El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant to remain in Rialto location

It’s been a roller coaster month for the owners of Rialto’s El Kiosco Mexican Restaurant.

The restaurant closed late last month when the restaurant’s owners were unable to come to a new lease agreement with the property owners. It appeared that the Morden family would be vacating the spot in Rialto where they’ve operated their restaurant for 25 years and transferring their business to their Redlands location, El Kiosco Express.

The good news is they were finally able to come to an agreement with the property owners and have signed a new three-year lease for the Rialto location.

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Rialto’s National Night Out event to feature food trucks

RialtoNationalNightOutTuesday night (August 6) is National Night Out.

In Rialto, food trucks will be part of the festivities at the city’s Civic Center, along Willow and Palm avenues, between First Street and Rialto Avenue.

Seven trucks are scheduled:

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Taste of Rialto is Thursday night

Taste of RialtoTrying to get information about “Taste of” events is typically like trying to find a needle in a haystack and the Taste of Rialto is no exception, but at least we know the time, date and place.

The ninth annual event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (June 6) in the downtown park at the northeast corner of Riverside and Rialto avenues.

Tickets for the Hawaiian-themed event are $25 and are available at the Rialto Chamber of Commerce, 120 N. Riverside Ave., or at the door.

For more information, well, you might try calling the chamber at 909-875-5364.

Food trucks coming to Rialto High School Saturday

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Our friends over at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks are hosting another local event Saturday (September 22), this time at Rialto High School, 595 S. Eucalyptus Ave.

The festival, a fundraiser for the school’s Musical Theatre Program, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the entrance to the school’s stadium.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, and free for kids under five.

In addition to the trucks, there will be music and games to keep you entertained.

For more information, click here.

Head over the jump to see the list of scheduled trucks.
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The fire station is gone…bring on the In-N-Out!

I drove by the site of the proposed In-N-Out Burger location in Rialto (Riverside Avenue, just south of the 210) on my way back from the dentist this morning, and the former fire station that was on the property was gone!

A friend of mine who works nearby said that the station was torn down about a week and a half ago.

In addition to the proposed In-N-Out, the parcel is slated to be home to two other restaurants one a fast-food outlet and one a sit-down establishment.

Corona-based Miguel’s Jr. has signed a “letter of interest” to take the other fast-food spot.

Several restaurants have expressed interest in the third, sit-down, spot, but no names have been publicly mentioned.

More details in this story from Jim Steinberg.

Update on proposed Rialto In-N-Out Burger

Courtesy of Michael J. Sorba, we’ve got an update on the negotiations to bring In-N-Out Burger to Rialto.

The city is interested in bringing the classic Southern California fast-food restaurant to the site of a former fire station on the east side of Riverside Avenue, just south of the 210 Freeway.

New information from the update? They’re looking to bring Corona-based Miguels Jr. to fill one of the other spots at that location. A third, sit-down restaurant has not been named.

Click here to read Michael’s story, and head to the comments below to put in your guesses as to that third, unnamed sit-down restaurant.