What do figs, reggae and a country-fried steak dinner have in common?
You can partake in all of them Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15 in the Fresno area. Three separate events offer plenty of opportunity taste good food and drink in these three events.
The Denny’s at 530 S. Clovis Ave. near Kings Canyon Road is celebrating its recent remodel with prizes, activities for kids and discounted meals Friday, Aug. 14.
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From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. visitors can get a $2.99 Original Slam with two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs, two bacon strips and sausage links.
About 70 % of Denny’s will be remodeled by 2018.
The Super Bird, a turkey, swiss, bacon and tomato sandwich, will cost $3.99 and the country-fried steak dinner will be $5.99.
All of this is happening because the Denny’s has been remodeled with updated booths, tables and chairs, new flooring, a fresh coat of paint and landscaping.
Reggae and wine
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or a lawn chair (some chairs are available) and listen to local reggae bands High Praise and Irie Sun with views of the vineyards.
Food truck Taste Kitchen will be selling its Mexican-inspired organic and local food. And of course, there will be wine available for purchase from the winery, along with sangria, water and soda.
Several vendors will be selling jewelry, clothing, cigars, snow cones and more.
The winery, which just opened last year, is at 36140 Avenue 9 in Madera.
Viviani will be demonstrating recipes at the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15.
The Fig Fest also features gourmet food samples from more than 20 chefs, and more than 50 vendors selling figs, jam, olive oil, cookbooks and other items.
Craft beer and wine tasting will feature pairings of fig and cheese. Six local food trucks will provide additional food.
Tickets cost $25. VIP tickets that include a meet-and-greet with Viviani cost $45.
Tickets can be purchased online at allianceadv.wix.com/californiafigfest. Park in lots P5 and P6 on Woodrow Avenue between Barstow and Shaw avenues.