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.
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.
Tuesday 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:
It’s been a long time since we’ve tracked the progress of the north Rialto In-N-Out Burger, but it’s finally under construction.
The In-N-Out sits in a lot where a Rialto fire station was before it moved down the street.
Trying 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.
The former Tasty Goody Chinese Fast Food at 601 E. Foothill Blvd., Rialto, which late last year became Ajuberto’s Mexican Food, has changed hands yet again.
It’s been replaced by another Mexican place, Aldo’s Fresh Mexican Food.
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.
Patio West Deli is celebrating its 21st anniversary today (June16)!
Stop by the Rialto mainstay today, order any whole sandwich or grinder and you can add a medium drink for only 21!
You can also have a slice of anniversary cake.
Patio West Deli is at 108 S. Riverside Ave.
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.
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.