Foodies won’t want to miss Saturday’s (June 22) Cheers event at Fairplex in Pomona.
Billed as “L.A.’s wine, spirits, beer and food festival,” the event showcases the award-winning wines, spirits, beers and olive oils of the Los Angeles International Competitions.
More importantly, it’s a fundraiser for educational programs at the Learning Centers at Fairplex, which offers educational programs for students of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds.
On this day (June 13) in 1913, Dave Barham was born.
And who is Dave Barham, you might ask?
In 1946, he started Hot Dog on a Stick near the Santa Monica Pier.
From 4 to 8 p.m. today, the company is celebrating what would have been Dave’s 100th birthday with $1 hot dogs (and veggie dogs) on a stick today. (One per customer, please!)
Summer is coming!
And what better way to celebrate than with music, food trucks and fresh, ice cold beer?
That’s the plan at Dale Bros. Brewery’s Summerfest, scheduled for 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland.
It’s time once again for the Mach One Mud Run in Corona!
And, as last year, there will be food trucks, along with beer from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 15) at the Corona Municipal Airport, 1900 Aviation Drive, Corona.
Admission for spectators is free, and parking is just $5.
Read on for a list of scheduled trucks.
Rancho Cucamonga’s Victoria Gardens is hosting the inaugural Tour de Fork from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20.
Your $50 ticket purchase grants you unlimited tastings from nine Victoria Gardens restaurants and four “guest” restaurants, as well as five beverage tastings.
Best of all, 100% of ticket sales benefit the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce, Discover IE and the Rancho Cucamonga Library Foundation.
It seems like Southern California brewers are getting together at every opportunity.
Really, we’re OK with that.
The next gathering will take place at Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company’s BrewGrass Festival on June 29.
The event will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Riverside.
In addition to unlimited two-ounce sample pours from lots of Southern California breweries, the event will feature food trucks and live bluegrass music from The Salty Suites, The Tail Draggers, Shadow Mountain Band and The Original Bladerunners.
Is it that time again?
Tomorrow (June 7) is National Doughnut Day, an event started by the Salvation Army as a fundraiser and to honor the ladies who served doughnuts to servicemen during World War I.
But really, every day is doughnut day as far as we’re concerned.
A bit of a misnomer, Palm Springs Restaurant Week actually runs (this year) from May 31 to June 16.
But Palm Springs Restaurant Two-and-a-Half Weeks or So doesn’t quite have the same ring, does it?
Trying to get information about “Taste of” events is typically like trying to find a needle in a haystack and the Taste of Rialto is no exception, but at least we know the time, date and place.
The ninth annual event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (June 6) in the downtown park at the northeast corner of Riverside and Rialto avenues.
Tickets for the Hawaiian-themed event are $25 and are available at the Rialto Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Riverside Ave., or at the door.
For more information, well, you might try calling the chamber at 909-875-5364.
The number of Inland Empire breweries continues to grow unabated.
There are several breweries that have recently opened or are opening soon.
Follow the jump to find out where to find them.