Parliament Chocolate to celebrate grand opening this weekend

Parliament Chocolate, the latest from the mastermind behind à la minute, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend (December 14 and 15).

Just as with à la minute, the focus is on simple quality. Parliament raises the bar by using only two ingredients in its chocolate: High quality cacao and organic cane sugar.

The shop opened December 1 and has been open Saturdays and Sundays since then.

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‘Restaurant: Impossible’ filming at Redlands’ Mill Creek Cattle Co. this week

Tomorrow (December 4) and Thursday (December 5), the Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible” show will be remodeling and filming at Redlands’ Mill Creek Cattle Co.

The producers are looking for volunteers (including contractors and skilled electricians and painters) to help with painting, crafting, cleaning and decorating both days.

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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery fêtes its barrel-aged brews this Saturday

Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will celebrate its barrel-aged brews during its second annual Pugachev’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on Saturday (December 7).

You can call it the Pugafest for short.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the brewery. However, those who have achieved bronze level or higher in the brewery’s Frequent Flyer loyalty program can begin sampling at 10 a.m.

Cost is $25 for eight samples. Beer lovers will have 24 different barrel-aged beers from which to choose.

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CBTL BOGO at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf this weekend

CBTL BOGO Black FridayThere are buy one, get one free deals and then there are buy one, get one free deals.

This is one of the biggies.

We’re not talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee or tea. Oh, no. We’re talking buy one, get one espresso, coffee and tea machine.

If you’ve been in the market for a single-serve coffee maker, this weekend will be your chance to purchase a CBTL Kaldi, Americano or Briosa machine for yourself, and get one to give away.

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Food trucks at University of Redlands today

The University of Redlands will celebrate its Homecoming today with, among other things…food trucks!

Four trucks (Me So Hungry, Eat ‘Em Up Truck, Krave Fusion and Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice) are scheduled to serve from noon to 3 p.m. in the Grass Quad, 1200 E. Colton Ave., Redlands.

The trucks will be open to the general public.

For more information, click here.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery raising funds to help fight breast cancer

You now have one more reason to make a Thursday night stop at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, at least this month.

The from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in October, the brewery is donating $1 of every pint sold to Inland Women Fighting Cancer.

Plus, the brewery has been selling pink Hangar 24 T-shirts for $15, with 100% of proceeds going to IWFC.

Food vendors have also been pitching in and donating a portion of sales to IWFC.

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