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.

Carolyn’s Cafe hosting another BBQ night Saturday

Carolyn's BBQ NightFans know Carolyn’s Cafe in Redlands is a great spot for breakfast or lunch.

However, man (and woman) does not live on breakfast and lunch alone. So, Carolyn’s Cafe is hosting another of its rare BBQ Nights this Saturday (February 21).

The restaurant will be serving pulled pork and brisket plates and sandwiches and a Southwest bacon avocado burger, along with side dishes and desserts — including Carolyn’s deliciously decadent coffee cake.

The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., but you probably want to get there early to avoid any sell-outs.

Carolyn’s Cafe is at 1711 W. Lugonia Ave., Suite 101.

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Golden Corral coming to San Bernardino

Circus Vargas and the giant pumpkin patch/Christmas tree lot are going to have to find a new home.

That’s because a Golden Corral is planned for the southeast corner of Waterman Avenue and Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino — right where those temporary businesses are usually located.

It’ll be the fifth Southern California location for the buffet chain, following Hesperia, Industry, El Centro and a planned Bellflower restaurant.

No opening date has been set.

Brätworks celebrating grand opening tomorrow with buy-one-get-one-free deal

Bratworks Grand OpeningAlthough San Bernardino’s Brätworks has been open several months now, the gourmet hot dog shop is celebrating (or is that cele-brät-ing?) its grand opening tomorrow (February 7).

From 10 a.m.-midnight, guests will be able to take advantage of a buy one, get one free deal on all the restaurant’s “classic works” hot dogs.

In addition, there will be prizes and giveaways from 10 a.m.-noon, a DJ and face painting from noon-4 p.m., free grilled cheese for kids from 4-7 p.m. and half-price beer from 7 p.m.-midnight.

Brätworks is at 4235 N. University Parkway, Suite 102.

San Bernardino’s Third Thursdays Food Fest returns tomorrow

Downtown San Bernardino’s Third Thursdays Food Fest returns tomorrow (January 15).

At least five Eight food trucks are scheduled for the popular monthly event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on Court Street between D and E streets.

Among the returning trucks are: Bacon MANia, Piaggio on Wheels, the Greasy Wiener and the Mocha-Lotive Express. Joining them for the first time is Crepes Bonaparte.

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

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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