Today (September 3) is a good day to be in the Inland Empire.
Not only can you get free Pizza Bitz at three Inland Empire Wetzel’s Pretzels locations today, social media fans of Blaze Pizza (founded by Wetzel’s Pretzels co-founder Rick Wetzel and his wife Elise) can get a free pizza today at the chain’s new location in Eastvale.
The new Blaze Pizza is next to Staples in the Eastvale Gateway Shopping Center, 12523 Limonite Ave.
It’s the chain’s fourth Inland Empire location.
The giveaway runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Follow Blaze Pizza on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Just when you think you’ve tasted it all, they come up with something new.
How does a deep-fried peanut butter pickle grab ya?
Not your thing?
Then how about a spicy peanut butter and jelly burger, complete with bacon and Sriracha?
The people have spoken.
And the people of the Inland Empire have spoken very loudly.
Last month, Wetzel’s Pretzels asked its Facebook fans which stores should have the chain’s new Pizza Bitz — bite-size snacks made with pretzel dough, topped with cheese and pepperoni — before the rest of America.
The people of the Inland Empire responded in full force: Half of the six stores chosen are here!
Montclair Plaza’s Tuesday night food truck festival is continuing this month.
Trucks park in the mall’s Barnes & Noble parking lot from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
K-FROG is hosting a live broadcast with giveaways and prizes. Participating stores are giving a 15% discount with a receipt from the food trucks.
The new McDonald’s at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga will celebrate its grand opening from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. today (August 27).
The event will feature free small iced or hot coffee and snack-size Oreo McFlurrys from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be a $1 Egg McMuffin vs. $1 Big Mac challenge, with proceeds supporting the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.
From colleague David Allen comes this update on the new shopping center going up along Central Avenue in Montclair, just south of the 10 Freeway.
Planned eateries include Jersey Mike’s Subs, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Starbucks, Fuji Grill and Original Tommy’s Hamburgers.
More information can be found here and here.
Tomorrow (August 20) is the third Thursday of the month, and you know what that means…food truck lunch in downtown San Bernardino!
As usual, the trucks will serve 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.
sbX riders who exit at the Civic Center stop will receive a $5 food voucher.
Colony High School is hosting its second annual food truck festival on Saturday (August 22).
The event is set for 4 to 8 p.m.
Admission is just $3 for those 5 and older.
Three events featuring food trucks are scheduled here in the Inland Empire this weekend.
The Santiago High School Sharkfest is scheduled from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today (August 14). Eleven food trucks — including our friends from My Delight Cupcakery and Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza — are scheduled to participate in this free event.
The school is at 1395 E. Foothill Parkway, Corona.
For more information, including a list of scheduled trucks, click here.
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar Hamburger Mary’s opened Tuesday (August 11) at 3550 E. Porsche Way in Ontario.
The first drag show brunch at the new location will take place August 30.
A grand opening is set for September 12.
Current hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
The restaurant is also bringing Legendary Bingo to this location on Monday nights.