Rialto’s National Night Out event to feature food trucks

RialtoNationalNightOutTuesday night (August 6) is National Night Out.

In Rialto, food trucks will be part of the festivities at the city’s Civic Center, along Willow and Palm avenues, between First Street and Rialto Avenue.

Seven trucks are scheduled:

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Dunkin’ Donuts coming to the Inland Empire this year

DunkinSoCalWe previously reported that Dunkin’ Donuts will be returning to Southern California beginning in 2015.

However, the Inland Empire is getting a sneak preview, as the chain’s second California location (following the one inside Camp Pendleton which opened in May of last year) is set to open here this year.

The new location is set to open November 1 inside the Barstow Station, 1611 E. Main St.

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Food trucks coming to Fontana on Saturday

Having a little bit of a déjà vu.

Exactly one year ago today, we were telling you of the fourth annual Fontana Arts Festival and the fact that there would be food trucks at the event.

Well, this Saturday (July 27) is the fifth annual Fontana Arts Festival and food trucks are again going to be part of the festivities.

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Roundup of recent (and not-so-recent) restaurant changes

Wow…it’s been a long while since we’ve updated everyone on restaurant changes here in the Inland Empire.

I’ve been getting bits and pieces from readers and friends and spotting a few things on my own.

Some new places I’ve already spotlighted, so go check ’em out.

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Summer Soda Tasting returns July 28

Summer Soda Tasting 3It’s time once again for a unique fundraiser that’s worth leaving the Inland Empire for.

It’s the third Summer Soda Tasting at Galco’s Soda Pop Stop in Highland Park.

The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28.

Proceeds from the event will again benefit the Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition, a group whose goal is preserving the Mount Washington landmark and its Native American artifacts.

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Eat (and drink) your way around the world in Corona on Saturday

TAPS Craft Brew FestivalIt’s time for the Corona TAPS Fish House & Brewery’s annual Craft Brew Festival.

Nearly three dozen Southern California (and one from outside the area) breweries are participating in the event, with about a third coming from the Inland Empire.

Beer isn’t the only draw, as participants will be able to sample dishes representative of cuisines from around the world, from Korea to El Salvador and the Middle East to…Milwaukee?

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