Downtown San Bernardino’s Third Thursdays Food Fest returns tomorrow (January 15).
At least five Eight food trucks are scheduled for the popular monthly event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on Court Street between D and E streets.
Among the returning trucks are: Bacon MANia, Piaggio on Wheels, the Greasy Wiener and the Mocha-Lotive Express. Joining them for the first time is Crepes Bonaparte.
For updates and more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be showcasing its new Mexican chocolate beverages during its latest open house, 2 to 6 p.m. today.
During the open house, guests can choose any of three small beverages for just $2: Mexican Chocolate Ice Blended, Mexican Chocolate Latte or Mexican Hot Chocolate.
Inland Empire Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations can be found in Rancho Cucamonga, Claremont, Redlands, Fontana, Chino Hills, Riverside, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Lake Elsinore, and Temecula.
Dunkin’ Donuts just started a promotion to get folks to sign up for its DD Perks loyalty program.
The first 100,000 people to sign up for the program via the chain’s mobile app will receive a free $5 card in addition to the free beverage normally given out with new memberships.
Simply use the promo code BONUS when you sign up.
The deal expires Friday (January 16).
There’s been quite a bit of speculation about that plot of land on Riverside Avenue just south of the 210 Freeway in north Rialto where Fire Station 202 used to be and is currently home to the city’s In-N-Out Burger.
When the project was announced back in 2010, we were sure one of the tenants was going to be In-N-Out, but it was only going to take up one of the plot’s three acres.
In 2011, the plan was to use the other two acres for another fast-food outlet and a full-service restaurant.
Miguel’s Jr. was, for a long time, expected to be the other fast-food outlet.
All three restaurants were expected to be open by the end of that year. That didn’t happen.
We’re hoping the rain will let up Thursday (December 18) afternoon.
That’s because it’s the third Thursday of the month, and thus marks the return of food trucks to downtown San Bernardino.
The monthly event has proven very popular, with an estimated 30% increase in attendance from the inaugural event in October to last month’s event.
In the last couple of years, sales of gift cards have exploded — and with good reason. They’re available pretty much everywhere, they don’t require wrapping and one size fits all.
Plus, what foodie wouldn’t love getting a gift card to their favorite restaurant?
What’s for dinner?
How about a heaping helping of philanthropy?
The Mexico Cafe and the San Bernardino Police Officers Association is hosting a fundraiser at the restaurant today (December 8) for San Bernardino Police Officer Gabe Garcia, who is recovering after being shot back in August.
All tips and donations will be given to his family to help with his rehabilitation.
It’s the first weekend in December, and that means it’s time for the Indio International Tamale Festival!
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (December 6) and Sunday (December 7). It takes place in downtown Indio, between Highway 111 and Indio Boulevard, along Miles Avenue, Towne Street, Smurr Street and Requa Avenue.
Ontario’s My Delight Cupcakery is celebrating its fifth anniversary on Sunday (December 7).
The event will run from noon to 5 p.m.
The award-winning bakery will give away gift bags to the first 50 customers and a cupcake to the first 100 customers There will also be giveaways all day long.
Be prepared to delight in a special cupcake menu featuring the bakery’s all-time best sellers.
And because man (and woman) cannot live by cupcakes alone, there will be a pair of food trucks — Cousins Maine Lobster and Me So Hungry — to provide a prelude (or perhaps the other way around) to dessert.
Baker’s Drive-Thru debuted its limited-time pumpkin shake last week.
The hand-scooped dessert will only be available as long as the ingredient supply holds out, which is expected to be just a few more days.
The shake is available in one size, at the bargain price of $2.
I had a sneak preview of the shake before its unveiling and thought it was delicious, tasting a little like pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
Baker’s Drive-Thru locations can be found throughout the Inland Empire.