Revolving Redlands restaurant gains yet another new tenant: Taco Shack

A while back, it was The Stockhouse, then earlier this year it turned into Gul’s Fusion Restaurant.

This fall, it became the Taco Shack.

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Gingerbread Shop returns to Riverside’s Festival of Lights

Gingerbread ShopSince they’ve apparently been shut out of the L.A. County Fair, the only place locally to find the Yucaipa-based Gingerbread Shop is at downtown Riverside’s Festival of Lights, where they’ve parked for at least the last three years.

The pink A-frame is apparently an offshoot of a bakery at Santa’s Village and for a time was a fixture at the Inland Center in San Bernardino.

The shop serves up delicious desserts, including cinnamon rolls, apple crisp, and yes, gingerbread cake and gingerbread men, as well as hot beverages.

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Panera Bread opens in Upland tomorrow

Get to bed early Panera Bread fans, because the newest location opens tomorrow (December 20) in Upland.

The first 25 customers each day tomorrow through Sunday (December 22) will receive a stainless steel Panera Bread coffee mug and a voucher for free coffee for a week.

The location is also partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank. All customer donations to the Panera Cares Community Breadbox will go to the organization, and Panera will match a portion of those funds.

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Half-price shakes Saturday at Sonic Drive-In

Sonic Winter SolsticeSonic Drive-In is celebrating the winter solstice Saturday (December 21) in typical Sonic fashion: With half-price shakes all day long.

It’s a perfect way to to treat yourself for getting your holiday shopping done.

You will have your holiday shopping done by Saturday, right?

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Pappasito’s Mexican Grill opens in San Bernardino

Pappasito’s Mexican Grill & Seafood has opened in a former Burger King in north San Bernardino.

The restaurant serves up a variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, soups, seafood and combination plates.

We appreciate that breakfast is served all day.

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Sun setting on Sugarbird Desserts

If you have had the chance to sample any of Sugarbird Desserts’ delicious baked goods, you know what a loss this is: Owner Heather Paul is shutting down the bakery.

She’s doing so to spend more time with her family.

While we will miss Sugarbird’s delicious treats, we applaud her choice.

“Amazing baker” is a great title to have. “Amazing mom” is an even better one.

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Parliament Chocolate to celebrate grand opening this weekend

Parliament Chocolate, the latest from the mastermind behind à la minute, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend (December 14 and 15).

Just as with à la minute, the focus is on simple quality. Parliament raises the bar by using only two ingredients in its chocolate: High quality cacao and organic cane sugar.

The shop opened December 1 and has been open Saturdays and Sundays since then.

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Al’s Beef opens tomorrow in Chino

A while back we mentioned that Chicago’s Al’s Beef was coming to Chino.

The small chain has a little over a dozen locations in the Chicagoland area, and recently opened its first out-of-state location in San Jose.

The Chino location, which opens tomorrow (December 14) at 11 a.m., will be its second.

A Las Vegas location is in the works, as well.

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