Yucaipa Chamber to hold burger contest on June 22


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.

First bites: Matano’s Little Italy

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.
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When it rains, etc.

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!

Coincidence? Perhaps.

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!
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