Get a free Bloomin’ Onion at Outback Steakhouse tonight

He’s done it again!

Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Chevrolet, came in seventh at yesterday’s Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, so all you have to do is
mention his name and Outback Steakhouse will give you a Bloomin’ Onion with any purchase today (July 30).

Restrictions? Dine-in only. One per table. Offer subject to change. Participation may vary.

Outback has been giving away the appetizers on the following Monday whenever Ryan finishes in the top ten in any Sprint Cup Race.

For more information, click here for the Outback Steakhouse Racing site.

Steakhouse locations can be found in Ontario, San Bernardino, Upland,
Victorville, Moreno Valley, Corona, Temecula and Palm Desert.

Be sure to like Outback on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to find out when Ryan wins again (and when the next Bloomin’ Monday is!).

Half-price slice at Cheesecake Factory today

Today (June 30) is National Cheesecake Day, and as in previous years, the Cheesecake Factory is offering half off any slice of cheesecake — including the Oreo Dream Dream Extreme cheesecake, which debuted today — when you dine in.

However, if you sign up for this Facebook offer, you’ll have an extra day, tomorrow (July 31), to take advantage of the deal, in case you want to avoid the crowds.

Of course, if you’re a die-hard cheesecake fan, you can sign up for the Facebook offer and go both days!

The Cheesecake Factory has locations in the Inland Empire in Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Rancho Mirage.

Happy first anniversary to State Street Winery!

Redlands’ State Street Winery is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend.

Today (July 27…well, for the next 45 minutes, anyway) and tomorrow (July 28), the winery will offer:

  • All their wines will be open for tasting
  • Three complimentary tastes
  • 20% off glasses of wine
  • $2 off bottles of wine
  • 20% off the purchase of any full batch of wine
  • 10% off of all merchandise
  • Wine Club members receive an additional 10% off of everything

In addition, they’ll have live music and from 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, free appetizers from State Street Deli.

Click here to read more from the Redlands Daily Facts.

Click here for all the details.

Spend $5, get $10 worth of food at four select food trucks

Speaking of Google Offers, there’s a four-pack of food truck spend-$5-get-$10 vouchers up there right now.

Vouchers are available for:

You’ve got ’til Tuesday (July 31) to purchase, and ’til January 2, 2013 (July 26, 2013 for Seabirds) to use ’em.

The Lime Truck and our pals from Bacon MANia are regular visitors to Inland Empire events, and I’ve even seen Seabirds a time or two, so you won’t have to track them down in L.A. or Orange counties to take advantage. Unless you want to, of course!

Click here, here, here and here for more information or to purchase.

$29 Mount Baldy lunch deal returns

In a repeat of a deal offered back in May, one of the current Google Offers for Los Angeles is “$29 for $60 toward a ‘Lookout Lunch for Two’ on Mt. Baldy.”

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.

Lunch entres are $13.95 and under, so it may cost you a couple of bucks more for your food and drinks, but it’s still a decent price for one of the more unique dining experiences here in the Inland Empire, I think.

You’ve got until next Thursday (August 2) to purchase, but can redeem any time during daytime operating hours (from 11 a.m. Fridays and from 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays) through October 1.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

$25 gift certificates available for $5 today

SoCal Gift Cards is at it again.

Today (July 27) only, a limited selection of $25 gift certificates are available for only $5.

You’ve got to purchase at least four, however, to get the deal.

You can choose from:

Click here for more information, and to purchase.

Lobster and more in Blue Jay this weekend


Jensen’s Finest Foods is once again flying in live Maine lobster to the San Bernardino Mountains as its Blue Jay location celebrates Lobster Fest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday (July 27), Saturday (July 28) and Sunday (July 29).

In addition to lobster, diners can also choose Bluepoint oysters, a grilled Portobello mushroom, or Angus steak. Garden salad, wine, beer, water, soda and fresh-baked blueberry peach cobbler will also be available.

Prices range from $8.99 for half a dozen oysters to $39.99 for a pair of 1-pound lobsters.

Dinners come with coleslaw, rice and a dinner roll.

Also, on Saturday, there will be a Wine Walk from 1 to 5 p.m.

Plus, there are free concerts at nearby Lake Arrowhead Village beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Friday’s concert features the Fenians, an Irish/Rock group, and on Saturday, Martha Davis and the Motels will play.

The event will end Sunday when supplies run out.

The Blue Jay Jensen’s is at 27264 Highway 189.

For more information, click here.

Food trucks coming to Fontana Saturday

The fourth annual Fontana Arts Festival is this Saturday (July 28), and while I’ll probably enjoy browsing from the 50 artist booths and watching several performing artists, including the Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Cheng-Hsin Chinese Zither Orchestra of Los Angeles, you know what I’ll be most interested in.

Food trucks!

Our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks are bringing three trucks to the event:

Oh, and did I mention it’s a free event?

We are so there!

The Fontana Arts Festival takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. at Fontana Park, 15556 Summit Ave.

For more information, click here.

Kids eat free at Mimis Cafe tonight

As part of this month’s “Mimis for Miracles” campaign, Mimis Cafe is letting kids eat free (with coupon and adult meal purchase) after 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, including tonight (July 24) and July 31.

Click here for the coupon.

Mimis is also inviting guests to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For a $1 donation, guests will receive a Miracle Balloon paper icon to display in the restaurant, and for a $5 donation, guests will also receive a balloon lapel pin.

In appreciation, Mimis is providing up to $30 in coupon savings for those making donations.

Kids can help, too, by coloring a get well message that will be displayed in a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Plus, on Thursday (July 26), Mimis is hosting another Mimis Muffins for Miracles day. On Thursday, guests can enjoy a free strawberry shortcake muffin, Mimis newest creation, with a donation and any purchase.

Mimis Cafe locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire, including San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Upland, Fontana, Chino, Victorville, Moreno Valley, Corona, Hemet, Temecula, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta.

For more information, click here.

It’s here again…Thursday is Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day!

OK, even if you never go to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard, you should go on Thursday (July 26).

That’s because Thursday is Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day.

For each Blizzard sold at participating locations on Thursday, Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Plus (and here’s the easy part), every Facebook RSVP for Miracle Treat Day will be matched with a $1 donation, up to $50,000.

RSVP now by clicking here.

And then show up at a participating Dairy Queen on Thursday and order a Blizzard.

It’s worth breaking your diet over…you can order a small.

Dairy Queen locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire. Click here to find yours.

For more information, click here.