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.
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.
Save Mart is launching its online grocery shopping service at stores in Fresno, Clovis and Visalia. It joins Instacart and Walmart’s Click and Collect service. The $5 service fee is waived during the launch and customers can get $10 off an order of $50 or more.
National Chicken Wing Day Sunday, July 29 means free and discounted wings at Buffalo Wild Wings, Wingstop, Hooters, Chicken Shack, Blast & Brew, Curry Pizza Co., Buffalo Ranch Wings & Things, BC’s and more.
The Fresno Food Expo 2018 kicks off Thursday with 135 food manufacturers handing out samples of their food. The public portion of the event, Expolicious, will features food samples from all kinds of companies, including restaurants. The Consumer Choice Award and the New Product Award will be announced Thursday.
MANTRA in River Park is a new locally owned store selling “athleisure” clothing like leggings, sports bras, crop tops. The store hosts free 9 a.m. yoga classes and with host a HIGH Fitness class during the store’s grand opening.
Butterfish California Poke has opened third location, this one in a new building at Herndon and Palm avenues. The poke trend is growing in Fresno and Clovis, with restaurants like Pokiland, Central Fish and others upping their poke bowl game.
Tabachines Cocina has opened in northwest Fresno, CA. The Mexican restaurant pays homage to the way the founder’s mother cooked in Guadalajara. The restaurant has a full bar that serves wine, cocktails, beer and aguas frescas.
National Ice Cream Day and National Fry Day mean free food at restaurants in the Fresno, CA area. Participants include Farmer Boys, Wayback Burgers, McDonalds, Yogurtland, Baskin-Robbins and Ampersand. Freak shakes will also debut.
Pelican’s SnoBalls has opened in the former Crazy Horse Hand Car Wash on Clovis Avenue. The business serves New Orleans-style shaved ice, which is a little different than Hawaiian shaved ice. The New Orleans style comes in 100 flavors.