ClovisFest Soars to new Heights for the 48th Annual Event

by Kathy Eide Casas

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!

Great Food Search: Food Chains

by Terrance McArthur

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.

Clovis Culinary Center: A Food Entrepreneur’s Dream Come True

by Tom Sims

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?