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Fresno Foodie: Ampersand Ice Cream

What’s the hype? Ampersand Ice Cream has been serving up handcrafted, small-batch ice cream year-round to the Central Valley for two years. Every ingredient Ampersand uses is locally-sourced, and makes for unique flavors like Lost Bread (Cajun French Toast), Enzo ...

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Fresno Foodie: Quesadilla Gorilla

What’s the hype? Quesadilla Gorilla is serving gourmet quesadillas to the Central Valley and it is showing no sign of stopping anytime soon. The restaurant, which opened up its third location in July in downtown Fresno, offers unique combinations of ...

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Fresno Spring Fair hosts food and family fun

The second annual Fresno Spring Fair featured a variety of attractions and fun for all ages. Unlike the Big Fresno Fair that is held every October, the Fresno Spring Fair, held May 4 – 7 at the Fresno District Fairgrounds, ...

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Cooking and The Joys Of Experimentation

Oftentimes in the past I would find myself making dishes that were initially quite pleasing and satisfactory.  They contained the usual mix of ingredients and provided a stable but rather uninteresting and routine expression of taste.     This would reveal itself ...

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Fresno Foodie: ‘Batter Up’ knocks breakfast out of the park

What’s the hype? Batter Up is a baseball themed breakfast joint that is famous for their pancakes, and for good reason. It offers a large variety of pancakes all made from scratch, including gluten free and protein options. Aside from ...

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Fresno Foodie: They rolled one for ‘Mi’

What’s the hype? I always love a good pun so a sushi restaurant named “Roll One For Mi” tempted me to try it out. The clever name holds up to its high standards. With a great patio, good service and ...

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Fresno Foodie: Pokiland provokes taste buds, prevents big spending

What’s the hype? A sushi craze has erupted lately, particularly in California and among 20- to 30-year-olds, and for good reason. The flavors are incredible and the ingredients are so fresh (no pun intended). There’s no denying how easily sushi ...

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Fresno Foodie: The Big Fresno Fair Edition

When a person thinks of a fair, a good percentage of people will think of the food, and for good reason. The food at a fair can be an experience all in its own. The Big Fresno Fair is no ...

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Fresno Foodie: Taps and Tacos lives up to it’s name

What’s the hype? Taps and Tacos, formerly Guri’s Grubhouse, opened at the beginning of the semester. The restaurant serves Mexican food and drinks, and specializes in tacos and draft beer. With 14 different tacos to choose from and 27 beers ...

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Campus Pointe’s new restaurants are on point

Two years ago, if Fresno State students wanted to see an inexpensive movie, grab some coffee off campus, or even have a dinner date, they would travel three miles east or west of campus to the nearest mall. But now ...

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The ups and downs of fair food

It is that time of year again when you can satisfy your craving for corn dogs and cinnamon rolls. Instead of trying the traditional fair food, stop by one of the nontraditional booths this year and gorge on the seasonal ...

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Festival brings Armenian culture, food

The Armenian Food Festival held its 9th annual celebration Saturday at the Fresno Armenian Home. The festival, which went from 10 a.m. to midnight, started out as a family gathering among Armenians in the Fresno community but has grown to ...

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A classy Taco Bell affair

Let’s be real: We aren’t all eating steaks and lobster every day. But what happens when you want to drink wine every day? What do you eat with your wine? Are you feeling like Taco Bell today? Don’t let that ...

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Bay Area-based CREAM opens near Fresno State

Bay Area-based ice cream chain CREAM celebrated the grand opening of its Fresno outpost near Fresno State on Saturday by offering free ice cream sandwiches from noon to midnight. Lines for the free sandwiches stretched around the Bulldog Plaza shopping ...

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Wine pairings everyone can enjoy: The Easter candy edition

By: Megan Bronson Special to The Collegian Wish you’d been the cool kid at your Easter table? You should have brought the perfect wine to dinner. Speaking of dinner, let’s not kid ourselves – you’re gorging yourself on the universal ...

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FresYes Fest Takes Over Downtown

More than 3,000 people ventured downtown to attend Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company’s FresYes Fest on Saturday; a celebration full of live entertainment, local foods and, of course, craft beers. The second annual FresYes Fest offered beer fans and connoisseurs an opportunity ...

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Sandwich deli prepares for Campus Pointe opening

The Beach Hut Deli, one of Campus Pointe’s planned establishments, is preparing for a special grand opening toward the end of April. One of the business partners involved in the development, Sammy Franco, said he got involved in the deli ...

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Cajun spices and jazz music fill the air at Fresno gumbo cook-off

The food was a religious experience on Saturday for more than 200 hungry judges at the Vineyard Farmers Market’s 8th Annual Gumbo Throwdown. “For our gumbo, we used the Holy Trinity – the bell peppers, onions and celery, and we ...

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