The people have spoken.
And the people of the Inland Empire have spoken very loudly.
Last month, Wetzel’s Pretzels asked its Facebook fans which stores should have the chain’s new Pizza Bitz — bite-size snacks made with pretzel dough, topped with cheese and pepperoni — before the rest of America.
The people of the Inland Empire responded in full force: Half of the six stores chosen are here!
Montclair Plaza’s Tuesday night food truck festival is continuing this month.
Trucks park in the mall’s Barnes & Noble parking lot from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
K-FROG is hosting a live broadcast with giveaways and prizes. Participating stores are giving a 15% discount with a receipt from the food trucks.
The new McDonald’s at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga will celebrate its grand opening from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. today (August 27).
The event will feature free small iced or hot coffee and snack-size Oreo McFlurrys from 4 to 7 p.m. There will also be a $1 Egg McMuffin vs. $1 Big Mac challenge, with proceeds supporting the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House.
From colleague David Allen comes this update on the new shopping center going up along Central Avenue in Montclair, just south of the 10 Freeway.
Planned eateries include Jersey Mike’s Subs, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Starbucks, Fuji Grill and Original Tommy’s Hamburgers.
More information can be found here and here.
Tomorrow (August 20) is the third Thursday of the month, and you know what that means…food truck lunch in downtown San Bernardino!
As usual, the trucks will serve from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot on the south side of Court Street between D and E streets.
sbX riders who exit at the Civic Center stop will receive a $5 food voucher.
Colony High School is hosting its second annual food truck festival on Saturday (August 22).
The event is set for 4 to 8 p.m.
Admission is just $3 for those 5 and older.
Three events featuring food trucks are scheduled here in the Inland Empire this weekend.
The Santiago High School Sharkfest is scheduled from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. today (August 14). Eleven food trucks — including our friends from My Delight Cupcakery and Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza — are scheduled to participate in this free event.
The school is at 1395 E. Foothill Parkway, Corona.
For more information, including a list of scheduled trucks, click here.
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar Hamburger Mary’s opened Tuesday (August 11) at 3550 E. Porsche Way in Ontario.
The first drag show brunch at the new location will take place August 30.
A grand opening is set for September 12.
Current hours are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
The restaurant is also bringing Legendary Bingo to this location on Monday nights.
The Mexican/American fast-food chain was started in Riverside by an early Del Taco cohort — Dick Naugle — back in 1970.
However, Naugle sold the three-restaurant chain in 1979 to Harold Butler, the founder of Denny’s, and Butler grew it to 225 restaurants, with several in the Inland Empire.
The chain was sold again in 1986 and then in 1988 was merged with Del Taco, when businessman Aniwar Soliman purchased both chains.
The majority of the Naugles restaurants were converted to Del Tacos shortly afterward, although some of the Naugles items lived on by making their way onto Del Taco’s menu.
The folks over at Vom Fass in Claremont have come up with a great way to wind down your week.
All month long, stop in the shop between 5 and 8 p.m. on Friday for an evening of wine-tasting. This Friday (August 14), the shop is showcasing great wines under $10. The cost of the wine-tasting is $5 and no reservation is required.
Vom Fass is at 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Suite C2-100.
For more information, click here.