Bakersfield sign

Nov 14 2013 ~ Cincinnati Cincinnati's cool -- not plastic -- restaurant/bar

It's really, really hard to create a naturally cool atmosphere for a bar. Most places aren't. They usually try too hard to be exclusive or they're crazy grungy or just attracts a lame crowd. Cincinnati...

Chips and queso

Oct 31 2013 ~ Columbus Bakersfield brings barrels of big Western fun to Short North

“Every hour is happy in here,” giggled my server when I asked about HH deals in the brand new Bakersfield. Before the evening was over, I wanted to shake that truth-teller’s hand because Bakersfield...

Bakersfield owners

Oct 24 2013 ~ Columbus Honky-tonk cantina finds high-profile spot in Short North

Bakersfield, where honky-tonk meets fresh-Mex cantina, is now open in the Short North.

The restaurant has taken over a high-profile spot at 733 N. High St., at the northwest corner of High and Buttles...

Platter of tacos

Sep 7 2013 ~ Indianapolis Bakersfield Mass Ave

I had heard the name Bakersfield–the California city-named taco/tequila/whiskey joint on Mass Ave–so many times and from so many (disparate) types of people that I just had to go figure out what the...

Chips and Queso

May 22 2013 ~ Indianapolis Bakersfield

Yesterday my wife Jenni and I ate at Bakersfield at the recommendation of my cousin, Danielle. It’s a new restaurant (about a month old) located on Mass Ave. in downtown Indianapolis. Holy chorizo was...