Earlier this year, we had a blast checking out a trio of food trucks (Calbi, Crepes Bonaparte and Brats Berlin) which were visitors to the Cal State University San Bernardino campus.
I was wondering if the trucks would be returning in the fall, and it turns out that two of the three are!
The schedule is pretty simple: Crepes Bonaparte will be serving on Tuesdays Thursdays and Calbi will be serving on Thursdays Tuesdays.
Here’s the exact dates:
- Crepes Bonaparte Calbi: September 25, October 9, 16, 23 and 30, and November 6, 13, 20, 27.
- Calbi Crepes Bonaparte: September 27, October 4, 11, 18 and 25, and November 8, 15 and 29.
The trucks will park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the Coyote Bookstore, which is just to the left of the main University Parkway entrance.
If you want to print out a schedule to hang on the fridge, you can find one here.
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Update: It appears that, despite what the schedule says, according to the trucks’ schedules, it’s Calbi on Tuesdays and Crepes Bonaparte on Thursdays. Of course, that’s subject to change.
The Art Institutes’ food truck is doing battle with some of the Southland’s best food trucks, and one of the events is taking place right here in the Inland Empire.
Students from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire are going head-to-head against the Hawaiian Filipino cuisine of Truck Norris.
The showdown takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (September 5) at the Art Institute of California campus, 674 East Brier Drive.
Judging the competition will be chefs and James Beard Award-nominees Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, who you might recognize from the Food Network show, “2 Dudes Catering.”
The public is invited to the free event, which will also include other food trucks from which you can purchase tasting-size portions.
Similar events will take place at Art Institutes’ campuses in Santa Monica, Santa Ana and San Diego.
At the later stops, students will be competing against God Save The Cuisine, India Jones Chow Truck and Piaggio Gourmet on Wheels.
For more information, click here.
Following three days of charity previews, the Regal Cinemas San Bernardino Stadium 14 and RPX opens today (June 29) in downtown San Bernardino.
There’s lots of giveaways to be had (including one free popcorn and soda through Sunday to all moviegoers), but most important to us, a trio of food trucks from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow (June 30) night.
Tonight’s trucks are:
Tomorrow night’s trucks are:
The theater is at 450 N. E Street in San Bernardino.
In 1937, FDR was still in office. Amelia Earhart disappeared. The Golden Gate Bridge opened. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell was born. The first cartoon featuring Daffy Duck debuted. World War II was still a few years away.
San Bernardino’s Mitla Cafe opened.
After 75 years in business, Mitla Cafe is definitely a restaurant survivor.
The restaurant, recently the location of an New York Times interview, is celebrating that milestone, beginning with a concert.
Performing June 30 at the restaurant will be Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte.
Opening for Conte will be Jazz Junkies.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Tickets, $30, include dinner and are available only at the restaurant, 602 N. Mount Vernon Ave.
Another anniversary event is planned for September.
You know we’re happy about this: Cal State University San Bernardino has begun hosting food trucks.
This week, the university has hosted two trucks: Crepes Bonaparte and Calbi BBQ.
A third truck will enter the mix next week: Brats Berlin.
The trucks will park at lunchtime Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 7 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.
Hop over the jump to see the schedule.
Thanks to a co-worker for alerting me the fact that the International Chili Society’s 39th annual California State Chili Championship and the 9th annual Inland Empire Menudo Championship are happening from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow (May 5) at Perris Hill Park, 1001 E. Highland Ave., in San Bernardino.
A menudo championship on Cinco de Mayo? How convenient!
This marks the return of the cook-offs to the park, after being held at the National Orange Show Events Center the last two years.
Admission is free.
Cooking contests include chili, chili verde, salsa, menudo, People’s Choice chili, best restaurant chili and open salsa. Other food-related contests include a chili eating contest, showmanship and best booth.
The event will also feature entertainment, including an all-age karaoke contest, Ms. Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Sauce contests, the “World Famous” Shoot and Holler, live music by the Good Times Band and western stuntman shows by the Santa Fe Drifters.
Proceeds from the event go the Friends of San Bernardino Parks Inc.
For more information, click here or here.
A warning: If you are planning to attend this event and are coming from parts south, be aware that the northbound 215 Freeway will basically be closed all weekend. Your best bet is to go exit Waterman Avenue from the 10 Freeway, head north to Highland Avenue, and turn right. For more info, click here.
This weekend is a big one for food truck fans!
Redlands’ first food truck festival is Saturday (April 21) and Sunday (April 22) is San Bernardino’s.
The Route 66 Food Truck Festival, the latest event curated by KVCR-TV’s Out to Eat host Cliff Young, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at San Manuel Stadium, 280 S. E St.
Cliff has 24 trucks lined up for the event, including the I.E.’s own Where’s the Fire? Gourmet Pizza and Suite 106 Cupcakery.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Symphonie Jeunesse.
General admission tickets (11 a.m. entrance) will be $15 at the door.
V.I.P. admission tickets (10 a.m. entry instead of 11 a.m., plus seating in the V.I.P. area with free water and soda) are available now for only $20 (plus $1.49 service fee) by clicking here. Parking is $5.
Cliff is offering a discount for Dine 909 readers. You can purchase general admission tickets for only $5 (plus a $1.12 service fee) by clicking here, clicking the “Enter promotional code” link and entering “SUN”.
Now that’s a deal!
Click over the jump to see the lineup of scheduled trucks.
We’re getting word that George’s Burgers has opened up another location in San Bernardino.
The new location has taken over the former KFC at 256 E. 40th Street.
I happened to check the Twitter feed on a Sunday and spotted this:
I know lots of folks who have been waiting patiently for this to open, and now it’s here.
A plus: They’ve got a Coca-Cola Freestyle soda fountain!
In addition to San Bernardino, Five Guys has locations in Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Norco, Corona, Temecula and La Quinta and has plans for locations in Riverside and Rancho Mirage.
Planned locations in Victorville and Hesperia appear to have vanished from the chain’s locator map.
The San Bernardino Five Guys is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
This has not been a good time to be a Denny’s in San Bernardino.
As foretold to me by a Dine 909er (thanks, Sue!), the south San Bernardino Denny’s at 1185 Rosewood Drive has gone the way of its old school brethren on Orange Show Road.
The location closed February 12.
That marks the second San Bernardino Denny’s to close in just a few short months.
This location, however, closed to make room for progress. In this case, a Caltrans project.
A new on-ramp will cut right through Denny’s old parking lot.
Now “only” two San Bernardino Denny’s remain: Highland Avenue (at Valencia Avenue) and Palm Avenue (at I-215).