Dunkin’ Donuts coming to the Inland Empire this year

DunkinSoCalWe previously reported that Dunkin’ Donuts will be returning to Southern California beginning in 2015.

However, the Inland Empire is getting a sneak preview, as the chain’s second California location (following the one inside Camp Pendleton which opened in May of last year) is set to open here this year.

The new location is set to open November 1 inside the Barstow Station, 1611 E. Main St.

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Hot Dog on a Stick thinking outside the mall, opening drive-thru

The colorful and ubiquitous mall and county fair food vendor known as Hot Dog on a Stick is escaping the food court.

Last summer, the chain opened its a small drive-thru in West Jordan, Utah, its first.

This summer, it’s opening its first California drive-thru…right here in the Inland Empire!

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Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza making another visit to Oak Hills Brewing Company

Their first appearance was a huge success, so our friends from Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza are returning to Oak Hills Brewing Company.

The truck will be serving beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday (January 5) at the brewery, 12221 Poplar Street, Unit 3, Hesperia, just off Highway 395.

The brewery is open noon to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, click here.

John’s Incredible Pizza offering Christmas Eve specials

Want to spend Christmas Eve with your family, but don’t want to cook?

Then pack the kids in the car and head to John’s Incredible Pizza, for another incredible holiday buffet deal.

How does $6.99 for an all-you-can-eat buffet and beverage sound?

Slaving over a holiday ham is quickly losing its appeal, huh?

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John’s Incredible Pizza scares up Halloween buffet deal

John’s Incredible Pizza Co. has scared up a incredible deal for Halloween diners.

Anytime today (October 31), you can indulge on John’s all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, soup, salad and dessert buffet with a beverage for only $6.

If that weren’t enough of a deal, you’ll also receive a $5 Fun Card.


John’s has three Inland Empire locations:

  • Montclair: 5280 Arrow Highway
  • Victorville: 14766 Bear Valley Road
  • Riverside:  6187 Valley Springs Parkway

To get the coupon, click here.

Inland Empire brewing scene continues to grow

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.

Food trucks headed up to the High Desert this weekend

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.
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Tommy Tuesday returns to the Inland Empire again

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.

Happy Trails chili cook-off today in Apple Valley

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.
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