Auntie Anne’s helping raise funds to fight childhood cancer

AuntieAnnesALSFAuntie Anne’s is hoping to raise half a million dollars to help fight childhood cancer, and they need your help to do it.

Through October 15, the pretzel purveyor is selling lemon icons for $1, each of which contains a kid-friendly lemon joke and $1 off the purchaser’s next pretzel and drink.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, an organization which raises funds to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

But the fun doesn’t end there.

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Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday…hello Shiki Sushi!

Shiki SushiThe former Ruby Tuesday location on San Bernardino’s Hospitality Lane has been vacant for about three and a half years.

That’s finally changing as construction is actively going on in the building at 996 E. Hospitality Lane.

Shiki Sushi, currently at the end of a strip mall (1760 S. Tippecanoe Ave.) just east of the old Ruby Tuesday’s, will be moving to the larger, standalone location.

No time frame is given for the move.

New Asian dining choice in San Bernardino

Chow Phở has opened recently in the space previously occupied by El Gran Burrito and Amapola Rico Taco at 1060 Harriman Place.

According to Yelp reviews, the restaurant features a variety of Asian dishes, starting with Vietnamese (obviously) and including Thai and Chinese cuisines.

You can check out the disparate reviews (one five-star, one one-star) here.

SBPD K-9 fundraiser is today at Mexico Cafe

Today is the ninth annual Dollars for Dogs fundraising event at San Bernardino’s Mexico Cafe.

Money raised during the event will benefit the San Bernardino Police Department’s K-9 Unit.

SBPD officers will be serving customers and K-9 dogs will make an appearance at the restaurant.

Click here to read Michel Nolan’s article on the event from the San Bernardino Sun.

The Mexico Cafe, 892 E. Highland Ave., is open until 10 p.m.

Mongolian Bar-B-Q in San Bernardino closed due to health violations

Update: The restaurant is back open already!

This is not an April Fool’s joke.

San Bernardino’s Mongolian Bar-B-Q, 1488 E. Highland Ave., has been shut down by the county health department due to a rodent infestation, according to a health department official.

During the restaurant’s recent inspection on February 19, the inspector noted:

“Observed mice droppings on top of canned foods. Ensure to continue the use of pest control. Ensure to seal holes in walls behind ice machine.”

The inspector also noted that the restaurant complied on the same day.
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Tequila-pairing dinner tomorrow at the Pines Steakhouse at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino

San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino’s Pines Steakhouse is hosting a three-course Herreradura tequila-pairing dinner tomorrow night (March 7).

First course, paired with Herradura Silver, consists of a strawberry and queso fresco salad with a mint lime vinaigrette and tortilla soup.

The entrée is a petite filet mignon with grilled Mexican white shrimp, served with garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. It’s paired with Herradura Reposado.

Dessert is Mexican chocolate molten cake, served with vanilla ice cream, and paired with Herradura Anejo.

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Cal State San Bernardino expands food truck offerings

Cal State University San Bernardino has been hosting food trucks for a while now, and they must be popular, because the school is expanding the number of days the trucks will be on campus from two to four days a week.

The school is also adding an Inland Empire-based truck, Pearson’s Louisiana Cajun, to the mix.

Returning are Calbi BBQ and Crepes Bonaparte.

The trucks park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Coyote Bookstore (just to the left of the main University Parkway entrance).

The trucks are open to all, but you’ll need a parking permit to visit them, or risk getting ticketed. A one-hour pass can be had for $2.

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Head over the jump for the new schedule.

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile coming to Highland Walmart this weekend

Perhaps you missed your opportunity to “ketchup” with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile to get a wiener whistle when it was in San Bernardino for the Route 66 Rendezvous last year.

You’ve got another chance this weekend as the Wienermobile will be making an appearance at the Highland Walmart (which technically is in San Bernardino).

You’ll be able to “meat” hotdoggers Jess Grillin’ and Tailgating Theresa, who will bring the iconic vehicle (which is one of six traveling the U.S.) to newly remodeled store, 4210 E. Highland Ave.

The pair will be handing out coupons for $1 off Oscar Mayer Select meats and, of course, the whistles, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (February 9) and Sunday (February 10).