If you could recommend 3 eateries that represented where you live what would they be?
1. Wool Growers – Basque food. Loads of food. Loads of socializing. Loads of atmosphere. The Basque came to Kern County to raise sheep. Many Basque hotels and restaurants thrived near the train station to cater to immigrants arriving in Bakersfield. Some establishments are still here with a rich history and loyal clientele.
2. Dewar’s – Ice cream and candy shop. This place has been around for awhile (1909). All the locals know about chews, Black & Whites, and George’s Specials.
3. Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Entertainment and food. I picked the Crystal Palace because so many people think of Buck Owens when they think of Bakersfield. The entertainment is great the food is alright. However, I know many enjoy the gigantic chicken fried steaks.
Other finalists include: Mexicalli, Zingo’s, Milt’s, Bill Lee’s Bamboo Chopsticks, Fish Lips, the Highland Cafe, Westchester Bowl, 24th Street Cafe.
When you’re passing through Bakersfield on your way to somewhere else, stop in and spend some money. We appreciate your visit.
If you can come up with 3 representatives for where you live, let me know.