Redlands Long John Silver’s about to set sail

Long John Silver's RedlandsRedlands Long John Silver’s fans…you better get your share of chicken planks and hushpuppies now.

That’s because the longtime Redlands location at 1325 Industrial Park Ave. is set to close before the end of the month.

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Dunkin’ Donuts planned for Rialto

As I was glancing through the latest Rialto city administrator update (you can read it yourself here), something caught my attention.

A new shopping center, anchored by “Smart and Final Express” (likely a Smart & Final — Extra!) and a Dollar Tree, is also scheduled to have a “Hawaiian Ono” (Ono Hawaiian BBQ, perhaps?) and a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts!

That would bring the total number of Inland Empire locations to four.

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Mountain Grove Yogurtland celebrating grand opening Saturday

Yogurtland Mountain Grove grand openingThe newest Redlands Yogurtland — located in the Mountain Grove shopping center at 27511 San Bernardino Ave., Suite 120 — will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday (April 2).

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., with the following highlights:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
  • Free frozen yogurt and toppings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Balloon artist from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • A $5 unlimited cup of yogurt from 3 to 11 p.m.
  • DJ with music and giveaways from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Drawing for prizes including a TV, two Kindle Fires and Yogurtland gift cards at 9 p.m.

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Mardi Gras dinner tonight to support the San Bernardino United Relief Fund

San Bernardino UnitedThe Lutheran Church of Our Savior in San Bernardino is hosting a Mardi Gras-themed dinner tonight (February 6) in support of the United Way’s San Bernardino United Relief Fund.

The full amount of the $25 dinner will go to the fund.

On the menu is gumbo, salad, king cake and drinks.

The dinner will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, 5050 N. Sierra Way.

For updates, visit the church’s Facebook page.

Seven food trucks lined up for lunch in downtown San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursdays January 2016Today (January 21) is the third Thursday of January, which means that food trucks will again be converging for lunch in downtown San Bernardino.

The trucks will be parked between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets.

Scheduled trucks this month include: Baby’s Badass Burgers, Bakerytruck, Cousins Maine Lobster, Jojo’s Grill-A-Dog, Piaggio on Wheels, Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em BBQ and The Waffle-Oh! Truck.

Attendees who take the sbX to the event will receive a $5 voucher for the trucks.

For updates, “Like” the event on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

San Bernardino International Tamale Festival moved from Perris Hill Park

San Bernardino International Tamale FestivalTalk about your last-minute drama.

The permit for inaugural San Bernardino International Tamale Festival, set for this weekend (January 9 and 10) at Perris Hill Park, was revoked by the city late yesterday (January 7) due to an expected 40% chance of rain at around 9 p.m. Saturday night.

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Redlands businesses raising funds for terror victims today

Bonded and StrongAbout 40 Redlands businesses — including eateries and breweries — will be hosting a “Bonded & Strong” fundraiser today (December 19) for victims of the December 2 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

Parliament Chocolate and à la minute are leading the charge (along with International Day Spa) by donating 100% of sales — and in the case of à la minute, at its three locations in Redlands, Claremont and Orange — to the cause.

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Redlands MOD Pizza celebrates grand opening Tuesday with fundraiser

Redlands MOD Pizza grand openingWell, that didn’t take long.

MOD Pizza is opening its first Inland Empire pizzeria in the new Mountain Grove shopping center in Redlands, just a few weeks after the center’s first eatery — The Habit Burger Grill — opened.

The pizzeria is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow (December 8).

The first 52 customers in line when the restaurant opens at 11 a.m. will receive a free pizza or salad.

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