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  • Red Wagon Café adds Friday Night barbecue

    Joshua Devore|Updated May 26, 2022

    Now open for over a year and a half, the Red Wagon Café on 18800 Beach Avenue of south Shafter is expanding. Good word of mouth as well as excellent reviews on Yelp, the Bakersfield Californian and The Shafter Press have kept the restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday through Saturday, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Using a "soft opening" approach, the Red Wagon is now open on Friday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. Plans are to stay with these hours throughout the summer,...

  • REVIEW: Red Wagon Café reopens

    Joshua DeVore, Special to The Shafter Press|Updated Mar 6, 2021

    In January, two brothers from Shafter with a close friend opened their first restaurant at 18800 Beach Ave., the corner of Beech Avenue (State 143) and Burbank. Due to the times we live in and covid-19, this has been what the industry calls a soft opening. Word of mouth is spreading and the iconic red train carriage with an indoor seating of 25 is open again from Tuesday through Saturday from 5 a.m. till 1 p.m. for takeout as well as breakfast and lunch dining. You might wish to call ahead for seating on Friday or Saturday....