Redlands-based Sugarbird Desserts is going to make Christmas a little sweeter for four of its Facebook fans.
The bakery is hosting a contest to give away four six-packs of its delicious cinnamon rolls.
All you have to do is head to this post on Sugarbird’s Facebook page and leave a comment saying “SHOW ME THE ROLLS!”
The four winners will be chosen at random on December 18.
One comment per person, please, and the winners must be able to pick up their sweets on Christmas Eve from J.D. Myers, 122 E. State St., Redlands.
At the time of this writing, there’s already 171 comments on the post, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance! And as they say, you can’t win if you don’t enter.
If you haven’t tried Sugarbird’s desserts, you can usually find them between 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday mornings at the Certified Farmers Market on Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets.
Sugarbird Desserts’ cookies are also used in à la minute’s decadent ice cream sandwiches.
Update: Sugarbird has picked its winners! Congratulations to Linda Hubbard, Cassandra Berk, Cynthia Soto and Stefanie Serrano Wall.
We found another deal for you Black Friday shoppers (and others): Romano’s Macaroni Grill is offering a buy-one-entrée-get-one-free coupon.
The coupon is good through Sunday (November 25).
Click here for the coupon, which you can either print out or display on your mobile device.
Inland Empire Macaroni Grill locations include Redlands, Montclair, Corona and Temecula.
Redlands’ Ritual Brewing Co. finally opened its tasting room November 1 after what seemed like months of anticipation.
The brewery is wasting no time celebrating that fact.
Ritual’s launch celebration is this Saturday (November 24). They’re having two different sessions: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
Tickets for each session are $25 (plus $1.87 service fee), which includes a Ritual glass, entertainment and great, fresh beer.
However, Sunday night we had a little meeting with Ritual’s Director of Sales, Ed Heethuis, who gave us a pair of tickets to give to you.
The Cakewalk Cake and Candy Supplies is now open in Redlands, and the shop is celebrating its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow.
The event will feature giveaways, including Reign tickets and prizes donated by Mill Creek Cattle Co., Tortuga Day Spa and Salon, Splash Kingdom Waterpark, Stor-N-Lock Self Storage and Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
KOLA-FM will bring its prize wheel from noon to 2 p.m. I.E. 66er mascot Bernie will be there from 1 to 2 p.m.
The shop will be selling limited-edition cupcakes from our friends over at [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes: Pumpkin Yum!, Salted Caramel and Peanut Butter Presley. You can even meet [desi]gn owner (and Cupcake Wars contestant) Desi from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Continue reading
Famous Dave’s is helping raise funds for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.
Through November 30, select California locations of the barbecue restaurant (including Inland Empire locations in Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga and Temecula), will donate 10% of all rib sales to the American Red Cross in its “Ribs for Relief” campaign.
Vegetarians and non-rib eaters can also pitch in the relief effort by texting “RedCross” to 90999 to donate $10.
The restaurant is hoping to raise $5,000 toward the cause.
You can help the relief effort at the following locations:
- Redlands: 27500 W. Lugonia Ave.
- Rancho Cucamonga: 11470 E. Fourth St.
- Temecula: 26478 Ynez Road
- Orange: 2214 N. Tustin St., Suite B
- Santa Ana: 3608 S. Bristol St.
- Bakersfield: 7777 Rosedale Highway
- Fresno: 7603 N. Blackstone Ave.
- Gilroy: 6925 Camino Arroyo
- San Jose: 61 Curtner Ave.
Click here to read Redlands Daily Facts reporter Kristina Hernandez’s article on the fundraiser.
Now that the election is over, I can finally take a breath and play some catch-up.
Checking in on Facebook, I discovered this somewhat cryptic post from last Thursday (November 1).
As it turns out, Ritual Brewing Co. has finally opened the doors to its tasting room.
The brewery has been producing for a while now, with bers only available at select bars and restaurants. Eureka Burger is one such location.
The tasting room is open five days a week.
Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 1 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
The brewery will host an official launch celebration on Saturday, November 24, in two sessions: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets ($25, plus $1.87 service fee) are available here. Rain date is December 8.
Attendees will receive a logo glass.
Ritual Brewing Co. is at 1315 Research Drive, Redlands.
We’ve been following the progress of two new breweries in west Redlands — Ritual Brewing and Donkey Punch Brewery.
While the former has been producing and selling to bars and restaurants, we’re still waiting on the opening of the brewery’s tasting room.
The latter, however, is open!
Donkey Punch Brewery, 2351 W. Lugonia Ave., Suite G, had its soft opening on Saturday, in advance of its grand opening celebration, which will take place beginning at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday (October 27).
The Ripe Festival, a celebration of local food and those who grow, create and savor it, is coming to the Olive Avenue Market Saturday (October 20).
The free event, hosted by the market and Rolling Hills Herbs and Annuals, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the market, 530 W. Olive Ave., Redlands.
It’s a chance to sample fresh and local artisan food and beverages, as well as meet the locals who grow and create them.
The market is also hosting a recipe contest as part of the event.
If you have a favorite recipe that uses fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, today (October 15) is the last day to enter.
The only requirement is that the recipe calls for one of the market’s specialty olive oils or Rolling Hills artisan herb salts or sugars.
Submit your recipe here. Several recipes will be chosen and prepared in the market’s kitchen.
Prizes will be given for first, second and third place.
For more information, click here.
The 44th annual Apple Butter Arts & Crafts Festival is happening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (October 6) in Redlands.
The free event will take place at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1207 W.
Fresh apple butter (made from over 20 cases of Braeburn and Granny Smith apples, along with over 200 pounds of sugar and nine jars of cinnamon) will be offered for sale in pint, half-pint and quarter-pint jars.
The butter was prepared by a couple dozen volunteers from the congregation on September 28 and 29.
The event also features a variety of artisans and craft vendors, a used book fair,
a children’s book fair, bake sale, entertainment, bounce house, opportunity drawings and snack bar.
For more information, click here.
Donkey Punch Brewery will open to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27.
Facebook says so.
The brewery is at 2351 W. Lugonia Ave., Suite G., in Redlands.
Right around the corner, Ritual Brewing, at 1315 Research Drive, Redlands, will open…well, in “a few more weeks,” but they are already in production mode and shipping to bars and restaurants.
Have you spotted Ritual’s brews at your local watering hole?
Let us know below!