The Renegade Rip

Do not waste your time with Bucky’s Hot Chicken

Jocelyn Sandusky, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Anyone who had been waiting for Bakersfield to get a delicious Nashville Hot chicken sandwich spot will have to continue waiting. The fairly new food truck, Bucky’s Hot Chicken, is bland and over-compensates for its lack of flavor with an overbearing bomb of powdery seasoning. Over the past couple of years, Nashville Hot chicken sandwich restaurants, like Howlin’ Ray’s...

Stop by The Arizona, it’s well worth it

Logan King, Reporter

May 8, 2019

On any Sunday Bakersfield has a lot to offer. My preferred way to spend a Sunday morning is to go out for a meal. Breakfast is a meal I take quite seriously. Thus, I chose an old town Kern establishment, The Arizona Cafe. Located at 809 Baker Street since the 1970s, The Arizona has been serving Bakersfield since 1953. Nearby are other Bakersfield institutions like Woolgrowers,...

The front of Rio Açai  Bowl on Chester Avenue.

Rio Açai Bowl is the healthy and delicious alternative to greasy fast food

April 1, 2019

With three locations in Bakersfield, Rio Açai Bowl is Bakersfield’s local hot spot for açai and poke bowls. It's no wonder they consider themselves...

The Hens Roost: Local vegan restaurant provides the best variety of food choices

Amir Guyton, Reporter

February 8, 2019

For those who are vegan and live in Bakersfield it can be quite difficult finding a place that we can eat out or congregate with fellow vegan friends. Vegan food has come a long way from just the typical and most accessible staple foods such as salads and tofu. Surely no one could have ever imagined a day would come when there would be American foods such as burgers reinvented...

Food with a steampunk bite

Food with a steampunk bite

February 1, 2017

If you’re not a Tehachapi local, the Steampunk Café and Grill might be hard for you to find, but you should find it. It’s located at 20324 W. Valley...

Sandwich shop really hits the spot

Sandwich shop really hits the spot

April 8, 2015

City Sandwich Company proves that looks can be deceiving. When I walked toward the shop, I actually thought the place was closed because of the bars on...

College Coffee and Donuts glazes on

College Coffee and Donuts glazes on

March 19, 2015

College Coffee and Donuts adds a sweet kick to the college students’ taste buds. The shop is located on Mount Vernon Avenue just a short drive away from...

An old eatery that never fails your taste buds

Elka Wyatt, Reporter

February 24, 2015

In the mood for some authentic Mexican cuisine but you’re in a hurry? Grab an amigo and head on out to the corner of Union and Pacheco to El Zarape. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, El Zarape serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The first thing you notice is a bright yellow sign offering a burrito or torta with a free...

Food Review- Ruben’s grows with same great food, but in a new location

May 7, 2014

Nestled in the Rosedale Village shopping center located in the corner of Calloway Drive and Rosedale Highway, is Ruben’s Mexican and Seafood Restaurant, a newly relocated restaurant that has a lot to offer. From the moment guests walk in, they are greeted by the courteous staff who seem eager and genuinely happy to assist them. Upon seating, the server brought the standard...

Food Review- Taco throwdown puts flavors versus value

Bertin Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2014

Bakersfield is not short of places to get tacos. One of the most popular ways to get them are from the numerous taco trucks located around town on the sides of roads or in front of other businesses. I visited four taco trucks and tried two different tacos at each truck. I tried one taco of carne asada (steak) and one of al pastor (pork). Tacos Velasquez located on the c...

Food Review- Yogurt Zone successful in satisfying sweet tooth

By Trina Goree, Reporter

February 5, 2014

I recently fell in love with a new eatery not far from Bakersfield College. Yogurt Zone has fast become my latest must-have treat. I will admit this was only my second attempt at visiting a frozen yogurt parlor. My first visit was due to a friend’s request for frozen yogurt during a past trip out of town, and now this recent visit was satisfying an assignment for my first...

Renegade Room not as satisfying as thought to be

Bertin Rodgriquez, Online Editor

November 21, 2013

By Bertin Rodriguez Online Editor   Delectable eats or just another meal? I had high hopes for the Renegade Room, and I was let down by almost every aspect of the food. The Renegade Room’s menu for the day was Pacific Rim Buffet, and upon walking in, the aroma that filled the air was amazing. I immediately smelled the barbecue ribs and my mouth started...

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