I’ve found myself driving up through the central valley on the 99 a lot lately, and I always end up frantically Yelping for burritos, which has led me to some pretty lackluster taquerias in sketchy parts of Fresno, Bakersfield, and their weird suburbs and in-between towns.
Does anyone have any recs or favorite stops on the 99? Yes there’s always In n Out or Panda or whatever, but would love some local/interesting and quick favorites for a short road-trip stop, Mexican or otherwise.
For my part I can contribute to this effort on one front: beer (not ideal for a road trip, I realize, but only one person actually has to drive and growlers are beautiful…)
Lengthwise has 3 or so locations in Bakersfield, and I’ve stopped off at the pub near CSUB a few times now. Beer is pretty good, environment is basic but totally decent, and food is completely fine. It’s a fun stop, and a good place to get a growler fill.
Tioga-Sequoia in Fresno is a great brewery, much better than it has to be for the area. It’s a fun stop and a great growler fill, especially if they have one of their coffee beers on tap.
House of Pendragon in Fresno also makes pretty good beer, with more of a focus on hoppy stuff. Also fun, especially if you’re into IPAs, but I generally prefer T-S.
¡Thxxx in advance!
TLDR: where to stop on the 99? I have found decent beer but not decent food in Fresno & Bakersfield.