About John Plessel

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

Share a Slurpee for free this week

slurpee-fiftee-bogoI guess when you turn 50, you can celebrate all year long.

That’s what 7-Eleven is doing for the ever-popular Slurpee.

This week, the ubiquitous convenience store is promoting Slurpee Fiftee with a buy-one-get-one free deal.

Through Sunday (September 18 25), you can pick up a Slurpee for yourself and get one free for your bestie. Or your frenemy. Or the homeless guy that hangs out in front of the store.

Your choice.

7-Eleven stores are located throughout the Inland Empire.

Southern California McDonald’s offering free breakfast for school kids tomorrow

free-mcdonalds-breakfast-2016Moms. dads, and legal guardians of all kinds: Set your alarm a little early tomorrow (September 13) and bring the schoolkids to McDonald’s for a free back-to-school breakfast.

Between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., students up to eighth grade can get a free breakfast sandwich, apple slices and low fat milk.

The offer is available at participating Southern California McDonald’s restaurants.

McDonald’s restaurants can be found throughout the Inland Empire.

For more information, click here.

Claremont Village Wine Walk returns Saturday

Sip. Snack. Repeat.

That’s the basic premise of the Claremont Village Wine Walk, which is set for 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday (September 10).

Participants will wander between 40 Claremont Village businesses sipping wine and sampling food from about as many eateries and caterers, including Pine Haven Cafe and Catering, The Brick Deli, Euro Café, Bardot, Last Drop Cafe, The Whisper House, Pappas Artisanal, Nuno’s Bistro and Bar, The Corner Butcher Shop, I Like Pie Bakeshop, à la minute and many, many more.

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Eastvale Flick & Food Trucks event returns Sunday

Eastvale Flicks and Food TrucksYou’ve probably heard those food truck/movie mashup events in LA advertised on the radio. They sound like fun, right? Only problem is…you’re not in LA.

Well, this weekend you’re in luck! There’s one happening right here in the Inland Empire on Sunday (September 4)…and it’s free!

VantagePoint Church is hosting its fourth annual Eastvale Flicks & Food Trucks event from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Eleanor Roosevelt High School at 7447 Scholar Way in Eastvale.

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Head to IHOP today to help feed hungry kids (and yourself)

When it comes to IHOP and fundraising, we usually think of its National Pancake Day event that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year, IHOP is helping out yet again.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (August 23), IHOP is offering a $1 short stack of pancakes, with that dollar going to No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America.

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Colony High School’s food truck festival returns Saturday

Colony High School food truck festFood truck fans will want to head to Ontario Saturday (August 20) for Colony High School’s third annual food truck festival fundraiser.

The organizers have lined up 14 trucks — both savory and sweet — for the event, including:

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Delayed Inland Empire Restaurant Week begins today

Pine Haven IERWInland Empire Restaurant Week, originally set for spring of this year, is taking advantage of the late summer doldrums and is launching today (August 12).

Besides, it really is too hot to cook.

Perhaps as a consolation for the delayed launch, the fifth edition of the event has been extended to a full two weeks instead of the 10 days previous events have lasted. The event comes to a close on August 25.

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