The Inland Empire brewing scene continues to grow, with new breweries seemingly opening every week.
In addition to the recently-opened Donkey Punch Brewery and the currently-producing Ritual Brewing Co., both in Redlands, Sons of Liberty Aleworks opened in mid-September in Norco.
The brewery, at 1780 Town and Country Drive, Unit 101, is open noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday. It’s closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
For updates from the brewery, “Like” ‘em on Facebook and follow ‘em on Twitter.
High Desert folks will get their own brewery when Oak Hills Brewing Company finally opens its doors on November 16.
The brewery is at 12221 Poplar St., Unit 3, Hesperia.
For updates, “Like” ‘em on Facebook and follow ‘em on Twitter.
For more information, click here.
High Desert foodies, you can stop feeling left out!
The first-ever High Desert food truck festival will be part of this year’s Stater Bros. Route 66 International Festival (not to be confused with the Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous, duh), which takes place this weekend.
The Taste of 66 Gourmet Food Truck and Wine Festival is rolling into the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds from noon to 6 p.m. Friday (August 10) and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (August 11).
The event will also include a visit from celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffmann from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Tickets are $5 at the door. Kids five and under are admitted free.
The event is being put together by our friends at I.E. Gourmet Food Trucks, who have 18 trucks scheduled for Friday and a whopping 32 trucks scheduled for Saturday.
It’s looking to be a pretty good lineup…click here for more information.
Follow the jump for a list of scheduled trucks.
Regular followers of this blog know that Original Tommy’s celebration of it’s 65th anniversary has been continuing with a string of Tommy Tuesday events throughout the chain.
This week it returns to the Inland Empire!
If you’re driving to Vegas tomorrow, you’re in luck, ’cause it’s at the Tommy’s in Barstow, at 2610 Fisher Blvd.
The deal today (October 25) is in honor of founder Tommy Koulax’s birthday, which is tomorrow.
Just say the phrase “Happy Birthday, Tommy” at the Barstow location and you can get up to five chiliburgers for just 99 each.
And if you happen to be in the Hollywood area today, the special price at the location at 5873 Hollywood Blvd. is just 65!
The deal is good from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is available at three other locations.
For more information, click here for the Facebook event page.
The Rotary Club of Apple Valley is hosting the 10th Annual Happy Trails Chili Cook-off, presented by Valley-Hi Toyota Scion and Victorville Motors, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (October 22) at the Lenny Brewster Sports Center is at 21024 Otoe Road, Apple Valley.
In addition to chili tastin’, the event will feature live music by Main Stream Band, a kids’ area with a bounce house, a car show and horseshoe tournament.
Over 40 cooks will compete in the International Chili Society sanctioned cook-off, with the winner qualifying for the World Championships to be held in West Virginia in 2012.
Calling all High Desert hot dog aficionados!
The Wienerschnitzel at 12951 Hesperia Road in Victorville will be celebrating its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (August 20).
They’ll be offering buy-one-get-one-free chili dogs during the grand opening.
They’ll also have a ribbon cutting ceremony, a hot dog eating contest (winner gets free chili dogs for a year and an iPod), raffles and a prize wheel, a bounce house, a DJ and free cake!
I happened to do a check of Five Guys Burgers and Fries’ locations map earlier this week and discovered something.
In addition to previously-known planned locations in San Bernardino, Moreno Valley, Mira Loma and Corona, they’ve also listed two future restaurants in the High Desert.
One is in Victorville, at 15655 Roy Rogers Drive. The other is in Hesperia, at 12795 Main St.
Both are set to be open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Both are right off the 15 Freeway.
No word on a time frame for when they will open. Five Guys typically waits until restaurants’ opening days before announcing them via Twitter and Facebook.
The Apple Valley Applebee’s is hosting a “Furry Friends Flapjack Fundraiser” for Apple Valley animal services from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16.
For $10, breakfast (and animal) lovers can have their fill of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, orange juice and soda in this all-you-can-eat extravaganza.
Tickets are available at the Apple Valley Municipal Animal Shelter at 22131 Powhatan Road, or at Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway, both in Apple Valley, during normal business hours.
The Apple Valley Applebee’s is at 19201 Bear Valley Road.
For more information call 760-240-7000 x7555 or visit www.AVAnimals.org.
Heading to or from Vegas today?
Or do you live in the High Desert?
Then you’ll want to stop by the Original Tommy’s in Barstow, because today’s Tommy Tuesday is taking place there.
That’s right. You can stop and pick up a chiliburger (or three) for only 65 each today.
All you have to do is utter the secret word: Family.
You can buy up to five chiliburgers at that special, 65th Anniversary price, until 10 p.m. today (February 22) only.
I know a certain nurse who might want to leave for work early and pick up some chiliburgers on his way to the Barstow Community Hospital E.R.
The Barstow Original Tommy’s is at 2610 Fisher Blvd.
The promotion is being shared with the Las Vegas Original Tommy’s at 5208 Boulder Highway.
LifeStream is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday (November 4) at Apple Valley Town Hall, 14955 Dale Evans Parkway.
And just what does this have to do with Dine 909?
You get free food with your donation (and not just orange juice and cookies).
While supplies last, donors will receive:
- A coupon for a complimentary burrito, courtesy of Chipotle
- A coupon for complimentary chips and beverage with sandwich purchase, courtesy of Quiznos
- A coupon for a complimentary beverage with buffet purchase, courtesy of Round Table Pizza, Apple Valley
- A coupon for a small side and beverage with wing purchase, courtesy of Wing Stop, Apple Valley
- Donor loyalty points
Donors may also register for Be The Match bone marrow screening free of charge. Go to bethematch.org for more information.
Follow the jump for donor guidelines.
I’m hearing word that the Inland Empire’s only Golden Corral opened a while back and that the lines are still out the door.
The new location is at 12845 Main St. in Hesperia, in the Super Target center.
This is Golden Corral’s second foray into the I.E. since their restaurants in Riverside, Temecula and, apparently Hesperia as well, closed up decades ago.
Have you been to the new Hesperia location? Feel free to comment below.