Reviews of the Harvest Festival

Ariadna Zuniga / Roundup

Everyone knows what it’s like to have a home-cooked meal.

We all experience the thoughts of a good home -cooked meal that makes your mouth water.

The type that is irresistible.

But how about a homemade meal brought by someone other than our mother? How about a good home-cooked meal from Bakersfield?

That’s what any food customer can experience at the Harvest Festival when they go to eat at “Mammas Marinez.”

Mammas Marinez is owned and operated by a family from Bakersfield and they carry a variety of food to satisfy anyone’s appetite.

Its food court consists of two different sections with two different types of foods on each side.

On the right side they have a traditional Mexican food menu and on the left side they have barbecue style meats to feed any hunger.

The Mexican entrées consist of burritos, tacos or quesadillas with rice and beans.

You may add a little spice by adding chopped onions or cilantro and/or a hot or mild salsa.

The barbecue style meats on the left side consist of tri-tip, chicken, beef, pork and ribs.

They can be served in a sandwich or in a dinner plate with ranch style beans, coleslaw and pico de gallo.

All these differen kinds of meat are marinated and roasted on a giant grill that is in between both sections of the food court. The barbecue sauce is home made for that authentic taste that accompanies the pork and the beef.

All the meats have a tender taste that would make anyone want a second serving.

Especially when I ate the tri-tip, my mouth watered as I went for seconds.

Their soft drinks consist of the basics that are found in any restaurant except the sun-kissed tea.

This tea has a bold taste that is distinct to any other tea.

I enjoyed the variety that I was exposed to because it gave me options.

It’s great to have a convenient area to find a good lunch.

Final Grade A+