Yummy Mexican Food in Bakersfield

20170329_145209A group of colleagues needed to find lunch after a meeting. Sergio1 found a Mexican restaurant with 4.5 stars on Yelp so we all plugged it in our Map app and met up at Nuestro Mexico Restaurant.

Often the best Mexican food is found in a hole in the wall and you compromise service or seating. Nuestro offers a lovely atmosphere, table service and a full bar.

Bakersfield is an interesting town. It feels very Midwestern (and this is not a slam). The buildings all have breathing room. It does mean that you are more likely to get in your car to go to lunch. Good news, there appears to be plenty of street parking.

My colleagues were really hungry and our server did a great job refilling our diet cokes, salsa and chip baskets while we waited for our food.

I took Sergio2’s advice and ordered a steak taco marinated in a special sauce that in other restaurants may call “al pastor” and is made with pork. Nuestro makes it with “adobada” and it was delicious.

All four of us loved our food. We definitely recommend Nuestro at 716 21st Street in Bakersfield for lunch or dinner.


Happy Pi(e) Day! Yum!


New Roma Bakery apple pi(e)

Yum rhymes with sums so it is fitting that we eat pie on Pi Day! (hint: 3/14 if you are wondering).

I have celebrated Pi Day in Seattle or Los Angeles. Today I am home but busy with projects so I didn’t bake. Instead I walked with Lulu the Adventure Dog 3.14 blocks to New Roma Bakery.

You can also focus more on mathematics and celebrate the Greek letter and more.


C+ pie. Crust overworked and not flaky, filling too goopy.

Stay at an Artist’s Studio

Have you ever wanted to experience staying within an artist’s studio? I was invited to an art show closing reception at Gallery 1632. It is part of sculptor Gerald Walberg’s compound. Several East Sacramento house properties have been combined to create gallery space, sculpture garden, private home, studio, workshop and VRBO rental property.

The upper level rental property is a sophisticated, modern space and can give you a peaceful retreat if you are in Sacramento on business, or need to visit Sutter Hospital, UC Davis medical campus or Shriner’s Hospital. If I didn’t live nearby I’d say it’d be perfect for a writing retreat.

I’m reminded about the great variety of properties available on VRBO. I like VRBO because there is less interaction with the hosts and more privacy. This spacious studio apartment is certainly unique.