Basque Food

May 23rd, 2000, 08:56 PM
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Amrum
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Basque Food

travellin g to Bakersfield and lookin for recommendations for Basque restaurant
 
May 24th, 2000, 06:23 AM
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Where are you travelling from? Are you reaching Bakersfield by car or plane? I know of one to the south, if you're coming from that direction.
 
May 24th, 2000, 06:35 PM
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I believe there are several in the Fresno area if you should happen to approach Bakersfield from that direction. Sorry I don't recall the names as it has been many years since my last visit there but I'm sure Fresno Camber of Commerce or the fresno Bee newspaper must have a website with restaurant listings.
 
May 24th, 2000, 11:12 PM
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There is also one in La Puente, Ca. if you happen to be in the Los Angeles Area. It is called Le Chalet Basque and has been there many years. Sorry I don't know one closer to Bakersfield.
 
May 25th, 2000, 03:56 AM
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Here's the website for Basque restaurants in California. Wish I could remember which one my brother used to prefer.....sorry.

http://www.gaudenbat.com/rest/rest-ca.htm
 
May 25th, 2000, 07:55 AM
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Amrum, Think you might be looking for the restaurant in Bakersfield called the Woolgathers or something to that effect. It was reviewed about 5 years ago in the LA Times and my husband wanted to go, but we never made it. Bakersfield is a funny little city.
 
May 25th, 2000, 02:24 PM
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Amrum, Try calling the Wool Growers restaurant in Bakersfield at (661) 327-9584 and ask them if they were the Basque restaurant that was reviewed in the LA Times about 6 years ago. If so, the review was great and I'd go for it. There's also a very popular one in South San Francisco called the Basque Cultural Center if you're going to be up this way. It would be very convenient to SFO. Hope this helps.
 
May 25th, 2000, 03:05 PM
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I thought this was the restaurant that was reviewed:

Woolgrowers Restaurant
609 H Street
Los Banos, CA 93635 826-4593
Open for Lunch & Dinner

I ate there afterwards. It was pretty good. But it's a long way from Bakersfield.
 
May 25th, 2000, 03:13 PM
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In know of only two good Basque restaurants in Bakersfield:

Chateau Basque
101 Union Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 325-1316

MAITIA'S
basque cafe
4420 Coffee Rd.
Bakersfield, CA
(661) 587-9055

Maybe you should check the web. It might have menus.
 
May 25th, 2000, 03:17 PM
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I guess there's also a Restaurant in Bakersfield called the Woolgrowers.

I took Bette's suggestion and checked the web. (Thanks Bette, I'll be using that web site a lot!)

The Woolgrowers does have a web site:

http://www.gaudenbat.com/woolgrowers/wg.htm

 
May 26th, 2000, 12:37 PM
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There used to be two in Fresno, both downtown near the RR Station: The Union and one something like Chateau Basque or Chalet Basque. Woolgrowers is the one I prefer, in Los Banos. Family style meals; no reservations, you just line up at the door. You choose from the several meat entrees and everything else is "set", and every meal comes with lamb stew as a side dish! Reasonable, too.
 
May 28th, 2000, 11:31 PM
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OK, I checked with my brother, Pete (Pierre) who used to be an 'on the road' salesman. His favorite Basque restaurant in Bakersfield is The Wool Grower's Inn. At the time he used to frequent it, the lady owner was a French Basque from the small town of St. Etienne de Baigorry (the same town OUR family came from). Her husband operated (owned?) Maita's but my brother says it's a bit 'yuppie' because it has a salad bar. We don't consider having one is very authentic. My brother said the Wool Grower's Inn always had pickled pig's feet as a side dish, a favorite of his.
One last note, there are many Basque restaurants in various cities that are named "The Wool Grower's Inn." They are not connected in any way. They just share the same name or something similar so that Basques could easily locate a Basque operated restaurant no matter where they were.
NOW, if you ever find yourself near Gardnerville, Nevada, there are a few Basque restaurants. My brother's favorite (oddly enough) is the one at the Golf Course/Country Club.
Hope your venture in Bakersfield is fun...happy eating.
Note to John....glad that website listing Basque restaurants was of help and interest to you and you are quite welcome.
 
Jan 22nd, 2013, 05:45 AM
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This is late but the following 2 links may help other people:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel...e-Cuisine.html

http://www.bakersfieldlife.com/featu...Basque-country
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:06 AM
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Just drove by the Woolgrowers in Los Banos. Yum! Pig's feet on Tuesdays.
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:14 AM
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LOL 13 years late.
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:16 AM
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BTW I remember seeing a Heull Howser California Gold episode at the Noriega Hotel Restaurant


http://www.calgold.com/calgold/Default.asp?Series=8000
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Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Suzie- LOL I was thinking the same thing. Updated info.
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