food

BooBoo Bean Bakery and Café

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Here at KRL we love to find unique places whether they be shops, cafes, or coffee shops. Recently we discovered one that also had a very unique name—BooBoo Bean Bakery and Café located in Fresno. It opened in January of 2018. I took some time to chat with the Café’s owner Jenny Rivera and the timing couldn't have been more perfect as they also offer holiday meals you can take home for the family--all of the great home cooking without any of the work.

A Doomful of Sugar By Catherine Bruns: Review/Giveaway

by Kathleen Costa


In 1998, Victor and Selma Khoury purchased Sappy Endings and, through long days and hard work, turned it into one of the top maple syrup producers in Vermont. Along with bottling premium maple syrup, they opened a café and gift shop full of homemade goods. Growing up, their daughter Leila Maya dreamed one day of being the “boss,” however, her relationship with her mother was extremely challenging and, after a major disappointment over a failed engagement, Leila left the family behind and moved to Florida for a teaching job that turned out more of a regret than a reward.

Great Food Search: Brickhouse Bar and Grill

by Terrance McArthur


A striking logo welcomes you to Brickhouse Bar and Grill in Sanger. It's Hot Hot Hot![/caption]In the two-block stretch of 7th Street west of Academy Avenue, it could be a bar, a jewelry store, quinceañera dresses, a martial arts studio, a barber shop...or food. The Great Food Search told you about Mi Linda Tierra, but there’s a new kid on the block—Brickhouse Bar and Grill.

Six Feet Deep Dish By Mindy Quigley: Review/Giveaway/Interview

by Kathleen Costa


Delilah O’Leary is a graduate of culinary school, well-trained chef with high-end Chicago restaurant experience, and set to fulfill her life-long dream of owning her own restaurant. She found the big restaurants too restrictive and wanted to push the envelope more with creative flavor profiles and fresh ingredients as she raises to a new level Chicago’s signature food: deep dish pizza.

Healthy Blendz: Offering A Healthy Alternative

by Lorie Lewis Ham


If you are looking for something healthy to eat or drink there is a fairly new place in Sanger, California you should check out. It’s called Healthy Blendz. They opened their doors on January 3, 2022. They were mentioned earlier this year in one of our Great Food Search columns and I decided to chat with owners Salvador and Diana Colin to learn more. By the way, they have a special Halloween menu!

Calypso, Corpses, and Cooking By Raquel V. Reyes: Review/Giveaway/Guest Post

by Cynthia Chow
& Raquel V. Reyes


As the fall season approaches, Coral Shores, Florida, prepares for Halloween and the many celebrations of its multicultural community. Former New Yorker Miriam Quiñones-Smith and her husband Robert are dressing up for their son’s school Fall Festival where her cooking show’s Spanish language network is hosting a food booth. Miriam is happy to present her Caribbean foods now that she is the host of YouTube’s Abuela Approved and has her Cocina Caribeña featured regularly on a morning TV show, but a shadow looms with the appearance of Lois Pimpkin.

End of September Mystery Catchup!

by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


This week we are once again playing catchup with a fun group of cozy mysteries that involve food, bookstores, and games-A Poisonous Page: A Sweet Fiction Bookshop Mystery by Kitt Crowe, Mint Chocolate Murder: An Ice Cream Shop Mystery by Meri Allen, Murder at the Blueberry Festival: A Beacon Bakeshop Mystery by Darci Hannah, In Too Steep: A Misty Bay Tea Room Mystery by Kate Kingsbury, and Peg and Rose Solve a Murder: A Peg and Rose Mystery by Laurien Berenson.

Great Food Search “Fresno Street Eats” Are Hard to Beat

by Terrance McArthur



Earlier this year, Lorie Lewis Ham, our editor, wrote about Mike Osegueda, creator of the Taco Truck Throwdown for the Fresno Grizzlies baseball games, and his brainchild, Fresno Street Eats, which brings groups of food trucks and food wagons to Valley malls, breweries, sporting events, churches, festivals, and any place where hungry people gather.

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