About John Plessel

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

N7 Creamery celebrating grand opening this weekend

[N7] Creamery has been open for a little while now, but the bakery/coffeehouse/liquid nitrogen ice cream shop is celebrating its grand opening this weekend.

In fact, the festivities have already begun.

An art walk is going on until 10 p.m. tonight (July 11). More than a dozen artists are participating in the event.

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Krispy Kreme to celebrate 77th birthday with 77¢ second dozen Friday

It seems like a lot of eateries are celebrating anniversaries this month and last. Here’s another to add to the list: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

The chain will celebrate its 77th anniversary on Friday (July 11).

That day, guests can receive a dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 77¢ when they purchase any dozen at regular price.

The chain’s sole Inland Empire location is at 4485 Mills Circle.

For more information, click here.

Celebrate Shakey’s Pizza Parlor’s 60th anniversary with a free slice on Monday

Shakey'sSixty years ago, the first Shakey’s Pizza Parlor opened in a former grocery store in Sacramento.

Monday (July 7), the pizzeria is celebrating its 60th anniversary by giving away free giant slices of pizza from 3 to 5 p.m. at participating Southern California locations. No purchase is necessary.

Participating Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland, Chino, Fontana, Montclair, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula.

You can either print the above coupon or display it on your mobile device.

For more information, click here.

Farrell’s fundraiser for family of SBPD Officer Shaun Jarvis is today

Farrell's Shaun Jarvis FundraiserThe Rancho Cucamonga Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser today (June 30) for the family of San Bernardino Police Officer Shaun Jarvis.

Jarvis was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident on the 91 Freeway in Corona back in May.

To participate, simply print out the flier (at right) and bring it to the restaurant, 10742 Foothill Blvd., between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., and Farrell’s will donate 25% of your bill to the cause.

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Riverside Restaurant Week concludes on Sunday

Riverside Restaurant Week has expanded beyond last year’s downtown borders.

This year’s crop of participating restaurants run the gamut from Subway to Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood in the Mission Inn, with something for every taste and budget.

Specials include percent-off deals, daylong happy hour prices and prix fixe menus.

For a complete list of specials and participating eateries, click here.

Riverside Restaurant Week ends Sunday (June 29).

Black Angus and Del Taco celebrate golden anniversaries

Del Taco prize packCongratulations to two restaurant chains that turn 50 this year: Del Taco and Black Angus.

Black Angus has kicked off a yearlong celebration with a classic cocktail menu, featuring timeless libations such as Rob Roy, Old Fashioned, Sidecar, Whiskey Sour and Vodka Gimlet.

In addition, the classic cocktails are available for just $5 with the purchase of any entrée on Tuesdays. The steakhouse also will introduce limited time entrées and seasonal desserts throughout the year.

Del Taco, of course, was born in the Inland Empire, and is intertwined with the histories of Baker’s Drive-Thru, Taco Bell, Taco Tia and Naugles.

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Chino Denny’s remodels; specials offered Friday and Saturday

The Chino Denny’s at 12180 Central Ave. has recently been renovated and the location is celebrating its renewal with special offers this Friday and Saturday (June 27 and 28).

From 9 a.m. Friday until midnight Saturday, guests can choose from the following specials:

  • $1.99 Everyday Value Slam (two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs cooked to order and two bacon strips or sausage links)
  • $3.99 Classic Burger & Fries
  • $5.99 Chicken Strips

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