Congratulations to two restaurant chains that turn 50 this year: Del Taco and Black Angus.
Black Angus has kicked off a yearlong celebration with a classic cocktail menu, featuring timeless libations such as Rob Roy, Old Fashioned, Sidecar, Whiskey Sour and Vodka Gimlet.
In addition, the classic cocktails are available for just $5 with the purchase of any entrée on Tuesdays. The steakhouse also will introduce limited time entrées and seasonal desserts throughout the year.
Del Taco, of course, was born in the Inland Empire, and is intertwined with the histories of Baker’s Drive-Thru, Taco Bell, Taco Tia and Naugles.
Our friend (and Ontario native) Charles Phoenix is returning to the scene of last winter’s doughnut exchange — the iconic Wigwam Motel.
Tomorrow (June 21), he’ll be hosting the Wig Wam Pow Wow, a veritable cornucopia of nostalgic fun, complete with a vintage trailer and classic car show, an old-fashioned weenie roast (featuring Gazzolo’s sausages), a sing-along ’round a bonfire, and of course, one of Charles’ signature retro slide shows.
There are plenty of other surprises in store, including an appearance from the world-famous Bob Baker Marionettes, Ballusionist.com’s Brian Potivn, and the delightful musical stylings of Mr. Tiny and Mary.
We knew that the San Bernardino Elephant Bar, 1050 E. Harriman Place, was closing, and have recently learned that it will close tomorrow (June 11). However, that’s not the end of the story. We’re hearing that at least 15 of the chain’s 44 locations — a little over a third — are closing this week. Continue reading
Remember last fall when the Movoto real estate site ranked San Bernardino as the worst city for food lovers?
The site’s blog has extended an olive branch of sorts, with a new post highlighting 15 San Bernardino restaurants that will “blow the taste buds out of your mouth.”
That’s a good thing…we think.
The whole family can satisfy their sweet tooth at Saturday’s Take the Cake Bake Off Saturday (March 15) at San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. E St., in San Bernardino.
Sixty bakers are expected to bake cupcakes, cookies and cake pops for the event, which is being produced by Redlands’ Cakewalk Cake & Candy Supplies.
It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You probably read about the San Bernardino Domino’s Pizza worker who was shot and killed last week.
The location where she worked — 1644 E. Highland Ave., #101 — is hosting a fundraiser today (February 19).
The franchise owner will donate 100% of sales to the Nelly Kantun Memorial Fund, and her co-workers are donating their time to make the fundraiser a reality.
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.
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 Wigwam 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.
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.
Reservations are now being taken for a special five-course holiday beer-pairing dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations throughout the Inland Empire.
The dinners will take place beginning next Monday (November 25).
Price is $30 per person, and obviously, you’ve gotta be 21 or older to participate.