Food Fun

Discover Uptown Sprouts: A Locally Owned Gem in Kingsburg

by Molly Eide Marquez

Nestled in the heart of California's Central Valley, Kingsburg is a charming town known for its agricultural roots, friendly atmosphere, and now, the culinary gem that is Uptown Sprouts. This locally owned and operated restaurant, founded by the dynamic Pam Stepanian, has quickly become a favorite not only among Kingsburg locals but also among travelers from across the world who visit the area.

A Slice of Italy on Wheels: Luigi’s Italian Sandwiches and Calzones

by Molly Eide Marquez

Indulge in Authentic Italian Flavors with a Beloved Fresno Food Truck. Nestled in the heart of Fresno, there's a culinary gem on wheels that's stirring up quite a buzz among food enthusiasts. Luigi's Italian Sandwiches and Calzones, a charming food truck, is capturing hearts and taste buds with its tantalizing array of Italian delicacies that transport you straight to the enchanting streets of Florence.

Murder is a Piece of Cake By V.M. Burns: Review/Giveaway/Recipe

by Cynthia Chow
& V.M. Burns

After inheriting her great-aunt Octavia’s house, bakery, and 250-pound English mastiff Baby, Maddy Montgomery has been using her social media skills to promote Baby Cakes Bakery to the Southwest Michigan town of New Bison. Live-streaming her filled-with-mishaps attempts to cook have gained her a growing following, but she’s really looking forward to the New Bison Spring Festival where she and her employees can not only showcase their creations but also compete in the baking competition.

The Great Food Search: That’s the Way the Banana Splits

by Terrance McArthur

It happened in 1904: Latrobe, Pennsylvania. “Doc” Strickler, an optometrist, cut a banana lengthwise, added three different scoops of ice cream, topped it with strawberries, raspberries, crushed pineapple, marshmallow syrup, chopped nuts, and pitted black cherries. That was the first Banana Split. It was a hit, and Strickler eventually bought the pharmacy/soda fountain downstairs from his office.

Kabab Twist: A Delicious Fusion of Flavors Hits Kingsburg

by Molly Eide Marquez

Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that blends Mediterranean and Mexican influences? Look no further than Kabab Twist, the exciting new restaurant that has taken the Central Valley community by storm. Owned by a dynamic husband and wife duo, Mohammad and Michelle Assal, this dining hotspot promises a unique twist on traditional Mediterranean food.

Hot Pot Murder By Jennifer J. Chow: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Jennifer J. Chow

Despite the burst of publicity that resulted after a recent murder in Los Angeles’s Eastwood Villager Night Market, it still wasn’t enough for food booth owner Yale Yee to earn an invitation to the Thanksgiving dinner held by the Asian American Restaurant Owners Association. Instead she will be a plus-one with her father, owner of the family’s Wing Fat dim sum restaurant.

Butter Me Up Bakery: Another Delicious Discovery at Reedley Farmers Market

by Lorie Lewis Ham

Earlier this summer KRL made several trips to the Reedley Farmers Market taking place at Reedley College and made several delicious discoveries—from food trucks covered in our Great Food Search column, to great local coffee and bakeries! My personal favorite finds were Graceful Bakes, Zolú Café, and Butter Me Up Bakery! This week we are interviewing the owner of Butter Me Up, Leslie Valadez from Dinuba, California.



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