J. Riley Distillery launch party is tonight in Redlands

Redlands-based J. Riley Distillery has released its first batches of whiskey for sale.

The distillery has two varieties — California Clear and 1775 — available for sale now at KB Korner Liquor, 402 E. Redlands Blvd., Redlands, and will soon be available at other retail outlets.

A launch party is slated for 7 to 10 p.m. tonight (July 25) at The District, 19 E. Citrus Ave., Suite 101.

Besides The District, J. Riley whiskey is served at several other downtown restaurants, including Darby’s American Cantina, Rok N Fondue, and The State.

For more information, click here.

San Bernardino Jimmy John’s set to open Tuesday

Jimmy John's San BernardinoWe’ve known about the San Bernardino Jimmy John’s since we spotted it in mid-May, and initially was told it was set to open in the first part of June.

Well, it turns out that timeline was a little optimistic.

The eatery, 1060 Harriman Place, Suite C5, is now set to open on Tuesday (July 21).

The franchise owners have another location in the works.

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Food trucks returning to downtown San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursdays June 2015Today (June 18) is the third Thursday of the month, and that means food trucks will be returning to downtown San Bernardino! The trucks will again be parked 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.

Returning are:

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Dhat Island returns tonight

Dhat Island pop-upThe original plan, after Redlands’ Dhat Island closed in November, the plan was to find a new place and reopen in the spring.

Fans are still waiting.

Tonight, however, fans will be able to enjoy some delicious Caribbean cuisine when the owners have a pop-up at Carolyn’s Cafe, 1711 Lugonia Ave., Suite 101, Redlands.

The event, which follows a similar pop-up two weeks ago, begins at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, click here and check the restaurant’s Facebook page for updates.

Food trucks returning to San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursdays 5-21Today (May 21) is the third Thursday of the month, and you know what that means…time for the San Bernardino Third Thursdays Food Fest!

The trucks are scheduled to serve from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. in the City Call parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets.

Attendees can receive a free sbX ride ticket with the purchase of a meal from participating food vendors, plus, bring your business card to drop off at the SB Third Thursdays booth for a chance to win free lunch at next month’s event.

This month, nine trucks are scheduled. Head over the jump for the full list.

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San Bernardino’s Third Thursdays Food Fest returns today

SB Third ThursdaysFood trucks are once again rolling in to downtown San Bernardino today (April 16) for the city’s Third Thursdays Food Fest.

As usual, the trucks will be parked in the City Hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Scheduled to serve:

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San Bernardino food truck lineup features new names

Third Thursday Food Fest March 2015Tomorrow (March 19) is the return of the popular downtown San Bernardino Third Thursdays Food Fest, and this month’s lineup features some new trucks.

Joining for the first time are the Lobos Truck, Belly BombZ and San Bernardino-based Brätworks.

Returning are Crepes Bonaparte, the Grilled Cheese Truck, My Delight Cupcakery, Piaggio on Wheels, and Street Foods Co.

Attendees will receive a free sbX ride voucher with a meal purchase from any of the trucks.

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San Bernardino Elephant Bar to be reborn as Jiro’s Japanese Restaurant

Jiro's Japanese RestaurantWe’ve been watching construction going on at the former Elephant Bar at 1050 E. Harriman Place in San Bernardino and had figured out it was going to be Jiro’s Japanese Restaurant, but then San Bernardino Sun reporter Ryan Hagen came along and filled in the blanks for us.

The new restaurant is expected to open in May.

We’re thinking it should do well, since there hasn’t been a Japanese restaurant in the Hospitality Lane area since Yamazato of Japan closed in December 2008.

And, no, we’re not counting Seattle’s Best Teriyaki.

Read Ryan’s article here.

San Bernardino Third Thursdays Food Fest returns tomorrow

SB Third ThursdaysIt sure seems like it’s been longer than a month, but downtown San Bernardino’s Third Thursdays Food Fest is tomorrow (February 19).

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on Court Street between D and E streets.

All the usual suspects are scheduled to serve: Bacon MANiaCrepes Bonaparte, the Greasy Wiener, the Grilled Cheese Truck, the Mocha-Lotive Express, My Delight Cupcakery, Piaggio on Wheels, and Street Foods Co.

Ride the sbX to the event and receive a $5 voucher to spend at any of the food trucks.

For updates and more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.