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In Memory of Chef Willem P. Bezemer

Sep 26, 2017 ● By Cen Cali Life Magazine

In his memory- we are reposting a story we printed in 2014. 60 years ago, Chef Bezemer was a 14-year-old boy in the Netherlands about to embark on an apprenticeship that led to his career.

Blufin Sushi and Izakya: Expanding the Sushi Culture in Fresno

Sep 20, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Chef Jimmy Gunara has been slicing, rolling and creating delectable sushi, sashimi and serving up a variety of Japanese specialty dishes in Fresno for over fifteen years.

New Coffee Bistro Opens In the Tower District

Sep 19, 2017 ● By Richard Melella

Hi-Top Coffee, located at 1306 N. Wishon Avenue in the Tower District, will feature specialty coffee, artisan teas, gourmet toasts, and doughnuts in a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Fresno Food Expo to Host Supermaket Guru Phil Lempert for the Keynote Address

May 26, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Phil Lempert, one of America’s leading consumer trend analysts, will present the keynote address to kick off the 2017 Fresno Food Expo on Wednesday, July 26.

5 Dressings to Dress Up Your Salad

Apr 16, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

A few easy salad dressings you can make at home to keep things interesting.

Healthful Thinking: Fresno-Area Spots with Tasty, Healthy Dishes

Feb 03, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

We've compiled a few places in the Fresno-Area that offer healthy -- and tasty! -- meals for your consideration.

Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits: Family Farmers First, Award-Winning Spirits Second

Jan 27, 2017 ● By Melanie Heisinger

5 generations of sweet potato farmers make up Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Spirits. We got ahold of David Souza, founder & Master Distiller and Colin Baugh, their PR manager, to get the scoop.

4 Fun Things To do This New Year's Eve in the Fresno-Area

Dec 30, 2016 ● By Melanie Heisinger

We've compiled 4 fun things going on in the Fresno-area this New Year's Eve for your consideration.

CA Grown's Overnight French Toast

Dec 23, 2016 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Tis the season to enjoy comfort foods! Enjoy CA Grown's recipe for Peaches & Cream French Toast Bake.

Engelmann Cellars: Small Batch Winemaking to Create Truly Exceptional Wines

Nov 16, 2016 ● By Melanie Heisinger

Engelmann Cellars is a small boutique winery focusing on quality in the vineyard that is carried throughout the small batch winemaking process to create truly exceptional wines.
  • Bully BOO! Walk 2017

    08:00AM — 12:00PM

    Get your walking shoes ready and help raise awareness for bully-breeds and responsible dog owners...

  • Hawaiian Hula (dance) classes

    02:00PM — 07:30PM

    During our Hula classes, we respect the traditions of Hula and do our best to research the langua...

  • Fall Wine and Dine

    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    Karl Merten, chef and owner of Cafe 225, is hosting a 5-course fundraising dinner to support Habi...


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Happy Reading,

Karen Maroot