Tag Archives: Sunday

Mother’s Day Brunch at Cafe Med is better than Breakfast in Bed!

9 May
The Mother's Day Sunday brunch flyer for Cafe Med! (Photo Credit: Cafemedrestaurant.com)

The Mother’s Day Sunday brunch flyer for Cafe Med!
(Photo Credit: Cafemedrestaurant.com)

With Mother’s Day only three days away, time is of the essence to plan something nice for your mother. Cafe Med, located on 4809 Stockdale Hwy, is known for it’s classy yet lively, romantic, Mediterranean atmosphere, and this year they are hosting a very special Sunday brunch/buffet for all the Mother’s and their families in Bakersfield. Space is limited and they are urging you to call ahead to get your reservation for your family!

Their Mother’s Day menu offers a champagne brunch which includes champagne and mimosas, an omelette station, carving station with prime rib, ham & rack of lamb, seafood bar and much more! Whether you are coming for the Mother’s Day special, or a nice dinner for a relaxing night out, Cafe Med is the place to be. Their menu includes a huge selection varying from their unique appetizers, (which includes my personal favorite: their pita bread and dip), shish kabob-soublaki-traditional Mediterranean  surf,  turf, sandwiches, from the deli, saute  pasta dishes,  from the oven, soups and salads, martini bar selection, and beer and wine list; you are sure you will leave full, satisfied and planning when your next night to eat out will be!

Come out every last Friday of the month for wine tasting, try one of their cooking classes, or plan your own event with Cafe Med!

Wine Tasting available at Cafe Med!  (Photo Credit: Cafemedrestaurant.com)

Wine Tasting available at Cafe Med!
(Photo Credit: Cafemedrestaurant.com

Cafe Med’s own cooking class includes the chef teaching the eager new chefs in the making, how to cook Bechamel, Clam Chowder, Cream of Mushroom Crostini, Oysters Thermidor, Potatoes Gratin al la Florentine, Coquilles St. Jacques, Moussaka, and Fresh Berries with Sweet Mornay. The classes start at $50 per person and $15 for wine pairings. What a great Mother’s Day gift (hint, hint). They also offer a special kids camp for young children to get a jump start on their cooking 401!

If you are planning your own special event, Cafe Med offers their own personalized Banquet room and catering, gift baskets, sandwich platters, gourmet cheese and salami, chocolate dipped wine bottles (Another great gift: hint, hint) and more!

This has got to be one of, if not the top restaurants in Bakersfield. With all of their unique offerings and huge assortments, they cater to anyone and everyone. I will guarantee you the dining and entertainment experience here is worth the extra money and will hold a special place on your calendar for your next relaxing/romantic outing out!

Advertisements

Still Rockin’ Jerry’s Pizza

4 May
Craig Owens from the band D.R.U.G.S. sings to a packed crowd at Jerry's Pizza. (Photo courtesy of www.flickr.com

Craig Owens from the band D.R.U.G.S. sings to a packed crowd at Jerry’s Pizza. (Photo courtesy of http://www.flickr.com

For more than 20 years, Jerry’s Pizza has acted as a beacon of entertainment for both music and food lovers alike. Located in the heart of downtown Bakersfield, at 1817 Chester Ave., Jerry’s Pizza is a safe haven for many different musicians. In addition, Jerry’s Pizza provides people with an established venue for the live music scene. Ever since its grand opening in 1992, the pub has welcomed anyone with a sufficient appetite and a taste for music.

“We kinda heard the buzz at school that there was this new pizza place downtown,” said 38-year-old music enthusiast, Jeanette Benavente. “A lot of places that you go to where you have performers come in, the food tends to be mediocre, but the food at Jerry’s Pizza is actually really good.”

Although Benavente usually orders pizza when she attends Jerry’s, the pub also offers other tastes such as calzones, sandwiches, and burgers. For the 21-and-over crowd, alcoholic beverages may be purchased. Offering a variety of different foods and beverages allows Jerry’s Pizza to appeal to everyone’s taste buds. Besides offering plenty to drink and eat, the pub is a place where many different kinds of people come to hang out with friends. On any given night, people can expect to see Jerry’s Pizza roaring with laughter and buzzing with energy.

“Jerry’s Pizza is a place where I went to listen to great music with good friends,” said 28-year-old music connoisseur, Danielle Dillon. “It brings back a lot of very happy memories for me and reminds me of when I was younger.”

Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p. m. Monday through Saturday, Jerry’s Pizza welcomes people of all ages. In addition, the pub also welcomes a wide variety of different types of music lovers. From “punks” to “metal heads,” Jerry’s Pizza plays host to a broad spectrum of individuals. Whether catering to the older generation or a younger one, the doors to Jerry’s are always open.

“I think it’s important for the newer generations to be able to experience what us older generations got to enjoy,” Dillon said.

Music lies at the very core of what Jerry’s Pizza represents. Two upcoming shows to keep and eye out for are on Sunday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 24. The first show will feature the post-hardcore band Senses Fail, while the second show will feature pop-punk/rock band Bayside. More details about these concerts, as well as future events, can be found at the pub’s Facebook page. Concerts at Jerry’s Pizza allow music lovers to gather at one common place and share their passion for the art. It is for this reason that people can also expect to hear plenty of music blasting out from the pub’s sweltering basement.

“Jerry’s Pizza has had a pretty good impact and influence on my musical taste,” Dillon said. “It’s always fun seeing the opening acts that aren’t quite known and finding that you really actually like them.”

A typical picture of the crowd Jerry's Pizza draws. (Photo courtesy www.flickr.com

A typical picture of the crowd Jerry’s Pizza draws. (Photo courtesy http://www.flickr.com)

Eating Healthy Everyday will keep the Doctor Away!

29 Apr
This is one of the two main entrances to the Kaiser Permanente Farmer's Market. This Market is located on the Ming Medical Office Building, 8800 Ming Avenue. The Market is open every Sunday from 9 am until 2pm and has a variety of options to choose from. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

This is one of the two main entrances to the Kaiser Permanente Farmer’s Market. This Market is located on the Ming Medical Office Building, 8800 Ming Avenue. The Market is open every Sunday from 9 am until 2pm and has a variety of options to choose from. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

This is an example of one of the booth's that offers all types of citrus fruits. The Farmer's Market is home to many of the local growers and local bakers on the weekends who are in competition with the large chain grocery stores and the large produce companies who provide for the grocery stores. It is important they get as many local customers as they can to compete with these larger companies. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

This is an example of one of the booth’s that offers all types of citrus fruits. The Farmer’s Market is home to many of the local growers and local bakers on the weekends who are in competition with the large chain grocery stores and the large produce companies who provide for the grocery stores. It is important they get as many local customers as they can to compete with these larger companies. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

This is a great shot showing how much work goes into setting up these local vendor's booths each Sunday. They set their items up to appeal to their customers and they always have plenty of stock available. Presentation is very, very important for each vendor to set their booth apart and draw their customers in. Onions are especially important to many chefs or customers who love to cook. Having plenty of variety and a good selection will help the booth survive against large competition. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

This is a great shot showing how much work goes into setting up these local vendor’s booths each Sunday. They set their items up to appeal to their customers and they always have plenty of stock available. Presentation is very, very important for each vendor to set their booth apart and draw their customers in. Onions are especially important to many chefs or customers who love to cook. Having plenty of variety and a good selection will help the booth survive against large competition. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

Here is a great example of the quality of all the different vegetables this particular vendor offers. This picture gives you readers an idea of how fresh the veggies in the picture are. The sugar peas, cauliflower and green onions are all freshly grown, picked, and can be found at the Farmer's Market every weekend! How great to be able to talk to the grower and distributor directly to be reassured of your veggies quality! (Photo Credit: Elise  Cabral)

Here is a great example of the quality of all the different vegetables this particular vendor offers. This picture gives you readers an idea of how fresh the veggies in the picture are. The sugar peas, cauliflower and green onions are all freshly grown, picked, and can be found at the Farmer’s Market every weekend! How great to be able to talk to the grower and distributor directly to be reassured of your veggies quality! (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

This picture shows a local customer buying one of the main products for sale. Here you can see him purchasing the BBQ sauce and the sign underneath it showing the price of each indivdidual bottle. Many times, the vendors set up deals such as if you buy in bulk, the price goes down for each bottle. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

This picture shows a local customer buying one of the main products for sale. Here you can see him purchasing the BBQ sauce and the sign underneath it showing the price of each indivdidual bottle. Many times, the vendors set up deals such as if you buy in bulk, the price goes down for each bottle. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

Here is an action shot of Todd Hendrix, 27, purchasing his goods from Grand Affair Foods and Catering. On the left, Ali Eggert, 20, and on the right, Rylee Montana, 14, help Hendrix out on picking his product and informing him about their company. They specialize in BBQ sauces, salad dressings, and cookies. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

Here is an action shot of Todd Hendrix, 27, purchasing his goods from Grand Affair Foods and Catering. On the left, Ali Eggert, 20, and on the right, Rylee Montana, 14, help Hendrix out on picking his product and informing him about their company. They specialize in BBQ sauces, salad dressings, and cookies. (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

Hendrix leaving the Farmer's Market. There is roughly 15-25 booths each owned and operated by local vendors at each Farmer's Market. This ensures variety and is a great reason to spend your Sunday supporting the local farmers and bakers of Bakersfield! (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)

Hendrix leaving the Farmer’s Market. There is roughly 15-25 booths each owned and operated by local vendors at each Farmer’s Market. This ensures variety and is a great reason to spend your Sunday supporting the local farmers and bakers of Bakersfield! (Photo Credit: Elise Cabral)