Farrell’s raising funds for Sandy victims tomorrow

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours are hosting a fundraiser tomorrow (November 1) to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Farrell’s will donate 100% of sales of its Presidential Sundaes to and will be collecting funds for the American Red Cross. Those who donate $20 or more will receive a $5 off coupon for their next visit.

The $6.99 Presidential Sundaes come in two flavors:

  • The Obama sundae is a two-scoop, Hawaiian-inspired sundae featuring mango sorbet, pineapple topping, vanilla ice cream, more pineapple topping, whipped cream, a cherry and, of course, topped with an American flag.
  • The Romney sundae is a Farrell’s twist on the Boston cream pie. 2-scoops of creamy vanilla ice cream, 2-layers of delicious hot fudge and homemade brownies, whipped cream, a cherry and Old Glory perched high atop.

The fundraiser will take place at all Southern California locations, including the Rancho Cucamonga location at 10742 Foothill Blvd.

The goal is to raise $10,000 or more.

For more information, click here.

John’s Incredible Pizza scares up Halloween buffet deal

John’s Incredible Pizza Co. has scared up a incredible deal for Halloween diners.

Anytime today (October 31), you can indulge on John’s all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, soup, salad and dessert buffet with a beverage for only $6.

If that weren’t enough of a deal, you’ll also receive a $5 Fun Card.

Wow!

John’s has three Inland Empire locations:

  • Montclair: 5280 Arrow Highway
  • Victorville: 14766 Bear Valley Road
  • Riverside:  6187 Valley Springs Parkway

To get the coupon, click here.

Booker T. Jones appearing at Ra Pour Tuesday night

The songs are classic: “Green Onions,” “Hip Hug Her,” “Time is Tight,” “Soul Limbo” and “Mo’ Onions.”

The one and only Booker T. Jones will offer a little election night counterprogramming Tuesday night (November 6) at Ra Pour Restaurant and Lounge.

Also performing will be the Avila Brothers and Jesse Johnson.

The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. and don’t stop until midnight.

The election won’t be completely ignored…the restaurant will be showing election returns on its 120″ big screen.

Small plate selections and hand-crafted cocktails will be available during this free, non-partisan event.

Ra Pour is at 7900 Kew Avenue, Suite 5410, Rancho Cucamonga.

For reservations, head to Open Table or call 909-899-7999.

For more information, click here.

Inland Empire brewing scene continues to grow

The Inland Empire brewing scene continues to grow, with new breweries seemingly opening every week.

In addition to the recently-opened Donkey Punch Brewery and the currently-producing Ritual Brewing Co., both in Redlands, Sons of Liberty Aleworks opened in mid-September in Norco.

The brewery, at 1780 Town and Country Drive, Unit 101, is open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday. It’s closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

For updates from the brewery, “Like” ‘em on Facebook and follow ‘em on Twitter.

High Desert folks will get their own brewery when Oak Hills Brewing Company finally opens its doors on November 16.

The brewery is at 12221 Poplar St., Unit 3, Hesperia.

For updates, “Like” ‘em on Facebook and follow ‘em on Twitter.

For more information, click here.

Chino Hills Bruxië to open November 14

We have a date!

The first Inland Empire location for Orange County-based waffle sandwich innovator, Bruxië, will open Wednesday, November 14.

That means you’ve got about two weeks to decide which sandwich you want.

For a sample menu (from the restaurant’s Old Town Orange location, its first), click here.

The new restaurant is at 13865 City Center Drive, Suite 3093, in The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

For more information, click here.

Stolen base last Thursday = free Doritos Tacos Locos today

You can thank (or blame) the San Francisco Giants’ Angel Pagan for this one.

Because Angel stole a base during game two of the recently concluded World Series, Taco Bell will be giving away a Doritos Locos Taco to anyone who visits a participating location between 2 and 6 p.m. today (October 30).

Yeah, it’s a pretty tenuous link between a stolen base and a “stolen” taco, but whatevs.

Click here for more information.

Taco Bell locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

Food truck festival to support La Verne elementary school

OK, for San Bernardino County folks, maybe Palm Springs or Perris is a little far to drive for food trucks.

How do you feel about La Verne?

Sure, it’s L.A. County, but you’ll be helping schoolkids while chomping on your bulgogi burrito.

The Food Trucks for Tech Bucks festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (October 27) at J. Marion Roynon Elementary, 2715 E St.

In addition to 14 scheduled trucks, the event will feature a DJ, inflatables, bands, a talent show, a reptile petting zoo, carnival games and more.

Admission is $5, and an unlimited ride wristband is an additional $3.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Click over the jump to see the list of scheduled trucks. Continue reading

Perfect evening for food trucks at Fairplex

We think it’s going to be a perfect evening for Food Truck Thursdays at Fairplex.

If you feel the same way, here’s tonight’s (October 25) lineup:

The trucks will be parked from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower administration parking lot in front of the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum.

For more information, click here.

Welcome to Dine 909 2.0!

You might have noticed that the blog looks a little different today.

How very observant of you.

It’s something that’s been in the planning for a very long time and had been anticipated since way back in August.

Take a look around, but don’t get too comfortable. Things will continue to change over the next days and weeks.

For instance, we will be changing our commenting system very soon (and no, it’s not going to be Facebook ಠ_ಠ).

We’ll also be reconfiguring things as we go, and as we discover cool new tools in the new system.

One of the new things you may have noticed already…we now have a decent mobile-aware site, which automatically kicks in when you visit on a mobile device.

And for those of you who follow us via Google Reader, or My Yahoo! or any other RSS feed reader, this is the link you’re looking for.

And you can always find us on Twitter, Google+, Foursquare and Facebook.

Enjoy!