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Cen Cali Life's 2016 Fresno-Area Food & Entertainment Guide: Readers' Choice

Aug 25, 2016 08:42PM, Published by Melanie Heisinger, Categories: Food+Drink, Today local guides


From The Annex Kitchen Facebook page.



We are very fortunate to live in a place where the culture is so diverse that our food and entertainment selections mimic that diversity. There are some fantastic and tasty locations scattered all throughout the Fresno area, as well as some great spots to visit. 

We inquired through our Facebook page where our readers thought we should go, and we definitely got some answers. Read on to find out what our readers recommend! 

Tasty Eats

Sam's Italian Deli & Market

Contact:
(559) 229-9346

Location:
2415 N. First St. 
Fresno, CA 93703

From good food to good service, Sam's Italian Deli & Market is an excellent choice. Family owned in the San Joaquin Valley for over 27 years, they offer tasty deli sandwiches and other tasty dishes, as well as a grocery market stocked with authentic Italian goods. 


The Annex Kitchen

Contact:
(559) 248-8512

Location:
2257 W. Shaw Ave. 
Fresno, CA 93711

For some more tasty Italian eats, The Annex Kitchen will surprise and entice. Chef Jimmy Pardini brings his rustic Italian cooking to a recently renovated family restaurant.

Check out our article on them, "New Restaurant Review: The Annex Kitchen" to learn more.


Wahoos

Contact:
(559) 449-8226

Location:
7835 N. Palm Ave 
Fresno, CA 93711

Though it may be a chain, they must be doing something right. They were recommended to us through our Facebook post, so here it is! Stop by and grab some tasty fish tacos today. 


Places to Visit

Old Town Clovis

Location
Pollasky Avenue between 3rd Street and 7th Street 
Clovis , CA 93612

From cute shops to good eats, Old Town Clovis is a fun day trip adventure to consider. Most businesses are family-owned, and most owners run the shops themselves, so you will get a chance to chat with them.

They also hold plenty of fun events year round, so be sure to check out their website to learn more. 



Wine Trails & Tasting

We are fortunate to be surrounded by so many wineries , and wine trails are plentiful. See our list below of local wineries to visit. 

Cardella Winery 

Contact:
(559) 655-4216

Location:
41424 W. Panoche Road 
Mendota , CA 93640

Kings River Winery

Contact
(559) 399-3079

Location:
4276 S Greenwood 
Sanger, CA 93657







Maréchal Vineyards

Contact
(559) 578-3470

Location:
1835 N. Zediker Ave 
Sanger, CA 93657

Fasi Estate Winery

Contact:
(559) 822-2111

Location: 
42415 Road 208 
Friant , CA 93626

Simonian Farms

Contact:
(559) 237-2294

Location:
2629 South Clovis Avenue 
Fresno , CA 93725





Fresno State Winery

Contact:
(559) 278-6070

Location:
2360 E Barstow Ave 
Fresno , CA 93740-8003

Ramos Torres Winery

Contact:
(559) 364-6793

Location:
2003 First St. # 100 
Selma , CA 93662

Engelmann Cellars

Contact:
(559) 274-9463

Location:
3275 North Rolinda 
Fresno , CA 93723

Lo Mac Winery

Contact:
(559) 275-4748

Location:
2674 N. Westlawn Ave 
Fresno , CA 93723







Moravia Wines

Contact:
(559) 275-4748

Location:
2674 N. Westlawn Ave 
Fresno , CA 93723

A. Nonini Winery, Inc

Contact:
(559) 275-1936

Location:
2640 N Dickenson 
Fresno , CA 93722

Fresno County Blossom Trail

A partnership between several Fresno-Area counties and chambers has provided for tourists and locals alike a lovely, scenic trail to explore. The Blossom Trail hits peak season in February and runs through March. For your greatest enjoyment, plan to visit during this time. For some tasty fruit samplings, the summertime provides great sites and eats. 

For more information about the Blossom Trail, you can visit this website

Fresno County Fruit Trail

Like the Blossom Trail, Fresno County has a Fruit Trail. This trail involves local fruit stands, Farmers' Markets, shops, and more. With an area lush with agriculture, this trail highlights local farmers and goods, including stands like Blossom Trail Fruit StandSumner Peck Fruit Stand, and The Purple Plum Fruit Stand. Each month there are also fun events for the whole family to enjoy. 

For a map of the Fruit Trail, you can visit this website




Explore the Tower District

The Tower District is Fresno’s dining, arts and entertainment district. The Tower’s character is set by a wide variety of businesses. Restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, performing arts venues, theaters, galleries, bakeries, delis, plus a unique blend of specialty retail establishments are all within walking distance of each other, and most are locally owned and operated.

Come down, park your car, and stroll around for the rest of your stay. Dine on a one-of-a-kind meal, window shop for a locally produced treasure, visit a gallery, enjoy a specialty coffee or tea, take in a live show, listen to a live band, sit on a beautiful patio with a cocktail, or attend one of our incredible monthly special events. One visit is all it takes to fall in love with the Tower!

For more information about the Tower District, visit this website.


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