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.
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.
Time has run out for the Carlo and Angela Alcé, owners of Dhat Island in Redlands.
The restaurant will serve its last meal in its current location on Saturday (November 22).
Troubles began back in June, when the property where the restaurant is located was sold.
Food truck fans, rejoice!
Tomorrow is the third Thursday of the month, and that means the return of food trucks to the City Hall parking lot in downtown San Bernardino.
Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural event last month, organizers are bringing even more trucks on board for tomorrow’s lunch (November 20).
If you remember, long lines were the norm and some attendees ended up at local eateries due to time constraints. Most of the trucks had sold out by the time the event was over.
Let’s hope the increased number of trucks will help.
The new Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Riverside Plaza (3540 Riverside Plaza Drive, Suite 314) is celebrating a three-day grand opening beginning at 11 a.m. this morning (November 6).
Today, the first 50 guests receive gift cards worth up to $50 and the next 100 guests will receive free meal vouchers.
On Friday (November 7), the first 100 guests will receive a big yellow cup of tea, plus there will be giveaways of Dickey’s swag all day long.
Sixteen food trucks, are scheduled to be part of the church’s Fall Festival, which is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (October 31).
Scheduled trucks include Belly Bombz, Classic Taco Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, the Cupcake Place, Eat ‘Em Up Truck, the Grilled Cheese Truck, Kona Ice, MexiCalbi, Porko Rico BBQ, Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, Rolling Sushi Van, the Sweet Stop, Tornado Potato and Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza.
The Grove Community Church is at 19900 Grove Community Drive.
For more information on this free event, click here.
For those of you here in the Inland Empire who haven’t yet experienced Dunkin’ Donuts, you’ll have your chance soon enough.
The chain is opening a location — one of about 60 planned for Southern California — in Upland.