Mardi Gras dinner tonight to support the San Bernardino United Relief Fund

San Bernardino UnitedThe Lutheran Church of Our Savior in San Bernardino is hosting a Mardi Gras-themed dinner tonight (February 6) in support of the United Way’s San Bernardino United Relief Fund.

The full amount of the $25 dinner will go to the fund.

On the menu is gumbo, salad, king cake and drinks.

The dinner will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, 5050 N. Sierra Way.

For updates, visit the church’s Facebook page.

Reservations going fast for upcoming Grub Club event

It’s still nearly two weeks away, but reservations are going fast for the next Let’s Dine Out Show’s Grub Club event.

The next dinner is set for 6 p.m. February 8 at Spaggi’s Italian Grill, 1651 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland.

According to the Tweet below, only 14 seats remain as of Tuesday night.

The $43 cost per person is all-inclusive, and covers the food, tax, gratuity and non-alcoholic beverage.

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Miguel’s Jr. rolling out breakfast…finally

Miguel's Jr breakfastIt only took 40 years, but Miguel’s Jr. is now serving breakfast.

The morning meal is currently available at the chain’s Fontana, Ontario and Galleria at Tyler locations.

On Tuesday (January 23), the chain will begin serving breakfast at its south Corona location, too.

It’s something its customers have been wanting for a long time.

“People would always ask us ‘When are you going to serve breakfast?’ ‘One of these days.’ Well, that day is here,” said co-founder Mary Vasquez at a recent launch celebration.

The last few years, the Corona-based Mexican restaurant had been offering breakfast items during Christmastime at its Galleria at Tyler location, as sort of a test run for when the time was right to begin serving it year-round.

In November, the Fontana location became the first to begin serving breakfast daily.

Miguel’s Jr.’s breakfast menu consists of six burritos and three plates:

Burritos

  • Carne Asada: Grilled steak, eggs, cheddar cheese and chile verde-marinated potatoes. ($8.59)
  • Chorizo: Mexican-style sausage, eggs, refried beans and chile verde-marinated potatoes. ($5.99)
  • Green Pig: Marinated pork, eggs, cheddar cheese and chile verde-marinated potatoes. ($6.49)
  • Machaca: Shredded beef seasoned with tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, eggs and refried beans. ($6.49)
  • Spud: Eggs, chile verde-marinated potatoes and cheddar cheese. ($4.99)
  • Sunrise: Bacon, eggs, cheddar cheese and chili verde-marinated potatoes. ($5.99)

Plates

  • Americano: Scrambled eggs, chile verde marinated potatoes, tortillas and choice of bacon, chile verde pork or carne asada. (Bacon $5.99 / Carne asada $8.59 / Chili verde pork $6.49)
  • Chorizo: Served with Spanish rice, refried beans and tortillas. ($5.99)
  • Machaca: Served with Spanish Rice, refried beans and tortillas. ($6.49)

Breakfast hours are 6 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In celebration of the introduction of the chain-wide breakfast rollout, the chain is hosting a “Pajama Jam Family Morning Out” from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday (January 30) at the south Corona location, 2320 Compton Ave. Guests who wear their pajamas to the restaurant will receive a Green Pig burrito and coffee for free. They’ll also be giving out T-shirts while quantities last.

In addition, Tuesday through Sunday (January 26 to 31) guests at the south Corona location can receive a free coffee with any breakfast entrée purchase.

To further the celebration, guests that “check-in” at the south Corona location on Facebook and post a message or photo of breakfast support will receive a coupon for a free breakfast burrito valid on their next visit, while supplies last.

The chain will continue to roll out breakfast to another location every two weeks, with all 14 locations expected to be serving breakfast by mid-June. A new location under construction in Riverside will serve breakfast when it opens this summer.

We’re also getting into the celebration. Thanks to the generous folks at Miguel’s Jr., we’ve got five $10 gift cards and five coupons for free breakfast burritos at the south Corona location to give away.

All you need to do to enter is simply leave a comment below. Good luck!

Here are the rules:

  • One comment per person.
  • Your email address or social media account (linked to your Disqus profile) will only be used to contact you in the event you win.
  • Employees of MediaNews Group/Digital First Media and its affiliates, along with members of the employees’ immediate families are ineligible to win. Sorry, Mom.
  • The contest ends at 5 p.m. PST Monday, February 1, 2016.
  • Ten (10) winners will be chosen at random via random.org after the close of the contest. Five (5) winners will receive a coupon for a free breakfast burrito from the south Corona Miguel’s Jr. location. Five (5) winners will receive a $10 Miguel’s Jr. gift card.
  • Winners agree to have their name mentioned in the Dine 909 blog and/or newspaper column.

Update: Everybody wins!

Since there were only nine entries, everyone who entered has won a prize!

Based on our random.org draw, here’s how the prizes will be divided:

  • $10 gift card: Rebecca Childers, Teresa Reyes, ReadorDie, Raylene Sausedo and Shawna Hemstreet.
  • Breakfast burrito: Kendra Farmer, Shayla Nash Simien, Sheri Sevilla and Jessica Chavoya.

And just because I don’t want to have another drawing just to give away that last breakfast burrito, I’m also giving the first-picked entry — Rebecca Childers — that other breakfast burrito coupon. Enjoy!

Check your inbox for an email asking for your address to send your prize to.

Thanks for playing!

Seven food trucks lined up for lunch in downtown San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursdays January 2016Today (January 21) is the third Thursday of January, which means that food trucks will again be converging for lunch in downtown San Bernardino.

The trucks will be parked between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets.

Scheduled trucks this month include: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Bakerytruck, Cousins Maine Lobster, Jojo’s Grill-A-Dog, Piaggio on Wheels, Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em BBQ and The Waffle-Oh! Truck.

Attendees who take the sbX to the event will receive a $5 voucher for the trucks.

For updates, “Like” the event on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

The Rookery celebrating third anniversary today

Rookery Third AnniversaryPomona’s The Rookery Alehouse and Grill is celebrating its third anniversary from 11 a.m. to midnight today (January 15).

The pub will be tapping several special brews for the event, including two collaborations with local breweries.

The eatery combined with Pomona’s Sanctum Brewing Co. on Unicobra Fire Cannon and with Riverside’s Polymath Brewing Co. on Saisons of the Stone Age.

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Taste of the Inland Empire happens tonight in Claremont

The Upland Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of the Inland Empire will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight (January 15) at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 555 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont.

In addition to an array of food and drink, the event will feature a Monte Carlo night and an auction.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by calling the chamber at 909-204-4465. Tickets might also still be available online by clicking here.

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Redlands businesses raising funds for terror victims today

Bonded and StrongAbout 40 Redlands businesses — including eateries and breweries — will be hosting a “Bonded & Strong” fundraiser today (December 19) for victims of the December 2 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Parliament Chocolate and à la minute are leading the charge (along with International Day Spa) by donating 100% of sales — and in the case of à la minute, at its three locations in Redlands, Claremont and Orange — to the cause.

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