This week we have an interview with local author and former Reedley College Instructor David Borofka and information on his upcoming book event at Book Barn in Clovis.
It’s a word that starts things happening. Once upon a time. Once a (something), always a (something). Once is enough. Once is not enough.
Welcome to the 2023 ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly taking place on September 23 and 24, 2023.
Grab a blanket and a cup of steaming hot coffee and then…look up, up and up! The sunrise skies will boast a phenomenal display of hot air balloons as they ascend from the Clovis Rodeo Grounds to heights unknown for the Clovis Fest Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly!
Sometimes, I hanker for a rare steak. Other days, I long for salmon. In the summer, a salad sounds like a really good idea. Yes, summers are My Salad Days.
Recently we had the pleasure of interviewing local band Prey 4 Reign. The band consists of Samael (vocalist), Exl (the lead guitarist), Richard Gordon (drums), Jay Carmona (Rhythm guitarist), and Skylar Murdock (tentative bassist). Since the other members are new to the band, we chatted with Samael and Exl to learn more.
Usually, The Great Food Search seeks out unique dishes and eating establishments in the San Joaquin Valley, but this installment is a little different. I focused on chain restaurants. I dragged my wife (All right, sometimes she dragged me) to places in Clovis, Fresno, and Kingsburg. We discovered Spring menus and new offerings at well-known restaurants ... and they were good! Follow us on another Great Food Search to see what’s new in some of the Old Reliables.
“An oasis we can be proud of,” neighbor and longtime Clovis City Councilmember Drew Bessinger on describing the essence of the Clovis Botanical Garden. “I can walk out of my back fence and find it along the trail in about three minutes.” What a jewel for Clovis!
Through the years, I have followed and reported on many food entrepreneurs, people with vision, skill, talent, flair, and a great idea. Some have succeeded and some have failed. All have faced similar challenges: location, or buying equipment without having to invest more money than they have for acquisition and maintenance. But what if a common location existed for creating culinary masterpieces with adequate equipment, storage space, support, and 24-hour access?
You know how it is in the restaurant business—things change. One restaurant closes, and another opens in the same place. Somebody takes over a place, and it changes. The Great Food Search visited a couple of places that once were, and are now different.
Even though the weather has been wet, wetter, wettest … you can still enjoy all that the trails in Clovis and neighboring Fresno have to offer. Between the winter showers and gusts of wind, the air is fresh and clean, offering a stunning view of the foothills and Sierra; a refreshing reminder of why we love the Valley!