greek Cafe & Bakery will make its "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" debut on April 24. The northwest Bakersfield restaurant will be featured with Pyrenees Cafe and Taft's Asian Experience in the episode titled "To Bakersfield and Beyond" airing at 10 p.m. April 24.

    Meanwhile the food festival -- serving gyros, lamb chops, sweet loukoumades and more -- runs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. April 25 at the Hellenic Park, 401 Truxtun Ave. Admission is $5, free for children under 12.

    (Read more about the festival and the Food Network show in this Thursday's...

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    Fieri still feasting on Bakersfield

    Guy Fieri's extensive culinary adventure in Kern County continues this week with the debut of the latest Bakersfield-centric episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Airing Friday night, "Sweet, Savory and Saucy" takes viewers to popular...

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    THE DISH: Enjoy sweet deal at Ben & Jerry's, more tastings, festivals in town

    As Tax Day approaches, no one would pass up a sweet treat to ease their pain. Enter Ben & Jerry's, hosting its annual Free Cone Day from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at East Hills Mall (3000 Mall View Drive). Shop owner Kirsten Potegian offered...


    PETE TITTL: How we love to hit the sauce at Benji's

    There are some things in life that don't change a lot, and thank God for that. Case in point: Benji's French-Basque Restaurant, among the old guard of Bakersfield's finest restaurants. The last official column I wrote on the Basque...

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    Get your Slurpee fill at Bring-Your-Own-Cup Day

    Prepare to contain your enthusiasm: On Saturday, 7-Eleven will hold its Bring-Your-Own-Cup Slurpee Day. For $1.49 (the cost of the medium size), guests can fill up the cup of their choice -- goblet, beaker, sand bucket, etc. -- with sweet...

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    Longtime beer festival finally getting the twang of it

    Although it misses National Beer Day by a tad, the Country & Craft Beer Festival is out to prove you don't need a made-up holiday to enjoy a good brew. And how can 2,000 beer aficionados -- the number organizers expect to draw Saturday to...

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    A $2.99 Slam? Denny's has deals on Friday

    Denny's will serve up a Grand Slam of a celebration Friday, complete with all-day food deals and prize giveaways, at its newly remodeled location at 2851 White Lane. The fun starts at 8 a.m. with a $2.99 Denny's Original Slam breakfast...

  8. PETE TITTL: Small new location making a big impact

    What can you say about a small new restaurant that is so impressive your companion compares it to many of the humble medium-priced places you find in Santa Barbara? That's the first impression we had of Nuestro Mexico, a restaurant that...

  9. Mac attack: Local restaurants flock to festival

    We dug deep to get the dish on the participants for the second annual Macaroni & Cheese Festival. From mac-topped pizza to Sriracha Buffalo mac and cheese, attendees to the April 18 event will not leave hungry. First-timers Michelangelo's...


    Return of the mac (and cheese)

    If you're going to spend an afternoon eating unlimited mac and cheese samples, you've got to be prepared to spread out -- and so does any festival devoted to the all-American comfort food. That was lesson No. 1 for the organizers of...

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    THE DISH: Every bunny heading out to Carrot Festival

    Closed Sunday for Easter, the Haggin Oaks Farmers Market springs back into action on April 12 with the third annual Carrot Festival. Along with the usual vendors, including Sherry's Shrooms, Window Sill Pie Co., Autonomy Farms and The...

  12. Our obsession with glass-bottled milk

    The rage currently in town has been the resurgence of milk in glass bottles, Rosa Brothers Milk Company and Top O' The Morn Farms being two of the more prominent producers. "We have four drivers right now," said Nicole Schott, sales and...


    PETE TITTL: Deli Delicious seeking niche in tough market

    It's not often that we have a restaurant born in Fresno move south to our fair city, but Deli Delicious has done just that, opening a Rosedale store in the always-competitive sandwich restaurant market. What helps Deli Delicious stand...

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