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Get the Burger Rated 100 Percent

Big Bear, Ca April 9, 2011 3:00 pm – Get the Burger recently received the highest rating possible from the San Bernardino County Health Department.  Owner Eric Schwartz told KBHR, “100% is what we’ve strived for.”  From the time the 50’s diner style hamburger restaurant opened in Big Bear City, Schwartz has been checking with the health inspector, improving his restaurant’s cleanliness and health safety procedures.  When Eric and his wife Lynn purchased the property at their current location on the corner of Foxfarm Road and Big Bear Boulevard almost 2 years ago, they were able to add equipment and fixtures to make the restaurant exactly the way they wanted it.  Last month, they received their 100% rating.  Schwartz says restaurants that feature grilled food don’t often manage high cleanliness ratings.  By cleaning their hood and grates nightly, filtering their fry oil every day, and mopping all the floors, even under the equipment, Get the Burger manages to avoid any build up.  They have added other food safety procedures in their quest to maintain the highest standards as well.  A unique restaurant in many ways, Schwartz says they sell both Pepsi and Coke, use only 100% trans-fat free oil in their fry machines, and sell the most ice cream, in the form of malts, shakes, and sundaes, of any restaurant serviced by their Corona based supplier.  Schwartz credits the...

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Big Bear History with Dinner at the Captains Anchorage

Big Bear, Ca  March 26, 2011 12:00 pm – Where in Big Bear can you enjoy a steak, seafood, and perhaps visit with a ghost?  The Captain’s Anchorage asks you to form your own opinion about the ghost, but is sure you will find their food flavorful.  The restaurant was built in 1946 and your dinner includes a healthy portion of Big Bear history.  Formerly known as the Sportsman’s Tavern, the location has endured fires, gambling, and multiple ghost sightings.  The current bar area is named for former owner, Andy Devine, best known for his role as Jingles on the Wild Bill Hickok show in the early 1950’s.  In the Andy Devine Room, current day visitors can enjoy drink and food specials during the 4:30 – 6:30 happy hour each evening, Sunday – Friday.  The main dining room is open from 4:30 until 10:00 pm nightly, with Angus steaks, prime rib, chicken, seafood, and pasta dishes, each including the soup and salad bar with the meal.  If you’re brave, try the Ship Wreck, a rich brownie smothered in vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, pine nuts, and whipped cream.  To make your reservations, call 909- 866-3997.  The Captain’s Anchorage is located in the triangle at Moonridge Road and Big Bear Blvd, in the City of Big Bear Lake.  Visit their website at captainsanchorage.com for details about the menu and the...

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Ike’s Rockin’ Dogs Looking for a Home

Big Bear, Ca March 21, 2011 8:00 am – Ike’s Rockin’ Dogs, the hotdog cart seen at Big Bear Chamber Mixers and other events around the valley was looking forward to expanding into a full deli-style restaurant.  The owners, Kath and Sue had found what they had hoped was the perfect location next to the creek in Fawnskin.  The former site of Amangela’s, now located in the Big Bear Lake Village, had been vacant for several months.  The residents of Fawnskin were looking forward to Ike’s opening in their neighborhood.  Unfortunately, negotiations with the landlord to bring the restaurant up to code to meet Health Department requirements fell through on March 19.  Now Ike’s is looking for a new home.  Kath and Sue say, “We’re looking for a new location.  You will hear from us soon.”  To stay in touch with Ike’s Rockin’ Dogs, follow them on Facebook. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30541.mp3|titles=Ikes Rockin Dogs Needs a...

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Saucy Mama’s Pizzeria Stands Out

Big Bear, Ca March 12, 2011 3:00 pm – In the Village of Big Bear Lake, tucked in behind the North Pole Fudge and Ice Cream Company, you will find Saucy Mama’s Pizzeria.  Although the location is off the beaten path, the food stands out.  Homemade dough, hand-tossed, topped with a sauce from a family recipe, and baked in a stone oven, the pizza is fresh and unique.  Accompanied by a salad and one of the many beer or wines offered, you have a delicious dinner.  If you’d prefer something different, try the pizza fries, smothered in mozzarella cheese, jalapenos, and bacon bits, with a side of homemade pizza sauce for dipping, or the hand made ravioli, spaghetti, or tortellini with your choice of Grandma’s meat sauce or a vegetarian marinara.  A variety of subs and sandwiches on fresh baked bread, appetizers and reasonably priced lunch specials round out the menu.  Open 11:00 am – 8:00 pm during the week, 11:00 – 9:00 on weekends, Saucy Mama’s is definitely worth looking for when you’re hungry in Big Bear.  Saucy Mama’s Website [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30518.mp3|titles=Saucy Mama’s Pizza Stands...

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