A fire broke out in the kitchen of the popular Five Restaurant in Fresno, CA Sunday afternoon. The restaurant is closed for near-future as owners make repairs. Most of the damage was in the kitchen and attic.
El Basha Mediterranean Restaurant has a new owner and a new Armenian chef. The longtime cafe and hookah lounge is now two separate businesses with Mediterranean food served in one and the other a hookah bar.
New restaurants open in downtown Fresno, CA, including Ohana Pantry, Nevera Juice Bar, Chicken King, Mezcal/On a Roll Sushi, USBean Brew Station coffee inside Bitwise. Fried chicken, acai bowls and more on menus.
Two Pismo Beach, California, restaurants made OpenTable’s annual ranking of most scenic restaurants in the United States for 2018: Ventana Grill and Oyster Loft. The businesses also made the US list in 2017.
French Bar from the Coleman Valley Vineyards are produced by third generation California wine growing brothers Brad, Ted and Tim Coleman. The wines are 100 percent estate grown from the Rock Ridge Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills of Stanislaus County.
The building that housed Audie’s Olympic Tavern in Fresno, CA, has been empty since the Tower District venue closed in 2016. A community meeting on Aug. 9, 2018, has some wondering about a possible future for the space.
The plastic straw debate and the #stopsucking campaign have reached Fresno. Restaurants are trying to use compostable or biodegradable straws or other environmentally friendly take-out containers, cups and lids.
After two years inside Bitwise in downtown Fresno, Valparaiso Cafe & Roastery is closing its cafe and will reopen as a mobile coffee business. It is already working private events and can do various types of food. It will continue to roast coffee in Chinatown.
Fat Boys Taqueria and Sports Bar can’t serve alcohol for 30 days after the ABC said the business had numerous violations of its liquor license, including selling alcohol after 2 a.m. and noise complaints.