Lupe’s, Aldo’s shuttered

Lupe's AztecaAnother 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.

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Rialto’s National Night Out event to feature food trucks

RialtoNationalNightOutTuesday night (August 6) is National Night Out.

In Rialto, food trucks will be part of the festivities at the city’s Civic Center, along Willow and Palm avenues, between First Street and Rialto Avenue.

Seven trucks are scheduled:

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Taste of Rialto is Thursday night

Taste of RialtoTrying to get information about “Taste of” events is typically like trying to find a needle in a haystack and the Taste of Rialto is no exception, but at least we know the time, date and place.

The ninth annual event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (June 6) in the downtown park at the northeast corner of Riverside and Rialto avenues.

Tickets for the Hawaiian-themed event are $25 and are available at the Rialto Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Riverside Ave., or at the door.

For more information, well, you might try calling the chamber at 909-875-5364.

Food trucks coming to Rialto High School Saturday

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Our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks are hosting another local event Saturday (September 22), this time at Rialto High School, 595 S. Eucalyptus Ave.

The festival, a fundraiser for the school’s Musical Theatre Program, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the entrance to the school’s stadium.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for kids under five.

In addition to the trucks, there will be music and games to keep you entertained.

For more information, click here.

Head over the jump to see the list of scheduled trucks.
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The fire station is gone…bring on the In-N-Out!

I drove by the site of the proposed In-N-Out Burger location in Rialto (Riverside Avenue, just south of the 210) on my way back from the dentist this morning, and the former fire station that was on the property was gone!

A friend of mine who works nearby said that the station was torn down about a week and a half ago.

In addition to the proposed In-N-Out, the parcel is slated to be home to two other restaurants one a fast-food outlet and one a sit-down establishment.

Corona-based Miguel’s Jr. has signed a “letter of interest” to take the other fast-food spot.

Several restaurants have expressed interest in the third, sit-down, spot, but no names have been publicly mentioned.

More details in this story from Jim Steinberg.

Update on proposed Rialto In-N-Out Burger

Courtesy of Michael J. Sorba, we’ve got an update on the negotiations to bring In-N-Out Burger to Rialto.

The city is interested in bringing the classic Southern California fast-food restaurant to the site of a former fire station on the east side of Riverside Avenue, just south of the 210 Freeway.

New information from the update? They’re looking to bring Corona-based Miguels Jr. to fill one of the other spots at that location. A third, sit-down restaurant has not been named.

Click here to read Michael’s story, and head to the comments below to put in your guesses as to that third, unnamed sit-down restaurant.

Loaf Love tour comes to the Inland Empire

The Tillamook Loaf Love tour rolled into town Friday, bringing cheesy goodness to the Inland Empire.

One of three simultaneous I.E. stops for the tour took place at the Fiesta Food Warehouse in Fontana. Other stops Friday were at Stater Bros. markets in Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario.

Today (March 20), the tour is scheduled to hit the following locations from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Chino: Stater Bros., 4721 Riverside Drive
  • Claremont: Sprouts, 835 W. Foothill Blvd.
  • Ontario: Stater Bros., 1105 W. Philadelphia St.

If you’re running in the L.A. Marathon on Sunday, you might see them there!

A third wave will hit Monday from noon to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Rialto: Stater Bros., 571 E. Foothill Blvd. and 168 E. Baseline.
  • San Bernardino: Fiesta Food Warehouse, 1578 W. Baseline.

A relatively small affair, the crew made up for it in enthusiasm.

Along with samples of the medium and sharp Cheddar Baby Loaf cheeses, they handed out recipes and $1 off coupons for Tillamook cheese. Yum!

They also showed off their modified VW Microbus, Yum 2.

Oh…and they graciously posed for pictures. See them after the jump!
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