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Make Mine Authentic

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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Those who know me know that when it comes to Mexican cuisine I have a predilection for two things: all things New Mexican, and Tecate.

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Steak With A Side of River

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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It’s a beautiful Kern County autumn afternoon—blue skies, warm temperatures, light breeze.

Greenhorn Summit is in the distance, the southern Sierra Nevada beckons. perfection.

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Imagine My Surprise

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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I’m one of the few long-time Bakersfield residents who was unfamiliar with Great Castle Restaurant. but no more.

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Pasta Anyone?

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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One of the great lunch specials in Bakersfield is at a small, family-owned restaurant in northeast Bakersfield in an old shopping center across from Bakersfield College...

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Deli-cious

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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I heard about Mill Creek Deli long before I ever stepped foot in the place. My wife, Carol, one of the cheerful volunteers at the Assistance League of Bakersfield, and her colleagues, discovered the Mill Creek Deli shortly after it opened in November 2009.

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Flame On

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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The aroma grabs you first; that smell of seasoned meat grilling on an open fire. There’s nothing like it. It gets your mouth watering and your taste buds quivering in anticipation...

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A Foreign Affair

Written by Tom Xavier

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Mambo...mambo Italiano! If you’re like me, you love Italian culture. And when I say Italian culture, I mean Italian food. It’s rich, unique, and involves savory flavors. Come on, who doesn’t drool over the sweet sauces and fragrant meats of Italian cooking?

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Meals & Memories

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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The painting just naturally grabs your attention, more so than the other bits of nostalgia decorating the walls at Zingo’s Café. It’s one of those paintings that makes you recall a distant time, reflect.

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Meals & Memories

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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The painting just naturally grabs your attention, more so than the other bits of nostalgia decorating the walls at Zingo’s Café. It’s one of those paintings that makes you recall a distant time, reflect.

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Temptations

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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The restaurant, where you get country-club quality at diner prices, has become so popular that the other day I had to grovel for reservations for Thursday night’s buffet...

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