Mexican restaurant Sabores Mexican Cocina & Tequila Bar has opened in the former Plaza Ventana space. It serves traditional Mexican food and modern cuisine, including carne en su jugo, lots of seafood and a secret bean recipe.
Looking for food to eat on Christmas Day? Some restaurants in the Fresno area like Marie Callender’s and Ruth’s Chris Steak House are open and serving. Grocery stores offer meals you can reheat at home.
New year brings new restaurants, breweries and a candy shop & bakery to the Fresno and Clovis CA area. In 2019, some chain & local restaurants will expand. Menus will include seafood, pizza, beer & ice cream.
Livingstone’s Restaurant & Pub held a soft opening Tuesday night, a day leading into its official grand reopening Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2018). The popular Tower District gathering had been shut down for nearly two years after an arsonist burned it down in 2016.
While wineries and breweries have found a home in the Valley, the Fresno area, including Oakhurst, Atwater and Madera, CA, has a growing list of distillers making vodka, gin, bourbon, whiskey, vermouth and brandy.
Fresno is now home to the only Baskin-Robbins in the United States featuring the ice cream retailer’s new concept called “moments.” The store located at Herndon and Milburn avenues includes a new line of novelties.
Toy shopping in Fresno: Richard Gottlieb of Global Toy Experts and Global Toy News, has advice about locally owned toy stores (including Professor Toy and Petunia’s Place) and what grandparents should buy their grandchildren.
The Laundry Room, founded by Clovis brothers Joey and Jonah Pauline, is opening a temporary store in Fig Garden Village for the holidays. The line of clothing, starting in Fresno, is sold at Nordstrom and singer Beyoncé has been photographed wearing their clothing.
With Toys R US closing stores, here are some options of where and how to get the best and most popular toys for Christmas gifts, especially in the Fresno and Clovis area. Some locally owned stores sell presents for kids, too.
The famed clam chowder from Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo could come to Fresno if enough restaurants request it. The soup is for sale at Costco stores in Fresno and Visalia, and The Salad Shop in Visalia recently began selling it in bread bowls.