Reservations now being taken for Yucaipa vineyard dinner

Ever wanted to have an exclusive wine dinner in a vineyard?

Did you think you’d have to travel to Paso Robles or Napa Valley for the privilege?

Guess again.

Reservations are available now for a “Dinner in the Vineyard,” hosted by the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance.

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Yucaipa Pizza Chalet is on the move

Yucaipa’s Pizza Chalet is on the move!

Its lease was not renewed at its longtime location at 34579 Yucaipa Blvd., so the owners moved the pizzeria about a block down the street to 34299 Yucaipa Blvd., in the former Community Bank building.

The new location was scheduled to open last week, but the opening was pushed back due to problems with the gas meter installation.

For updates, check the restaurant’s Facebook page.

Update: The restaurant is open at its new location and is hiring! Click here for details.

Award-winning pizza on menu for next Let’s Dine Out Show Grub Club event

Spots are filling up for the next Let’s Dine Out Show Grub Club event, set for Sunday, March 9.

The event will take place beginning at 5 p.m. at A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza in Yucaipa.

If you haven’t made it out to the pizzeria for some award-winning pizza, this would be a good chance to do so.

Plus you’ll get to hang out with Allan Borgen, Jeff Williams and the rest of the gang from the Let’s Dine Out Show.

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Tip-A-Cop tonight in Yucaipa

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.

A.J. Barile’s hosting fundraiser for Deputy Alex Collins

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.

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Another big win for A.J. Barile’s teenage pizza maker

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.

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A.J. Barile’s hosting fundraisers for Jeremiah MacKay’s family

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.

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Yucaipa’s Brew Rebellion takes another step

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.

For updates on Brew Rebellion’s progress, “Like” ’em on Facebook.

Matano’s Little Italy closing for summer break

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.