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inaugural San Bernardino International Tamale Festival, set for this weekend (January 9 and 10) at Perris Hill Park, was revoked by the city late yesterday (January 7) due to an expected 40% chance of rain at around 9 p.m. Saturday night.

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Sundowners anniversary special: Top sirloin steak dinner for one cent

Sundowner anniversaryIt’s Sundowners Family Restaurants’ 34th anniversary today (November 28), and the small, local chain is celebrating by offering a top sirloin steak dinner for just 1¢ — with the purchase of a top sirloin steak dinner for $7.99.

The dinners include Sundowner toast and a choice of baked potato, fried rice, French fries or mashed potatoes and gravy.

Where else but Sundowners can you get two steak dinners at the insanely cheap price at $8?

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Nine food trucks serving in downtown San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursday November 2015It’s the third Thursday of the month, which means food trucks will be serving in downtown San Bernardino today (November 19).

As usual, the trucks will park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the city hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets.

Nine food trucks are scheduled to serve this month, including Baby’s Badass Burgers, Cousins Maine Lobster, Crepes Bonaparte, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Jojo’s Grill-A-Dog, Me So Hungry, My Delight Cupcakery, Piaggio on Wheels and Smoke’em If You Got’em BBQ.

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Nine food trucks scheduled for lunch today in downtown San Bernardino

SB Third Thursdays September 2015Today (September 17) is the third Thursday of the month, and that means that food trucks will be converging on San Bernardino’s City Hall.

The trucks will park in the parking lot on the south side of Court Street between D and E streets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Scheduled trucks include the Bakery Truck, Belly Bombz, Big Wave Grill, Crepes Bonaparte, Greenz on Wheelz, the Grilled Cheese Truck, Jojo’s Grill-A-Dog, the Lobos Truck and Piaggio on Wheels.

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Food trucks return to San Bernardino tomorrow

Tomorrow (August 20) is the third Thursday of the month, and you know what that means…food truck lunch in downtown San Bernardino!

As usual, the trucks will serve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street between D and E streets.

sbX riders who exit at the Civic Center stop will receive a $5 food voucher.

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Food trucks returning to downtown San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursdays June 2015Today (June 18) is the third Thursday of the month, and that means food trucks will be returning to downtown San Bernardino! The trucks will again be parked from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street between D and E streets.

Returning are:

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Food trucks returning to San Bernardino today

SB Third Thursdays 5-21Today (May 21) is the third Thursday of the month, and you know what that means…time for the San Bernardino Third Thursdays Food Fest!

The trucks are scheduled to serve from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. in the City Call parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets.

Attendees can receive a free sbX ride ticket with the purchase of a meal from participating food vendors, plus, bring your business card to drop off at the SB Third Thursdays booth for a chance to win free lunch at next month’s event.

This month, nine trucks are scheduled. Head over the jump for the full list.

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San Bernardino’s Third Thursdays Food Fest returns today

SB Third ThursdaysFood trucks are once again rolling in to downtown San Bernardino today (April 16) for the city’s Third Thursdays Food Fest.

As usual, the trucks will be parked in the City Hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street, between D and E streets between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Scheduled to serve:

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San Bernardino food truck lineup features new names

Third Thursday Food Fest March 2015Tomorrow (March 19) is the return of the popular downtown San Bernardino Third Thursdays Food Fest, and this month’s lineup features some new trucks.

Joining for the first time are the Lobos Truck, Belly BombZ and San Bernardino-based Brätworks.

Returning are Crepes Bonaparte, the Grilled Cheese Truck, My Delight Cupcakery, Piaggio on Wheels, and Street Foods Co.

Attendees will receive a free sbX ride voucher with a meal purchase from any of the trucks.

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San Bernardino Elephant Bar to be reborn as Jiro’s Japanese Restaurant

Jiro's Japanese RestaurantWe’ve been watching construction going on at the former Elephant Bar at 1050 E. Harriman Place in San Bernardino and had figured out it was going to be Jiro’s Japanese Restaurant, but then San Bernardino Sun reporter Ryan Hagen came along and filled in the blanks for us.

The new restaurant is expected to open in May.

We’re thinking it should do well, since there hasn’t been a Japanese restaurant in the Hospitality Lane area since Yamazato of Japan closed in December 2008.

And, no, we’re not counting Seattle’s Best Teriyaki.

Read Ryan’s article here.