Nothing says ‘I love you’ like free frozen yogurt


In honor of Valentine’s Day, Nubi Yogurt is offering its customers a free cup of yogurt when you buy a cup of yogurt.

You don’t need a coupon, but the deal is only good on Valentine’s Day.

The usual restrictions apply: The offer cannot be combined with other offers, one free yogurt per person, you pay for the more expensive of the two.

More details on this Facebook page.

Nubi Yogurt has locations in the Inland Empire in Redlands (10060-B Alabama St., Suite D), Moreno Valley (12420 Day St., Suite B1) and Apple Valley (19201-H Bear Valley Road, Suite A).

Curry in a Hurry opens

According to Joy Juedes’ story in the Redlands Daily Facts, Redlands’ newest restaurant is Curry in a Hurry, which opened a couple of weeks back.

Joy tells me the Indian restaurant, which grew out of a Redlands Market Night booth, has been doing a brisk business.

It’s not difficult to understand why. The owner, veteran restaurateur Kishore Bhat, is focused on offering fresh, economical meals.

Two examples: Single entre bowls are $3.99. Two item combos only $4.99.

Economical, indeed.

Plus: Spices and some ingredients come directly from India.

Minus: Menu is somewhat limited — seven or eight items.

Curry in a Hurry is at 1150 Brookside Ave. (at San Mateo Street), Suite I, in Redlands.

Click here to read Joy’s story.

Boston’s Cares…do you?


Over the last month, the Dallas-based Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar, which has a Inland Empire location at 11260 Fourth St. in Rancho Cucamonga, has been raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The restaurant hopes to raise more than $100,000 for diabetes research in its Boston’s Cares campaign.

However, time is running out.

The fundraiser concludes on Valentine’s Day.

How can you help?

Throughout the campaign, the restaurant has been selling paper heart valentines for $1 and special heart-shaped Mini Dipper appetizers and Chocolate Amor desserts. This weekend (Friday, February 11, through Monday, February 14), they’re adding heart-shaped pizzas to the mix.

The company is donating the proceeds from the valentines and $1 from each of the food items sold to local JDRF chapters.

Since 2005, Boston’s Pizza Foundation has donated more than $609,000 to local charities in the U.S.

This year’s Boston’s Cares promotion will mark the third year Boston’s will partner with JDRF in the U.S., an annual tradition started in 2001 by the chain’s Canadian parent company, Boston Pizza.

So, just by taking your sweetheart out for dinner, you can do your part in helping to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Sounds like a pretty sweet idea.

79th annual Watchorn Lincoln Dinner on Saturday

Begun by Robert and Alma Watchorn in 1932, the event bearing their name, the Watchorn Lincoln Dinner, is happening Saturday (February 12) at the University of Redlands’ Orton Center.

February 12, if you remember from elementary school, happens to be Lincoln’s birthday.

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The speaker for this year’s dinner is attorney and author James L. Swanson, who happens to share Lincoln’s birthday and has studied Lincoln’s life and death since he was ten years old.

Swanson’s New York Times best-selling book “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer” recounts the April 14 to April 26, 1865, search for John Wilkes Booth through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland and into the woods of Virginia.

It is currently being worked into a screenplay for a major Hollywood production.

He is also the co-author with Dan Weinberg of a photo history of the assassination, “Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and

In addition to Mr. Swanson’s presentation, the evening will include a
medley of Civil War songs sung by the Redlands Community Chorus, as well as brief remarks from local dignitaries and Lincoln Shrine officials.

Cost for the dinner is $40. Reservations can be made by calling the Heritage Room at 909-798-7632 or by emailing them at

Click here more information on the Lincoln Shrine and the Watchorn Lincoln Dinner.

Will you get lucky at Hooters?

Will you be the one?

One lucky fan at each U.S. Hooters restaurant will win a 42″ HDTV on Sunday (February 6) during the Super Bowl.

This is the fifth year of their TV giveaway.

Hooters has two locations in the Inland Empire:

  • Ontario: 725 N. Milliken Ave., 909-989-2209
  • Riverside: 6225 Valley Springs Pkwy. #17, 951-697-4668

Good luck!

For more information, click here.

Five Guys on way to Rancho

Five Guys Burgers, the east coast fast food chain that got lots of attention after the president paid a visit, is opening in Rancho Cucamonga. Thanks to reader Jonathan Cummings for the news tip.

The burger joint, known for its long list of toppings, will be on 7945 Haven Ave. near Foothill. It’s opening in March.

When it opens, you can get a burger then go down Foothill to Vineyard for another burger at In-N-Out. Then decide for yourself if you agree with the results of this Zagat survey, which puts Five Guys as the best fast food burger.

Update: Andrew Edwards has written a story on the chain’s expansion plans. You can read it here.