Jose’s Mexican Food in Yucaipa will be the site of a Tip-A-Cop event from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (October 19).
Yucaipa police/sheriff’s deputies will be serving food, not arrest warrants…well…unless they happen to spot a fugitive.
Proceeds will benefit the Make a Difference Day Committee.
Jose’s Mexican Food is at 33527 Yucaipa Blvd., Suite C7.
The number of Inland Empire breweries continues to grow unabated.
There are several breweries that have recently opened or are opening soon.
Follow the jump to find out where to find them.
Award-winning A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza is showing its generosity yet again.
The pizzeria, which last month held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the family of sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who had recently died in the line of duty, is hosting another spaghetti dinner fundraiser.
This time it’s for sheriff’s Deputy Alex Collins, who was wounded in the same shootout that claimed MacKay’s life.
Congratulations go out to Joleen Piser from A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza for taking home the division prize at the International Pizza Expo the second year in a row.
Joleen took first place in the Southwest U.S. Region, Non-Traditional Division, and also competed in the world finals competition at the expo, held last week in Las Vegas.
This is Joleen’s second year of competition. Last year, in addition to winning the regional division, she came in second in the world finals competition.
Joleen is only 19 years old.
Award-winning pizzeria A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza is hosting several fundraisers for the family of San Bernardino County sheriff’s Detective Jeremiah MacKay, who recently died in the line of duty.
One has already begun. Now through March 31, for every medium and extra large pizza purchased, $2 will be donated to MacKay’s family.
Also, 10 donated cases of MacKay’s favorite beer, Guinness Black Lager, are being sold at $3 per bottle. All sales will go to MacKay’s family.
From 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday (March 2), the restaurant is hosting a spaghetti dinner.
Yucaipa’s Brew Rebellion has taken another step towards opening.
The brewery has filed paperwork with the ABC in Riverside to open at 13444 Cailfornia St., Yucaipa.
The brewery is also planning its second bottle share at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the future brewery. Mark your calendars now.
For more information on the bottle share, click here.
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If you haven’t yet checked out our favorite sandwich shop, Matano’s Little Italy, you better hurry!
The deli is closing July 28 and will reopen more than a month later, on September 4.
Maria and company are taking a well-deserved summer vacation.
However, we will miss her delicious sandwiches, lasagna rolls, tiramisu and other delicacies.
If there was ever a reason to brave the insane Yucaipa Boulevard roundabouts, Matano’s is it.
We (and those who have given Matano’s a five-star rating on Yelp) will have to find somewhere else to lunch during the month of August.
Matano’s Little Italy, 12114 California Blvd., Yucaipa, is normally open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Think your burger is the best?
The Yucaipa Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its first Dad’s Best Backyard BBQ Burger Contest at the Yucaipa farmers market June 22.
The entry fee is $10 and must be submitted by Friday (June 15). Winners will receive the “Golden Tong” Award plus a deluxe BBQ Gift Basket.
Contest forms are available at the chamber office, 35139 Yucaipa Blvd.
Plus, there will be a Classic Car Show in conjunction with the contest. Pre-1980s vehicles are eligible.
There will be also be games plus bounce houses, a face painter and food.
For more information, call 909-790-1841.
Oh, how I hate giving away my secrets.
But some secrets are too good not to share.
Matano’s Little Italy, a tiny Italian deli in old town Yucaipa, is one such secret.
A co-worker had told me about them, and my initial attempt to try Matano’s ended in failure when I got to the shop and saw a note that they were on vacation…for a month.
Undaunted, I returned a few weeks later and am I ever glad I was persistent.
I had the best sandwich I’ve had in a very long time.
So I was watching Cliff Young’s Out to Eat show on KVCR the other day, and one of the segments he had was on The Fat Greek in Yucaipa.
Looked like an interesting place…someplace I’d want to check out the next time I’m in that neck of the woods.
So imagine my surprise when I saw which restaurant Allan Borgen was reviewing in today’s paper.
Yep, The Fat Greek!
But guess who was the first to review it? Neither Cliff nor Allan, but Elaine “Lunch with ‘Lanie” Lehman!
Back in April, Elaine stopped in for lunch at The Fat Greek and wrote a review.
Way to go, Elaine!