U of R’s Rah Rah Redlands to feature food trucks today

As in past years, food trucks will be part of the celebration that is Rah Rah Redlands.

The University of Redlands’ celebration of its first home football game is set for 3 to 7 p.m. today (September 20), with the game set to begin at 7 p.m.

Food trucks will serve beginning at 4 p.m.

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El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant to remain in Rialto location

It’s been a roller coaster month for the owners of Rialto’s El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant.

The restaurant closed late last month when the restaurant’s owners were unable to come to a new lease agreement with the property owners. It appeared that the Morden family would be vacating the spot in Rialto where they’ve operated their restaurant for 25 years and transferring their business to their Redlands location, El Kiosco Express.

The good news is they were finally able to come to an agreement with the property owners and have signed a new three-year lease for the Rialto location.

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Redlands Pieology’s three-day pizza giveaway begins Sunday

Pieology RedlandsJust as it did with its Rancho Cucamonga pizzeria, Pieology is gearing up for three days of pizza giveaways as a kind of a stress test as a preamble to its Redlands store opening.

On Sunday (July 13), giveaway times are brief and limited to the pizzeria’s “menued” pizzas from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 8:15 p.m.

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Art walk and crab boil in downtown Redlands today

Redlands’ Downtown Art Walk and Crab Boil — or as we prefer to call it, the Downtown Crab Boil and Art Walk — will take place from noon to 6 p.m. today (June 15).

For $15, participants can get crab and crawfish dishes prepared by Ryan Berk of à la Minute and Parliament Chocolate and the Jonathon Wiener from Lounge 22.

Beer (from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and Ritual Brewing Co.) and wine (from State Street Winery) will be available for an extra $5.

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Last day for Farm Artisan Foods

Tacked on as a postscript to a story regarding a Redlands restaurant swap (Papaya Bay moving into the old Mikan/Wild Rocket space, Pieology moving into Papaya Bay’s old location), we learned that Roberto Argentina announced Tuesday via Facebook that today (May 31) would be the last day of business for Farm Artisan Foods.

Good luck getting a reservation.

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Redlands Optimist Car Show and Chili Cook-Off is Saturday

Optimist Chili Cook-Off 2014Head to Redlands’ Sylvan Park for the 23rd annual Optimist Car Show and Chili Cook-Off, or as we like to call it, the Optimist Chili Cook-Off and Car Show.

Admission is just $3, and free for kids 12 and younger.

You’ll find Ritual Brewing Co. in the beer garden.

If you go, be sure to look for education reporter Beau Yarbrough, who will be competing in the chili cook-off.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Optimists’ philanthropic ventures. Click here for more information.

#RedBalloonsForRyan fundraiser tonight at Redlands Market Night

RedBalloonsForRyanOur friends from [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes are doing their part for South Pasadena couple Jacqui and Dan Saldana, whose son Ryan was struck and killed by a pickup Friday night in Rancho Cucamonga.

At tonight’s (May 8) Redlands Market Night, the bakery will be selling special red balloon cookies for $3.50 and giving 100% of the proceeds to to the family.

[desi]gn’s booth will be at Eighth and State streets. Market Night runs from 6 to 8 p.m

Click here for more information.

Last day to register for Redlands Conservancy’s Chew and View

What do you get when you combine two of ABC’s most-beloved daytime talk shows? Chew and View!

Oh, wait…this has nothing to do with those.

This Chew and View is an event set for this Saturday (February 22), organized by the Redlands Conservancy and the Inland Empire Biking Alliance to highlight both the city’s “Emerald Necklace” and food from local orchards, gardens and farms, prepared by area restaurants and chefs.

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