The recent Central Coast Wine Competition showed both the rapid growth of wineries in the Central Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) and high quality of wines produced there.
Pie and tea! Most people love both of them but rarely do you hear the two combined in any usual fashion. This is where, yet again, Bakersfield innovation comes into play showcased at a couple of the Farmers’ Markets right here in town. Alchemy Bakery and Brew just came onto the scene in October of last year and owner Jodi Kessler decided to change things up a bit by combining two of her favorite things.
The Mark has been a prime downtown location for an elegant time out from the moment it opened its doors. True gourmet creations and signature cocktails served within a perfectly set atmosphere are all to be had with any given visit. After all, this is a place where they are known to set the bar higher in all that they do.
“You know, I could not have envisioned this. A winemaker is just a glorified farmer. I just thought I’d make great wine and make a decent living, and work hard, I never saw things going like this. Like the old saying goes, I believe in luck: the harder I work the luckier I get.” —Justin Meyer
Something exciting is always going down at the Farmers’ Markets here in Bakersfield, and the Bakersfield Valley Farmers’ Market is no exception. In fact, they are now under new management, which means that even more fun and interesting things are on the horizon for vendors and patrons, alike.
Sauces! I don’t mean to shout, but I can get excited about sauces. Very often, the secret of a great tasting dish is in the sauce. A great sauce can enhance and accent the flavor of the meat it tops, or spice up the vegetable you serve it with.