Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Use your bounty of summer produce with Tuscan Panzanella Salad

Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, olives and two-day-old bread are the basis for this Panzanella Salad. Tuscans don’t waste a crust of bread. They turn it into a delightful summer salad. The old bread is rehydrated with juice from fresh tomatoes and vinaigrette. If rustic, artisan bread isn’t available, toast whole grain bread until they are very firm. This salad is a perfect way to use the bounty of fresh seasonal tomatoes and vegetables.

Food & Drink

Cosmopolitan Tavern & Italian Grill celebrate new downtown restaurant with strong community support

Open for just two weeks, the restaurant’s new and much larger location at O and Ventura streets near the Selland Arena has been packed with customers. It has always been well-known for its lunch crowd, but Joe Lanfranco, son of owner Gary Lanfranco, plans to cultivate a following for its dinner menu with dishes like veal ravioli, Chilean sea bass and a 9-ounce filet mignon with red wine espresso reduction.

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Poke served up a variety of ways

Pokiland co-owners Tram Tran and Binh Tran describe the many options for poke bowls, warps, salads and nachos for the traditional Hawaiian dish that is becoming popular in Fresno.
SILVIA FLORES The Fresno Bee
Poke served up a variety of ways 1:47

Poke served up a variety of ways

Liquid nitrogen ice cream shop 'Creamistry' opens in Clovis 1:44

Liquid nitrogen ice cream shop 'Creamistry' opens in Clovis

A look inside Valparaiso Cafe and Roastery at Bitwise Industries 0:48

A look inside Valparaiso Cafe and Roastery at Bitwise Industries

What makes Stumptown cold-brew coffee so tempting 0:57

What makes Stumptown cold-brew coffee so tempting