Upland fresh & easy to be reborn as Sprouts

Update: Missed it by that much. If in the future, you are planning to shop at the new Sprouts, don’t head into the old fresh & easy location, because it won’t be there. Head slightly to the left, into the old Office Max spot next door, which shares the same address. Thanks to reader Diane who emailed us and gave us the info.

Well, that was quick.

Thanks to tipster Carl who let us know that the Foothill Boulevard fresh & easy in Upland that was one of the dozens of stores that closed back in September is being fashioned into a Sprouts Farmers Market.

No timeframe is given for the opening on the chain’s locator page other than “coming soon.”

The future Sprouts is at 829 W. Foothill Blvd.

Tickets available for March Aviation Society’s inaugural brew fest

March Aviation Society Brew FestThe March Aviation Society is hosting its first brew fest Saturday, November 9, at the March Field Air Museum.

Attendees will be able to sample from more than a dozen Inland Empire breweries (and a few others) at the event.

You gotta have food to soak up all that beer, so the organizers have scheduled nine food trucks for your dining pleasure.

General admission tickets are $35 (plus a $2.92 service fee if purchased online) and grant you admission from 1 to 5 p.m., live entertainment by the ’80z All-Stars and DJ Steveo, and 15 four-ounce beer samples.

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Downtown Upland loses two eateries

In case you missed it, downtown Upland has lost one restaurant, is losing another, but is gaining a third.

Already closed is Aria Restaurant and Lounge, which was owned by the same folks who own Antonino’s Italian Restaurant, Haandi Indian Cuisine, Sixty 6 Sports Bar and Lounge and the Magic Lamp Inn in Rancho Cucamonga.

Facebook fan Diana reports that Charlie’s Red, White and Blue American Deli and Bar is moving into the space at 296 N. Second Ave.

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Reservations being accepted for Trio’s fourth anniversary celebration

Trio Palm Springs is getting ready to start its fifth year in business and that calls for a celebration!

Dinner reservations are being taken for the Monday, November 4, fourth anniversary event.

There will be a private drinks-and-hors d’œuvre party from 4 to 6 p.m., but the public is invited to join the celebration beginning at 6 p.m.

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Food trucks still rolling to Cal State University San Bernardino

Although San Bernardino County lifted the ban on hot food trucks (sorta) over two years ago, there are still just a couple of local trucks registered with the county.

And the trucks don’t really operate on a daily basis as they do in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

And the only semi-regular stops for the trucks are at county breweries, typically on Friday nights.

And then there’s Cal State University San Bernardino.

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Oktoberfest times two Saturday in Claremont, Upland

Claremont Education Foundation OktoberfestIt’s two, two, two festivals in one as Claremont Craft Ales and Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery team up for Oktoberfest this Saturday.

Partnering with the breweries is Claremont Educational Foundation. The breweries will donate 10% of beer sales to the organization.

The event will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday (October 26).

A yellow school bus will shuttle participants between the two breweries every half hour.

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Dragon Loco scheduled to reopen Friday

Those of you who have been craving orange chicken burritos, chorizo wontons and carne asada fried rice can rejoice!

Ontario’s Dragon Loco Chinese-Mexican fusion restaurant is scheduled to reopen at 11 a.m. Friday (October 25).

The restaurant closed earlier this year after getting flooded, and the owners subsequently remodeled the location.

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Food trucks making another trip to downtown Riverside tomorrow

Riverside County Food Truck RallyFood trucks will be returning to downtown Riverside in another food truck rally tomorrow (October 22).

The event will again take place in the parking lot of the County Administration Center, 4080 Lemon St. It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., though some trucks won’t be available ’til 10 a.m.

Organizers have scheduled 20 trucks, compared to about a dozen trucks recruited for the original (well-attended) rally back in June.

The event coincides with the county’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

The county is investigating changing Ordinance No. 580, which pertains to food trucks, which bans most hot food trucks. Riverside County is currently the only county in the state which bans the trucks from operating on a daily basis.

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Food trucks at University of Redlands today

The University of Redlands will celebrate its Homecoming today with, among other things…food trucks!

Four trucks (Me So Hungry, Eat ‘Em Up Truck, Krave Fusion and Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice) are scheduled to serve from noon to 3 p.m. in the Grass Quad, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands.

The trucks will be open to the general public.

For more information, click here.

Tip-A-Cop tonight in Yucaipa

Jose’s Mexican Food in Yucaipa will be the site of a Tip-A-Cop event from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (October 19).

Yucaipa police/sheriff’s deputies will be serving food, not arrest warrants…well…unless they happen to spot a fugitive.

Proceeds will benefit the Make a Difference Day Committee.

Jose’s Mexican Food is at 33527 Yucaipa Blvd., Suite C7.