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  • What you missed: CArtHop

    What happens when you mix great food, music and art (at lunch time)? People come--even if it's downtown. That's what happened at CArtHop on Thursday, at least. I went early, but some of the vendors were already running low on food from the turnout. Then, I received a text from a friend: "Why Read more...
  • First bites: Greek Fest

    These? These are peanut butter princesses. They're layers of crispy filo dough, topped with peanut butter then coated in chocolate. [drool] At St. George's, there's a large room full of these, and baklava, and other assorted pastries that I can't pronounce, just waiting for the festivities Read more...
  • Weekend Plans: Lamb, Chile, and Tapas

    Fresno is in for some good eats this weekend: If three days of gyros, souvlaki, dolma, and ouzo aren't enough for you, why not add a little Spanish cuisine and some Fresno chiles to the mix? Fresno Greek Fest starts tomorrow and goes all weekend long. Downtown's Fresno Chile Festival is all Read more...
  • Recap: Cherry-Poppin' BBQ

    Confession: This post is a way overdue. I committed to it a few weeks back, but left it in the queue while dealing with the now-canceled tri-tip cook-off. Here's how this all came together: A good friend of Natalie's was coming back to town for the weekend, so she sent out an invite for a small Read more...
  • Canceled: TasteFresno's 2012 Tri-tip Cook-off

    I was asked recently about my biggest disaster in the kitchen. I thought about the times that I've followed a recipe, but then even early on could tell that something was off—I've pulled off a few miracles, but I've also botched a few dishes beyond repair. See, experience doesn't keep us from Read more...

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