About John Plessel

John Plessel is Systems Editor for The Sun and has been blogging for the Los Angeles News Group since 2008.

Corona Pieology opens Thursday

Riverside County’s first Pieology opens this Thursday (April 17).

The new location is at 2347 California Ave., Suite 102, Corona.

And before you ask, we don’t have an update on when the Upland location, 1071 E. 19th St., Suite A, (in the Colonies Crossroads) will open.

Riverside Tamale Festival returns April 19

Tamale fans can rejoice in the fact that the Riverside Tamale Festival is back for a second year of entertainment, family fun, contests, and of course, tamales!

The festival will take place once again at White Park, 3936 Chestnut St., in downtown Riverside.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

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Meet Chick-fil-A’s $50 million grilled sandwiches and nuggets

Chick-fil-A grilled sandwichesChick-fil-A has spent $50 million-plus and seven years perfecting its new grilled chicken recipe.

Beginning Monday (April 14), you’ll be able to taste the fruits of the chain’s labor in three new menu items, created partly in response to consumers’ desire for healthier options.

The bulk of the investment was spent working with Garland Grills to create a proprietary grill, which was 11 years in the making. The grill sears chicken on cast-iron grates just like on a backyard grill, only faster.

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Farrell’s Quake Shake sales to benefit Red Cross

QuakeShakeTalk about timely.

Hot on the heels of last week’s 5.1 temblor in La Habra and this week’s deadly Chilean earthquake, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour has created a Rocky Road Quake Shake, made with chocolate ice cream and a marshmallow swirl and topped with whipped cream, almonds and a cherry.

Through Sunday (April 6), the chain is donating 100% of the sales of the $4.99 dessert to the American Red Cross

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Wine, cheese and chocolate event returns to Claremont Vom Fass in April

Claremont’s Vom Fass has posted its schedule for April, and it includes its popular wine, cheese and chocolate pairing event, as well as a new wine event.

The wine, cheese and chocolate pairing event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

The evening includes a collection of wines presented by Regal Wines, paired with an assortment of cheeses from Claremont’s Cheese Cave and delicious handmade chocolates from the Chocolate Angel.

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