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Tellin' No Lies

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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I’m not lyin’, this is a true story: Some years back, Bob Bryant told me he was planning to buy the Lie-N Den, a little spot at Niles Place and Monterey Street. Any suggestions? he asked. Yes, I said. “Find John Somers and learn how to make burgers....”

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You Won’t Want To Share

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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Sure, Gimmee Some Sugar is known for its wonderful cakes and cupcakes, but the fabulous bakers at this local sweets shop have also been known to create some otherworldly desserts...

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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There is only one actual Irish pub in Bakersfield, and they’re very proud of that fact. McMurphy’s Irish Pub has been a local favorite for food and drink for about 40 years now. And, while they do have unique bragging rights, their Irish pride doesn’t end with just their exclusivity...

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An Understanding

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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He’s a farmer first, and that’s why I think Brian Talley’s wines are so good. Farming is in his blood.

That’s evident when you pull into the driveway leading to the Talley Vineyards’ tasting room in the Arroyo Grande Valley, about a 2½-hour drive from Bakersfield.

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We’re On A Roll!

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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Here’s one for the (recipe) books!

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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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Kentucky Charmer

Written by Jason Gutierrez

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You don’t need to board a flight to experience Southern Charm; all you have to do is swing by The Bistro’s bar to indulge.

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The French Connection

Written by Mike Stepanovich

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Poor sauvignon blanc. We just can’t seem to decide how this crisp white wine should taste.

I’m reminded of an old ditty by the comic British duo of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann called “Misalliance,” about a couple of plants whose offspring can’t figure out which way to grow: “Left, right, what a disgrace!

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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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Say Hello to Delicious

Written by Bakersfield Magazine

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Every Bakersfield resident has a favorite dish at Uricchio’s. After all, the menu is chock full of amazing Italian delicacies.

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