Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Wine thoughts and odd lots

I received a few questions and comments from my last column. My favorite was from Mary of Merced, who wrote, “Happy Anniversary, I’ve enjoyed your column for 11 years and hope to see many more. Cheers!” I’ve enlarged this 10 times, put it in a big beautiful gold frame and hung it in my entry hall with a spotlight shining on it. Thank you, Mary.

Bethany Clough

Three new Big Lots stores are opening. That means free stuff for shoppers

Big Lots is holding grand openings at three new stores. Stores in Fresno and Clovis are moving to new locations, taking over empty spaces left behind by Toys R Us, Rite Aid and Tuesday Morning. The Tulare store has been remodeled and will also hold a grand opening. The stores are part of Big Lots’ “store of the future” concept, which features an increased emphasis on furniture, mattresses and slightly bigger stores.

Jack in the Box gutted for remodeling

The Jack in the Box restaurant at Shaw and Cedar avenues is closed temporarily while the restaurant is majorly remodeled.