Free Aussie chips at Oporto ’til 8 p.m.

We’re in the midst of a Aussie chip giveaway at Oporto, the Australian chicken burger restaurant whose sole American locations happen to be right here in the Inland Empire.

To celebrate Halloween, Oporto is giving away orders of Aussie chips (no purchase required, limit one per customer) until 8 p.m. tonight (October 31).

Oporto is currently located in Rancho Cucamonga at 8220 Haven Ave. and in Ontario at 4295 Concours St., so if you’re in the area, stop on by!

L.E.O wine auction is next week

The 17th annual Law Enforcement Ontario Wine Auction will be held next Friday (November 4) at the Pierre Biane Winery on East Eighth Street in Rancho Cucamonga.

Wine tasting and hors d’uvre will begin at 6 p.m., with the auction following at 7 p.m.

Among the items up for bid are a pair of private suite passes for an Arizona Cardinals game (including airfare), Disneyland tickets, celebrity memorabilia, golf trips, artwork (including an exclusive piece drawn by Dave Stevenson), cigars and, of course, fine wines.

You can even bid on a ride-along with the Ontario Fire Department or fly-along in the Ontario Police Department’s helicopter.

Tickets to the event are $25. Proceeds from ticket sales and the auction will benefit L.E.O., a non-profit organization which provides charitable aid to residents in and around Ontario.

L.E.O. has made financial donations to youth programs and sports and scouting programs; given scholarships at Ontario high schools; and has provided emergency assistance to families who are victims of crime or disaster.

For tickets (or to donate), call Barbara White at 909-395-2493.

$5 Halloween pizza buffet? That’s Incredible!

John’s Incredible Pizza, with Inland Empire locations in Montclair, Riverside and Victorville, is offering an incredible Halloween deal.

On Monday (October 31) only, $5 will get you an all-you-can-eat buffet, unlimited fountain beverage, coffee or ICEE, and a free $5 Fun Card.


To take advantage of the deal, first click here, then click the “Get Spooky Special” link and print out the coupon.

The coupon is good for up to six people. And yes, I’ve already printed mine out.

Hangar 24 Halloween party looks to be a sellout

The Third Annual Hangar 24 Halloween Party, presented by the Optimist Club of Redlands, will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. tomorrow (October 29) at the Fox Event Center, 123 Cajon St., Redlands.

Admission includes hors d’uvre, desserts and two Hangar 24 craft beers.

Participants must dress in costume and bring a valid ID.

Advance tickets sales ($30) end at 10 p.m. tonight and are available online here and at the Hangar 24 tasting room. If available, a limited number of tickets will be sold for $40 at the door.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.

Get two large sides free with an eight-piece meal from KFC

Here’s your dilemma: You wanna bring some KFC to the Halloween party but you don’t want to look like a cheapskate.

Well, KFC has the solution to your problem.

Today (October 28) through Halloween (October 31, duh), Southern California KFC locations (yes, that includes the Inland Empire) are offering a coupon good for two large sides free when you purchase an eight-piece (or larger) meal.

So, you’ll be able to show up at the party with some KFC, some mac and cheese and some potato wedges and look like a big spender.

Except that you haven’t spent any extra money.

The usual caveats apply…not good with any other offer, it’s good today through Halloween only at participating KFC locations in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Ventura counties and one coupon per person per visit.

Oh, and you gotta have the coupon, which you can get right here.

KFC restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Free Scary Face pancake for kids Friday at IHOP

From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday (October 28), participating International House of Pancakes restaurants are giving kids 12 and under a free Scary Face pancake, which is an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini Oreo cookies and candy corn to decorate.

No purchase is necessary.

IHOP restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Halloween means Baker’s coupons

Halloween is almost here, and you know what that means: Easter Seals and Baker’s Drive-Thru are offering “Safe Halloween” coupon books.

They’re available for only $1 at your local Baker’s through midnight on Halloween, and they contain 32 free and discounted deals valued at more than $420.

This year’s books include discounts and free offers from Baker’s, Krispy Kreme, Ontario Mills, Knott’s Berry Farm, Fiesta Village, Scandia Amusement Park, Perris Auto Speedway, Cal State San Bernardino athletic events and others.

All proceeds will benefit Easter Seals Disability Services and will be used to support local children and adults living with disabilities, including autism, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.

Since the inception of the “Safe Halloween” campaign in 1989, Baker’s Drive-Thru has raised more than $2 million for Easter Seals in Southern California.

Baker’s Drive-Thru restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

For a complete list of this year’s coupons, click here.

Tommy Tuesday returns to the Inland Empire again

Regular followers of this blog know that Original Tommy’s celebration of it’s 65th anniversary has been continuing with a string of Tommy Tuesday events throughout the chain.

This week it returns to the Inland Empire!

If you’re driving to Vegas tomorrow, you’re in luck, ’cause it’s at the Tommy’s in Barstow, at 2610 Fisher Blvd.

The deal today (October 25) is in honor of founder Tommy Koulax’s birthday, which is tomorrow.

Just say the phrase “Happy Birthday, Tommy” at the Barstow location and you can get up to five chiliburgers for just 99 each.

And if you happen to be in the Hollywood area today, the special price at the location at 5873 Hollywood Blvd. is just 65!

The deal is good from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is available at three other locations.

For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.