Sundowners anniversary special: Top sirloin steak dinner for one cent

Sundowner anniversaryIt’s Sundowners Family Restaurants’ 34th anniversary today (November 28), and the small, local chain is celebrating by offering a top sirloin steak dinner for just 1¢ — with the purchase of a top sirloin steak dinner for $7.99.

The dinners include Sundowner toast and a choice of baked potato, fried rice, French fries or mashed potatoes and gravy.

Where else but Sundowners can you get two steak dinners at the insanely cheap price at $8?

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Nine food trucks serving in downtown San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursday November 2015It’s the third Thursday of the month, which means food trucks will be serving in downtown San Bernardino today (November 19).

As usual, the trucks will park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets.

Nine food trucks are scheduled to serve this month, including Baby’s Badass Burgers, Cousins Maine Lobster, Crepes Bonaparte, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Jojo’s Grill-A-Dog, Me So Hungry, My Delight Cupcakery, Piaggio on Wheels and Smoke’em If You Got’em BBQ.

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The Melt opens today in Rancho Cucamonga

The Melt Victoria GardensToday’s (November 5) the day!

The Melt’s 17th location opens today at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. It’s the chain’s first Inland Empire location.

We’ve been eagerly anticipating its opening since we discovered it back in June.

The restaurant’s menu selections — burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, salads and more — contain no artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, artificial flavors or hydrogenated fats.

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Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry returns Sunday

Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid HungrySunday (October 25) is your chance to get some sweet treats for yourself and help end childhood hunger at the same time. That’s because it’s the return of the Redlands Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry.

This year, there will be a change versus previous outings. Instead of a separate event held in the spring, the organizers have joined with the Downtown Redlands Art Walk.

The event is set for noon to 6 p.m. at various businesses in the downtown area.

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Whiskey mogul Jack Teeling visiting Claremont Vom Fass

Jack Teeling Vom Fass ClaremontJack Teeling, chosen as “World’s Best Global Whisky Ambassador” at this year’s World Whiskies Awards is coming to the Inland Empire.

He’ll be paying a visit to Vom Fass Claremont next week.

Teelings’s family has been producing Irish Whiskey since 1782.

Jack will be busy while he’s here, hosting a whiskey class on the 25th, deciding who the Inland Empire’s best bartender is on the 26th and greeting the public on the 25th and 27th.

The bad news is that these events are booked solid. The good news is that the owners of Vom Fass Claremont are committed to squeezing as many people into the public meet and greet sessions as possible.

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Chino Hills Wine Walk is tomorrow

Chino Hills Wine Walk 2015Are you ready to sip, snack and shop, all while supporting the Chino Hills community?

The fifth annual Chino Hills Wine Walk will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. tomorrow evening (October 10) at The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

Proceeds from the event will help the Chino Hills Community Foundation’s cause to supplement funding for cultural, educational and recreational projects in the city where funding is insufficient or unavailable.

20 wines and appetizers will be featured at participating retailers at The Shoppes at Chino Hills.

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Tickets made available for today’s Inland Empire Cupcake Fair

Cupcake Fair 2015 ticketsFear not, cupcake fans!

Although tasting tickets have sold out for today’s (October 4) Inland Empire Cupcake Fair & Baking Expo, you can still go.

General admission tickets — which do not include tasting tickets — will be available for $10 at the door, beginning at noon.

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Rah Rah Redlands to feature food trucks

Food trucks will again be part of this year’s Rah Rah Redlands at the University of Redlands’ Ted Runner Stadium.

The homecoming tailgating event, which is open to the public, runs until 8:30 p.m., with the football game kicking off at 7 p.m., tonight (October 3).

Adult admission, which includes the football game, is $10. Kids 4 to 12 get in for $5. U of R students and kids 3 and younger get in free. A family pass — good for two adults and up to four kids — is $35.

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Just a few more days to vote for the best Inland Empire bartender

Battle for the Best BartenderThe last couple of weeks, Vom Fass Claremont has been hosting a battle for the Inland Empire’s best bartender, and round one voting wraps up in just a couple of days.

The top three finalists in round one will face off in the Industry Day Cocktail Mix Off at Vom Fass, where they will create cocktails using one of three Teeling Whiskeys available at Vom Fass.

Judges will include local business owners, other bartenders and Jack Teeling (of Teeling Whiskey).

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Rancho Cucamonga VFW Car and Motorcycle Show and Chili Cook-Off is today

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8680’s Car/Motorcycle Show and Chili Cook-off is going on until 4 p.m. today (September 27) at the post, 8751 Industrial Lane, Rancho Cucamonga.

Yours truly is one of the “local celebrities” that will be judging the chili cook-off. The judging is set to begin around 2 p.m.

Please feel free to come down and help support a worthy cause.