Saturday’s Perris Harvest Festival to feature food trucks

Food trucks are coming to Perris once again, courtesy of our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks!

Their Father’s Day event was fun-filled and jam-packed…we’re expecting this event to be another great one.

The Fall Harvest Festival will run from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday (October 27) at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds, 18700 Lake Perris Drive.

Besides the food trucks, The event also will feature a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, carnival rides and more.

Tickets are 2 for $5 online in advance online, and will be $5 at the door.

Click here for more information.

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Donkey Punch Brewery opens in Redlands

Donkey Punch Brewery’s tap selections

We’ve been following the progress of two new breweries in west Redlands — Ritual Brewing and Donkey Punch Brewery.

While the former has been producing and selling to bars and restaurants, we’re still waiting on the opening of the brewery’s tasting room.

The latter, however, is open!

Donkey Punch Brewery, 2351 W. Lugonia Ave., Suite G, had its soft opening on Saturday, in advance of its grand opening celebration, which will take place beginning at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday (October 27).
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1,500-foot-long burrito created in Fontana

Imagine the Eiffel Tower.

No, not the one in Las Vegas. The one in Paris.

Now imagine a burrito that’s nearly one and a half times as long as the Eiffel Tower is tall.

That’s what was created Sunday in Fontana as part of Cardenas Markets’ sixth annual Festival Cardenas at Auto Club Speedway.

The lengthy burrito — filled with sections of carne asada, carnitas, al pastor, chili verde and chicken — beat last year’s version by 500 feet.

By no means a world record (which appears to be a 8,076-footer made in 2004 at the Nevada State Fair), but still enough to serve 6,000 people.

Michael Nolan, reporter for The Sun, documented the event, complete with video of the burrito’s construction.

You can read her article (and view the video) here.

Today. Baker’s. Grilled cheese. 60¢.

As you may have determined from the terse headline above, today’s (October 17) 60th anniversary deal from Baker’s Drive-Thru is a grilled cheese sandwich.

Baker’s sells a grilled cheese?

They do indeed, and today you can get one for only 60¢.

Simply click here for the coupon, which you can either print or display on your mobile device.

The usual caveats apply: One offer per coupon, one coupon per person or per car and the offer is not valid with other discounts or offers.

Be sure to “Like” Bakers on Facebook to catch all of the chain’s deals and coupons.

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

Redlands Relay for Life fundraiser Wednesday night

Tomorrow night (October 17) brings an American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser to Redlands.

The event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. at Famous Dave’s BBQ, 27500 W. Lugonia Ave.

When you present this flier when you dine during that time, up to 20% of your bill will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Alcoholic beverages, tip and tax are not included in that total.

Click here for more information.

Safe Halloween coupon books available at Baker’s Drive-Thru

It’s an annual tradition.

In fact, it has been for the past 23 years.

Buying Safe Halloween coupons from Baker’s Drive-Thru in support of Easter Seals.

The books cost only $1 and in return, you get 30 coupons valued at over $330, including:

  • Free bean and cheese burrito from Baker’s
  • Free French fries or hash browns from Baker’s
  • Free egg taco from Baker’s
  • Free game of bowling at Canyon Lanes at Morongo Casino Resort and Spa
  • Free child’s admission to the Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Two free admission tickets to Cal State University San Bernardino athletics events
  • Free adult admission to the Fender Museum
  • Free glazed doughnut from Krispy Kreme
  • Free game of bowling at Victor Bowl

Best of all, 100% of all proceeds benefit Easter Seals Southern California.

Since its inception in 1989, Baker’s has raised $2.8 million for Easter Seals through the Safe Halloween campaign.

With your help, we can push it over $3 million this year. Coupon books are available at your “close to home” Baker’s right now.

For more information, click here.

I.E. Food Truck Fest returns on Saturday

We can’t believe it’s finally here.

Announced way back in July, the fourth iteration of the I.E. Food Truck Fest takes place this Saturday (October 20) at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance (before Wednesday, October 17) and will be $10 at the door. Early admission (at 10 a.m.) costs an additional $5. Kids six and under are admitted free.

Parking is free.

Tickets are available online here (plus $3 service fee per ticket) or at the arena box office.

In addition to the dozens of food trucks, there will be several live bands, and lots of activities to keep you entertained.

Also, Allan Borgen, Jeff Williams and the rest of the Let’s Dine Out Show crew will be broadcasting the show live from the event.

For more information, click here.

Head over the jump for a list of scheduled trucks.
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Ripe Festival coming to Olive Avenue Market Saturday

The Ripe Festival, a celebration of local food and those who grow, create and savor it, is coming to the Olive Avenue Market Saturday (October 20).

The free event, hosted by the market and Rolling Hills Herbs and Annuals, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the market, 530 W. Olive Ave., Redlands.

It’s a chance to sample fresh and local artisan food and beverages, as well as meet the locals who grow and create them.

Participants include:

The market is also hosting a recipe contest as part of the event.

If you have a favorite recipe that uses fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, today (October 15) is the last day to enter.

The only requirement is that the recipe calls for one of the market’s specialty olive oils or Rolling Hills artisan herb salts or sugars.

Submit your recipe here. Several recipes will be chosen and prepared in the market’s kitchen.

Prizes will be given for first, second and third place.

For more information, click here.

Oktoberfest at Fairplex weekends through October 28

What do beer, a variety of German food, King Taco, a German “Oom Pah” band and a trio of tribute bands have in common?

They’re all part of Oktoberfest at Fairplex, which runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oktober October 28.

Tickets are $5 per person and parking is $10 per vehicle.

Fridays and Saturdays are 21 and over, while Sundays are family days, but those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.

In an “only in Southern California” twist, King Taco will be serving your fair favorites alongside the German buffet line.

The Rheinlanders will perform, as will Sounds of Santana (Santana tribute), Queen Nation (Queen tribute) and DSB (Journey tribute).

Doing the chicken dance to “Bohemian Rhapsody” is absolutely verboten.

Click here to read an article on the event from the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin’s Wes Woods.

Click here for more information.

Update: For half price tickets, enter the promo code LANGREADER when purchasing online.

Food trucks in Claremont tonight

A small gathering of food trucks will happen in Claremont tonight, as part of Mountain View Elementary School’s 50th anniversary celebration.

The event will take place 5 to 8 p.m. at the school, 851 Santa Clara Ave.

Mountain View alumni, family, friends and staff are invited to attend the event, which is also open to the public.

Scheduled trucks include the Buttermilk Truck, CreativEats, Fluff Ice and our friends from the My Delight Truck and Tortas 2 Die 4.

For more information, click here.