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    THE DISH: Chew on this -- Dewar's unveils taffy with a boost

    BY STEFANI DIAS The Bakersfield Californian
    Friday, Nov 21 2014 05:17 PM

    Worried that you won't have the get up and go to make it through this holiday season? Dewar's says it has just the thing with a line of new chews advertised as offering energizing health benefits beyond satisfying your sweet tooth.

    Available in three flavors (Mandarin orange, Granny Smith apple and luscious lemon), the booster chews contain four essential minerals -- calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus -- reported to help you focus, feel more energized and less hungry (three chews have as much potassium as a banana). Also of note, the chews have 25 percent fewer calories than the regular taffy.

    The lemon, which led in an informal taste test in The Californian's newsroom, boasts a bright flavor marred only by the difficulty in...

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    Salty's new location is the grill deal

    Salty's BBQ has made such a good impression since it opened last year on Rosedale Highway that it was probably inevitable that a second location would pop up. It has, and the copy may be better than the original. The major down side to...

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    Eat -- a lot -- drink and be merry

    A word of advice to anyone attending Bakersfield Uncorked this weekend: Come hungry. "Don't eat before leaving the house!" said Mandy Herp, one of the event organizers and treasurer-elect of the Junior League of Bakersfield, which puts on...

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    With Thanksgiving days away, eyes are on the pies

    If the thought of making a couple of pies for the Thanksgiving table sounds daunting, take a minute to reflect on the task ahead for the husband and wife who own Happy Jack's Pie N' Burger: 1,000 pies in two days. And that staggering...

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    PETE TITTL: Sorella has a new home, and some growing pains

    Buying that first house and going from being a renter to an owner is the American dream. Oh, what a thrill -- until the first plumbing bill arrives and you realize, "Wait, I'm on the hook for this now?" I highly doubt such issues will...

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    The Dish: Autonomy Farms offers free-range turkeys

    Got an email from Autonomy Farms, the operation providing locally sourced organic foods. The staff is promoting Naturally Pasture Raised turkeys for the holidays. Makes sense, given the popularity of free-range chicken. Meredith Bell from...

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    Meet the acai guy of Bakersfield

    Even the fit and toned have to indulge their sweet tooth every once in awhile and one Bakersfield man has found a way for them -- and the rest of us -- to enjoy a refreshing, cool and, yes, sweet treat without the guilt. Justin Cummings...

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    PETE TITTL: Ethel's may be hard to find, but it's worth the trip

    Everybody thinks of restaurants like 24th Street Cafe, Luigi's and KC Steakhouse as local institutions. One mainstay that's easy to overlook is Ethel's Old Corral Cafe up in the northeast. Unless you're on a horse, it can be hard to get...

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    Bakery's sweet treats are hearty delights

    What's in a name? A lot, if you're talking to Mai Giffard, owner of De Coeur Bake Shop. She said when it came to naming her business, celebrating its grand opening Friday, it was all about how she operates. "De Coeur means loosely 'of the...

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    Date announced for Fieri's Bakersfield restaurant

    Food Network star Guy Fieri's new Bakersfield restaurant will open in January, and company officials estimate 120 local employees will be hired. "I am thrilled to take Johnny Garlic's first step into Southern California with our new...


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

    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,...

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    The Dish: After 50 years, Milt's still holds up

    Milt's Coffee Shop has gotten its share of news coverage this year, what with a 96-year-old customer (Serrill Brooks) who eats there every day and the upcoming 50th birthday on Nov. 11. But what about its humble cinnamon roll? I know the...

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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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