Taking Foothill Boulevard east the other day from Claremont, I noticed a few changes among Upland’s restaurant lineup:
* Philly’s Best has gone under, a display of unbrotherly love for cheesesteak fans. That’s apparently a tough corner; the only previous occupant of that side of the building, B-Man’s Teriyaki, didn’t last as long as it should have either.
* Cherry on Top is coming to the former Winchell’s. It’s either ice cream or frozen yogurt, I couldn’t tell. I kept getting green lights.
* The former Country Buffet (was that the name?) has gone through several names as a teppan grill and sushi bar. It’s now Mora.
* East of Euclid, Sizzler is closed, replaced by an almost-identical operation. New name: Sizzlin. The two Zs are in red letters, just like Sizzler. “Steak-Seafood-Grill,” the overline reads.
Some good, some bad, but on balance, Upland hasn’t lost its sizzle.