About John Plessel

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

Inland Empire Restaurant Week is back for seconds

Inland Empire Restaurant WeekInland Empire foodies rejoice: Inland Empire Restaurant Week is back and it’s twice as big.

The folks at the Greater Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau have been hard at work and have enticed 116 122 restaurants to participate — almost more than double the 60 that participated in the inaugural event this spring.

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Food truck lunch at San Bernardino City Hall tomorrow

Third Thursdays Food FestThe City of San Bernardino is partnering with X103.9, the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, Omnitrans, Chaparral Motors and several others to bring food trucks to City Hall on the third Thursday of the month.

The inaugural event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow (October 16), and the city has picked a great lineup to kick things off.

Scheduled trucks include Bacon MANia, The Greasy Wiener, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Mangia Ristorante on Wheels, My Delight Cupcakery and Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels.

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Native American foods part of Cal State San Bernardino celebration

Along with the traditional dancers, crafts and music at Cal State San Bernardino’s annual Native American Day celebration, there will be traditional native food.

The free, family-friendly event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow night (September 26) at the university’s lower commons, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino.

Free parking is available in lot D.

Click here to read more from the San Bernardino Sun’s Michel Nolan. For more information, click here.

The Brick Market and Deli hosting fundraiser for Project Sister Family Services tomorrow

Brick Market Deli FundraiserYou gotta eat, right?

Well, here’s a way you can have a delicious meal while helping give support for victims of sexual assault and child abuse.

Pomona’s The Brick Market and Deli is hosting a fundraiser for Project Sister Family Services , an organization that provides sexual assault and child abuse crisis prevention education and intervention programs, between 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (September 18).

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Del Taco introduces Fresca Bowls

Del Taco Fresca BowlsDel Taco recently introduced three Fresca Bowls, each priced at $4.

The Pollo Asada Grilled Chicken Bowl includes lime rice, black beans, grilled chicken, pico de gallo salsa, onions and cilantro.

The Fire-Roasted Veggie Bowl includes lime rice, black beans, green chile sauce, pico de gallo salsa, onions, cilantro and fire-roasted corn, red and green bell peppers and poblano peppers.

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Jersey Mike’s Subs now open in Menifee

The number of Inland Empire Jersey Mike’s Subs grew by one this week. The new location opened Wednesday (September 3) in Menifee.

The site is celebrating its grand opening with a fundraiser for Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School.

A total of 7,000 coupons were distributed locally, offering a free regular sub with the purchase of a regular sub and a $2 or more donation to the school. The coupons are valid through Sunday.

The new Jersey Mike’s is at 27774 Newport Road.

Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery hosting cookie fundraiser

Corky'sSeptember is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen and Bakery has cooked up a sweet fundraiser.

Corky’s will donate $1 from each sale of its Gold Cancer Awareness Ribbon cookies this month to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.

In addition, the restaurant will donate 25¢ from the sales of all other cookies.

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