Forty-five years ago this Friday (January 10), the first Old Spaghetti Factory opened in Portland.
The restaurant chain is celebrating that anniversary with a contest and special prices.
On Monday and Tuesday (January 13 and 14), as well as January 20 and 21, complete meals will be available for just $4 and $5.
A while back, it was The Stockhouse, then earlier this year it turned into Gul’s Fusion Restaurant.
This fall, it became the Taco Shack.
Another longtime restaurant has closed.
Lupe’s Azteca Mexican Food in Redlands/Loma Linda has shut down.
The restaurant had been in operation since 1952.
A recent visit found a giant notice posted on the front door indicating that the restaurant was permanently closed.
Pappasito’s Mexican Grill & Seafood has opened in a former Burger King in north San Bernardino.
The restaurant serves up a variety of tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tortas, soups, seafood and combination plates.
We appreciate that breakfast is served all day.
Parliament Chocolate, the latest from the mastermind behind à la minute, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend (December 14 and 15).
Just as with à la minute, the focus is on simple quality. Parliament raises the bar by using only two ingredients in its chocolate: High quality cacao and organic cane sugar.
The shop opened December 1 and has been open Saturdays and Sundays since then.
OK, so this is the first time we’ve heard of a doughnut exchange happening here in the Inland Empire, or anywhere else, for that matter.
But that’s what’s scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (December 8) at the Wigmam Motel, 2728 W. Foothill Blvd., San Bernardino.
Such an event could only be the product of the fertile mind of our pal, Ontario native Charles Phoenix, who is hosting the event.
Tomorrow (December 4) and Thursday (December 5), the Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” show will be remodeling and filming at Redlands’ Mill Creek Cattle Co.
The producers are looking for volunteers (including contractors and skilled electricians and painters) to help with painting, crafting, cleaning and decorating both days.
Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will celebrate its barrel-aged brews during its second annual Pugachev’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on Saturday (December 7).
You can call it the Pugafest for short.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the brewery. However, those who have achieved bronze level or higher in the brewery’s Frequent Flyer loyalty program can begin sampling at 10 a.m.
Cost is $25 for eight samples. Beer lovers will have 24 different barrel-aged beers from which to choose.
There are buy one, get one free deals and then there are buy one, get one free deals.
This is one of the biggies.
We’re not talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee or tea. Oh, no. We’re talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee and tea machine.
If you’ve been in the market for a single-serve coffee maker, this weekend will be your chance to purchase a CBTL Kaldi, Americano or Briosa machine for yourself, and get one to give away.
San Bernardino has a new conveyor-belt style sushi restaurant.
Sushi Train has rolled into the Target shopping center at Highland and Sterling avenues.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Sushi Train is at 2344 Sterling Ave.