Haandi out, Grill 8 in in Rancho Cucamonga

Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen recently told me that the Rancho Cucamonga Indian restaurant Haandi had closed.

The news was a little surprising, since the restaurant was well-regarded, and even was voted the Inland Valley’s best Indian cuisine several years in a row.

In its place is Grill 8, which, according to its logo, specializes in beer, burgers and wings.

The beer includes offerings from local breweries, including Last Name Brewing and Hamilton Family Brewery.

There are several varieties of burgers, including turkey and veggie options.
Wings can either be bone-in or boneless and are slathered in any one of a dozen sauces.

And if you’re not really into those three choices, the menu is a little more expansive than that.

There are tacos, several sandwiches to choose from, a variety of salads and a daily soup, and several appetizers.

One of the more interesting appetizers is potato balls, which I’m going to have to try, since I’m a huge fan of the Cuban snack.

Grill 8, 7890 Haven Ave., Suites 15-16, is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Happy hour specials are available daily from 3 to 6 p.m. daily.