California, like its European counterparts France and Italy, is synonymous with wine. During A Celebration of Wine, libations from 60 regional wineries fill tasting glasses. In addition to rich reds and crisp whites, cuisines from more than 30 central-California eateries are represented. This salute to epicurean taste is organized to raise money for the enology department at Cal State University, Fresno—it's the rare chance to drink wine and support education at the same time. The event itself is even educational, as a cooper takes the stage to perform a popular demonstration of how classic oak barrels are made. Participants can cap off their afternoon with coffee and dessert while dancing to live music performed by giant saxophone-playing grapes.
Take a trip to Backstreet Bar and Grill in Madera and make your next meal a good one.
Low-fat is not a term Backstreet Bar and Grill throws around but delicious is!
Gather up your group of friends and head to Backstreet Bar and Grill, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Wear what you like when you dine at Backstreet Bar and Grill — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Make use of the quick and easy parking near Backstreet Bar and Grill, including street and garage parking options as well as valet.
If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Backstreet Bar and Grill.
All major credit cards are accepted.
After decades of winning the admiration of stock-car racing fans with his aggressive driving strategy and off-track charisma, Rusty Wallace now gives others the chance to experience the rush of racing. He joined forces with Sodikart to roll out the Rusty Wallace Kart Experience, pairing kart with driver at some of the country's most celebrated racetracks. Racers can hop in a custom RT8 (or its kid-friendly counterpart, the LR4) and hit the gas, tearing up everything from the versatile road courses and speedy main track of the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the challenging lava pits of the Milwaukee Mile.
But this go-karting business has a big brother?the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. It's a high-speed trip into the pro-racing trade, with breathtaking ride-alongs and racing experiences in stock cars. Guests buckle up and sit shotgun alongside professional drivers as they fly down straightaways and around curves. They can even get behind the wheel themselves, finally feeling what it's like to be a professional driver.
Lovebirds flock to The Vineyard for Italian cuisine.
The Vineyard does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from The Vineyard's full bar.
At The Vineyard, easily plan a night out with family, friends, coworkers and more — large parties are always welcome, and a private room is available for use.
Al fresco eating options are also available at The Vineyard, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Free wifi is available as well.
Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly restaurant.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most The Vineyard patrons come in casual attire.
Or, take your grub to go.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
At The Vineyard, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot.
An average meal at The Vineyard will set you back about $30.
At The Vineyard, you have the option of paying by major credit card.
The designers of Zip Yosemite, Experience Based Learning, focuses on adventure and safety in building their courses, but they also take care to look after the environment. The company uses Professional Ropes Course Association–accredited builders, who anchor single cables to trees using an environmentally-friendly system. Using this system, the company can string seven ziplines up to 1,000 feet long at heights of up to 80 feet through the aromatic canopies of incense cedars and ponderosa pine trees. Guides take visitors darting down these single-cable paths and across three suspension bridges. Then, they rappel toward the forest floor at one of two rappelling stations. As visitors glide through the forest, they can catch glimpses of wildlife as well as the Fresno Dome and other natural rock formations.