Now that you’ve gobbled a gobbler…

By now, you’ve probably gorged yourself on carbohydrate-laden goodies from your Thanksgiving feast and you decide to check Dine 909 just before the food coma sets in (you wonderful reader, you!). You’re in luck, because we have a few more tips for you holiday foodies.

Be sure to store your leftovers within two hours of cooking. Sure, that post-meal nap sounds nice right about now, but postponing putting away your carefully-planned spread could mean food poisoning later on as bacteria colonize your neglected, cooling turkey and side dishes.

Okay, so I see you’ve got it all put away and are about to stumble to the couch for that well-deserved postprandial snooze; just remember to eat those leftovers within 3-4 days, or freeze them. When reheating, be sure to do it thoroughly to a temperature
of 165 F or until hot and steaming.

Now you can rest with the knowledge of proper holiday food care.

Get your sizzle on at Gyu-Kaku

Gyu-Kaku, the Japanese barbecue restaurant where you cook your own food at your table, is again featuring an all-night happy hour, starting at 8:30pm to last call!

That means 99-cent draft beer, 50% off all appetizers, and $2.95 BBQ items. A minimum purchase of $10 is required, but with Harami Miso and Kalbi Garlic tantalizing your tastebuds, I think you’ll find that more than easy enough to meet. More details can be found in their monthly specials.

Note: The Kalbi Garlic is very, very good.

Gyu-Kaku is conveniently located in Victoria Gardens on 7893 Monet Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga.

Gyu-Kaku: where happy hour is all night, but tonight only!

For those of you who happen to be near Victoria Gardens this evening, Gyu-Kaku is touting 99-cent draft beer, half-price appetizers, and $2.95 BBQ items.

Gyu-Kaku is Japanese BBQ restaurant which is a little different from your average barbecue establishment: you grill the food yourself! Special braziers are set into each table for cooking up the pre-seasoned treats which are brought to you.

You really can play with your food here, folks, and for just a little bit less, yay!

Gyu-Kaku is located at 7893 Monet Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga.

A fuzzy fundraiser at T.G.I Friday’s

T.G.I Friday’s will be holding a fundraising event this Friday through Sunday at their Ontario and San Bernardino locations, with 20 percent of all proceeds going to the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley.

All you need to do is print out this flier and take it with you if you decide to go. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., so if you’re an early bird or a night-owl like myself, there’s plenty of time to help animals in need.

And if you don’t have time to eat in, you can even order take-out and still help; just remember to bring the flier!

What’s nearly as good as the warm fuzzies you’ll experience as you nosh, you may ask? Why, a certificate for a free Friday’s appetizer given to you in appreciation of your support to use on a future visit, of course.

Ontario’s T.G.I Friday’s is at 3351 Centre Lake Drive; their San Bernardino location is at 390 E. Hospitality Lane.

Meeting the meat at Mill Creek Cattle Co.

John has told you his tale of Mill Creek Cattle Co., and I shall now share with you my own experiences with this legendary place of flavor, and, most certainly, meat.

My apologies to my vegetarian and vegan friends in advance, I’m going to wax carnivore for a moment.

As the name implies, Mill Creek Cattle Co. is true to form in both food and decor. Stuffed deer heads on the wall are a testament to the fact that MEAT is served here, not quivering blocks of pale tofu and the like. You want meat? You’re gonna get meat. The rustic cowboy and indian art on the wall says so, too. This is BBQ. This is WESTERN.
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