Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Wing Stop and Major Brain Freeze Yogurt coming to north Rialto

Rialto 1There’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.

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Food trucks returning to downtown San Bernardino Thursday

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.

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Fundraiser for SBPD Officer Gabe Garcia at Mexico Cafe today

Gabe Garcia Mexico Cafe FundraiserWhat’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.

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Third Thursdays Food Fest returns to downtown San Bernardino this week

Third ThursdaysFood 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.

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Carolyn’s Cafe hosting first BBQ Night on Saturday

Carolyn's BBQ NightCarolyn’s Cafe in Redlands — usually only open until 2 p.m. — is hosting its first BBQ Night from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (October 18).

Tri-tip and pulled pork sandwiches and plates will be available, plus your choice of ranchero beans, cole slaw or fries for sides.

And it wouldn’t be Carolyn’s without their famous coffee cake — or chocolate chip crumb cake, if you prefer — for dessert.

Carolyn’s is at 1711 W. Lugonia Ave.

Food truck lunch at San Bernardino City Hall tomorrow

Third Thursdays Food FestThe City of San Bernardino is partnering with X103.9, the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, Omnitrans, Chaparral Motors and several others to bring food trucks to City Hall on the third Thursday of the month.

The inaugural event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow (October 16), and the city has picked a great lineup to kick things off.

Scheduled trucks include Bacon MANia, The Greasy Wiener, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Mangia Ristorante on Wheels, My Delight Cupcakery and Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels.

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Native American foods part of Cal State San Bernardino celebration

Along with the traditional dancers, crafts and music at Cal State San Bernardino’s annual Native American Day celebration, there will be traditional native food.

The free, family-friendly event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow night (September 26) at the university’s lower commons, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino.

Free parking is available in lot D.

Click here to read more from the San Bernardino Sun’s Michel Nolan. For more information, click here.

Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen & Bakery hosting cookie fundraiser

Corky'sSeptember is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and Corky’s Homestyle Kitchen and Bakery has cooked up a sweet fundraiser.

Corky’s will donate $1 from each sale of its Gold Cancer Awareness Ribbon cookies this month to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital.

In addition, the restaurant will donate 25¢ from the sales of all other cookies.

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