Talk about kicking a city when it’s down.
This week, the Movoto real estate site posted on its blog “America’s Worst Cities for Food Lovers,” and guess what?
San Bernardino, which filed for bankruptcy over a year ago, landed at the top of the list.
The Movoto blog, billed as “the lighter side of real estate,” also includes such recent posts as “The 50 Most Steampunk Cities in America” and “SpongeBob SquarePants: How Much Does a Pineapple Under the Sea Cost?”
Apparently, they’re used to poking a little fun.
Auntie 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.
It’s been around for about a half a century and had about half a dozen names, but the current proprietors will be celebrating seven years of owning San Bernardino’s Ye Olde Lamplighter this Sunday (August 18).
Old friends and new can bring a pot luck item and enjoy drink specials and, of course, karaoke!
Remember when we told you about Red Buffalo, which moved into the spot that for a long time was Fosdick’s on Del Rosa Avenue in San Bernardino?
And remember when we told you that they had closed?
Well, there’s a new tenant for 2525 N. Del Rosa Ave.
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.