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.

Great Food Search: How Cheesy Can You Get?

by Terrance McArthur

Coagulated milk protein. Sound delicious?
Hold on! That’s cheese we’re talking about, and there are over a thousand types, each with a different combination of the animal source, its diet, added enzymes to speed coagulation, pasteurization, butterfat, and aging. The Great Food Search presents the ooiest, gooiest, cheesiest dishes we could find—How Cheesy Can You Get?

Great Food Search-Pumpkins!

by Terrance Mc Arthur

Those orangey globes of goodness are rolling your way, and they come in many forms (KRL had pumpkin latte recipes, already). Not that I have anything against jack-o-lanterns! I love an opportunity to stab something with a carving knife and not run the risk of jail time, but I want a pumpkin I can eat and so began the Great Pumpkin Food Search. This Food Quest sent me to fast-food emporiums, family restaurants, warehouse stores, and–oddly enough–college.

The Great Food Search: Chain Diners

by Terrance Mc Arthur

Where do you eat when you don’t want to cook? Where do you go when you want good, old-fashioned food that isn’t in a paper bag? There are the family-style diners, where you can get bacon and eggs or a steak dinner, open up to 24 hours a day. This Food Quest explores a sampling of these restaurants. The goal was to choose simple, basic food that would show the strengths and weaknesses of each chain.