Hang out with Louie-Bloo Raspberry and Strawberry Short Kook Saturday in Grand Terrace

If the names Sir Isaac Lime, Little Orphan Orange and Alexander the Grape mean anything to you, then you need to head to Grand Terrace on Saturday (July 29).

That’s because the Otter Pops Vibes Tour will be making its first Inland EmpireĀ stop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Stater Bros. atĀ 22201 Barton Road.

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Newer, greener Stater Bros. opens in Grand Terrace

Folks in Grand Terrace got a grand spankin’ new Stater Bros. this week.

The new market is 72 percent bigger than the ’70s-era one it replaces.

It’s also greener than the old store.

It is one of four Stater Bros. markets to earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill Award for its energy-saving components, including an efficient refrigeration system and skylights.

As part of the grand opening celebration, the company split $7,500 between the Colton High School band, the Sheriff’s Explorers program and a children’s program at the Grand Terrace Branch Library.

For more, click here to read Grand Terrace reporter Ryan Hagen’s story on the new store.

Friday reviews etc.

Another Friday, another pair of reviews of places I’ve yet to visit.

Elaine Lehman made her way out to Grand Terrace to try Bonello’s New York Pizza.

She got more than she bargained for when she ordered the lunch special.

Click here to read it for yourself.

On the dinner side, David Cohen reviews Riverside’s Restaurant Omakase.

He gives it five stars out of five.

Looking at the current menu on their Web site, most of it sounds incredible:

  • bisque of fairytale pumpkin, house cheese, bacon, brioche
  • japanese tai, sashimi style, a pickle of persimmon, apple & hot mint
  • butternut gnocchi, glazed with tart apple, reggiano, balsamico
  • roquefort ‘cheesecake’, preserved quince, pumpkin seed oil
  • apple-yogurt souffle, brown sugar-sea salt anglaise

Then you look at the prices. David opted for a five-course tasting menu, with wine pairings. Each course is $13, with the wine pairings costing another $6.

Let’s do the math…let’s see…carry the 5…that’s a $95 dinner! Wow.

For me, that would be a once-in-a-decade treat.

There is a bright side, however. For us cheapskates, David writes that the restaurant has been offering a special tasting menu on the last Tuesday and Wednesday of the month.

Courses during the special tasting are only $10 and $5 for the wine pairing. For a three-course meal (the minimum), that’s only $45, and down to a paltry $30 if you forgo the wine.

Hmm…that’s within reach. Pity we’ve got to wait nearly a month for the next one!

Click here to read David’s glowing review.