Taste of Brews coming to Riverside Saturday

Remember a few weeks back when there were 11 Inland Empire breweries represented at Craft Brewing Company’s second anniversary?

Was Lake Elsinore a bit too far to drive for ya?

Is Riverside a little closer?

Many of those breweries are scheduled to be at the Taste of Brews Saturday (June 2) at White Park, 3901 Market St., in downtown Riverside, alongside about twenty other brewers.

The event runs until 4 p.m., with general admission at 1 p.m. and V.I.P. admission at noon.

Inland Empire breweries which are scheduled to attend include: Chino’s I & I Brewing, Temecula’s Black Market Brewing Co., Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Co.,  Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Riverside’s Inland Empire Brewing Company, Moreno Valley’s Kat Daddy Breweries, Riverside’s The Big Cheese Pizza Co. & Brewery, Lake Elsinore’s Craft Brewing Company, Temecula’s Weins Brewing Company and Corona’s Main Street Brewery.

As well as the breweries, the Riverside Homebrew Crew will be represented.
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Panda Express switches to summer hours, offers free orange chicken for night owls

Web searchers: Thanks for stopping by! You’re probably here looking for Panda’s summer hours. Each location has set different hours. Click here to find locations and hours.

Summer isn’t quite here officially, but Panda Express has begun its summer hours.

The chain is celebrating by distributing a coupon for a free single serving of orange chicken from 9 p.m. to close on Friday (June 1).

The coupon can be found on the Panda Express Facebook page.

Summer hours vary by location. For instance, the San Bernardino Hospitality Lane location is open until 9 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; the brand-new location on Riverside Avenue in Rialto is open until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; while the Redlands location is open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Click here to find locations and hours.

Summer hours are in effect until Labor Day.

Panda Express locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Cool off with some iced coffee at Baker’s for only 60 today

Baker’s Drive-Thru is continuing its streak of Wednesday 60¢ coupon deals in celebration of the chain’s 60th anniversary.

Today’s deal is an iced coffee — caramel, vanilla or plain — for only two quarters and a dime. Or four dimes and four nickels. Or…well, you get my drift.

We like Baker’s iced coffees because they’re made as you order them.

The coupon, which you can print out or display on your mobile device, can be found on Baker’s Facebook page.

The usual restrictions apply…only one deal per coupon, one coupon per car or per customer, and the deal is good today only.

Baker’s locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

To make sure to catch all the 60th anniversary deals, be sure to “Like” Baker’s on Facebook.

Help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during Nicky’s Week at RA Sushi

RA Sushi, with Inland Empire locations in Chino Hills and Corona, is hosting its eighth annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser through Saturday (June 2).

RA will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of
menu items and beverages to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help support the hospital’s mission.

Known primarily as a cancer research center, St. Jude doctors and researchers also treat children with sickle cell disease and pediatric HIV.

Nicky’s Week is held in memory of 13-year-old St. Jude patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard, of Scottsdale, Ariz., who lost a long battle with brain cancer in February 2005. A nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization.

RA Sushi initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for medical treatments. They’ve raised $943,000 so far and hope to surpass $1 million this week.

In addition, the chain is hosting a Twitter contest to help spread the word about the fundraiser. Grand prize is free sushi for a year. Click here for more information on the contest.

All 25 RA Sushi locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia,
Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada and Texas will participate in the
fundraiser.

For more information on Nicky’s Week, click here.

RA Sushi is at 13925 City Center Drive, Suite 2065, Chino Hills, and 2785 Cabot Drive, Suite 7-101, Corona.

Click over the jump to see which items will benefit St. Jude.
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$29 for lunch with a view on Mount Baldy

One of the current Google Offers for Los Angeles is “$29 for $60 toward a ‘Lookout Lunch for Two’ on Mt. Baldy.”

So, what do you get for your $29?

Two round-trip chair lift tickets to the 7,800-foot-elevation Top of the Notch restaurant (up to $40 value) and $20 to spend on food and drinks while you’re there.

Looking at the menu, all items are under $13, and most of them are below $10, so $20 should cover most of lunch for two.

A decent price for one of the more unique dining experiences here in the Inland Empire, eh?

You’ve got until next Tuesday (June 5) to purchase, but can redeem any time during daytime operating hours through September 24.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

$1 frapps and smoothies at Burger King this weekend

OK, its not predicted to be unbearably hot in the Inland Empire this extended weekend, but it is supposed to be progressively warmer each day.

Burger King can help you chill out for cheap, by offering $1 12-ounce frapps and smoothies Saturday (May 26) through Monday (May 28).

You can choose from:

  • Strawberry banana smoothie
  • Tropical mango smoothie
  • Mocha frapp
  • Caramel frapp

Pricing and participation may vary.

For more information, click here.

Bugs and Brews at Claremont garden Thursday nights

Macro bugs meet microbrews at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Thursday nights through June 21!

The brews will be provided by Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery, while the bugs are courtesy artist David Rogers’ BIG BUGS art exhibition.

In addition to exploring the garden, attendees can receive free sample tastings of featured Dale Bros. beers, and additional pint servings will be available for $5. Light snacks will also be available for a nominal cost.

Folks can also learn about the “Bug of the Night” and listen to live, local music.

The weekly 21-and-up event takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the garden, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

This event is sponsored, in part by, Dale Bros. Brewery.

Tickets ($10 for RSABG members and $15 for the general public) include parking, evening admission to the garden and the complimentary beer samples. They may be purchased at admissions kiosk or charged by phone at 909-625-8767.

For more information, click here.

Get a pair of Texas Tacos for 60¢ each today…guess where!

The 60¢ part should be a dead giveaway.

Yep, it’s Wednesday, and the Inland Empire’s Baker’s
Drive-Thru
— which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year — has another 60¢ deal for its Facebook fans (and others) today (May 23).

The coupon, which (as usual) you can either print out or display on your mobile device, can be found on Baker’s Facebook page.

The twist today is that you can get up to two Texas Tacos for that price.

However, the other restrictions are still in effect: One coupon per person or per car, and the deal is good today only.

Baker’s locations
can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

To catch all its 60th anniversary deals, be sure to “Like” Baker’s on Facebook.