A customer picks up her order from Running Rooster in downtown Hollister on Jan. 7. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Running Rooster closing until indoor dining is allowed

Downtown Hollister restaurant to close after Jan. 10.

Gustavo, Alejandra and Gustavo in the downtown Hollister restaurant La Catrina. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Restaurant by day, cookie business by night

Thanks to its success, La Jerezana cookie production is moving out of La Catrina restaurant.

Chef and SBHS culinary teacher Mike Fisher with junior Christian Oseguera. Oseguera said “I really enjoy this opportunity to have such a mentor." Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Local culinary teacher launches project to give students job-seeking experience

Mike Fisher is working to help youth enter the foodservice industry.

Husband and wife restaurant entrepreneurs Kaley Arie and Lupe Farias (right) work hard every day to make their business a success. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Customers follow Seabrisa’s Eatery from downtown to airport

Road closures and detours hurt business, so the restaurant’s owners packed up and moved.

Happy Rooster in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

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San Juan Bautista restaurant closes

The Happy Rooster in downtown serves last customers.

Mike Corbin wanted a diner where customers could be in a biker-friendly atmosphere while waiting for their custom-made seats. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Wizard’s Cafe: It’s all about the experience

Mike Corbin is a motorcycle guy and his motorcycle seat business is known around the world, so when riders come to check out his factory or buy a custom-made seat, they can relax and visit his diner.

Mike Fisher, who attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in Paris, will bring his knowledge to the classroom at San Benito High School. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

San Benito High School gets a new chef in the kitchen

Alum and restaurateur Mike Fisher returns to the classroom.


Business / Economy

Hollister House Bar & Grill opens for business Feb. 10

After several setbacks to meet county requirements, Hollister House Bar & Grill was scheduled to open Feb. 10, offering American cuisine with an Italian flair

Teresa Ordas roasts, peels and removes the seeds while Catalán whips the egg whites. Now the chiles are ready to be dipped in the batter

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Chile Relleno is the perfect taster’s choice at La Fogata

A local farmer keeps it fresh in Tres Pinos

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OPINION: Saying goodbye to Hollister’s Progresso Tamale Parlor – We’ll miss you!

Saying farewell to a local favorite restaurant

Left, Christa Bishop greets customers and Zimo Yuen is part owner of WikiWiki and is the artist for the establishment

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WikiWiki brings a taste of the island life to Hollister

The restaurant features freshly-made food and an extensive drink menu


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After 77 years, Progresso Tamale Parlor will close in December

After four generations of operating in Hollister, the venerable Third Street eatery will shut down before the end of the year


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Hollister House Bar & Grill to open Oct. 1

Entrepreneur Jack Barbieri plans to open restaurant and bar on ground floor at Fifth and San Benito streets, with nine apartments upstairs

The new Wingstop location opened in early July, and has been seeing a lot of business from the community.

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New Wingstop Location Opens in Hollister

A new branch of the chain restaurant has opened near Nob Hill Foods on Airline Highway

Photos by Evan Buscher

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La Catrina Gives Back to the Community

Downtown restaurant offers customers a fresh take on Mexican food staples